Mar 11, 2020 - 11:07 AM
Like I said, I probably need more time to consider this. Custom metric/agreement is possible but not always trivial.
Mar 11, 2020 - 06:19 PM
Mar 20, 2020 - 03:42 AM
Another option could be to have a specific VDI image which is only accessible to the few named users who need to access the ResMed site. If you only have Java 'installed' on these virtual desktops and not in the rest of your estate, then only that specific subset of users can use it. Clearly there would be other licensing requirements to consider here. My preference would be to speak with ResMed first, and then consider other options including the possibility of custom metrics.
Mar 24, 2020 - 12:59 AM
The VDI image seems sensible but going back to the supplier and challenging them on this is also a good call.
Seperate Java installations could - well will work - however it can be a nightmare managing different types of configurations and esnuring the path is correct for everyone.
May 13, 2020 - 08:28 AM
@JHallas : I wish it was just not to update, but Oracle has a clause in their license that anything over 8.201 must have a subscription. The software require a newer version.
@SAMGarde : This is a thought...the VDI, that may work. I'd have to see if a device plugged into the pc would be recognized through a VDI session and then logged into a web site. Thank you!
@rspithoven : I've heard Oracle has done some desktop licenses, they wouldn't budge with us. It may not be as attractive to them. We have a 30K user base. I haven't had any success getting ResMed to spreak with us. They sell a device to a patient via insurance, insurance only covers certain products, our doc's have to read these with the Java based program to submit for the patients treatment. They have us against a wall.
@Paul Bullen : It is just a site. The determining factor in an Oracle audit is, because it's named licenses, anyone having access to envoke Java is required to have a license. I'm not sure I could make Java only Firefox allowed? Then I'd have to lock down the Programs folder file for Firefox and only allow users with Java licenses. Besides the fact that most patient area computers are logged into with a generic id (so many nurses walking up). And I can't license the genericid, they state that in the licensing.
What they're doing at the moment is using a personal laptop off our network (Java is free for personal users) and if a patient wishes to read their device they may. Today we found that "cobas infinity central lab" software is now requiring the same.
** I'd love to know what other healthcare institutions are doing! At $2.50 per year x 30K, this is ridiculous! **