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Moving to Oracle’s Cloud – are the risks worth the rewards? A Rimini Street Perspective

Most CIOs are planning or executing a journey to the cloud. Strategies range from “not yet” to “cloud when it makes sense” to “cloud-first.” Some start by moving their infrastructure first, while others go “all-in” by moving infrastructure, platform, and applications. Given the strategy and route your cloud journey is taking, is Oracle’s roadmap going to take you where you want to go?

Each stop along Oracle’s roadmap can lock licensees deeper into its cloud, so you must be certain that Oracle is the right long-term partner before starting down the Oracle cloud path. Oracle is offering cloud incentive programs to tempt its licensees to start the journey, but these programs can have risks and hidden costs.Join former Gartner analyst, Pat Phelan, as she examines alternate routes to the cloud and weighs Oracle cloud service options against the potential for lock-in and other risks.

Hosted by Jason Kotsaftis, Product Marketing Director for Rimini Street, this 30-minute session is instrumental to organizations planning their path to the cloud.

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Jason Kotsaftis
Jason Kotsaftis
Sr. Director, Product Marketing
Rimini Street

Jason Kotsaftis is Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street. Most recently, Jason served as Sr. Director of Solutions Product Marketing and Product Management at Dell/EMC. In that role, he led the group responsible for the complete solutions portfolio for server, storage, networking, cloud computing as well as converged and hyper-converged infrastructure systems. Prior to the Dell/EMC merger, Jason spent over 20 years at EMC Corporation where he held various positions including leading several strategic global alliances with Oracle, SAP and others as well as leading the solutions product marketing team for business applications, big data and cloud computing.

Pat Phelan
Pat Phelan
VP of Market Research
Rimini Street

Pat Phelan recently joined Rimini Street as a VP of Market Research. She is developing a product marketing research agenda that provides an ecosystem perspective and informs business decisions across critical topics – including enterprise software, third-party support, IT optimization, and application strategies.

Pat has 37 years of packaged application experience in various industries, both public and private, including commercial manufacturers, service firms, federal/state/local government and education. Prior to joining Rimini Street, she was at Gartner for 18 years providing CIOs and IT leaders with research and advice on methods and strategies for managing the ERP/business application life cycle, with a special focus on restructuring support as applications are moved to the cloud.

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