Whether you work in a small or large organization, whether it is a retail shop, a bank, or a municipality, chances are that your organization makes use of Oracle Database. Although companies of any size invest in the purchase of licenses and support for Oracle Database, only few companies invest in actually managing these licenses. They struggle with the constantly changing conditions and complex contracts that, if not managed properly, can lead to compliance risks that will later translate in financial loss.
Oracle’s Database software must be available 24/7. Therefore, anyone can download and install the software without any technical restrictions. This in fact happens in most organizations. With this liberty at hand, mistakes are easily made. For many companies, it is quite challenging to keep track of all the documentation, policies and guidelines. So, what should you beware of to avoid becoming non-compliant? Let’s have a look at five popular misconceptions we have encountered with customers over the last 20 years.