Risks and Rewards of Placing Employee Benefits Systems in the Cloud: Is Offsite Software Hosting Safe and Secure?
May 2, 2011 12:30 PM
There are a vast number of options today for deploying Human Capital Management software systems. However, understanding the differences, potential risks, and benefits can be very confusing for non-IT focused HR personnel who are responsible for ensuring the safety and security of private employee information.
Buzzwords like SaaS, Cloud, and other technical terms are simply not in the vernacular of many HR staff members, but always creep up in the process of software review and selection. In years past, virtually every business application ran on a large internal mainframe computer, accessible only from old-fashioned green screen "dumb terminals." Then something called "Client Server" brought rich, Windows-based applications directly to employee desktop PCs.
Now the Internet has taken software delivery to the next evolutionary phase, with business applications available from virtually any Internet-connected device. But along with this powerful new accessibility comes the potential risk of exposing sensitive employee data to unknown and unscrupulous predators.
Modern business software today is generally deployed in one of four common architectures:
This webinar will help you understand the positive and negative aspects of each option, helping you work with your IT staff to make the best decision for your organization.