Case Study - Java Licensing / Case Study - Oracle Audit Defense

CASE STUDY: ORACLE JAVA AUDIT DEFENSE A MEDIUM SIZE US FIRM

Background

A US manufacturing company in the Midwest, with less than 10,000 employees, faced pressure from Oracle to purchase Java licenses. Oracle claimed they had records of security updates and downloads from the company’s IP/domain.

The Solution

Redress Compliance provided a multifaceted approach:

  • Java Audit Defense Strategy: Developed a robust defense plan.
  • Java Audit Negotiations: Engaged in negotiations with Oracle.
  • Java Audit Communications: Devised a communication strategy to counter Oracle’s claims.

The Outcome

The organization saved over $4 million over four years by:

  • Avoiding the purchase of employee metric licenses.
  • Rebuffing Oracle’s legal claims led Oracle to cease their efforts.

Testimonial

“The expertise of Redress Compliance in handling Oracle’s Java license claims was invaluable. Their strategic approach in audit defense and negotiations saved us over $4 million and effectively stopped Oracle’s legal pursuits. Their guidance was instrumental in safeguarding our financial interests and business operations.” – CIO, US Manufacturing Company.

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Author

  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson brings two decades of Oracle license management experience, including a nine-year tenure at Oracle and 11 years in Oracle license consulting. His expertise extends across leading IT corporations like IBM, enriching his profile with a broad spectrum of software and cloud projects. Filipsson's proficiency encompasses IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and Salesforce platforms, alongside significant involvement in Microsoft Copilot and AI initiatives, enhancing organizational efficiency.