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Strategic HR Planning on the Cloud: Let it Rain

A Three-Part Series — Part Three  In our previous two blog entries, we discussed how analytical insight must do more than simply enlighten managers about the workings of their organizations. It ought to provide guidance for planning, regardless of the time horizon or functional objective (e.g., strategic, operational, shift, project). We also described some of […]

5 Reasons Why Topcoder is the World’s Best Crowdsourcing Partner

A Five-Part Series –Part One: Topcoder Methodology Crowdsourcing has become a rocket ship in the business world. NASA crowdsources some of its most complex work, including initiatives aimed at issues related to the International Space Station. DARPA, Harvard Medical School, eBay, Honeywell, HP, and Comcast all crowdsource with Topcoder. Each of these enterprises needs superior […]

News from the Cloud: Bi-Weekly Highlights

The most interesting news this week is probably the launch of a new cloud computing exchange in Germany. Here’s our take on that news and more. Cloud Economics 2.0: German Stock Exchange starts cloud computing exchange ZDNet, 7/2/2013 Summary: In Europe-related cloud news, German Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse, announced last week that it will be […]

Cloud for Cloud’s Sake

Cloud for Cloud’s Sake

By Glenn Weinstein (@glennweinstein)CIO, Appirio Source: SearchCloudComputing.com It’s popular in consulting circles to reframe technology questions in business terms.  Often, after a few minutes of good deep technical conversation, someone will chime in with something like “well, what’s really important is improving business outcomes” or “it’s not just the technology, it’s about the people and […]

Appirio Closes Out 2012 Strong, Increases Investment in HCM and Crowdsourcing in 2013

Appirio Closes Out 2012 Strong, Increases Investment in HCM and Crowdsourcing in 2013

Significant Customer Momentum, Acquisition of Knowledge Infusion and Series D Funding in 2012 Creates Strong Foundation for Diversification, Growth and Differentiation in the Cloud Service Provider’s Business San Francisco – February 8, 2013 – Appirio, a global cloud services provider, today announced business highlights from 2012 and key investment areas for this year. In 2013 […]

Business Agility, The Cloud and The Future of HR Technology

Business Agility, The Cloud and The Future of HR Technology

HR has finally reached a point in its maturity where the only way for it to meet the demands of the business in a strategic way is if it leverages the “cloud” to increase its capabilities and decrease the demands on legacy IT functions. Cloud computing isn’t just the next “follow the shiny penny” trend, […]

On the Road with Google

On the Road with Google

By David Salyers I’ve been attending my fair share of conferences recently, and have had the opportunity to see a number of different presentations from Google executives – on topics ranging from how they’re building out their own ecosystem to general trends they see impacting businesses. One of my favorites was Michael Lock’s presentation at […]

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