Human Resources

January 24, 2020 Microsoft’s Change of Default Search on 365 Is Met With Outrage

On January 23, Microsoft announced a change to Office 365 Pro Plus. This change will make Bing the default search engine in Google Chrome.

January 15, 2020 Oracle’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Are Good, but Top Line Growth Remains Stagnant

Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.

January 15, 2020 Oracle’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Are Good, but Top Line Growth Remains Stagnant

Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.

January 14, 2020 Sakai 19.3 Maintenance Released

This is the third maintenance release since Sakai 19 was released in spring 2019. Thanks to its open-source community, Sakai is continuously providing fixes, security updates, and improvements to its users.

January 07, 2020 SmartRecruiters Partners With Blockchain-Based Hiring Platform Zinc

Zinc, a blockchain-based automated reference checking service provider, has announced integration with SmartRecruiters, an applicant tracking system provider.

January 07, 2020 ServiceNow New York is Here

ServiceNow version New York has entered General Availability. These features should delight high-maturity IT departments but are mostly worthless for low-maturity groups.

January 07, 2020 iSpring Releases New Course-Selling Platform, Flora LMS

iSpring expands its product offering with Flora LMS, a subscription-based course-selling platform targeted at business trainers, edupreneurs, and training companies.

January 07, 2020 Infor Forms Strategic Partnership With Signavio

Infor doubles down on better implementations with Signavio’s process mining and intelligence technology. The partnership will leverage the Signavio web-based business process modeling and intelligence tool to further accelerate the decision-making process.

December 19, 2019 Cherwell Sends Clear Message on UI and AI at Annual User Conference

Cherwell has announced it is consolidating its portfolio of modules into a single product at its Clear conference in Nashville this fall. Its promise of an elevated experience is achievable, but customers need to do some work to make it a reality.

December 06, 2019 Oracle’s AI Upgrades for ERP and EPM Show Why AI Is in Reach for Any Enterprise

Artificial intelligence continues to fuel the arms race among ERP vendors. Earlier this year, Oracle announced that it has extended the AI (machine learning, to be more precise) capabilities within the ERP Cloud and EPM Cloud products.

November 26, 2019 Fluid Framework: “Movable Type” for the Digital Work Experience

Fluid Framework, unveiled in May at Microsoft’s Build 2019 company conference, lets developers rally the help of near real-time coauthoring, reusable mix-and-match document components, and digital assistants like translator aids in the content creation experience at speeds and scale not available before.

November 20, 2019 Kronos Making Inroads in Payroll Services

The demand for a single suite for human capital management (HCM) solutions continues to grow. Kronos recently announced increased growth in the Kronos Cloud Payroll solution.

November 11, 2019 Bullhorn Announces Closed-Loop Vendor Management and Applicant Tracking Integration

Bullhorn, an applicant tracking system (ATS) solution provider, has announced an improvement to its existing vendors management system (VMS) Sync offering with the deployment of "closed-loop VMS-ATS integration" that automates the transfer of candidate information from the ATS back into the VMS.

October 30, 2019 Oracle's OpenWorld Takeaways Are Impressive but Leave Us Wanting More

It is no surprise that this year’s OpenWorld conference continued to focus on Oracle’s cloud efforts. We dive in to discover if Oracle is doing enough to catch up to the competition of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure and Office clouds, and Google’s GCP.

October 29, 2019 Pearson’s Global Learning Survey Points to the Shift to Life-Long, Learner-Driven Education

Pearson released the results of its Global Learning Survey. This is the first time that Pearson has undertaken such a study to capture the opinions of 11,000 learners across 19 countries. The study uncovered eight key trends indicating a shift to life-long, learner driven education.

October 29, 2019 Oracle Announces a New Hybrid Cloud Partnership With VMware

Oracle is aiming to make it extremely easy to shift your VMware workloads to the Oracle Cloud. In addition, it will provide you the capability to choose where your data will reside. This is an important feature for organizations concerned about data sovereignty.

October 24, 2019 JDA Integrates Workforce and Warehouse Labor Management Software Functions to Deliver Value in the Warehouse

JDA’s Workforce Management and Warehouse Labor Management software functions are now offered in an integrated manner to drive productivity gains in the warehouse.

October 23, 2019 Blackboard Announces Integration With Amazon’s Alexa

Blackboard has announced its partnership with Amazon’s Alexa to launch a new Skill for its flagship learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn. Learners (and their parents) will be able to get information about their profile and coursework simply by asking Alexa.

October 10, 2019 A 100-Day Plan for WeWork’s New Executives

Last week WeWork CEO Adam Neumann agreed with the rest of the start-up’s board in removing himself from the top office following a botched IPO attempt. How should new co-CEOs Sebastian Gunningham and Artie Minson now move forward with getting this high-tech office space rentals firm back on track?

September 27, 2019 $6.75 Million Raised for Instahiring: an AI Recruitment Platform From Talview

Talview, an artificial intelligence (AI) HR tech startup, has announced that it has raised $6.75 million to build Instahiring, a new AI-enhanced recruitment platform promising to slash time to hire.

September 27, 2019 Absorb LMS Acquires eLogic Learning LMS – Its Second Acquisition of 2019

Absorb LMS has acquired Tampa-based eLogic Learning LMS. This is the second acquisition in its aggressive acquisition growth strategy, following its acquisition of Torch LMS in May.