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.
Your Enterprise Software Blueprint: Building Business Resiliency and Funding Innovation Securely
IT professionals are continually challenged by budget constraints, a low inventory of skilled workers, and ongoing supply chain issues. Watch this virtual thought leadership webinar moderated by Anne Plese, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street. You’ll gain insights from two IT professionals who are creatively addressing these issues. They also discuss hot topics such as: IT modernization strategy, customer-driven innovation, upscaling internal talent, reskilling in the IT industry, and how to demonstrate the business value of IT solutions. Learn from Vinitha Simon, Head of Enterprise Architecture at Western Governors University, and Jeff Shepard, Senior IT Director at American Greetings AG Digital as they share ideas on how to develop comprehensive, strategic plans for your organization’s digital future.
Help Maximize Your SAP Investment and Drive Innovation
Many SAP licensees, even after paying their annual support invoices, still endure hours of self-support on customizations, chasing down support tickets and inflexible vendor roadmaps resulting in drained resources that could otherwise be deployed on projects to drive innovation. There’s a better way. Hear how T-Mobile optimized resources, filled skills gaps, and deployed their team towards bigger initiatives. Find out how to migrate to next-gen systems on your timetable instead of SAP’s — as well as how to address current SAP trends. It’s 10 minutes well spent. Watch now.
Prioritize Investments and Reduce Costs to Fund Digital Transformation for Retail
Competing successfully in retail has become increasingly tied to reducing costs and funding IT transformation. In this on-demand webinar Kayak founder Terry Jones, Wells Enterprises (and Blue Bunny ice cream brand) CIO Ryan Schaap, and Rimini Street president Sebastian Grady discuss the mandate for digital innovation in the complex, evolving world of retail. Learn how industry leaders are funding digital transformation for retail and implementing innovative technology; how you can reduce your enterprise software support budget and stop paying into a dated vendor support model; and how the 108-year-old parent company of the Blue Bunny brand is driving growth through acquisitions and digital transformation. Watch the on-demand webinar now.
Avoid Hidden ERP Costs to Help Fund Innovation and Your Future ERP
In this on-demand webinar, learn how IT leaders can avoid hidden ERP costs through third-party support and can then use the savings to help fund innovation, their future ERPs, and staff retention. Third-party support has origins in significantly reducing the cost of ERP software maintenance, but has become a key driver for enterprises to free up budget and the IT team for next-generation ERP solutions and digital innovation. In this presentation, Anne Plese of Rimini Street and Rebecca Wettemann of technology analyst firm Valoir also discuss addressing operational barriers to achieve IT roadmap success, engaging IT teams for staff retention, and how three Rimini Street clients unlocked millions of dollars in working capital to help fund digital transformation. Watch the webinar now.