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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 […]

Solving Your IT Talent Shortage: Upskill or Outsource?
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Solving Your IT Talent Shortage: Upskill or Outsource?

The global tech talent shortage is real and caused by many factors, including: High demand for digital transformation The pandemic The great retirement/the great migration/the big quit Talent retention challenges Newer technologies and more fun at other companies As organizations worldwide try to crack the code on their skills gaps, how will you solve your […]

Virtual Patching: How It Can Be Possible to Get Off the Hamster Wheel of Vendor Patching for Enterprise Software AND Have Better, Less Expensive Tech Support
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Virtual Patching: How It Can Be Possible to Get Off the Hamster Wheel of Vendor Patching for Enterprise Software AND Have Better, Less Expensive Tech Support

This article originally appeared on aberdeen.com.   In the research report Why Adopt Virtual Patching vs. Vendor Patching for Enterprise Software Security?, I wrote about the never-ending, inevitably unsuccessful hamster wheel of a traditional, vendor patch-oriented approach to security for enterprise databases and applications. Never-ending, because the typical enterprise computing infrastructure is a complex mix […]

Gartner Predicts 2022: Why Enterprise Software Costs Keep Climbing
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Gartner Predicts 2022: Why Enterprise Software Costs Keep Climbing

A report from Gartner® suggests rising software costs thanks to a widespread embrace of SaaS. In its Predicts 2022: SaaS Dominates Software Contracting by 2026 — and So Do Risks, Gartner makes a case that as most of the top 20 software vendors phase out the sale of new perpetual licenses, certain software ownership and […]

Tech Hiring Madness: The Elite 8 Skills to Recruit For
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Tech Hiring Madness: The Elite 8 Skills to Recruit For

The tech talent shortage shows no signs of slowing down. According to the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group , one in four survey respondents cite retaining skills in supporting, developing, and upgrading SAP systems as their number one challenge . With the pool of qualified, experienced candidates across legacy and emerging technologies so scarce, making the […]