Exalytics Implementation Considerations

Oracle is making a big push to grow the installed base of its new Exalytics in-memory appliance. To encourage sales, Oracle is offering tempting deals. As a result, some customers who weren’t seriously considering an Exalytics purchase are walking away with a new...

Nine Ways to Improve Consulting Project Outcomes

In my recent post “The Five Reasons Consulting Projects Fail” I focused on five project characteristics that determine the success or failure of a project. Those characteristics include: Executive support User involvement Realistic expectations Proper planning Clear...

The Five Reasons Consulting Projects Fail

Five characteristics seem to have the greatest impact on the success of a project.  The table below summarizes the results of the 2012 Standish Group “CHAOS Report” representing each of the five characteristics as continuum moving from successful outcomes on the left...