(Yes I know I am flogging a dead horse.)
Systematic Viewpoints has provided his opinion/views/position on HR, SOA and Web 2.0, within which he has questioned how to use RSS for an integrated worklist and poses several questions. All very important and shows a snippet of the issues/concerns that need to be resolved, I have tried to provide my personal view on each.
- (H)ow does it become aware of whether I’ve inherited a new task in Taleo, or the HRMS, or Oracle EBS, or 14 other integrated systems only seconds after I finished a prior one? Answer:- SSE
- How do I remove the alert for a completed task off the Enterprise Portal without the user having to refresh a screen for someone who gets dozens of approval messages daily? Answer:- AJAX
- How does RSS scale to a source system that sends out upwards of 40,000 messages a day? Answer:- BoingBoing, Feedburner, Google News
- How come I have to explain what RSS is to my technology partners, those who would have to maintain this when it stops working, somewhere in the world that is inevitably dinner or sleep time somewhere else? Answer:- Good question, you might need some new technology partners
Ok maybe these are not real answers but I firmly believe that we can resolve these types of issues. Check out Jeff Nolan’s post from last month for some more ideas (Via Moonwatcher Visionaries).
I found Thomas’s latest post on the discussion thought provoking and right on the money:-
Version control, accuracy, privacy, security and so on become ever more important. I think this is where MDM (master data management) will play a key role. To take advantage of the emerging technologies, more than ever you need strong, reliable and stable core system, something that provides that single source of the truth. There is a paradox in there somewhere. (you cant be trully flexible unless you have a strong backbone or something equally yogasque)
Oh boy how true, and he followed that with this gem:-
Maybe I’m wrong but I reckon a lot of niche HR software vendors will face a challenge.
They will be increasingly squashed between the “single vendor suite for core business processes” directive and the ease of mashups and business-analyst driven composites
Exactly. The quick and the dead.