Abhishek Gupta Author Archive

Abhishek Gupta

Abhishek Gupta

JAPAC Oracle Technology, Compliance , Commercial Asset & Storyteller at SoftwareONE

Oracle Java – Audit scenario and licensing model changes for 2019

August 2, 2018

At SoftwareONE we have continuously received an increased number of Oracle customer inquiries since 2017 regarding Oracle’s approach for Oracle Java compliance checks during an audit. And now, starting from July 2018 there’s an entire new licensing policy change for Oracle Java. 3 year subscription on Oracle Java SE Advance Oracle is changing their licensing model […]

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Reading Between the Lines for the Oracle Compliance Check Service Requests

August 1, 2017

An interesting trend is yet again being observed among Oracle clients. They are not receiving Oracle audit letters, but instead are being sent what can appear to be innocuous free compliance check service requests from Oracle directly through License Management Services (LMS). The Oracle LMS has the authority to serve compliance checks based on several […]

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“We’ve been caught, so we need to pay up” – The reality of software licensing audits

April 4, 2017

The quote from the title is direct from the City of Denver’s CIO of Denver Technology Services. who was recently discovered to be vastly non-compliant with its Oracle software licensing agreements. Denver’s contract with Oracle was roughly $1 million per year for software and services, but Oracle auditing contractors discovered the City has overused its […]

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7 Quick Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Oracle Cloud Investments

March 7, 2017

The cloud comes with many promising benefits – vendor-managed, lower operations costs, reduced licensing complexity, fewer software asset management requirements…and the list goes on. Oracle has embraced this trend with efforts to incentivize Oracle Cloud contracts into customer agreements. But, as with many other Oracle agreements, the need for robust SAM techniques with Oracle is […]

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