What can you cover in 20 minutes on a radio show with a provocative host? A lot, apparently.
I had the pleasure of joining Bill Kutik, well-known HR industry analyst and founding Co-Chair of the annual HR Technology Conference, on his biweekly program, the Bill Kutik Radio Show, sponsored by Knowledge Infusion. It was Bill’s 118th radio show to date, but his first show of 2013, marking the second time in a row that I’ve been honored to be Bill’s guest on his “New Year kickoff” episode.
For 20 minutes, and with no-holds-barred, Bill peppered me with questions spanning some of the hottest topics in HCM: SaaS, Social, Mobile and Hybrid HCM. A few of the questions we discussed – and at times, debated – were these:
- Are social technologies delivering business value? Have they found their place as ‘real tools’ or are we still just connecting and sharing?
- Is SaaS winning because we’re doing less diligence? Are switching costs really less for SaaS vs. OnPremises solutions?
- Is Hybrid HCM (the combination of OnPremises and SaaS deployments) part of the journey to the Cloud, or a destination in itself? Why would you go that route?
- Mobile – is there real enterprise value here, or is mobile really just for a few targeted processes such as time & labor? Where is it making a difference?
Disclosure: neither Bill Kutik nor Knowledge Infusion are clients of mine or of Constellation Research, Inc., but I am not above buying them (or letting them buy me) a drink, coffee or other refreshment when our paths cross in exchange for great industry conversation and insights.
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