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5 False Myths Of Cloud Computing In The HR Field


When thinking about migrating their HR system to the cloud, sometimes professionals have misgivings about this model. In most cases these are founded on myths and fears that don’t match the reality behind this technology. Here we show how baseless some of these are:

Myth 1 – It’s not safe: An HR solution in the cloud mode is as safe as the in-house mode. What’s important is that the provider ensures compliance with all safety protocols and the applicable law in each case and country, just as for solutions in other modes. That’s why it’s necessary to check with the provider where the servers are housed geographically and what security measures are applied.

Myth 2 – If the server goes down, I lose all my information: Today's Cloud servers are located in data centers with high security and availability: backups, constant cooling, load balancers, emergency power sources, etc. Stringent measures ensure no information is lost.

Myth 3 – My system doesn’t work as well as if I were to have it in-house: On the contrary, the functionality and availability of the system is guaranteed by the provider, together with constant innovation and development. This model constantly updates the system, which benefits from collective intelligence by immediately making available to all users improvements made to each of the provider’s various clients. If the provider is specialized in Global HR for instance, the best practices functionality implemented for companies with global and local issues and the legal requirements of each country benefits from each client’s solution.

Myth 4 – It’s going to be more expensive: Quite the contrary,one of the great advantages of this model is variabilization costs. The "pay per use" mode typical of a cloud solution, besides providing considerable cost savings, can transform fixed costs into variable costs and enables planning for each technology infrastructure cost in the HR field.

Myth 5 – It’s going to take a long time to pass my data to the cloud: Going live in the cloud is extremely fast compared to other solutions. No local deployment and installation is required; anyone can access it with just an Internet connection. What’s more, HR becomes far less dependent on IT.


Edu Fernandes

Eduardo Fernandes recibió su Ph.D en Ciencias Físicas en la EuropeanSpace Agency (ESA) / Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1995). Actualmente es Jefe Tecnológico de Producto en Meta4. En esta posición es responsable de la definición de las líneas estratégicas de la base tecnológica de los productos de Meta4, como las soluciones KnowNet y PeopleNet. Su principal función es analizar el mercado en búsqueda de nuevas corrientes tecnológicas estudiando la posibilidad de integrarlas con el producto global. Anteriormente a su etapa en Meta4 fue responsable del departamento de software del Centro Científico Operativo del Minisat-01 (ESA), el primer satélite español. Mientras realizaba sus estudios de postgrado, el Dr. Fernandes se encargó de la construcción tanto de software como de hardware para la automatización del mayor telescopio brasileño (1992). Eduardo está certificado como personal investigador por la Agencia de Acreditación en Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica (AIDIT).

Eduardo Fernandes received his PhD in Physics from the European Space Agency (ESA) / Complutense University of Madrid (1995). Currently the Head of Product Technology at Meta4, he is responsible for defining the strategic lines of the technology-based Meta4 products like the PeopleNet and KnowNet solutions. His main role is to analyze the market in search of new technology trends, studying these to see how to integrate these with the global product. Prior to Meta4 he was Head of the Software Department at the Scientific Operations Center for Minisat-01 (ESA), the first Spanish satellite. While undertaking his PhD studies, Dr. Fernandes was also responsible for building both the software and hardware for automating Brazil's largest telescope (1992). Eduardo is a certified professional researcher through the Spanish Accreditation Agency for Technology Research, Development and Innovation (AIDIT).

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