I’m a big fan of action movies. In particular I like the Mafia-style genre which often has a big, aggressive antagonist playing tough over a weaker opponent. You know the storyline: Unsuspecting individual gets trapped into an ever-escalating situation where the odds just keep getting worse. Antagonist takes advantage of said individual to keep tightening the screws and making more and more difficult demands.

I was thinking about this sort of storyline the other day when I heard about some new licensing policies that Oracle — the technology industry’s best analog for Al Capone — had announced. Specifically, the licensing applies to those Oracle customers running databases on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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