Is Consulting Worth the Money?

May 17, 2011

For data warehouse implementations, many IT buyers offer their vendor a baseline budget and ask for the most hardware and software they can muster –sans the consulting. Perhaps the IT buyer has a mindset that either they can “do it themselves” a la home improvement stores, or that services really aren’t a necessary component of a data warehouse purchase. Let me relate a personal story to illustrate the fallacy of this approach.(more…)