Free Online Summit: Oracle & Microsoft: Financial year-end analysis FY23

Oracle and Microsoft are critical vendors for almost all organisations – with one or both of them featuring heavily in terms of software infrastructure and software spend.
27 July 2023

About this event

Oracle and Microsoft are critical vendors for almost all organisations – with one or both of them featuring heavily when it comes to software spend, compliance risks, and cloud infrastructure.

Join Rich Gibbons and AJ Witt from the ITAM Review, Simon Ritter from Azul and Ciprian Grigore from Licenseware as we discuss the financial year end results for both Oracle & Microsoft on Thursday 27th July at 2pm BST.

We will examine how both of these Tier 1 vendors have fared through their most recent financial year and what to expect from them in the next – including areas of change, audit potential, product focus areas, cloud, licensing, and more. The aim of the session is to provide an overview of the last financial year and arm you with key information you can use to help you in upcoming conversations and dealings with Oracle and Microsoft.

Knowing where these vendors are coming from, and where they are heading, will help you as ITAM managers better understand any risks, manage costs, and successfully manage the relationship for another year.

ITAM Review analysts will look at the vendors financial results and what they might reveal about their roadmap, and how they may impact renewals and contracts moving forward.

The agenda will include:

  • Microsoft FY23 review – including financial results analysis
    • Microsoft – the year ahead
  • Oracle FY23 review – including financial results analysis
    • Oracle – the year ahead
  • Partners session
  • Q&A


Who should attend: 

  • SAM & ITAM professionals
  • Cloud cost management professionals
  • Procurement professionals
  • Vendor management professionals
  • CIO


This event is brought to you by The ITAM Review, Azul & Licenseware. When you register for the event your data will be supplied to all parties for the purposes of delivering the event and following up after. More details about how we use your data can be found in our privacy policy here


14:00 - 14:10 Welcome & Introduction
Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review
14:10 - 14:45 Microsoft FY22 review – including financial results analysis & the year ahead
Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review
14:45 - 15:15 Oracle FY22 review – including financial results analysis & the year ahead
AJ Witt, ITAM Review
15:15 - 15:45 How Do Changes to Oracle Java Licensing and Pricing Affect You?
Simon Ritter, Azul - Oracle now uses four different licenses for their Java runtime (JDK). Which one applies depends not just on which version but, in the case of Oracle JDK 8, even which update is in use. To complicate things further, Oracle changed its pricing to use a Java SE Universal Subscription at the start of the year. Rather than counting cores used to run server applications and named users for desktops, you pay for every employee in your company, regardless of whether they actually use Java. This has led to some users facing astronomical increases in their Java usage costs. In this session, we’ll clarify exactly which license applies to which versions and updates and what does and doesn’t require a subscription. Since Java is open-source, we’ll discuss the alternative distributions available from providers like Azul and how you can be confident that a switch to a different distribution will not impact the security or stability of your applications. By the end of the session, you’ll have a clear picture of the best options for your organisation.
15:45 - 16:15 Looking for clues in Oracle Fusion Middleware LMS script outputs
Ciprian Grigore, Licenseware - The Oracle LMS Collection Tool is of utmost importance during Oracle audits, ULA certification and in some cases license optimisation projects. The outputs however are far from eligible to the untrained eye, where Oracle Fusion Middleware data in particular is a common challenge to make sense of even to the most skilled licensing detectives. In this session, we will delve into the gathered data, elucidate its structure, highlight key points to watch out for, and guide you through the process of making sense of this valuable information. Gain valuable insights and enhance your licensing detective skills to navigate Oracle LMS data with confidence.
16:15 - 16:45 Q&A & Close
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    Rich Gibbons
    Managing Director, ITAM Review
    Rich has almost 15 years’ experience in the world of IT and software licensing, having been both a software sales manager for a VAR and a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer. A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a fan of most films, Hip-Hop, travel, football in general (and specifically MUFC), Marvel and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine these with software licensing is always fun.
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    AJ Witt
    ITAM Industry Analyst, The ITAM Review
    AJ Witt is ITAM Industry Analyst at The ITAM Review. Previous to joining the ITAM Review team in April 2018, he was Software Asset Manager for Carnival UK, operators of the P&O & Cunard cruise lines. Coming from a background in IT Infrastructure technical operations IT Security & Compliance, AJ is well-placed to share his experience of how dynamic SAM teams can build mutually-beneficial stakeholder engagement.
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    Simon Ritter
    Deputy CTO, Azul
    Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul. Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and spent time working in both Java development and consultancy. He has been presenting Java technologies to developers since 1999 focusing on the core Java platform as well as client and embedded applications. At Azul, he continues to help people understand Java and Azul’s JVM products. Simon is a Java Champion and two time recipient of the JavaOne Rockstar award. In addition, he represents Azul on the JCP Executive Committee, the OpenJDK Vulnerability Group as well as the JSR Expert Group since Java SE 9. Twitter @speakjava LinkedIn:
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    Ciprian Grigore
    Co-founder and Chief of Technology, Licenseware
    Ciprian has been in SAM for the last 15 years, with a blend of data analysis in-house and external, all the way to technology development at a variety of tool vendors. His pedigree is Oracle and has become an expert in understanding a myriad of product sets, data-types and processes. Since then he has decided to turn his knowledge into building dedicated tools, co-founding Licenseware.

Why you should attend

  • Cost – This Webinar is FREE.
  • Convenience -You can participate in the webinar from a location of your choosing.  No travelling/ travel costs involved.
  • Interaction – You have the opportunity to communicate and ask questions with the presenter and peers.

Testimonials and reviews

“Good info, great speakers! I’ll be sharing the recording with my colleagues on our infrastructure team. These sessions are always engaging. I started watching them sessions for the ITAM knowledge, ideas, growth, value; but I find that I am now also watching to get speaker and interacting with presenters tips from Rich! Amazing job, love it. Thanks for hosting these. Can’t wait for Wisdom!!”

“This was excellent ! I am going to go back and re-watch OnDemand. Love all segments presented.”

“I found the information informative and am looking forward to being able to reference it on demand. In particular the information about where in organizations cloud SW was being managed and I agree that ITAM can (and should) provide thought leadership in that space.”

‘Really good & interactive’

‘Great presentation! Thanks so much for putting these together.’

‘Thanks this is well-aimed and helped me to think about next steps I should be taking’.

‘The session was very informative with excellent examples’

“I got some information at the webinar today that is going to assist me in a negotiation this afternoon”

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