- Published: Thursday, April 01, 2021 13:16
By Rameysh Ramdas
Back in the early 2010s I was working at Agilent Technologies, a spin-off from Hewlett Packard, as an IT Integrating Manager. At the time Agilent was running their human resources on PeopleSoft. Because HP had been an early investor in PeopleSoft, we had been grandfathered in at a deeply discounted rate. However, our Vice President of Human Resources had taken a fancy for the newer, cloud-based solutions. “Take a look at this, Rameysh,” he urged. “Let’s move forward with it!”
It didn’t take much looking for me to come back to the Vice President and say no. Because of the deeply discounted rate we were paying for our on-prem PeopleSoft system, moving to the cloud would have increased our costs more than tenfold! Given the fact that our existing software was meeting our needs, this just didn’t make sense, especially for something as non-revenue-producing as a human resources system.