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Escaping Oracle Using the Power of Preparation

Meet our champion Meet Anna Stephens (a pseudonym), who is the Head of Applications Portfolios at a large U.S. based manufacturer. Anna successfully guided her company through the shark-infested waters of Oracle support. Why leave? Anna’s company is using Oracle eBusiness Suite, and it also has a large Oracle database footprint. In 2015, Anna’s company […]

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Utah Vs. Silicon Valley Startups: A Podcast with Boom Startup Accelerator’s Tara Spalding

On this edition of the Designing Enterprise Platforms podcast from Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods speaks with Tara Spalding. Spalding is based in Utah and has extensive experience in enterprise software and startups. She was the VP of marketing at SugarCRM, and is now managing director of Boom Startup Accelerator. Their conversation focuses […]

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How to Make Enterprise Support a True Partnership

Cutting the cord     When a large US-based electronics and solutions provider decided to sever its support ties with Oracle support, they changed the way they managed their investments – for good. The company’s decision to pivot toward third-party vendor support was precipitated by the deteriorating value of Oracle as a partner. In their client’s eyes, […]

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Draining the FUD Swamp to Escape Oracle Support

Making a move to a third-party support vendor has considerable advantages. But to reap the benefits, organizations need to break the chains that bind them to Oracle support and maintenance contracts.  In the Escape Story series of the Escape Hatch from Oracle Research Mission of EarlyAdopter.com, you will learn how four executives regained control of […]

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The Psychology of Overcoming the Fear of Ending Oracle Support

Introduction When it comes to charting an escape from a business relationship with Oracle, many of the barriers are psychological. Legitimate fears must be addressed as part of the transition. This is understandable because Oracle applications and databases play a big role in many companies’ business operations. In addition, staff may have years of investment […]

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Reasons PeopleSoft Users Are Sitting Tight with Current Versions

Given the way they make their money, it’s no surprise that the large ERP vendors want you to constantly upgrade and move to the cloud as soon as possible. These upgrades and migrations benefit their bottom line. Take Oracle as an example. For Oracle it is a dogma, an article of faith, that the best […]

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Instant Potheads: Cabbage Kootu Recipe

Cabbage Kootu

Many of our readers in the tech world are Instant Pot cooks. This recipe continues our efforts to show how to make excellent use of our favorite programmable pressure cooker. This recipe for Cabbage Kootu comes to me from Swarna Bala, my favorite Indian Auntie, who has taken me under her wing as an aspiring […]

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The Power of Cryptography: A Q&A with Taher Elgamal of Salesforce

On a recent edition of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods covered cryptography, a crucial topic in cybersecurity. To delve into the issue, he spoke with Taher Elgamal, CTO for security at Salesforce. Elgamal was one of more than 30 contributors to the upcoming book by Fortinet’s CISO, Phil Quade, The Digital […]

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Will Quantum Computing Destroy Cryptography: A Podcast with Taher Elgamal of Salesforce

On a recent edition of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods covered cryptography, a crucial topic in cybersecurity. To delve into the issue, he spoke with Taher Elgamal, CTO for security at Salesforce. Elgamal was one of more than 30 contributors to the upcoming book by Fortinet’s CISO, Phil Quade, The Digital […]

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