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Economic Uncertainty is Causing CIOs to Hoard Their IT Budget
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Economic Uncertainty is Causing CIOs to Hoard Their IT Budget
Rimini Street Staff
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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
Pat Phelan
Pat Phelan
VP, Market Research
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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
Dwayne Thaele
Dwayne Thaele
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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)
Scott Hays
Scott Hays
Sr. Product Marketing Director
Rimini Street
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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
Pat Phelan
Pat Phelan
VP, Market Research
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“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
Pat Phelan
Pat Phelan
VP, Market Research
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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 […]

Maintain Enterprise Vigilance by Focusing on Critical Cybersecurity Trends
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Maintain Enterprise Vigilance by Focusing on Critical Cybersecurity Trends
Gabe Dimeglio
Gabe Dimeglio
VP and Executive Advisor, Security
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The constant barrage of alerts and news of cybersecurity threats and breaches can be overwhelming to the point of exhaustion, which raises further risk that overwhelmed IT teams are unable to focus on specific vulnerabilities in their enterprise. That’s why it’s important to make sure somebody is tasked with vulnerability management – continually evaluating the […]

Hostage No Longer: Break free of rising IT vendor prices
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Hostage No Longer: Break free of rising IT vendor prices
Pat Phelan
Pat Phelan
VP, Market Research
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IT vendor price increases are coming Many experts are predicting software price increases, including higher support service costs. Reports show that some increases are already here. According to The Register, “Oracle support prices are set to rise by 8% in the U.S., and the company will also impose increases commensurate with inflation in other regions.” […]

Strengthen the Future of Your ERP
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Strengthen the Future of Your ERP
Sebastian Grady
Sebastian Grady
President
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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is projected to make up roughly 15% of total IT spending in 2022 — a significant amount of money. Organizations that don’t manage their ERP systems right risk falling short of their ROI goals. The challenge with ERP systems is there is no one-size-fits-all solution that works for every organization. […]