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 […]
4 Best Practices to Reduce the Pain of an Oracle License Audit
The words “license audit” are guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of any Oracle customer today. At best, going through the audit process is a hassle. At worst, it can result in an unexpected hit to the IT budget — even if you’ve been trying in good faith to play by the vendor’s rules. […]
Don’t Allow SAP Indirect Access Fees to Block Innovation
Much of the digital business innovation taking place today involves reaching beyond the transactional systems at the core of a business to create new user experiences. Unfortunately, some SAP customers have discovered that creating a new user experience front end to an SAP back end can land them in hot water, if SAP decides that […]
What Do You Really Get For Your ERP Support Dollars?
I’ll cut to the chase: Most companies running ERP software are overpaying for software support and are not receiving complete or sufficient coverage. How does this happen? Consider Oracle’s ERP platform as a prime example. At this writing, the current version is 12.2.7. Yet according to a recent survey, nearly 40 percent of Oracle EBS […]
Achieve the Best of Both Worlds with SAP and Hybrid IT
SAP customers have been at the forefront in embracing hybrid IT. This best-of-both-worlds approach lets them preserve and continue to leverage investments in mission-critical SAP ERP. At the same time, best-of-breed cloud applications help meet demands for greater business agility. A study by the IT software management vendor SolarWinds quantified what was widely recognized across […]
Welcome to Word on the Street
Welcome to our new blog — Word on the Street. There has never been a more complex and challenging time for IT leaders. They need to optimize their existing enterprise software investments, extend their current capabilities leveraging a hybrid computing model, and then transform into a digital enterprise via an intelligent, agile roadmap. We are launching Word […]
Are Hidden Costs of Software Maintenance Burying Your IT Department?
Your ERP apps like Oracle and SAP are the foundation of your business, and they’re becoming even more critical as digital transformation takes off. Chances are you’ve committed to a strong maintenance plan for your enterprise software to be sure it’s always delivering the performance and availability you need. But have you considered how much […]