4 April, 2013
According to “The State of Talent Management 2013” survey of more than 5,700 HR professionals in North America (Feb, 2013), “Human resources managers are increasingly turning to full or partial cloud computing options.”
This is the latest in many related publications discussing the strong and growing relationships between the HR industry and advanced cloud technologies. Josh Bersin, contributor to Forbes magazine, released his predictions for 2013 in a report that was followed by an article “HR, Leadership, Technology, and Talent Management Predictions for 2013” (January, 2013). According to Bersin, more traditional HR models are being redefined with the integration of new technological practices that enable high performing managers or fast movers (as he calls them), to “focus heavily on decentralised, hands-on, technical leadership.”
In a competitive industry, and as more companies seek cost savings with solutions and tools that increase efficiency and productivity, the cloud offers an abundance of benefits to organisations’ HR departments, particularly in the ever-essential process of timely communication with existing and future personnel.
From the quick updating of records, to handling evaluation processes, signing of annual leave requests, or company’s policies, the ability to electronically fill-in and eSign forms with PKI digital signature technology, ensures that information is securely and accurately handled.
Furthermore, Secured Signing’s exclusive cloud broadcasting feature allows HR managers to instantly deliver signing invitations to a list of invitees - regardless of time zone or location - with just a click of a mouse, guaranteeing a rapid and streamlined business workflow that can later be tracked by authorised staff.
Vivek Kundra’s (former CIO in the Obama administration) metaphor concludes this brilliantly: “Just like water from the tap in your kitchen, cloud computing services can be turned on or off quickly as needed. Like at the water company, there is a team of dedicated professionals making sure the service provided is safe, secure, and available on a 24/7 basis. When the tap isn’t on, not only you are saving water, but you aren’t paying for resources you don’t currently need.”
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14 February, 2013
Michael Schrage from the Harvard Business Review wrote about ‘Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013’. In his article, he used the words Human ingenuity to describe the “most remarkable renewable resource".
The profitable Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd announced on February 4 that the company intends to become a major global player in the field of technology innovation with investment in the Samsung Strategy” and Innovation Centre (SSIC), in worldwide R & D centres, $1 billion in Samsung Ventures America Fund, and $100 million in the Samsung Catalyst Fund. Young Sohn, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Device Solutions Samsung Electronics, stressed in an interview that the reasoning behind this strategy was the importance of being engaged with individual innovators who could contribute significantly to Samsung’s technology development.
So what happens here? Are we all of a sudden recognising the obvious - the ability of bright individuals to affect the enterprise world? Or maybe it’s the important acknowledgment that although technology seems so advanced and limitless, in order to keep up, we need to go back to basics, to the brilliant mind(s) behind it - and to the team work and infrastructure that supports and enables the execution of their ideas.
In Secured Signing, we recognise and implement these practices on a daily basis! From the development of branding solutions that offer customisation of user-based PKI digital signature technology to the look and feel of clients’ websites, to the advanced API integration to customers’ back office systems, and to the breakthrough of new items like the Smart-Tag.
Not only does this exceptionally efficient feature allow users to prepare a document in Word or PDF formats that automatically includes signatory’s full name, e-mail address, and inserts text that will be used as a placeholder for a signature in online signing process, it now also provides the ability to define the signature type (full or initials), and to choose the sequential order of signers.
As James Russell Lowell once said: “Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.”
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18 January, 2013
Jo McKendrick describes in Forbes (Sept. 2012) seven predictions for cloud computing in 2013. In his article he relates to recent research analysis by Forester and Gartner saying that “Cloud computing is this year’s hottest topic...already a force to be reckoned with on the business technology scene.”
Entire Recruitment, an Australian key player in employment solutions, recognised the significant benefits the technology has to offer, and approached the Secured Signing PKI digital signature cloud service. Our team designed and built a comprehensive customised solution that now allows the company and its candidates to digitally fill-in and e-sign forms, accelerating its employment procedures in a secure and compliant environment.
In today’s competitive business atmosphere, while candidates and employers are looking to work with recruitment companies that meet all legislative and occupational requirements, they expect them to utilize the latest technologies that provide flexibility with certainty, instead of the lengthy old-fashioned methods which may delay or obstruct their crucial employment processes.
“Secured Signing provides us with a commanding lawful solution that eliminates constraints of location and time zone, supplies a powerful tool to manage and monitor the candidates’ signing process, cut costs, improves work efficiencies, and brings many extremely appreciative customers.” Kevin Amedee, Director, Entire Recruitment.
And as Alan H. Meyer once said: “The best ad is a good product.”
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21 September, 2012
Let’s open with a trivial question and a most anticipated answer – do you prefer to be asked how you like your coffee? Or steak? And what about your business card design? Or your website’s functionalities? These simple questions have quite obvious answers that reflect human psychology with business practicalities: we like to be asked, we want to feel appreciated, and we are thrilled when our point of view counts, and is acted upon. Ask any successful service provider.
The Customer-centric approach has been explored and discussed in the business and commercial context for a while now. It relates to a process that starts with understanding your customers’ needs, building a related customer-centric strategy, and successfully executing it. The latter can be satisfyingly achieved only when it fits into the company’s culture and values, and communicates effectively on all levels.
Secured Signing, the worldwide service provider of PKI digital signature in the Cloud, consistently fosters personalised relationships with its customers, and proactively addresses their varied needs and requests with flexible service delivery. Practising an open channel of communication enhances a professional and precisely tailored response for the online signing and electronic fill-in of forms and documents. Furthermore, the Secured Signing’s team takes that information, anticipates future requirements, and continually works on the development of new features.
Its current comprehensive customised solutions include:
- Fill-in and eSign your company’s forms online
- Branding – E-mail invitation, signing, and filling pages
- API – integrate your application and service
And, as Thomas Herrington once said: “In today’s economic climate, those companies that thrive will be those that are customer centric and those that remember that customers are the ultimate judges and the world’s leading authorities on whether we impressed them or not with our efforts.”
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24 July, 2012
“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile” Roger Staubach
There is no doubt customers were in the Secured Signing’s digital signature Cloud service management team’s mind when a decision was made to go the extra mile and provide a free digital signature with certificate for signing online documents. Whether the user is an existing client or a new one, regardless of location or time, anyone can benefit from the secure, compliant, and reliable service that allows the signing of up to three documents per month for free.
Forrester’s Top 15 Trends for Customer Service in 2012 (Kate Leggett, Jan 2012) reveals that more than ever before, customers are in a strong position to search for real value in their business trade, and ready to explore and use SaaS and Cloud initiatives. Secured Signing Software as a Service (SaaS) solution is rising to this challenge with its Free Account function that grants clients the advantages of a user-based PKI digital signature technology with user’s exclusive certificate (Digital ID), seal of signed documents, audit trail feature, and verification apparatus.
A range of products and features, API’s functionality, use of Smartphone and Tablet devices, and the ability to simply upgrade to a full account to eSign more documents creates no traffic jams! Secured Signing’s comprehensive solution meets businesses’ needs and enhances their efficiency, productivity, and profitability.
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