April, 2007

The Sapphire Chronicles

Apr 30, 2007 Posted by

Last week I attended SAP’s Sapphire Conference in Atlanta. Some key takeaways from this year’s SAP Sapphire Conference… “SAP for Business Network Transformation” – SAP’s attempt to cultivate its ecosystem of partners to deliver a single solution to customers with SAP at the core. SAP is actually doing some interesting co-innovation projects with customers such […]


HCM…The New SaaS Darling

Apr 24, 2007 Posted by

Some notable media outlets and respected bloggers are writing more and more about HCM. Is the HCM space starting to get some respect? In the past week alone, Reuters published a story about SuccessFactors having one of the largest SaaS deployments to date (with yours truly embedded into the story). Phil Wainewright has some great […]


How To Fix the HR Outsourcing Market

Apr 20, 2007 Posted by

Earlier this week, I was in NY attending the HRO World Conference. The general consensus of the conference was disappointing, lacked any new ideas and energy, and that the industry, as a whole, has temporarily stalled in its effort to become more mature. Although I am still a fan of the HRO model, and enjoy […]


The Talent Crisis Impacting Silicon Valley

Apr 18, 2007 Posted by

I spent the last week in Silicon Valley talking with lots of companies, friends and colleagues about the topic of talent management, or more specifically, the workforce challenges in the valley. Many friends attending the Web. 2.0 Expo this week, are hearing many of those same concerns and challenges from startup companies regarding a current […]


The Human Capitalist Named Best of the Web

Apr 12, 2007 Posted by

My blog has been nominated as Best of the Web (free subscription required) by HR Executive Magazine. As they describe… Jason Corsello, the man behind The Human Capitalist blog, is Yankee Group’s research director for enterprise software and service delivery strategies. Of course, that gives him some powerful insight into HR technology, services and outsourcing […]