No Extension to SAP ECC 6 and Business Suite 7 Mainstream Support End Date in 2027
Did Christian Klein just burst your SAP bubble? Back in 2020, SAP announced that it would extend the end of mainstream ECC support from 2025 to 2027. At the time, that wasn’t a big surprise. There was speculation among the SAP community that SAP would extend the deadline again. As they say, “Sorry to burst your […]
Revolutionary Rimini Connect™ Solution Tackles Interoperability Issues
Enterprise software environments are getting more complex, with an increase in the deployment of purpose-built applications to meet the needs of various functions and lines of business. This situation is leading to an explosion of compatibility and integration challenges such as making applications work together in common environments, sharing data and processes, and providing consistent […]
Managing Modern Cybersecurity: What’s Top of Mind for ERP Security Pros?
Cybersecurity is a moving target. By that I mean that on any given day, an attack vector you had not even imagined in the morning can be a red-hot priority by the afternoon. Having said that, the threat you worry most about today might be all but irrelevant tomorrow. Granted, cyberthreats don’t always move quite […]
Advancing Modern Cybersecurity in Uncertain Times – Interview Takeaways
I recently sat down with Gabe Dimeglio, GVP & GM of Rimini Protect™ security services and solutions to discuss how uncertainties, like the economy, global unrest, and inflation, are impacting security strategies. Three areas we focused on were the importance of networking, meeting compliance mandates, and how to approach a managed security service provider (MSSP) relationship. […]
It’s Never Too Early to Plan SAP Support Alternatives
The end of September often comes abruptly for SAP customers struggling with the costs and restrictions inherent in the vendor’s support contracts. That’s the deadline for terminating those contracts for the coming calendar year. We’ve passed September 2022, but it’s not too early to start planning for September 2023. With many SAP ERP customers facing […]
Succeeding in the Stress-filled CISO Role
The role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has evolved into a strategically critical—and stress-inducing—role. As the old saying goes, security chiefs must be right 100% of the time, while cyber-attackers seeking to create operational or financial chaos only need to be right, or lucky, once. Digital transformation and the rapid increase in remote […]
Love It or Leave It: Should You Replace or Modernize Your ERP System?
As IT leaders look toward the future of their ERP system, they must decide whether to innovate at the edges of the current system or replace it completely. We’ve all seen those reality home renovation shows where a couple must decide whether to renovate their current home or buy a new one. If the place […]
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 […]