Month: May 2018

Oracle Software Licensing and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation that will go into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR introduces a legal accountability obligation for organizations and will require organizations to reassess current policies, procedures, and systems and increase the level of controls, processes, and protection around the personal data of EU individuals. Organizations must have a complete understanding of their data and have the ability to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures that ensure […]

10 Signs of a Fake Microsoft Audit

Do you know how to spot a fake Microsoft Audit?  Learn the 10 Signs of a Fake Microsoft audit, and avoid a trap that could cost your organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars. You are contacted by a person using a “V-“ microsoft address, formatted like “”. These are not real Microsoft employees, but temporary employees or partners.  They do not have the authority of Microsoft to initiate a mandatory Microsoft audit. It’s not your Microsoft licensed partner. You don’t […]

Oracle License Compliance Issues Related to API Usage

Users who have no direct access may still need licenses, if they use a system that connects via an API APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are utilized in all applications to allow programmers to interface with other applications or devices. It is common for us to find organizations that have underestimated the software licensing impact of leveraging the APIs of their Oracle applications and products. Oracle applications typically utilize an “application user” metric. It is logical for organizations to only consider […]

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