Is HR afraid of Technology?

Oct 27, 2009 | 16 Comments

Tweet I have had a nagging feeling for awhile that HR people are actually afraid of technology. I thought back on my last year of twitter conversations with my HR tweeps and could not think of any significant evidence of HR people talking about technology. In fact, many times during the monthly #HR_Tech chats, the […]

Cloud computing is not in a cloud

Sep 9, 2009 | No Comments

Tweet I have been dismayed recently at all the articles and blog posts I read these days that seem to indicate that we won’t need data centers anymore with Cloud Computing. That somehow Cloud Computing runs, well, in the cloud! Now I know you all are smarter than that. Right? You know that somewhere, someplace […]

How HR SaaS Vendors can conquer the world

Mar 1, 2009 | 3 Comments

Tweet One of the biggest limitations preventing companies with an in-house HCM system (e.g. Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Lawson) from moving to a SaaS HCM system is customizations. Many companies have made significant customizations to their HR system and are not willing to let go of these customizations. I don’t want to get into a discussion […]

Streamline My Upgrade Please

Feb 8, 2009 | 3 Comments

Tweet Having participated on many HCM and Talent Management upgrade projects in various roles such as Developer, Business Analyst, Architect and Project Manager I am dismayed at the amount of time, resources and money the traditional upgrades consume. Prior to the Oracle acquisition, PeopleSoft correctly determined that ERP upgrades were consuming the budgets of their […]

SaaS Disillusionment is your own making

Jan 13, 2009 | One Comment

Tweet While on Twitter the other day, one of my favorite HR twitter users, Jason Averbook, posted a link to an article on the InformationWeek blog about the SAP CEO, Bill McDermott, predicting SaaS Disillusionment. From the InformationWeek article: Meantime, McDermott says SAP is positioned to gain share in the business applications market as IT […]

Sass your SaaS

Nov 30, 2008 | No Comments

Tweet In other words, do talk back to your SaaS applications. Let me explain. Bahan Sadegh at wrote an excellent article called 10 Questions To Ask A Potential SaaS Vendor. Number 10 on the list includes monitoring. Personally I think this needs to be a little higher on the list. What’s the point of […]