In the sixth of 10 episodes, Hari Candadai, Global VP at Rimini Street, interviews Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research to discuss digital transformation solutions in the face of the global pandemic.
Wang used to tell companies to go to the cloud to avoid vendor lock-in. Now he tells them to avoid the cloud to avoid lock-in. He characterizes this as a “big shift” in thinking, in response to movement in the enterprise software market. For many companies, the solution is a surround strategy ─ with an internally deployed ERP at the center enhanced by cloud-based best-of-breed solutions ─ rather than moving everything to cloud ERP.