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Chapter 9 -
Evaluating Third-Party Products
OCP Instructors Guide for
Oracle DBA Certification
This chapter provided an overview of the
third-party product review process. Its intent was not to persuade
readers into using the supplied review process verbatim. The
information in this chapter rather should be used as the foundation
for a strategy that is tailored to the individual needs of each
shop’s business and IT requirements. Some key points to remember
from this chapter follow:
Create an evaluation team that consists of all
areas that will be using or supporting the product being evaluated.
Determine the cost of the product and use it
determine the cost of the evaluation project. Don’t spend $100,000
dollars to evaluate a $5,000 product.
The creation of a weighted vendor evaluation
checklist is of utmost importance. It will help provide an
un-biased, thorough evaluation of each vendor.
Maintain good communications with the competing
vendors. Treat them with respect and your company will deserve the
good reputation it achieves.
State the rules of the evaluation process
(deadlines, number of copies of the RFP/RFI required, etc) clearly
in all documentation. The vendors will usually give you everything
you want, but you have to remember to ask!
The above text is
an excerpt from:
OCP Instructors Guide for Oracle DBA Certification
A Study Guide to Advanced Oracle Certified Professional Database
by Christopher T. Foot
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