Big Data analytics, mobile applications and other fast-emerging technologies will fundamentally change how HR does its job.
“I think what’s really interesting at this time is that besides just the Cloud, things like Big Data analytics, in-memory database technology, all new kinds of mobile technology — all this is coming and it’s coming at the same time,” says Brian Sommer, a leading Human Capital Management and HR technology expert for 32 years.
“And that creates kind of a competency of technology change hitting all at once … an opportunity for HR technology vendors as well as HR executives to take advantage of some very profound things that will change their processes. It’s going to change their technology. It’s probably going to change their perspective about what HR really should be doing going forward.”