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Open-Source Database Market Roundup
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Open-Source Database Market Roundup

The lock that long-time proprietary vendors have had on the database management system (DBMS) market is steadily eroding, even in the face of astounding industry growth.  Overall, revenue growth is extraordinary for the industry in total. “Since its brief pause in 2015, the DBMS market has reeled off six consecutive years of growth, with the […]

How to UNretire Today’s Tech Workforce
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How to UNretire Today’s Tech Workforce

Concerned about the Great Resignation? You should be. COVID, supply chain chaos, international conflict, and other circumstances have caused workers to rethink their relationship to work. And that reconsideration has led many of them to say “no, thanks.” The tech industry has been especially hard hit, and it will likely get worse: a recent survey […]

If a Tech Talent Shortage is Inevitable, What Can CIOs Do?
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If a Tech Talent Shortage is Inevitable, What Can CIOs Do?

If a Tech Talent Shortage is Inevitable, What Can CIOs Do? Data from CIO (formerly IDG) suggests the global technology skills shortage hampers companies’ ability to thrive and grow. Beyond internal IT project delays and productivity issues, nearly one-quarter (24%) of U.S. respondents cited a lack of available IT/technology talent with legacy knowledge, which could […]

9 Open-Source Database Migration Best Practices
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9 Open-Source Database Migration Best Practices

Deploying open-source database management systems (DBMSs) can deliver unique benefits to enterprises, including lower costs, greater flexibility, and innovation not always available with proprietary database solutions. However, migrating from an existing proprietary product to an open-source alternative requires planning and attention to ensure the process doesn’t go awry. The appeal of open-source licenses starts with the cost—free—and […]

Point/Counterpoint: Are Vendor Patches Sufficient?
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Point/Counterpoint: Are Vendor Patches Sufficient?

Enterprise software customers worldwide view cybersecurity as a top technology challenge. Cybercriminals are always active, so ERP security must be, too. But there remains some chatter about how best to manage the concern. It seems the long-standing protocol of relying on vendor patches for ERP security is ripe for revisiting.   Why vendor patches?   Vendor patches […]

IT Talent Crunch Forces CIOs to Make Tough Decisions 
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IT Talent Crunch Forces CIOs to Make Tough Decisions 

*By Pat Phelan, vice president of market research at Rimini Street  2022 is shaping up to be a year of increased technology investment. Still, as business leaders move to accelerate the pace of innovation, the IT skills shortage has forced many CIOs into a seemingly unwinnable balancing act. On one hand, they need to carefully […]

CIO for the World’s Largest Water Treatment Facility Talks Digital Transformation 
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CIO for the World’s Largest Water Treatment Facility Talks Digital Transformation 

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago may be one of the most progressive government organizations in the world.   That’s the impression one gets when listening to MWRD CIO John Sudduth, anyway.   Sudduth was featured recently on the “Modern CTO” podcast, where he talked about his work leading IT for the world’s largest […]

Is it Time to Rethink Your IT Software Services Strategy?
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Is it Time to Rethink Your IT Software Services Strategy?

Changes in how technology is consumed and supported have clashed with an IT talent shortage to create a “perfect storm” in IT service delivery. To avoid getting caught in the storm, CIOs must rethink their IT software services model. In a world where companies latch on to best-of-breed technology to enable more agility, differentiation, and […]

How Oracle Customers View the Global Tech Talent Shortage
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How Oracle Customers View the Global Tech Talent Shortage

Could it be that Oracle customers feel the pinch of the global tech talent shortage more than SAP customers do? A Rimini Street-sponsored report from CIO suggests that may be the case. Findings from the report conclude that:   Nearly nine out of ten (86%) respondents reported concern about the challenge of recruiting and retaining technology […]