Oracle escape hatch

Five Questions CEOs Should Ask about Oracle’s Continuous Innovation Model

The relationship between Oracle and its customers is often a crucial one that has wide ranging business impact. If not properly managed, contracts and use of Oracle products can lead to licensing liability, problems in valuations during M&A due diligence, and unwanted lock-in that can stifle innovation. But a properly managed Oracle relationship can create […]

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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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How Did Software Maintenance Become Such A Bad Deal? Oracle and the Fall of the Traditional Model

As part of the Escape Hatch from Oracle Research Mission, we must examine basic assumptions, the central dogmas that define the market and govern most behavior.  Here are some basic questions about software maintenance that are crucial to understanding the rationale for sending vendors so much money every year. What was the promise of software […]

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