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Here are some articles that will help Citizen Developers, who are unfamiliar with microservices and components concepts, understand the background and future for emerging technology.

Beware the Fake HR Blockchain

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
We all know Blockchain technology is the foundation layer for cryptocurrencies made famous by Bitcoin. But, the capability of the technology goes far beyond cryptocurrencies. The technology has the ability to become a legitimate platform for business applications, including HR technology. Every week new HR Blockchain Networks emerge, most notably for recruitment and background checks.
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What is the HR Business Problem Blockchain Solves?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Blockchain has often been described as a technology in search of a business problem and that is true. 90% of conversations focus on the technology design and all the clever things it can do, rather than how it can be used to benefit the business, especially for HR who are the custodians of employee private data and one of the most obvious applications for the high security features of the technology:
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The Third Prediction - HR Application Portability

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
In an earlier article I wrote about three predictions contained in the 2005 publication Component-Based Human Resource Information Systems and the relationship to emerging blockchain technology. The article detailed the first two predictions and this article focuses on the third prediction made in the book.
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Blockchain 5.0 is taking HR Tech to the Edge

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
After ten years of Blockchain evolution we are now approaching generation 5.0 and that generation is an interesting adoption point for HR.
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Proud to be Part of the ISO Blockchain Standard Project

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
I have always believed in the importance of standards and the creation of an international blockchain standard removes an important barrier to universal adoption of the new Blockchain, or Distributed Ledger, technology.
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HR Blockchain Technology and the Third Prediction

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
If you read the book, Component-Based Human Resource Information Systems, published in February 2005 (over 14 years ago), you would have known of the three main predictions the book made about the future of HR and technology. This article contains information about the first two and prepares us for the massive change to expect when the Third Prediction comes into play.
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BLOCKCHAIN and GDPR COMPLIANCE

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Gone are the days when employee private data could be kept under lock and key: Data now lives in the Cloud and is accessed by current versions of the Internet. Now, new sophisticated means of stealing data is available to anyone who wishes to illegally access data.
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Blockchain for Employees is Simply Self Service

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
If someone should ask “what is blockchain?” the answer can lead to a highly complex technical discussion and include many different explanations about business usage and delve into everything from data ownership (including privacy and security) to process improvement.
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Banking Royal Commission: Superannuation Recommendation 3.5

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
A simple wording error in Superannuation Recommendation 3.5, in the Banking Royal Commission Final Report, makes a massive difference to the intention of the recommendation.
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The HR Blockchain Focus in 2019 is Implementation

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
A lot has been said and written during 2018 about blockchain technology. Understanding the nature of the technology was made difficult by the different flavours of blockchain, the use of blockchain for cryptocurrency applications, and the popularity of blockchain for ICOs (Initial Coin Offering).
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Business Visionary Invests in HR Blockchain’s Future

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
One of Australia’s most astute businessmen, Antonio Cerqueira, has chosen to invest in the future of enterprise blockchain. Mr. Cerqueira has a track record for taking small companies and making them into major players in their industry.
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Blockchain Sets Personal Data FREE from HR Systems

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Ever since the 1980s, when HR packaged software adopted relational database technology, HR data has been IMPRISONED in tables and incarcerated in monolithic systems.
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How Blockchain technology could save the Australian workforce $2.6 billion each year

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Blockchain technology could save the Australian workforce $2.6 billion each year and that is only one application: Superannuation tracking.
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Is Your HR Digital Data Platform “Blockchain Ready”?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
According to IDG research published on the 30th November 2017 13% of organisations surveyed indicated they plan to implement blockchain technology. The figure was higher in Asia where 20% indicated they planned to implement blockchain technology.
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How Blockchain is taking HR Technology Beyond the Cloud

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
I think everyone agrees we are all on an HR digital transition journey. New and potentially marvelous features are invented, or dreamed up, every day: So much so that Cloud computing, that is now 10 years old, cannot cope. The business model that appeared so attractive 10 years ago does not have the same appeal. If you believe you can make the digital transition with an aging SaaS (Software as a Service) system, then you are in for a surprise.
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HR Compliance Reporting: What every “citizen” should know

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Submitting mandatory compliance information for government bodies is usually a time consuming and arduous task. The data usually comes from many different sources and there is great relief when it is all finished.
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HR Citizen Development doesn’t get much easier than this

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
After recently posting an article HR Professionals can be Citizen Developers I have received comments and feedback, mainly from the IT sector, saying the business community either do not have the ability or cannot be trusted to build apps. I am sure all the investors, suppliers, employees and current users of Low Code platform products do not share that opinion and neither do I.
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Microservices/Digital Platform Technology is the Key to Innovative HR

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Because microservices is a relatively new technique for designing and building HR technology the information below is intended to help colleagues become more familiar with what microservices is all about and what to expect in the near-future.
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The End of HR Technology: As we know it today

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
WARNING: Some readers may be distressed by what they are about to read because it impacts jobs, careers, investment in current technology and recent advice given to company management about HR technology strategy.
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HR Microservices in the Modern Era

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
HR microservices is the latest term to arouse interest in the HR technology world. It is not a single product or service. It is an infrastructure defining a way to design, build and market HR technology. It focuses on the assembly of software components specifically written to provide a solution to an HR business need.
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HR Technology and the Citizen Development Revolution

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
It is significant that Competitive Edge Technology (CET), a thought leader in innovative HR technology, and Informatica, a world leader in software integration, met with the Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on the 14th July 2016, the same day the French nation were celebrating Bastille Day and the anniversary of the beginning of the French Revolution.
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Why HR Need a Metadata Platform

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
There was a time when all of HR’s electronically stored data resided in one place: The company’s mainframe HRIS. Everyone knew how it got there, the purpose for collecting the data and the definition that applied to the content. There was one singular source of the truth for headcount reporting.
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Understanding Bimodal IT and how it applies to HR Technology

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
About thirty years ago a new form of computing emerged: It was a graduation from mainframe computing and it involved the positioning of the different components of a business system across the company’s network. It became known as Client Server computing.
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Your HRMS Strategy for 2016 is a “Granny Flat” solution

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
You know what your goals and objectives are for 2016, in terms of measurable outputs and benefits. Translating that into a technology solution to support those goals and to obtain Management funding approval is going to be difficult.
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Will HR Survive in the Digital Economy?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
We live in a digital economy. The way we interact with each other is influenced by technology and data.
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HR will Never be Strategic

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Based on surveyed evidence from leading research organizations, measuring workforce information maturity, I can confidently predict HR will never be strategic at the current rate of progress.
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The shrinking EMPLOYEE workforce: Impact on Technology

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) were designed to manage EMPLOYEES. The problem is today a lot of a company’s workforce are NOT EMPLOYEES.
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You can’t do Analytics without Data

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
There has been some changes taking place in HR technology adoption over the last decade as the focus shifted from HRMS products that improved administrative efficiency to solutions that supported strategic decision making.
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HR Component Assembly: It is Time to Ask Why Not?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Fifteen years ago IHRM published a book 21 Tomorrows: HR Systems in the Emerging Workplace of the 21st Century. Chapters came from 21 authors who gave their vision of the future for HR technology.
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Component Assembly for HR Technology

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
A few little signals were filtering out to the HR community about an innovation that will impact HR from the Salesforce.com (SFDC) company.
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