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The New CIO Mandate: An Impetus For Change

12/12/2019

Forbes published an article by Stephen Salaets, CIO & SVP, Global Security, Quality and Internal Audit at Rimini Street, on how CIOs are being tasked to drive change and innovation within their organization by developing a business-driven IT roadmap. The article discusses that driving innovation to support the business is taking priority over transactional efficiency and standardization, ultimately supporting the business’ vision for competitive advantage and growth.

Why Enterprises Are Turning to Hybrid Cloud

11/26/2019

This article discusses why enterprises should consider a hybrid cloud solution. Hari Candadai, GVP of Thought Leadership, advises CIOs to consider the business goals of the enterprise first before choosing a cloud model, stating many on-premises applications can continue to be effective for years.

Don't be fooled by these 8 misconceptions of ERP in the cloud

11/21/2019

This story features expertise from Pat Phelan, VP of Research at Rimini Street, on the eight misconceptions of moving SaaS ERP applications to the cloud, stating that its most important for CIO’s to evaluate if the move makes the most sense for their IT roadmap, rather than following the vendor’s dictated roadmap.

Living in the Cloud

11/11/2019

Detailed analysis of the challenges facing enterprises as they consider not only the move to the cloud, but what happens in the cloud once they have adopted the technology. The article includes commentary from Mark Armstrong, EMEA GM, Rimini Street.

Why CIOs should take extra precautions when buying IT support

09/23/2019

Discussion of a report by industry analysts, Gartner, examining what enterprises should consider when seeking to adopt third party support services featuring commentary from Pat Phelan, vice-president of market research, Rimini Street.

Think through your path to modernization and the cloud

08/24/2019

This article outlines how companies should plan their path to the cloud and the benefits of not rushing but instead reviewing all options. A “lift and shift” approach to moving an existing ERP to cloud hosting can improve performance, refresh hardware and achieve higher system availability.

5 ways to leverage ERP in the cloud without throwing away millions

08/22/2019

This story features expertise from Michael Bathon, VP of Cloud Services at Rimini Street, on the five ways to take advantage of the full range of deployment options organizations have when thinking about moving to the cloud, particularly in the context of ERP systems.

A great talent drought awaits tech as valued skills shift

08/16/2019

This article includes commentary from Rimini Street’s VP of Research, Pat Phelan, on the current decline of available skilled talent in the industry, stating it is partly due to the evolution and complexity of technology. “Change is one of the forces,” Phelan said. “Frequent, rapid, revolutionary change that isn’t an incremental learn.”

Rimini Street Now Offering to Run Entire SAP Systems

08/12/2019

This article highlights Rimini Street’s move into the $82 billion AMS market with the global availability of Rimini Street AMS for SAP. This expanded scope of support benefits clients looking for an integrated operations and support solution from a single, trusted vendor.

Rimini Street launches application management services for SAP

08/12/2019

This article details the Rimini Street AMS for SAP offering and integrated AMS and support services model, which includes a service delivery team consisting of an Engagement Manager, highly experienced Primary Support Engineer and an Enterprise Account Manager.

Rimini Street expands into SAP application management services, reports Q2

08/12/2019

In this article, Rimini Street's CEO Seth Ravin makes the business case for the adoption of an integrated SAP support solution that replaces expensive and lower-value software vendor annual support and eliminates significant cost and risk related to SAP’s announced end of mainstream maintenance for ECC 6 in 2025.

Rimini Street turns screw on SAP with AMS

08/12/2019

News story announcing the global availability of Rimini Street’s Application Management Service for SAP, which is being integrated with its Support for SAP.

Why it's best to wait to make that ERP cloud jump

08/12/2019

This article provides insight into why it is best for organisations to wait to shift their enterprise software platforms to the cloud. It highlights research showing there is a talent “crunch” for ERP specialists in the A/NZ region, and discusses options for organisations under pressure from vendors to upgrade their systems.

Rimini Street marches into AMS

08/09/2019

Analysis of the launch of Rimini Street’s Application Management Service for SAP, which will offer additional value to SAP customers.

How Rimini Street is ramping up in Southeast Asia

07/22/2019

This article was the result of Seth Ravin’s exclusive interview with Channel Asia in Singapore. It highlights Rimini Street’s strategy and plans for Southeast Asia in response to heightened customer demand across the region, as regional markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines as key growth markets, with Singapore particularly important for the financial services sector.

