SaaS (Software-as-a-Service): Why it’s Awesome

A recent study conducted by IDG Connect revealed that 53% of the respondents, which included IT executives working in organizations with 1,000+ employees, are still using outdated on-premise solutions for Human Resources. Thankfully, more than half of those respondents are planning to switch to a cloud-based SaaS solution within the next six months.

Gartner Group projects 2015 SaaS sales will reach $21.3bn. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is still SaaS’ largest market – however, HRM, ERP and CM solutions aren’t far behind.

SaaS is poised to revolutionize Human Resources. But what exactly is a SaaS solution? And why are SaaS solutions all the rage?

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eRecruitment and Sensitive Data Storage: A Work in Progress

Periodically, a story appears in the press about a company experiencing a serious data leak, either due to a technical snafu or a “hack attack”. Whenever we read a story like this, we shake our head and breathe a huge sigh of relief that our company and/or our identities weren’t affected.

In these increasingly “techno-centric” times, this type of thing is happening more frequently. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2012 more than 16 million Americans were victims of identity theft. And in the two years since, there have been several high-profile data breaches (i.e. Sony and Target) that have caused people from Denver to Denmark to pay more attention to how their personal information is gathered, handled and stored.

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