The growth of Oracle’s cloud offering could put an end to the vendor’s strict reputation for auditing licences, according to its UK channel boss Simon Hill, who claims public cloud is very much the order of the day at the company.
Oracle is considered by many in the channel as extremely strict when it comes to licensing audits. An IDC survey in 2015 found the firm was the channel’s least favourite vendor – partly for not being easy to do business with, and partly due to its stance on licensing. Further, the Campaign for Clear Licensing has criticised Oracle on certain issues too, claiming the firm makes a significant amount of revenue from the auditing process.
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