By Thomas Otter on October 1, 2010
I have been to many, many software conferences, but I’m especially fond of the HR tech conference in Chicago. It has a good mix of vendors and practitioners, and is well worth a visit. Over the years at conferences around the world, I’ve strolled the vendor booths, and seen all sorts. Some, just a desk […]
By Thomas Otter on July 10, 2010
cross posted on my Gartner blog. I read many HR blogs, and one of my favourites is the Evil HR lady. She blogs a much of her HR stuff on the BNET site. I have been speaking to a lot of HR audiences lately, and sometimes they get a little uncomfortable when I bring up […]
By Thomas Otter on May 7, 2010
image via OzinOH, thanks! I’m looking forward to this event. Most of the events I go to are single vendor events, but this one is different. It is the event that brings most of the HR technology community together. Bill runs an excellent show. I’ll get to see Jason, Steve , Phil and Naomi, and […]
By Brian Sommer on October 8, 2009
We got a lot of pitches from technology companies at the recent HR Technology show in Chicago. Each of us asked vendors “What are the top 3 things we should remember about your firm?” and often we were met with blank stares; a litany of functions and features; or, that rarest of all, a polished set of messages any analyst or prospect would love.
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By Brian Sommer on October 7, 2009
Some positive surprises – strong attendance
Last week, Dr. Katherine Jones and I attended the HR Technology show. Katherine is one the best known HR analysts out there and covered the space for Aberdeen Group for a number of years. Together, we sat down with 21 vendors and their top executives. Afterwards, Katherine and I […]
By Thomas Otter on September 28, 2009
I’ve tried this metaphor on several client calls recently, so let me inflict it on you too.
via Flickr, the cc licence of Rodolfo Cartas thanks.
In this architecture, everything is from one vendor, and integration with third party applications is rather difficult. Typical ERP /HRMS pitch of the mid-nineties. Why do you need other […]
By Thomas Otter on September 25, 2009
(photo CC 2.o attribution, thanks to g-hat!)
World leaders are gathering in Pittsburgh to discuss banking reform and other pressing matters. According to the Guardian, the discussions are likely to be rocky.
European leaders appeared to be on a collision course tonight with Barack Obama and Gordon Brown after Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, warned that […]
By Thomas Otter on September 7, 2009
Photo via the cc of sgt. PepperedJane. thanks!
To score well at Scrabble, you need to look at the score, not the just word. Long words across the board might look good, but unless they land on double or triples, you simply waste letters and open up the board for the others to score. Literary […]
By Thomas Otter on August 7, 2009
I spoke with an organization the other day, they are re-implementing a core HR administrative system, because the implementation they did several years ago hasn’t had the take up from the HR department users. This puzzled me a bit. How come HR users can decide whether to use the corporate system or not? Administrative Finance […]