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Why IT Needs a Business-Driven Roadmap
Business Drive Roadmap, CIO Strategies, ERP 4 min read
Why IT Needs a Business-Driven Roadmap

A Business-Driven Roadmap is an IT planning framework driven by business goals and the potential for smart use of technology to further those business goals. Besides fostering better alignment between IT and company goals, this approach can be a boon to IT departments and the people within them who aspire to do more meaningful work. […]

Not Ready to Move to Cloud ERP? You’re Not Alone
Cloud, ERP, Hybrid IT 3 min read
Not Ready to Move to Cloud ERP? You’re Not Alone

Most organizations today have planned an IT roadmap that takes advantage of cloud resources and deployment models. However, that does not mean buying every cloud product a vendor places on its product roadmap or following the exact route and timing the vendor prescribes. Many companies we work with at Rimini Street have made the choice […]

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 […]

Do You Know Where Your ERP Roadmap Is Taking You?
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
Do You Know Where Your ERP Roadmap Is Taking You?

Make ERP roadmap decisions based on business goals like business transformation, modernization, or cost cutting, not on vendor ultimatums or ease of acquiring and installing cloud technologies. Every enterprise software customer wants to know their vendor’s roadmap – the plan for how products will evolve, change, and hopefully support their business. But where vendors lead […]

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 […]

Cut IT Support Costs to Drive Digital Business Initiatives
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Hybrid IT 2 min read
Cut IT Support Costs to Drive Digital Business Initiatives

Does your IT organization eagerly embrace digital transformation, or quiver in fear at the prospect of it? If the former, you’re following the model of world-class IT organizations that run more efficiently and devote a larger portion of their process costs to new business-focused initiatives. That’s the takeaway from a study by Hackett Group, as […]

What You Need to Know to Exploit the Cloud
Cloud, Hybrid IT, Innovation 5 min read
What You Need to Know to Exploit the Cloud

As digital transformation shakes up traditional business models, organizations of every size, in every industry, are exploring better ways to keep pace with change. Adoption of cloud computing technology has significantly increased over the last few years, promising a great opportunity for innovation amongst businesses if approached correctly, selectively and at the right pace. And […]

Don’t Trip on the Cloud Migration Path
CIO Strategies, Cloud, Hybrid IT 3 min read
Don’t Trip on the Cloud Migration Path

It seems like everybody is rushing to migrate to cloud applications, and you don’t want to get left on the wrong side of an inflection curve. But there are pitfalls for hasty cloud migration, so it’s important to sit back and fully analyze what you’ve got and where you want to go. Early in 2016, […]

What’s the State of the CIO?
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Hybrid IT 2 min read
What’s the State of the CIO?

The life of a CIO? It’s complicated. That’s the conclusion of CIO Editor in Chief Dan Muse, introducing the publication’s 2017 State of the CIO report. “Moving apps and workloads to the cloud, ensuring legacy software can talk to off-premises apps, and keeping networks and systems secure remain core functional tasks of the CIO role,” […]

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