SaaS and Cloud Computing: driving HR Transformation

_Cloud_HR_Cloud Com.put.ing (noun; jargon)

The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server…*

Cloud computing, a pervasive term in the world of technology these days, involves the sharing of resources to achieve economies of scale and maximizing the effectiveness of the shared resources.

The term ‘moving to the cloud’ refers to an organization moving away from the traditional capex model (buy the dedicated hardware and depreciate it over a period of time) to the opex model (use a shared cloud infrastructure and pay as you use it)*. Whether as NaaS (Network as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) or the most popular SaaS (Software as a Service), cloud computing is transforming the technology landscape in ways that can be best described as ‘disruptive’ and HR functions are no different. Irrespective of scale and size of the organization, HR teams across the world are leveraging the flexibility and scalability offered by SaaS solutions to become globally competitive and deliver clear business impact.
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