Should You Be in the Cloud? Maybe…Maybe Not

Should You Be in the CloudBy Rameysh Ramdas
Associate

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.

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Is WFH Working As Well As You Think It Is?

Is WFH working for your companyBy David Haedtler, Principal

When the pandemic first hit, your company, like most companies, may have been blindsided. Sure, you had what you thought were robust Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans. But the assumption was that if your facility was no longer usable, you’d simply get your people set up in a different facility. No one ever imagined that practically overnight you’d have to transition to an all-remote or nearly-all-remote distributed workforce.

But somehow you did it. And now, many months later, work from home (WFH) has not gone away. In fact, it’s likely here to stay in one form or another for quite some time.

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