The Technology Does Not Sell

Years ago, there is a motorola executive was speaking to a group of students. He asks the students to answer a couple of simple questions, “who among you owns a

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Evaluating the Demo

I’ll admit that a while back (wow – are we going on 10 years now?) I was an SC.  You know – those guys from the vendors that the salespeople

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The Lowest Common Denominator

I’ve been trying to sell people on the Google Android operating system for smart phones lately.  I’m not sure that it’s really about the Android versus the iPhone for me

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Burnt to a Crisp

I have a friend who happens to have a particular way of ordering steaks. This is interesting for a number of reasons. First, I’m not sure how many Indian guys

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I was recently getting caught up on some blog reading and noticed Josh Bersin’s post on the Talent Management Software Slump.  I’m not sure if I’m just a pessimist, but

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Perhaps the statement that we now live in a “point solution world” for HR is a bit bold.  Certainly in large and medium sized organizations, ERP deployments are still strong. 

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There seems to be a fairly significant movement from recruiting as an applicant tracking system to a relationship management system.  At this point, I’m advocating recruiting CRM’s in some niche

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As we seem to be moving past the initial enamoration of talent functionality, there seems to be more and more disillusionment with the lack of full integration that we are

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The taleo blog recently wrote a piece about the sages of maturity for talent management solutions.  I actually like this 4 stage continuum, and think it applies to more than

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Why Workstream wanted to be tied to Empagio in the first place never quite made sense to me.  When their merger was announced several months ago, everyone knew Workstream needed

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Far be it for feeble minded me to critique HBR’s SOA article entitled “Then Next Revolution in Productivity,”  ((HBR June 2008, pg 73))  but that’s what I’ll do anyway.  While

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Last month Kenexa invited a group of analysts and industry influencers to PA for a roundup and briefing of what they are up to. I’ll personally say that I’m not

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While it comes as no surprise that software vendor consolidation continutes to happen, It was not exactly what I was expecting when Taleo announced their acquisition of Vurv.  In the

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So after my little rant on integration yesterday, you’d think that I’m pretty sold on ERP?  You’d be right.  I’m also sold on point solutions though, and there is indeed

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So I took a brief 3 week pause from writing in December and quite a bit happened.  Here is a brief summary of the news: December 4:  Reuters reported a

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Out comes a new release of SuccessFactors popular talent management system.  My general opinion is that the leading talent management systems are all playing on a fairly level playing field. 

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