Mixed news for Oracle in Korea

07/16/2019

News story highlighting the decision by Hyundai-Kia to switch support for its Oracle Database systems to Rimini Street to both reduce costs and increase the quality of its support.

Rimini Street adds office in Middle East

07/11/2019

Rimini Street announces expansion of presence in the Middle East in response to growing demand from clients looking to optimise their business applications.

iMarketKorea moves to Rimini Street

06/25/2019

News article highlighting the decision of iMarketKorea, a subsidiary of Samsung and a global industrial e-commerce company, to switch support for its SAP applications to Rimini Street.

SAP customers plan to stay on ECC6 beyond 2025 deadline

06/21/2019

This article highlights the results from Rimini Street’s survey of SAP licensees which found that 79% of SAP customers plan to stay on their current ECC6 deployment until at least 2025 and beyond as they see little value in a new migration to S/4HANA.

Survey: SAP Facing Steep Resistance to S/4HANA Adoption

06/20/2019

Coverage from Rimini Street’s survey of U.S. SAP licensees which reveals that 35% of customers currently running SAP Business Suite 7 have no plans to upgrade when SAP discontinues the software package in 2025, and another 32% of survey participants say they’re undecided about adopting S/4HANA as a replacement to their current robust SAP system.

Are companies moving to Rimini Street faster?

06/14/2019

GREE, a leader in the Japanese mobile internet and media service provider, explains why it is moving support for its SAP ECC6 to Rimini Street and how it has helped to make significant savings, which has enabled the company to drive investment into business-driven IT strategies.

Rimini Street opens in Mexico

06/12/2019

This article highlights Rimini Street’s expansion in Mexico in response to demand from CIOs, who are challenged with optimizing their IT spend and need to invest more to drive competitive advantage and growth.

SAP and Oracle are 'all about locking people in', claims Rimini Street CEO

06/04/2019

An interview with Seth Ravin, founder and CEO, Rimini Street discussing how the enterprise software market is evolving with customers being offered more choice for support and options to adopt best-of-breed Cloud applications rather than be forced to adopt the major vendors’ Cloud platforms.

What’s your plan to survive the ERP talent crunch?

05/30/2019

This feature by Rimini Street’s GM of SAP Services, Eric Robinson, discusses how organizations can prepare for the imminent talent crunch as experienced people retire, and vendors push ahead to new cloud platforms.

Why licensees are rethinking Oracle and cloud strategy

05/03/2019

This article provides insight into why Oracle licensees are rethinking their Oracle strategy. The piece highlights statistics from a Rimini Street survey conducted in United States to better understand the state of their relationship with the vendor, their application strategies and their future cloud plans.

US customers want to spend less with Oracle, says Rimini Street

05/02/2019

This article highlights a survey of Oracle licensees conducted by Rimini Street, which found that the majority of Oracle’s US customers responding to a Rimini Street survey say they are currently or actively planning to reduce their spend with the enterprise software vendor.

Oracle users rethinking cloud and support strategy: study

05/02/2019

This article highlights a survey of Oracle licensees conducted by Rimini Street, which found that a majority were planning to reduce the amount they spent with the vendor, with the high cost and features (61%), maintenance and support costs (58%) and Oracle's aggressive sales and tactics (21%).

How to Build a Strategic Relationship with the CIO

04/29/2019

This featured byline highlights how CFOs can work better and more strategically with their CIOs, identifying three main personality types that drive the CIO and considerations for the CFO working with these different types.

Rimini Street highlights government agency IT spend

01/29/2019

This article points to Rimini Street’s growing momentum in the public sector in Australia, as it helps these agencies to achieve up to 90% savings on their total maintenance costs by moving away from direct vendor support.

EC21 selects Rimini Street for database support

01/25/2019

This news story talks about a new customer win in South Korea, as EC21, an export marketing and trade consulting firm, turns to Rimini Street for support of its Oracle Database.

Rimini Street readies Auckland Uni for payday filing

01/25/2019

This article describes how Rimini Street worked closely with the University of Auckland to develop a bespoke module for its PeopleSoft platform in order to ensure the university remained compliant with New Zealand’s changing tax regulations. It also highlights how the University avoided an expensive upgrade to its systems by working with Rimini Street.

There’s a cost to not innovating and the public sector risks paying full price

01/09/2019

This feature provides insight into the state of IT innovation for government agencies and organisations in Australia and New Zealand. The piece highlights statistics from a global IT survey commissioned by Rimini Street which shows how there is a downside risk to not innovating and the public sector cannot afford to fall too far behind the private sector.