Talk Talk moves HR systems to cloud

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Telecoms company Talk Talk is, for the first time, providing its managers with accurate information on head count, job vacancies, overtime and salary costs after replacing seven HR IT systems with a single, cloud-based service. The project, which went live last October and is expected to pay for itself within three years, has transformed the way… Read More

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Health Persuasion Gets Better

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A 2013 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that barely 20 percent of adult Americans get the recommended amount of exercise each week, which can be as little as three or four hours. If we’re to overcome this inertia, exercise needs to become more psychologically inviting. Read more >>

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Will Office 365 Destroy Consulting?

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If you had asked me back in 2010 if my banking or insurance clients would ever move their content to the cloud, I would have laughed. But over the past couple of years these same organizations have shifted their perspective. The idea of hosting email in Exchange online and providing users with an option of… Read More

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Join the Data Hunters: Look for Asteroids on Your Computer

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"Asteroids" may be a classic video game, but the Asteroid Data Hunter app that's just become available for desktop computers is no idle pastime: It's a software package that sifts through image data from Earth-based telescopes, looking for previously detected asteroids and flagging space rocks that haven't been seen before. Read more >>

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Energy Department Launches Virtual Hackathon to Build the Next Big Solar Software Solutions

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Last week, the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative launched the largest-of-its-kind, 60-day online hackathon to quickly build prototype solutions and products that address barriers to greater solar energy deployment and drive down the costs of solar energy. Approximately 700,000 coders, developers, and data scientists are expected to participate in this series of contests to build promising… Read More

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What’s the future of pureplay cloud IT services firms?

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As cloud computing becomes more mainstream and moves progressively further upmarket into ever-larger enterprise deals, will the pioneering cloud-only integrators such as Appirio, Astadia, Bluewolf and Cloud Sherpas get left behind? It’s increasingly the big-brand global systems integrators (GSIs) — Accenture, Deloitte and PwC, among others — that get brought into the high-value projects. Read more… Read More

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How Salesforce, Crowdsourcing, and Enterprise App Dev Are Changing The Face of Connected Health

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When Salesforce looked closely at business application development for connected health, it envisioned a cloud-based app essential to allow all stakeholders in a patient’s case–from intake to the surgeon to the patient himself–to participate in Salesforce’s so-called Connected Clinic at once, in real time, and from different locations. In particular, it was critical for Salesforce… Read More

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Cloud HR projects: Key IT services for channel partners

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Channel partners are finding a growing line of business in human resources as they help customers transition from aging, on-premises technology to cloud-based applications. HR, or human capital management (HCM) as the field is sometimes called, has long been an important source of channel revenue. For decades, resellers and integrators installed HR products for customers,… Read More

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Lead Workers, Not Just Employees

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Have you heard phrases like “non-employment work arrangements,” “freelance talent platforms” and “labor market intermediaries”? They reflect an emerging trend in which work and workers exist “beyond employment.” Many leaders have hardly noticed the rising frequency with which these terms crop up in discussions about the future of work. To CFOs and other leaders, “non-employment… Read More

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FinancialForce Hits $50M Run Rate–Mid Market Getting Sexier

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In the cloud financial software space there are two well established markets. Firstly larger enterprises who are served by NetSuite, Workday, Kenandy  and (on an on-again, off-again basis) SAP. At the other end of the spectrum are small and micro businesses who are spoilt for choice – Intuit INTU +1.46%’s QuickBooks Online product, while fairly… Read More

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