According to the confidential memo, Oracle’s routine tactic is to threaten based on incompliance and to maximize potential licensing issues. After that, software licenses and the looming costs of such licenses can be negotiated from such a beaten problem. The result can then be a relatively better than expected amount for the shocked customer, but is not a low amount.
IDC expects North American SMB IT spending to rise about 6% this year, from roughly $144 billion in 2011 to $150 billion. In a shift from spending patterns reported last year, IDC sees greater growth occurring among small businesses (with 100-499 employees) than among mid-sized (500-1,000 employees)