Comments
Rimini Street Ends Oracle Software Hosting
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
2/21/2014 | 4:13:15 PM
Dave Rowe: No "dodging" at Rimini Street
For the record, Rimini Street Sr. VP Dave Rowe objects to use of the term "dodged" as too subjective in this story. In an email exchange, he said CEO Seth Ravin didn't "dodge" revealing the number of customers who still dowload their Oracle software to a Ramini Street datacenter. He said "slightly fewer than 100" out of 700 current customers still download for Rimini Street hosting. Rowe thinks the number peaked at an earlier date at 120 but is checking. Also, some PeopleSoft contracts prohibit movement of the software off-premise; some don't, he added. I would stand by the original phrasing.   
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
2/21/2014 | 12:54:17 PM
Rimini Street decision followed TomorrowNow brouhaha
I think the legal issues overwhelm the stated reason of not wanting to build out a global data center presence. After the TomorrowNeow brouhaha, Rimini Street concluded it was too exposed, running its customers' software on its own computers. The 2011 decision was followed by Rimiini Street refusing to host new customers starting in 2012. The timing isn't just a coincidence.


IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 24, 2014
Start improving branch office support by tapping public and private cloud resources to boost performance, increase worker productivity, and cut costs.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.