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MS SA Customers Never Win !!!

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By Sheshagiri Anegondi Software Assurance (SA) is a program by Microsoft to enable customers get access to upgraded versions at a discounted price. SA is not support or maintenance – though many customers believe it is.  Yes, SA comes with some benefits of a limited number of support calls, training vouchers, planning services etc but it is not a fee ... Read More »

Read this before buying additional SAP licenses?

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By Moshe Panzer There comes a point in time when an organization discovers it needs additional SAP licenses or that its current licenses are no longer covering its actual needs. In most cases, a deep analysis of a company’s SAP licenses is conducted before the actual SAP audit occurs. The organization receives a letter from SAP regarding self-assessment and the ... Read More »

Oracle ULA or PULA ?

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By Sheshagiri Anegondi After the majorly successful campaign over the past 9-10 years of selling the Unlimited License Agreement (ULA), Oracle has now come up with another, seemingly very compelling, proposition called the PULA – the Perpetual ULA. The PULA removes the time requirement but is priced differently on a yearly fee. The value proposition from Oracle is minimize risk ... Read More »

Oracle Increasing Prices in July?

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by Sheshagiri Anegondi (Sheshu) Is Oracle planning to increase prices of their products in the coming few months ?  This discussion is coming up because I saw an interesting tweet – this is shown below   Go onto read my views on this. But the bottom line first : I don’t know whether Oracle will increase its list price of ... Read More »

Quick Tutorial : Understanding AIX Versions

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The IBM AIX timeline. Below this timeline I am posting a slightly dated article because it is very well written and was a discussion point with one my customers recently. Migration or Update? The oslevel command helps plan updates Once you know what AIX version you’re starting from, you can determine how to move to a new version. Migration: Moving ... Read More »

M&A and Software Licensing

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  Don’t let software licensing fall between the M&A cracks  by Michala Wardell IN TODAY’S ECONOMIC CLIMATE, it’s crucial to make the right business decisions. Companies should, therefore, take a thorough approach when it comes to making business decisions, no matter how big or small. In particular, a guarded approach when going through mergers and acquisitions ought to be a ... Read More »

Oracle Increasing Prices in July ?

Rising_Prices

by Sheshagiri Anegondi (Sheshu) Is Oracle planning to increase prices of their products in the coming few months ?  This discussion is coming up because I saw an interesting tweet – this is shown below   Go onto read my views on this. But the bottom line first : I don’t know whether Oracle will increase its list price of ... Read More »

Quick Tutorial : Understanding AIX Versions

ibm aix timelines

The IBM AIX timeline. Below this timeline I am posting a slightly dated article because it is very well written and was a discussion point with one my customers recently. Migration or Update? The oslevel command helps plan updates Once you know what AIX version you’re starting from, you can determine how to move to a new version. Migration: Moving ... Read More »

M&A and Software Licensing

just merged

  Don’t let software licensing fall between the M&A cracks  by Michala Wardell IN TODAY’S ECONOMIC CLIMATE, it’s crucial to make the right business decisions. Companies should, therefore, take a thorough approach when it comes to making business decisions, no matter how big or small. In particular, a guarded approach when going through mergers and acquisitions ought to be a ... Read More »

MS Windows 10 : Release Date and Price ?

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There has been lots of interest ever since Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be available soon. Till now MS has not announced either the release date or the price. They have also stated that Windows 10 upgrade will be free to users of earlier versions. Now there seems to be a inkling of a possible date of release. An ... Read More »