Where will the HR software market go? What kinds of innovation are needed to keep this space vibrant? How should we evaluate the kinds of innovation that are entering this space? (Part 1 of 2)
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Many writers explore just one tech sector. Brian looks at the entire tech ecosystem to better understand the often conflicted relationships between software vendors, integrators, outsourcers and more.
Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.
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