Oracle has a belated reply to a survey a few weeks back on how database administrators have never installed one of the companys critical patch updates.
In a blog post Oracles Eric Maurice faults the survey for relying on a small sample sizenot that it stopped us from reporting it. But Maurice then takes an interesting detour to the psychology of patching. In short, patching stinks, but it may not be nearly as bad as you think.
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