Field Report: How To Survive An Oracle Audit

Palisade’s Insight Into How To Survive An Oracle Audit At this point, Oracle’s reputation precedes it when it comes to aggressive auditing of its customers. As I’ve written about in several other pieces, a large part of Oracle’s current business model is to use the bargaining power that comes from finding compliance violations in the […]

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Numerify: A System of Intelligence to Support Data-Driven Strategies to Optimize IT Performance

Product Mission Numerify has broken new ground by creating a product that implements a “System of Intelligence” that delivers AI-powered analytics for IT performance management. In essence, Numerify has productized a sophisticated form of business intelligence for IT. While the mission of IT has been to promote the use of technology and data through applications […]

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The EAR Mindset Part 1: How Design of Product-based Platforms Has Become The Key To Transformational IT

At Early Adopter Research, we believe that IT, the application of technology to solve business problems, is one of the most important areas of human endeavor, one that can create massive value and solve some of the world’s most vexing problems. This article is the first of several that Early Adopter Research, which we call […]

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Oracle’s New Business Model of Java Audits: A Q&A with Palisade’s Craig Guarente

In a recent edition of the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Palisade Compliance’s CEO Craig Guarente about Oracle’s increasing practice of auditing its customers for their use of Java. Recently, Oracle has focused its innovation as much or more on licensing and audit practices as it has on technology. It seems a lot […]

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What You Should Know About Java Audits: A Podcast with Palisade’s Craig Guarente

In this edition of the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Palisade’s CEO Craig Guarente about Java audits. It is the first podcast in the “Escape Hatch from Oracle” series. Oracle has focused its innovation as much or more on licensing and audit practices as it has on technology. Oracle has created a lot […]

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A Culture of Happiness: Early Adopter Podcast with Zoom’s Eric Yuan

In this edition of the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Zoom’s CEO and founder Eric Yuan. In his research, Woods has focused on four characteristics that can define a startup: 1. Are you searching for a business model? 2. Are you accepting venture capital financing? 3. Are you focused on rapid growth? 4. […]

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Concurrency Matters: A Q&A with Spencer Kimball of Cockroach Labs

The database market has experienced a remarkable level of innovation over the past few decades. In a recent interview for the Early Adopter Research podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Spencer Kimball, co-founder and CEO of Cockroach Labs, about the history of the modern database market. The conversation covered the beginnings of databases, how they’ve evolved, […]

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The History of Databases: A Podcast with Spencer Kimball of Cockroach Labs

In this edition of the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Spencer Kimball of Cockroach Labs about the history of the modern database market. The conversation covered the beginnings of databases, how they’ve evolved, and where they are right now. Kimball offered an interesting explanation of the history and development of SQL databases and other […]

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Saving Money with IT Analytics: A Q & A with Dresner Advisory

Productized analytics have been a focus of Early Adopter Research since it was launched. In a recent conversation for the Early Adopter Podcast, Dan Woods spoke with Howard Dresner and Chris von Simpson from Dresner Advisory Services. They recently completed a report about IT analytics and their discussion covered that report. Dresner’s research sheds light […]

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