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The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative: IT Must Serve the New Mandate from the CEO
Business Driven Roadmap, Business Growth, CEO 4 min read
The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative: IT Must Serve the New Mandate from the CEO

Business priorities are changing to growth and innovation. This is shifting IT’s mandate from efficiency and standardization to being an open, agile and customer-engaged organization that enables business-driven outcomes.  Complicating this dynamic is an increase in the frequency of vendors introducing new digital technologies such as cloud, social, mobile and analytics. It is opening up […]

Two-Thirds of SAP Licensees Surveyed Not Ready For S/4HANA
CIO Strategies, ERP, S/4HANA 3 min read
Two-Thirds of SAP Licensees Surveyed Not Ready For S/4HANA

Two-thirds of SAP licensees surveyed have no plans to migrate to S/4HANA, according to Rimini Street research. That’s true, despite SAP’s planned end of mainstream maintenance for Business Suite 7 and its core ECC6 ERP platform*. The deadline puts pressure on CIOs decide their SAP roadmap and strategy for the next decade and beyond. They […]

Creating Capacity for IT Innovation and Business Success
CIO Strategies, Cost of Maintenance, ERP 3 min read
Creating Capacity for IT Innovation and Business Success

Do you know people who are so much more productive than the rest of us that you would swear they have found more hours in the day? Companies are the same: some do much more with what they have, regardless of limitations of time, technology and budget. What are the limits on your capacity for […]

How the World of Enterprise IT Is Changing
CEO, CIO Strategies, Cloud 2 min read
How the World of Enterprise IT Is Changing

CIOs and other information technology leaders are feeling the pressure to move systems to the cloud, including not only pressure from vendors who see the future of their products in the cloud but from the CEO and the board. The cloud is capturing the imagination, and increasingly the budget, of not only technology organizations but […]

How Welch’s Squeezed More Value From IT With Rimini Street
Business Driven Roadmap, CIO Strategies, Client story 3 min read
How Welch’s Squeezed More Value From IT With Rimini Street

Because my ultimate bosses are family farmers, I do not get a lot of credit for spending money on technology for technology’s sake. Farming is a tough business, and they are right to have high expectations of the technology investments we make. Welch’s is such a well-known brand many people probably assume we’re a subsidiary […]

How to Join the Digital Vanguard
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Cloud 3 min read
How to Join the Digital Vanguard

Is your organization a digital laggard or a member of the digital vanguard? I’ve been reading Deloitte’s 2018 CIO Survey, which makes a point of distinguishing between “vanguard” organizations where IT actively contributes to creating new businesses and business opportunities and everyone else. The traditional role of the CIO has been to be an operational […]

Five Steps for Bringing About Change in IT
CIO Strategies, Cloud, Cost of Maintenance 3 min read
Five Steps for Bringing About Change in IT

IT leaders are upbeat for the most as they continue to move ahead with digital transformation efforts. It’s not that the budget spigots are opening wide – for most, spending and hiring rates are flat. “One of the biggest reasons for the hopeful outlook is the fact that business and IT are finally on the […]

Taking Control of Your Software Licenses in the Cloud Era
CIO Strategies, Cloud, ERP 2 min read
Taking Control of Your Software Licenses in the Cloud Era

Software licensing is like a devil’s pact. Enterprises fund and commit to continue funding software development costs in exchange for the promise of ongoing support and, hopefully, functionally rich upgrades. Over time, however, CIOs often end up cursing the growing costs of supporting mature-but-critical applications and having to pay for forced upgrades they don’t always […]

Biggest Obstacle to Innovation, IT Leaders Say: “Keeping the Lights On”
CIO Strategies, Innovation, Optimization 3 min read
Biggest Obstacle to Innovation, IT Leaders Say: “Keeping the Lights On”

Businesses want to innovate faster because they know successful innovators tend to be the most successful businesses. Yet if you survey IT and finance leaders, as we did recently in conjunction with Vanson Bourne, a technology market research firm, you will find many are dissatisfied with the pace of innovation happening in their organizations. The […]

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