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The NET(net) Newsletter: May 2019

Picture above: NET(net) team building dive in Grand Cayman.  Taken by NET(net) team member.

May 2019 - In this Issue:

  • Executive Announcement:
    • Paulo Simon named as NET(net)'s SVP of Latin America
  • Oracle Series: 12 Most Egregious Terms and Conditions 
    • Continuing our Oracle series with #9: Reduced Minimums
    • To download an E-Book detailing all 12, visit our eBook page here.
  • ICYMI: VMware Benchmark Tool -
    • Use our online tool to quickly assess how your pricing compares to the market and shows your savings potential.
  • ALERT: 
    • Microsoft fiscal year end is June 30!  Contact us before you sign any renewals or new license purchases!  
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Announcing Paulo Simon as SVP of NET(net)'s Latin America Region

paulosimonNET(net) is pleased to announce it has made a key executive hire in Latin America naming Paulo Simon as SVP  of Latin America. The addition of Paulo Simon adds to an already talented team of NET(net) professionals in the Latin America region.  With a diverse background that includes roles as Commercial Director and Chief Information Officer coupled with experience in consulting and sales management for companies like CGI, TIVIT, Deloitte and Price Waterhouse, Mr. Simon is well-positioned to lead NET(net)’s continuing expansion throughout Central and South America.

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Oracle's Most Egregious Terms and Conditions #9: Reduced Minimums

By: Steven Zolman

What are Reduced Minimums?

When Oracle licenses certain software by various metrics (other than their preferred metric of Processor), Oracle is responding to customer demand for an improved metric designed to provide some economic relief, generally for non-production use.  Most commonly, Oracle agrees to allow its customers to license certain environments (like test or development environments) by named user, instead of by processor.  In so doing, however, Oracle generally requires user minimums (a minimum number of users that have to be licensed in order to receive that benefit), so as not to give too big of a financial concession to the end customer.  Reducing these contractual minimums can often generate considerable savings depending on the deployment of Oracle in an applicable client environment.

Click below to read more to read the entire article:


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To learn more, and receive your secure link, click 'Read More' below:



WIN(win) Developers Corner: May 2019

This month we recognize an employee milestone as our Team Leader and Lead Developer, Andrew Forster, celebrates his five-year anniversary with the WIN(win) team in Cayman!  Congratulations to Andrew as we look forward to the next five and all the WIN(win) innovations to come! 

Some the latest features rolled out by the team in May:

Redesigned 'Your Action Items' at the top of the home page:

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Coming in June:

  • View supplier specific dashboards in the MDM (Master Data Management) area
  • Redesigning FMI (Federated Market Intelligence) area

Check out the latest updates on our development sprint release notes by clicking read more below.


NET(net) BDM Program: Leverage Your Professional Network

NET(net)'s BDM (Business Development Management) referral program has enabled professionals all over the world to leverage their professional network to the mutual benefit of themselves and associated executives.  With the noise of social media and personal technology, the best introductions are still from a trusted colleague. 
By making simple introductions into their executive networks, our BDM's bring 17 years of NET(net) expertise to any technology supplier situation and become a trusted advisor whose fees are predicated on performance.
Click here to read about one of our success stories or check out our general program page.  If you'd like to chat directly, just contact us!


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By: Luke Stangel, Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 28th

Oracle has spent months quietly cutting jobs across the U.S., with some employees worrying that as much as 10 percent of the company’s 138,000 employees could be out of a job by the time the cuts are complete, Business Insider Reports, citing unnamed sources.  Click below to read entire story on Silicon Valley Business Journal.



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