Ideally, digital transformation moves at the speed of business. Unfortunately, ERP innovation does not. Hybrid IT solutions can help you keep up.
A hybrid IT environment includes a combination of internally deployed technology and cloud-based technology. The key to optimizing hybrid IT — and hybrid IT ROI — is determining what moves to the cloud and what stays put.
When considering the decision, it’s important to stay focused on your own enterprise rather than what others, including competitors, may be doing. Your criteria for a hybrid IT model will be unique to your business.
What’s the ideal mix? Consider these three factors when designing your hybrid IT model:
- collaboration with other IT ecosystems, including suppliers and partners
- integration risk tolerance for data and processes
- hybrid IT environment security including, e.g., visibility into SaaS security
Moving technology to the cloud is an important, highly visible decision. This white paper contains a detailed analysis for evaluating the factors, best practice recommendations, and a sample framework for assessing cloud readiness.
Read this white paper and start creating your successful hybrid IT model today.
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Common Myths About Enterprise Software Support
Enterprise software is complicated and also mission-critical. You run your financials, sales, production, human resources and more on it. In some cases, having your ERP and databases down can bring your company to its knees and cost millions. Quality and professional support are vital. Traditionally, the major enterprise software vendors, including Oracle®, SAP®, Microsoft®, and IBM® have simply tacked on support and maintenance as a percentage of your license costs. With these fees, the vendor has promised to deliver fixes, patches, certifications, and upgrades. But is it delivering on that promise? This informational webinar clarifies the myths that may have dissuaded companies from making the move away from original vendor support, sacrificing significant savings and innovation opportunities in the process. We contrast lingering doubts with facts and realities, along with practical guidance about the choices available to you including third-party support. Key takeaways from this webinar: Clarify the common myths around software support and contrast with facts and realities Compare the value and ROI of software vendor support programs with third-party support Hear specific client case examples and experiences with Rimini Street support.
The Oracle EBS 12.1 Support Countdown Has Begun
Every Oracle EBS licensee running the 12.1 release will lose full support from Oracle by December 2021, potentially putting their businesses at risk if they do not take action. This is forcing a choice: remain with the 12.1 release when Oracle 12.1 support moves to Sustaining Support; complete an EBS upgrade from 12.1 to 12.2, potentially costing several million dollars; purchase temporary and less-comprehensive 12.1 support extensions; or move to the cloud. Although EBS 12.2 was released several years ago, it is still not widely adopted, leaving licensees to wonder how much new value is being delivered by Oracle for existing EBS software. And for many IT organizations, there are much more urgent priorities these days than having to make an EBS decision of this magnitude and expense. In this 30-minute on-demand webinar, Rimini Street discusses critical factors that Oracle EBS licensees should consider before: committing to an EBS upgrade from 12.1 to 12.2, spending even more for less Oracle 12.1 support, or moving to Oracle Cloud. Third-party support is also discussed as a solution to free up scarce IT resources and take back control of the EBS roadmap.
Drive transformation that creates competitive advantage
Today the #1 CEO priority is growth. With a majority of CEO’s seeing technology as a key enabler of growth, CIOs now have a mandate to innovate with investments in new technology initiatives. There is a catch though, budget. CIOs are typically spending as much as 90% of their IT budget on ongoing operations, leaving just 10% of the budget for innovation. In order to drive the business transformation that creates competitive advantage, today’s CIO must take control of their IT roadmap by creating a Business-Driven Roadmap designed around their business objectives, not the vendor’s. A roadmap that continues to utilize the vendor’s software and solutions, but on the CIO’s own terms and timeline, providing the flexibility, funding, and freedom to focus on initiatives that support the growth of the business. Eric Robinson, former CIO of Color Spot Nurseries discusses the strategy he took to increase Color Spot’s SAP footprint while driving down costs and enabling him to create a 5-year Business-Driven Roadmap with Rimini Street that leverages best of breed technology to support the needs of the business. Michael Louie, Director of Product Marketing hosts this 30-minute, interactive session.
7 Misconceptions of ERP in the Cloud
Enterprise organizations are facing constant pressure to shift ERP to the cloud. Vendors are pushing their cloud roadmaps. The business is demanding cloud capabilities to achieve growth and gain competitive advantage. Some CIO’s feel they are being asked to move to cloud ERP “for cloud’s sake” without a business case to justify it. But is moving your ERP to the cloud really the right move for the business? Join former Gartner analyst, Pat Phelan as she examines misconceptions and realities of ERP in the cloud. If the cloud is on your roadmap, you won’t want to miss this webinar. Register now.