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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The BBC Covers Appirio and CloudFit

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Former triathlete Jeff Temple started wearing a fitness tracking device two years ago when his company gave it to him as an annual gift. He could have chosen a branded jacket or a backpack. But, like 150 other employees at cloud computing company Appirio, he opted for the Jawbone tracker with membership of the associated… Read More

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The Reckoning for old IT service and outsourcing Firms

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The biggest IT services and outsourcing firms could be in for the roughest adjustments they’ve seen in years. They will almost certainly have to shed data centers and possibly thousands of workers. Why is this shift occurring and why now? There are three major forces undergoing change today: software buyers, software vendors and IT in… Read More

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There’s an app for that

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HANDY is creating a big business out of small jobs. The company finds its customers self-employed home-helps available in the right place and at the right time. All the householder needs is a credit card and a phone equipped with Handy’s app, and everything from spring cleaning to flat-pack-furniture assembly gets taken care of by… Read More

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Tongal, eLance, and Topcoder Will Change How You Compete

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Who will be your next competitive threat? Will it be an established firm that ups their game, a young upstart company that bursts onto to scene, or a competitor from a different industry all together? What if your challenger isn’t a traditional organization at all, but instead a “talent platform” that doesn’t actually have employees? Talent platforms—such as… Read More

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Appirio and Industry Leaders Host 2014 Topcoder Open to Celebrate How Developers Are Changing the World

The Ultimate Programming and Design Tournament, API Mashathon and Developer Conference Features Sponsors 3D Systems, Amazon, Booz Allen Hamilton, ExactTarget, Facebook, Google, HARMAN, HP IDol OnDemand, IBM, MemSQL, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Sequoia Capital and Two Sigma SAN FRANCISCO – October 29, 2014 – Today, Appirio announced the lineup of keynote speakers at the 2014 Topcoder Open and… Read More

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Appirio Forms World’s Largest Professional Crowdsourcing Community of Swift Developers; Partners Challenge Community To Develop Enterprise Apps Based on Apple’s New Programming Language

Topcoder Community of Swift Developers Grows to More Than 3,700 Across 110 Countries In Just Seven Weeks SAN FRANCISCO – October 21, 2014 – Appirio, a global cloud consultancy, today announced that its topcoder crowdsourcing community has grown its Swift-experienced developers to over 3,700 since the launch of the company’s “GetSwifter” Challenge Series on August 19,… Read More

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Appirio Taps the Power Of The Crowd To Help The American Cancer Society Fight Cancer

Effort Enlists Appirio’s Topcoder Crowdsourcing Community to Conceptualize and Develop Applications to Help Fund Research, Create Broader Cancer Awareness, and Save Lives SAN FRANCISCO – October 20, 2014 – Appirio, a global cloud consultancy, today announced an initiative to donate the power of its topcoder community to help the American Cancer Society (ACS) design and… Read More

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