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The True Costs and Burdens of Oracle’s Continuous Innovation Model

As noted in the previous article in this series, Oracle’s continuous innovation support model has received scant coverage. In fact, many companies that now use this model may not even realize that it is one of the biggest changes to enterprise support since the advent of SaaS and third-party support. In our previous article we […]

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Qlik and DataOps: A Vision for Business Value

Note: This is a long-form article by Dan Woods for Early Adopter Research, sponsored by Qlik. Introduction It is an amazing time to be involved in the world of data management and analytics. The world seems to be rapidly moving toward a new synthesis of existing capabilities. This synthesis combines past victories in the realms […]

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Will Managed Services Lead the Creation of Cybersecurity Platforms?

Given the state of the cybersecurity landscape here’s an interesting thesis: Managed Services firms will lead the creation of broader, integrated cybersecurity platforms. This idea came out of the podcast interviews I’ve done at RSA 2020 in San Francisco. After talking to Esentire, Reblaze, Tempered, and Sonrai Security, I have made a ton of progress […]

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Research Topic for RSA 2020: Comprehensive Cybersecurity Platforms

What’s Blocking Comprehensive Platforms for Cybersecurity? Here’s my research topic for RSA 2020 in San Francisco. Enterprise software goes through a predictable cycle in which point solutions are gathered into suites and then many suites are unified in platforms. For many domains, this offers customers the benefits of a broad set of integrated capabilities that […]

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Dissecting the Oracle Continuous Innovation Model: Great Deal for You or Oracle?

Every Oracle customer should pay close attention to the way that our friends in Redwood Shores have reorganized their support model to address a variety of forces that will reshape the enterprise software landscape in the next decade. There is a model that has been around for a few years, but has received little (if […]

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Oracle Customers Should Understand the Power of a Perpetual License

In recent years, software vendors increasingly have shifted the model for purchasing software from a perpetual license followed by a stream of maintenance to a subscription model in which software is sold as a subscription renewable on an intermittent basis. There are advantages for both vendors and customers with each model. With a subscription model, […]

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Charting Your Future With Oracle

As we’ve documented through the Escape Hatch from Oracle research mission, using and working with Oracle has both advantages and drawbacks. Oracle offers an array of high-quality products that are vital to many enterprises across industries. Companies have come to depend on using Oracle software to run mission-critical operations. But the way Oracle antagonizes its […]

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