What you don’t know just may cost you money – lots of it – when dealing with Oracle. But just six smart steps, taken early, can help position most companies to get what they want out of their Oracle relationship without breaking the bank.
All over the world, Oracle customers regularly find themselves having to negotiate with Oracle about how to pay for software that they never intended to buy. Most companies find this process quite unpleasant and would prefer to avoid it. This research mission seeks to answer a simple question:
Compared to most domains of IT, cyber security is a jungle of overlapping offerings. It is not easy to understand each product or how many products one might need.
The fact is no matter what the size of a company no amount of spending will provide complete safety.
A chapter excerpted from a book in progress called "Education of a CTO"
The fundamental structures of B2C and B2B commerce are changing and converging.
Given the need to justify decisions, vendor selection almost always becomes an endless exercise in analysis-paralysis.
One of the most important enduring challenges facing CITOs is making sure that the technology portfolio is aligned at all levels with the needs of the business.
Enterprise software has too often been inflicted on individual workers by management, who received little assistance from the products in doing their jobs.
Despite the overwhelming importance of data to business, too little attention is paid to benchmarks that demonstrate which databases and architectures are fastest.