Tag: technology

Social Media Sunday

It’s not often I disagree with Laurie, also known as the Cynical Girl, but yesterday was one of those days when I read Social Media Saturday. My apologies Laurie, but your post was just, well, way too cynical and left me feeling compelled to write a rebuttal. First off, I am not an Apple geek. iPhone3 was the first Apple gadget I…

The Day the Cloud Went Bust

If you are on Twitter, I am sure you recognize the illustration: the Twitter whale signals that the system is not working as it should. Unless you are in the middle of a tweet-up, Twitter being out of service is unlikely to be more than annoying. But what about other cloud applications we have come to rely on? Do you…

Be my new Twiend? Not ever again!

I’ve been trying out some tools to enhance my Twitter experience. I have been using Tweetdeck and Twitter for iPad for a while and like them for tweeting, but when you are looking for experts to follow on topics of interest, for me on “HR” and “future of work”, it´s not so easy to find them. You can certainly look…

Up in the Air: Why I Bring the Cloud to Work

This week’s edition of BusinessWeek contains an interesting cover story titled “The Cloud: Battle of the Tech Titans“. The author gives an overview of the tech companies that have embraced the cloud as the only way forward (Amazon, Google, Microsoft), and contrasts them with companies that view the cloud as part of the overall enterprise architecture, the so-called hybrid cloud…

It’s 2011: Will your company survive the exodus of the baby boomers?

2011 marks the start of the exit of the baby boomers: the generation born in the years following World War II turns 65 and will retire. It is the beginning of the largest workforce exodus that we have ever seen. 2011 is a pivotal year and signals a profound change that companies, and specifically HR, will be forced to cope with over the coming years. The effect of this so-called ‘knowledge crunch’ is set to hit just as companies recover from the credit crunch, and will augment the impact of the recession if not handled well.

HR goes Hybrid

My new 2010 whitepaper is titled: Crossing boundaries to create Hybrid HR. Why do we believe that HR goes Hybrid this year? Because we think that a new flexible ‘hybrid HR’ approach is crucial for HR to succeed in this new decade. Hybrid HR combines every available delivery option to provide HR services in real-time and to allow for maximum flexibility –…

2010 Trends: The future of HR is Hybrid

The recession has redrawn the blueprints of the business world, and nowhere more so have these changes been felt than in the HR department. A new flexible ‘hybrid HR’ approach is crucial for HR to succeed in this new decade. Traditional HR models offered the choice between OnPremise, OnDemand and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). Hybrid HR combines every available delivery option…