The new HR Portal is not an HR Portal

What exactly was Web 1.0?  I honestly can’t even remember.  I barely even remember Web 2.0 other than it was the advent of user interactivity so minimally executed that today’s

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Dysfunctional Self Service

So I’ve been away for a year and I’ve let this website go a little bit.  (I just started back up in September) I mean, if you click on any

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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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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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Android versus iPhones

The web is alive with comparisons of Google Android phones and Apple iPhones.  While it seemed for a long time that the iPhone was going to own the market, Android

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Defining Web 2.0

It’s probably long past time to write some definitions.  In fact, I’ve done this before, probably every time I write a post about Web 2.0. A few years ago, I

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Employee Portal Experience Fundamentals

Portal redesign is fun these days.  Creating widgets from our talent management systems and plugging in cool looking, drillable analytics from the business intelligence engine (also widgetized) is pretty cool. 

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Real Life is Analog

Not Digital. We all love digital.  It makes our lives easier and faster.  But I’m not sure we all have an appropriate understanding of what digital and analog really mean. 

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If you ever look at a snowflake dangling from the window at your local Macy’s or Bloomingdales, realize that this snowflake is only a piece of marketing, there to draw

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Karen Beaman wrote a guest post somewhere on the technology of tennis. I’ve occasionally written about cycling here, but thought I’d go into more detail on the technology of cycling

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We’ve been in love with self service, direct access, portals, and everything else that allows a user to interact with HR on her own.  We have generically called self service

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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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I mean really, we have these things called portals that are mostly transactional self service engines these days.  But we at least realize there is potential for so much more. 

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Anu posted this image of simplicity for user interface designs.  While it’s a bit of a caricature on how Apple and Google have designed their UI’s, it’s really quite accurate

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I ran across this quite interesting and comprehensive e2.0 diagram and thought I’d share.  I like how it’s organized with Actors, Technologies and Methods as part of the engine behind

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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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I’ll be honest – I’m a bit sick of talking about the long tail.  We’re all so enamored by talking about is as if it makes us all business theorists. 

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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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Jason and I might have to disagree on this one. Can we please stop saying “…and the user interface is sexy”!  User interfaces should not be “sexy” nor are they! 

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I almost want to say that these are two often confused technologies that have nothing to do with each other, but that’s going a bit too far. Earlier this week

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