Issue #9 – 29th August 2012
Welcome to a ‘double issue’ of newsletter due to last week’s holidays!
News and Latest Developments
Gartner on when to adopt Fusion
IBM buys Kenexa, enters HCM cloud market
IBM has paid $1.3bn for Kenexa, a rival to SuccessFactors (recently bought by SAP) and Taleo (recently bought by Oracle). This is IBM’s first foray into enterprise applications and puts them head-to-head with Oracle in a market they haven’t previously competed in.
Oracle Open World 2012
Succeed are speaking at OOW 2012
The Problem With Performance Reviews
Is the performance review model broken? Is there a better way? Also, in the comments of the article is a link to Wooboard. Would anyone like to see something like this inPeopleSoft?
HR Decibel Soundcasts
HRoi Consulting have started experimenting with Podcasts as a mechanism for sharing their PeopleSoft HCM knowledge. They’ve posted on Time & Attendance and Absence Management so far. This isn’t the first time they’ve tried something new as they’ve also produced a series of ERP Movies.
Strengths And Weaknesses Of PeopleTools
Chris Malek gives a rundown of hits and misses of working in PeopleTools versus other programming languages and frameworks.
Formatting Pagelet Output
Iouri Chadour has posted 4 or 5 entries on his Working Scripts blog recently concerning Portal pagelets, jQuery and iScripts. They’re well worth a look.
PeopleTools 8.52.10 patch released
Does Multi-tenancy matter?
Is Android Winning?
Gartner (who know a thing or two about the industry) have reported that Android is out-selling iPhone by 3-to-1. Number of phones sold doesn’t necessarily mean Android is more profitable however. Interestingly, GreyHeller suspect iPhone will triumph in the Enterprise.
What the Apple vs Samsung result means for you
Salesforce, the party dampener
Nina Vs. Siri: Where Nuance Beats Apple
Nina is a new virtual assistant released for both iPhone and Android
28 ideas for an awesome office
A lot of this will depend upon how open minded a workplace environment you have, but there are some fun ways to liven your office and give it a little of the ‘start-up feel’.