Citizens of the Cloud Converge at Workday Rising 2012

Posted by John Malikowski on November 2, 2012

I look forward to Workday Rising every year because it really personifies what’s exciting about cloud and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solutions and what they can mean for HR and Finance—as well as for companies in general. It’s a chance to interact with people whose businesses are all along the continuum of implementing Workday and working in the cloud.

You have seasoned veterans who have been implementing Workday for years alongside people just starting to explore the possibilities for their business. You get inspired by first-person accounts about what’s already being done and the chance to provide input about what you think could be done—or done better.

Of course, I say this already being a Workday “groupie” of sorts, but everyone in HR and Finance leadership can benefit from understanding what cloud solutions have to offer. There’s a reason 80 percent of new software applications in 2012 target the cloud and why cloud spending is growing four times faster than the IT industry average (see IDC Predictions 2012: Competing for 2020).

My colleagues and I will be sharing our experiences and presentations at Workday Rising 2012 here on the blog over the next few days. I’m excited to share what we’ve been working on with our clients as well as hear what others have accomplished since last year’s conference. For sure, no one has been standing still! Please stop back and join the discussion.

John Malikowski John Malikowski is a principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital practice with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and large-scale project management. He is currently the Global leader for Deloitte’s Workday practice.

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