How to Solve Salesforce Skills Gaps and Boost Performance
As the global leader in commercial design and manufacturing with flagship clients like Starbucks, Hilton, and McDonalds, Elkay Interior Systems (EIS) has a sprawling and complex IT environment. Over this past year, it has been able to reduce complexity, improve service, and cut costs with Rimini Street application management services (AMS) for its Salesforce environment. In this on-demand webinar presentation, EIS’s Tammy Miller, global IT director, and Abraham Nugent, business solution analyst, join Rimini Street President, Sebastian Grady, to discuss their journey with Salesforce and how they found an alternative path to improving their Salesforce operations. Topics covered include: The impact of Salesforce hiring and resourcing challenges Tactics to address resourcing challenges and get more out of your Salesforce investment The value of an unlimited ticket model Ways that EIS uses Rimini Street to unlock the art of the possible
Introducing Rimini Protect™: Comprehensive, Zero-Day IT Security
Security is a top issue facing IT professionals today, and if you’re relying solely on software vendor patches to keep your data safe, you’re taking an unnecessary risk. In this on-demand webinar, Rimini Street CEO Seth Ravin and IT security experts discuss the escalating cybersecurity threat environment and how you can take control of your own defense with Rimini Protect zero-day security solutions and services. Learn about the high cost of security breaches, how often they are occurring, how bad actors can target your employees, and how your current security efforts may still leave you vulnerable. You won’t want to miss this valuable discussion. Watch now.
The Business Impacts of the IT Talent Shortage: CIO Research Results
In this on-demand webcast, Tom Schmidt, digital content director at CIO, and Brian Slepko, EVP, global service delivery at Rimini Street, review global research findings on the IT talent shortage and its impacts on business. Results from the study reveal IT leaders’ top business and technology challenges, their level of concern with the talent shortage, and the impact of remote work on the ability to recruit and retain IT talent. Tom and Brian also discuss: delivering business efficiencies strategies for addressing the IT talent shortage structuring a support organization for an environment with both old and new technology why outsourcing support for ERP applications can be a smart strategy Watch now.
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? Oracle EBS and Database Roadmap Choices
As an Oracle customer, do you ever wonder if you should stay or go? Do you ever ask yourself: why do I love Oracle software? should I stay with EBS 12.1.x or go to EBS 12.2.x? how about Oracle Database versions 11, 12, 18, 19, or 21 vs. open source databases? should I stay with my on-premises application and technology software or go to cloud software? should I keep my data centers on-premises or go cloud or hybrid? The good news is that there are many options with pros and cons depending on your situation and strategy. In this webcast, Rimini Street President Sebastian Grady chats with Wells Enterprises’ CIO Ryan Schaap about their eight year partnership and the application rationalization strategy that has helped Wells drive transformative innovation. Topics include: a review of Oracle EBS and database roadmap choices security choices to minimize risk and maximize protection for these mission-critical systems evaluating the cost vs. value of upgrades prioritizing “which roadmap choices when” how to leverage third-party support to drive transformative growth Watch the webcast now.
Forrester Webinar ANZ
Featuring As Australian technology executives grapple with the dual expectation of delivering efficient yet effective outcomes in time of uncertainty while managing tech talent shortage, now is the time to think holistically about all elements of the technology portfolio to free human and financial capital. Rimini Street is delighted to present this webinar featuring guest speaker Sam Higgins, Principal Analyst at Forrester, which will deep dive into the latest ways of optimising and futureproofing your technology stack – leaving you with actionable insights you can implement right now! During this webinar you will learn: Insights on how to balance getting lean, getting organised and getting moving when it comes to freeing up human and financial capital How to make smarter decisions to optimise your application portfolio to remain modern and economically sound How to increase opportunity for innovation to accelerate next wave of business transformation by being future-fit
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.
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?
Take Control of Your SAP Relationship & Roadmap
SAP software is mission-critical and can be complex. The same can be said for SAP licensing which makes compliance difficult. Yet, being out of compliance can be an invitation for an audit which are an easy way for SAP to generate revenue at your expense and cause unwanted lock-ins. During this webinar you’ll learn smart ways to manage your SAP relationship, plus how to free your budget and liberate funds for innovation including digital transformation. Join this essential session as our experts explain how to respond to: SAP license negotiation strategies SAP audit triggers and tactics including Indirect Access Licensing questions when moving to third-party support Doug Gibson, Managing Partner at Invictus Partners along with James Ratcliffe, Service Solution Architect – SAP at Rimini Street will share guidance on SAP licensing as well as strategies to reduce your SAP support costs, free up resources and focus on your business initiatives.
Funding Secure, Compliant Transformation
Finding budget for digital transformation in the energy and utilities sector is a big problem. According to Gartner, about 90% of IT budget is spent on ongoing operations and enhancement costs, leaving only 10% for transformation and sustainability efforts. But there are creative solutions. Watch this virtual thought leadership webinar to gain insights on funding transformation in the utilities and energy arenas. The expert panelists dove into ways to shift resources, attract new talent, and quickly adapt to new changes in the industry.