Mark Smith's Analyst Perspectives

SHRM Helps Socialize Human Resources

Posted by Mark Smith on Jul 1, 2011 12:46:03 PM

I had the pleasure to drop into the 63rd annual conference of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Las Vegas where over 18,000 human resources professionals came to learn, engage with peers and also enjoy a variety of entertainment. It was the definitely the place to be if you wanted to mix Hollywood with HR. From Sir Richard Branson in Sunday’s opener to music from Keith Urban to controversial political commentator Arianna Huffington and finally actor Michael J. Fox for the closing keynote, the HR professionals got to enjoy a range of interesting perspectives; it seemed like a good outlet for a segment of professionals who often do not get enough credit in business.

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Topics: Big Data, Performance Management, Social Media, Human Capital Management, Metrics, Mobile Applications, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Cloud Computing, Business Performance Management (BPM), Compensation, Financial Performance Management (FPM), Talent Management, Workforce Analytics, Workforce Performance Management (WPM)

Two Elephants Face Off: Hadoop and Oracle

Posted by Mark Smith on Jul 1, 2011 12:22:43 PM

I stopped into the Yahoo Hadoop Summit (Twitter: #HadoopSummit) to see how far the open source Hadoop technology has progressed. This open source community has been advancing for years with support from Internet titans like Yahoo, eBay and Facebook. Hadoop, as my colleague David Menninger has written, is now ready to play a large role as organizations try to cope with data on a large scale and solidify their information management agenda.

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Topics: Big Data, Social Media, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Performance Management (BPM), Financial Performance Management (FPM), Sales Performance Management (SPM), Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM), Workforce Performance Management (WPM), Strata+Hadoop