RE: oracle consulting sales calls when you open a support ticket?
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:27:01 -0000
I get them all the time probably because I am always pulling "toys" from OTN to play with.
Conversations usually go something like this....
Drone: "We noted that you had download software from OTN. Are you planning to start any major projects using any Oracle software XYZ in the next X months?"
Me: "Sorry, but you're a cold caller and I am not at liberty to divulge any information."
D: "Oh. Will you or your colleagues be performing any projects with the software?"
M: "I can't answer that."
D: "Ermm, could I forward some info about product XYZ to you to help you make a decision?"
D: "Do you have the names of any colleagues I could contact regarding Oracle software?"
M: "No. Do you have any further questions?" D: "Not really..." M: "Thank you for your call, good day!" ________________________________
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I never get those calls!!! perhaps because I always say that I have no influence whatsoever in purchase decisions... which is indeed true... and because I always work in a 1-5 people company... and because my address is 123 fake st :-P
cheers. Alan Bort Oracle Certified Professional On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Jared Still <jkstill_at_gmail.com>wrote:
I too received such a call a couple weeks ago.
They were quite up front in this case, mentioning that they had
noticed I downloaded something-or-other, and making an inquiry
into whether we needed any help.
Can't blame them really, everyone is trying to make a living.
Or Euro, Kroner, or whatever.
Jared Still Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist Oracle Blog: http://jkstill.blogspot.com Home Page: http://jaredstill.com On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 12:15 PM, Dba DBA<oracledbaquestions_at_gmail.com> wrote:
anyone else getting these? It must be the bad economy. I got a call from someone at oracle. I asked him what ticket the call was about and he gave me a ticket that has been closed for a month. I took a good 5 minutes before he basically admitted that this was a sales call from oracle consulting.
At the rates that Oracle charges for consulting, I can't see this really working much.
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