Technology Changing the Game
Industry analysts offered their thoughts on new products, vendor viability and the impact of software-as-a-service during the second day of the HR Technology Conference. Other sessions explored global implementations and solving recruiting and LMS challenges.
By Staff Writers
At this year's industry analyst panel, moderator and HR Technology Conference® co-chair Bill Kutik put the panelists on the spot with a series of "blunt statements" that he challenged them to agree or disagree with.
The first blunt statement: "Upcoming major releases from vendors will completely change the game."
Jim Holincheck, vice president of research for HR applications at Gartner, said a number of upcoming releases from vendors built on service-oriented architecture may be game changers in that it will make it easier for customers and vendors to change and update software.
"Software-as-a-service will also be part of these products, and that may be the most game-changing part," he said.
Jason Corsello, vice president of the center for excellence at Knowledge Infusion, a Minneapolis-based consulting firm, said he didn't see anything on the product horizon that he considered "game changing," but said the impact of emerging interactive technologies such as Web 2.0 will be "huge."