While the “cloud” has been around since the 1950s, it only really started becoming something to consider in mid-2008, when Gartner saw an opportunity for cloud computing to shape the relationship among consumers of IT services – those who use IT services and those who sell them. So while it may not be “new,” it is a reality, which maybe we HR professionals who didn’t have – or want – to think about before, must now consider.
So how do you determine if the cloud makes sense for you? Why should you even care? If you don’t know the answers, then come learn about the many benefits cloud solutions offer – and how to avoid the many pitfalls so, when asked, you have the right answer for your organization. Sven Denecken, Vice President of Strategy and Co-Innovation Cloud Solutions at SAP AG, and Aaron Tanenbaum, Principal, Value Engineering at SAP America, will candidly discuss the quantitative and qualitative measures of the cloud and how to demystify the questions “Why the cloud for HR? Why not?” They will discuss what you should consider and be aware of when making the choice of cloud, on premise, or both.