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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Starts Today
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Starts Today

In 2004, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) recognized the need to provide a way for Americans to learn more about cybersecurity. They designated October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is an effort to educate and inform people about the importance of cybersecurity and cybersecurity […]

Watch Out for These Cybersecurity Ghouls  
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Watch Out for These Cybersecurity Ghouls  

Everyone knows that October is the scariest month of the year. October brings Halloween and the traditional thrills, chills, tricks, and treats. When Cybersecurity Awareness Month is added for more suspense — even the staunchest of us may end up howling from fear at the full moon.   Ghouls are rampant in Halloween, and cybersecurity boasts […]

Don’t Miss This Critical Deadline for SAP Roadmap Planning  
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Don’t Miss This Critical Deadline for SAP Roadmap Planning  

Two years ago, SAP extended mainstream support for SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) by two years, from 2025 to 2027. That no doubt prompted sighs of relief for organizations unwilling to take on the pain and costs of migrating to S/4HANA. Now, those organizations and all SAP licensees have until the September 30 annual deadline to […]

Economic Uncertainty is Causing CIOs to Hoard Their IT Budget
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Economic Uncertainty is Causing CIOs to Hoard Their IT Budget

The uncertain economic outlook is causing some CIOs to defer spending and push out less-critical projects during the second half of the year. That was one key takeaway from a summer software market update presentation by J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Murphy. How CIOs balance dwindling budgets Almost 40% of CIOs surveyed by J.P. Morgan in […]

IT Hero: Security Architect
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IT Hero: Security Architect

Security architects are broadly knowledgeable and highly valuable assets in the cybersecurity field. They secure the overall corporate environment with layered security by implementing defense-in-depth measures. When providing services, they make sure that all services to a customer are secured. Dwayne Thaele, principal product manager for information security at Rimini Street, has extensive experience in security […]

Vendor Patches: A New World Order is Needed
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Vendor Patches: A New World Order is Needed

At the Black Hat 2022 conference, I was fortunate to attend former CISA Director, Chris Krebs’, keynote address. In his address, Chris made a bold statement:  “Software remains vulnerable because the benefits of insecure products far outweigh the downsides. Once that changes, software security will improve — but not a moment before.”  How true! Insecure […]

Independent, Third-Party Support Definition (in 1,000 Words or Less)
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Independent, Third-Party Support Definition (in 1,000 Words or Less)

Many organizations around the world are familiar with independent, third-party support. Many others are not. Still others have some preconceived notions about what it is and how it helps. What is third-party support? A simple definition. Third-party support is software support for applications and databases that replaces vendor software support that is often packaged with […]

When tech talent shortage meets economic downturn
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When tech talent shortage meets economic downturn

“Businesses are moving full-speed toward a collision,” warns Pat Phelan, Rimini Street VP, Market Research. “Companies are going to need people during a time of historically low unemployment but at the same time are going to suffer budget cuts due to economic recession.” How CIOs and application leaders manage those two waves will have significant […]

IT Hero: SAP HR Support Guru
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IT Hero: SAP HR Support Guru

David Melling, principal support engineer for SAP HR/UK payroll on the Rimini Street team, has specialized experience that clients depend on as they navigate the frequently changing UK regulatory environment. It’s expertise like his that contributes to Rimini Street’s 4.9/5.0 average customer satisfaction score and creates a loyal client base. Melling has been implementing SAP […]