Dovetail takes a lot of the routine, redundant and time consuming work of HR away - it also makes HR more self-service.
Software & Services Safari
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.
One of my favorite HR firms to check in with - Sonar 6.
TALX provides a lot of the content that makes HR employment decisions happen. The reach of the firm has grown materially over the years.
SHL finds the people with the best chances for succeeding in a given firm, culture and role. Find out more here.
In the first of many updates on several HR software firms, Brian looks at two recently acquired firms (SuccessFactors and Jobs2Web) that he met at the recent HR Technology show.
Not every software vendor is the same. Some meticulously maintain their products and keep customers delighted with current technology. Others let maintenance lapse until it's almost too late. This technical debt picture gets more woozy when acquisitions, the cloud and other factors enter the picture.
Kenexa's grown a lot via acquisitions over the years. But, unlike many software acquirers that buy and hold, Kenexa appears to be incorporating these products into its solution sets and enhancing them along the way.
(Humor) Ever wonder what sort of people are industry analysts? Brian breaks down the different kinds of analysts as a favor to the numerous vendors worldwide who must endure their questions and quirks.
Interesting insights re: Social Media and the Enterprise @ Enterprise 2.0. But, are there some new capabilities that the market needs for social media to work well for businesses? Tech is scaling here but people aren't.
Halogen executives shared some insight as to the competitive switch outs occurring in the HR software space.