Akshara Naik Lopez

Senior Analyst

Akshara Naik Lopez

Author Insights


How Ineffective Sourcing Strategies Affect Your Tech Debt Index

Akshara Naik Lopez August 11, 2023
Struggling to manage tech debt? Learn three key considerations in this preview of our upcoming Technology & Innovation North America event.

SAP To Raise On-Premise Annual Support Fees An Average Of 5% Effective January 2024

Akshara Naik Lopez August 9, 2023
Continuing the latest trend in price increases by major enterprise software vendors, SAP announced on July 26, 2023, that it will increase the annual support fees for SAP support agreements by roughly 5.0% (by local CPI rates, capped to 5%). This is on top of the previous increase announced in 2022 for an average support […]

Our Reflections On SAP Sapphire 2023

Dario Maisto July 17, 2023
Forrester analysts attended SAP’s key customer event, Sapphire, this year in Barcelona and Orlando. In 2023, “digital” and “AI” were the two keywords used in almost every presentation … sometimes maybe abused. Two things caught our attention: Digital hubs as a business enabler. SAP estimates that 80% of B2B transactions will happen via digital channels […]

Plan Now For Major Changes To Oracle Java Licensing Costs

Steven Russman April 10, 2023
Oracle has again changed licensing rules for its widely used Java product. On January 23, 2023, the company introduced a new license metric, the SE Universal Subscription. It offers all the benefits of the legacy Java SE subscription, plus universal use rights (desktop, server, and third-party cloud) and triage support for customers’ entire Java portfolio, […]