2022 IT Buyer Sentiment Survey: A GCC Countries Executive Summary
During times of disruption, companies within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries that innovate and proactively invest in their own future can emerge stronger on the other side. How are CTOs and CIOs leading the charge to meet their 2022 objectives in a business landscape that included a global pandemic and economic and political uncertainty? What is the role — and priority — of technology in combating disruption for organisations with GCC countries? What are IT leaders’ feelings towards digital transformation and the cloud? What are their top IT initiatives for 2022? In this report sponsored by Rimini Street, Censuswide reveals results of its GCC region IT buyer sentiment survey covering industries including Telecoms, Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Retail, Manufacturing. They provide insights on those questions and more, including: What types of initiatives would IT leaders like to see more of in 2022? What initiatives would IT leaders like to cancel in 2022? What are the biggest challenges being faced when trying to meet digital transformation objectives? What are IT leaders’ plans, if any, for cloud migration? What % feel positively about their enterprise application vendor’s cloud offering? What % are looking to move to an opensource database? What % are dissatisfied with their enterprise application vendor support and why? Assess how your organisation stacks up — and your progress on digital transformation — by downloading the report today.
Getting off the Hamster Wheel of Vendor Patching for Enterprise Software
Information security expert Derek Brink of Aberdeen Strategy & Research sits down with Rimini Street’s Anne Plese to discuss the business case for virtual patching vs. vendor patching. In this on-demand webinar, Brink likens applying software vendor security patches to being on a hamster wheel: • vulnerabilities are discovered and publicly disclosed • patches are (usually) made available by the vendor • IT teams must decide if and when to implement the patches • new vulnerabilities are discovered and publicly disclosed Brink characterizes this as a complex, challenging, expensive, and ongoing process that includes security risks, high operational costs, business disruption, potential loss of revenue and productivity due to system downtime, and higher staffing needs. Conversely, per Brink, a virtual patching approach substantially reduces — and in some cases substantially eliminates — these challenges. Brink’s metrics alone, on the staggering number of vulnerabilities and the high percentage with no available vendor patches, are eye-opening.
The Rise of Unified Software Services
As IT environments evolve, they become more complex, and overseeing them becomes more costly and resource-intensive. To address this holistically, a comprehensive solution has emerged. Constellation Research suggests that unified software services — an integrated, single-provider approach to maintaining systems, supporting cloud computing, managing application portfolios, and facilitating IT service delivery — is that solution. In this report sponsored by Rimini Street, it takes a deep dive into the effectiveness and benefits of unified software services in driving transformation, calling the approach: “The most evolved model of enterprise software services that currently exists.” Download the Constellation report now.
Sizing up the IT skills gap
How real is the tech talent shortage? According to a recent CIO survey, very real. CIO surveyed 100s of IT leaders worldwide to gauge the scope of the problem and how leaders are coping. Read the full report for data sets, insights, and takeaways to help you face your talent challenges. In the report, you’ll learn: The role IT skills gaps play in teams’ ability to deliver on strategic initiatives Conditions that are making it more challenging to recruit and retain IT talent Strategies that leaders are using to combat talent gaps How leaders balance the pursuit of emerging skills versus legacy skills For a deeper look into the survey data along with expert analysis, read the research report today.
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Accelerating IT to the speed of business
Many organisations are facing the same challenge: finding funds and capacity to accelerate innovation and digital transformation. The landscape is constantly evolving, and IT departments face increased operating costs and limited capital, the loss of skills through the ‘great resignation’ and limited access to modern innovations. How are successful organisations managing the complexity and demands of their current enterprise software environments without compromising on their ambitions for the future? Join Rimini Street experts, Ronen Fox, Service Solution Architect, SAP, Anthony Griffin, Manager, Business Solutions Finance – EMEA and Gordon Smith, Director, SAP Applications Support for a practical guide to support and services for business-critical applications. They’ll provide real-world examples of the multitude of options available to you and show how you can take control of the journey your organisation is on. Get further insight into: SAP Roadmap: Your options for innovation: Focus on your business needs, maximise your current investment and accelerate your innovations. Move at your own pace and according to your priorities Smart Path Forward: Learn how to Optimise, Evolve and Transform your SAP applications to stay ahead of the curve and define the business of tomorrow Customisation: learn about the possibilities in application support for mission-critical code customisations that you’d never receive from software vendors Resourcing: the alternative to your vendor’s preventative maintenance services and how this can empower you to re-allocate IT resources to where you need them most Tax and Legal Compliance: How can you stay informed and help ensure compliance with every tax, legal and regulatory change in all your operational jurisdictions?
Avoid the Risks of Forced SaaS and Subscription Models
Gartner analysts help you understand why software vendors are ending perpetual licenses in favor of subscription models and what you can do about it.
Why Choose Virtual Patching over Vendor Patching for Database Security
A traditional, vendor patch-oriented approach to enterprise software security could leave you vulnerable to unpatched threats and create resource constraints. Virtual patching offers organizations more effective protection when vendor patches are not available, not possible, or not practical. With ransomware attacks, data theft, and phishing attempts increasing in frequency and effect, businesses can’t afford to merely rely on vendor patches that are often released well after the threat has emerged or don’t cover the full threat spectrum. If you’re depending on your vendor to protect your software and the valuable data it holds, don’t. According to the Rimini Street sponsored Aberdeen report, “Why Adopt Virtual Patching Vs. Vendor Patching for Enterprise Software Security?” more than 22,000 vulnerabilities were disclosed in 2020, and nearly 5,000 had no vendor patch by year-end. The report compares the business outcomes, costs, and efficacy of virtual patching and vendor patching. Highlights of the analysis include: Why a traditional, patch-oriented approach to enterprise software security falls short How virtual patching works and use cases where it’s most applicable Tips for making the technical case for replacing vendor patching with virtual patching Quantifying the operational cost of a vendor patch-oriented approach to enterprise software patches and upgrades For complete datasets, analysis, and insights, download a complimentary copy of the full report.
Maximize Your Salesforce ROI
The Salesforce® talent shortage is real. There isn’t enough expertise to go around, and that’s creating significant challenges for businesses. Not only are organizations struggling to source Salesforce talent, but they’re also searching for the budget to fund the salaries that experienced Salesforce professionals command. The projected growth of the Salesforce economy and the leverage that Salesforce experts have in the job market predict even more challenging times ahead. What if you could: easily and seamlessly solve your Salesforce skills gap issues? clear the growing backlog of customer data and reporting projects? improve seller productivity and win rates? stay on top of new Salesforce features? Now you can. Meet six organizations that are leveraging Rimini Street managed services for Salesforce to close their skills gaps, help improve Salesforce ROI, and redeploy internal teams to more critical initiatives. Download the eBook for more insights.