Many companies find themselves in a bind. They get considerable value from Oracle products, but feel they are paying too much for them and fear being audited. Oracle is widely known for aggressive sales tactics, using uses audits to create negotiating leverage. This research mission explores what companies need to know about their Oracle use, including the implications of Oracle’s ownership of Java.
In a world where 100 percent cybersecurity is unattainable, adopting a security strategy inspired by financial portfolio optimization methods enables companies to have the maximum protection of their most prized assets at the lowest cost. Based on an extensive series of articles and other research on this topic, this research mission explores how companies can find the right balance of products to build a robust portfolio that addresses their needs.
This research mission is about how to take a data lake from a stalled or unproductive state to playing a central role in a new type of infrastructure. The sustainable advantage that this research mission seeks to describe is the full implementation of the data lake, which performs as originally intended and overcomes some of the challenges encountered by businesses during the first wave of data lake implementation.
The concept of technology leverage explains why some enterprise technology products succeed, while others fail. By understanding how leverage works, how it is created, and how it evolves, companies can make better decisions about acquiring, deploying, and using technology. This research mission explores how having the right strategy for leverage can ensure every dollar you spend on technology provides powerful results that help you differentiate from competitors.
Larger companies with considerable financial, engineering, and computing resources have long recognized the power of experimentation to support product development. Due to new products, that type of testing, known as full-stack experimentation, is now available to companies of all sizes. This research mission explores the implications of implementing and deploying full-stack experimentation and the best ways for companies to incorporate it into their product development processes.