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Microsoft Dropping Support for Medium and Small Businesses

Microsoft will no longer offer direct support for medium and small businesses with Software Assurance spends below $250,000 per year Larger organizations who have a Software Assurance spend of $250,000 or more annually will be compelled to go to Unified Support. Smaller organizations will have to make do with partner support, unless they forego support altogether. “Sometime in 2023” (that’s a direct quote from Microsoft), incident-based support will be replaced with as-needed support. Microsoft will also offer credits toward Unified […]

5 Ways to Get the Best Deal When Buying Oracle in May

Buying Oracle program licenses or cloud subscriptions can be a frustrating process. Licensing rules, contract nuances and program definitions can be confusing and downright onerous. Companies with large IT procurement teams still get it wrong from time to time, by missing some of the basics as well as not understanding the nuances of Oracle program licensing and Cloud subscription agreement terminology. 5 Ways to Get The Best Deal: Know The Cost of Doing Nothing By knowing the cost of the […]

Java: New Licensing Changes in Latest Oracle Java Update

Oracle has determined how it will treat both developer users and personal users of its Oracle Java. Both Development users and Personal users (for games, etc.) will enroll in the Oracle Technology Network (“OTN”) by virtue of agreeing to the terms and conditions whenever they opt to download the program or an update. Personal Users It is important to understand how Oracle defines personal use. It does so with the following per the terms and conditions of the OTN: “Personal […]

Application Modernization

As mentioned in earlier blog posts I have written, modernizing applications in addition to creating new cloud-native applications is the underlying reason that cloud-computing, containers, and IBM/Red Hat are relevant. While chanting the ‘cloud first’ mantra, consider your strategy to adapt and migrate existing applications to the cloud also.  This is the ideal time to modernize these, especially with hybrid cloud or multiple cloud vendors. Rather than migrating to a specific service or one with poor integration that will hamper […]

Licensing Disaster Recovery Solutions for Oracle, Microsoft, IBM & Salesforce

Date: February 11, 2020 Time: 2:30pm EST Place: Online Webinar – Register Here Will your Disaster Recovery solution cause you to fail a license compliance audit? Join us for this informative webinar where we’ll cover how to properly license your disaster recovery and business continuity solutions to maintain compliance and not fail an audit. Our analysts will be available for a Question and Answer session after the presentation. Disaster Recovery Licensing: Oracle – failover vs. standby vs. testing Microsoft – […]

Oracle Enterprise Metrics

For large companies that utilize Oracle products, one of the main goals often remains sustaining both manageability and cost.  In order to do so, Oracle provides a number of different ways in which to license their products.  A range of factors influences which particular licensing model makes the most sense for a given product. What type of environment will this product be used in, such as production, pre-production, or development? Is the user base expanding, contracting or remaining the same? […]

Java Licensing for IBM

IBM, or other Vendor, Hardware and Software users may not be immune to Oracle Java changes The short of it:  If you have downloaded a version of Java from java.com, it’s Oracle Java. Since January 2019, Oracle requires subscriptions for any updates, including security updates, for Oracle JDK.  Please refer to Miro’s previous blog post on Oracle’s announcement:  Java updates will require a Commercial License for Businesses after January 2019 In addition to Miro’s previous blog post, IBM made a […]

Small & Medium Business Customers Will Now Purchase Azure Directly from Microsoft

Introduced just last month, the new Microsoft Customer Agreement (“MCA”) is designed to provide customers with an easier method of procuring Azure.  It effectively cuts out Microsoft partners from selling Azure and related products. According the Azure FAQ: “The new Azure experience will help meet the needs of customers who are looking for maximum control over their own Azure services and no longer need the level of administrative support included in the Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Azure-only Server and Cloud […]

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