Even within normal circumstances, IT faces constant pressure to maintain performance, deliver new projects and drive innovation within a limited budget. However, in today’s times of economic downturn with a long and hard recovery being predicted, conserving cash takes on a criticality like never before. Mandatory IT budget cuts are and soon will be prevalent across the board. IT leaders must follow a structured approach to identify, evaluate and deliver cost-saving measures that still can deliver performance and needed innovation. In this webinar, Deepa Salem, Senior Product Marketing Director from Rimini Street, discuss some key insights from Gartner on how CIOs should respond to the mandatory IT budget cuts and how they can conserve cash while maintaining performance. This includes ideas on how to prioritize and roadmap major IT projects, as well as control IT operating expenses such as support and maintenance costs. We also hear from Eric Robinson, General Manager of SAP Services at Rimini Street and former CIO of Color Spot Nurseries, on his lessons learnt on responding to mandatory IT budget cuts.
With SAP’s early success in two widely-publicized lawsuits involving Indirect Access, many SAP customers have been left feeling anxious as to how they would fare should they face an audit now that the legal precedent for non-compliance has been set. Reassurances from SAP CEO Bill McDermott at last year’s Sapphire Now conference did little to assuage those fears. SAP’s license model is complex, especially when it comes to allowing homegrown, web or third-party applications that access or manipulate SAP data…or users who get access to SAP data through other applications. Unfortunately, many CIOs think they are properly licensed and in compliance with their SAP software maintenance agreements…until they get the audit notifications. The speakers cover: Why Diageo lost the case and how the court ruling was decided How audits can be used to drive innovation and road map clarity (and why you should not be afraid of them) Who you should engage during the audit process so you make the right decisions every step of the way Dan Ashton, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street hosts this 30-minute discussion with Sebastian Schoofs, Executive Director at VOQUZ and Jeremy Sayler, Director of License Advisory Services at Rimini Street. This is the fastest way for you to learn the 5 ways to avoid surprises with SAP’s Indirect Access and control your destiny.
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