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Articles by Sarah Fister Gale

Salesforce.com Buys Its Way Into HR Software

May 23, 2012
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SAP, Oracle and other HR software vendors have a surprising new competitor thanks to the acquisition of Rypple by Salesforce.com.
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SAP Gets ‘SaaSy' With SuccessFactors Acquisition

April 25, 2012
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To some observers, SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors gives the German conglomerate immediate credibility in SaaS—also called cloud computing.
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Companies Bring Bring-Your-Own-Device Policies to the Party

April 6, 2012
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More and more companies are establishing bring-your-own-device policies. Once they get past the initial security concerns, most company leaders are finding little downside to allowing employees to use their own smartphones and tablets for work.
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The Hidden Costs of Allowing Workers to Bring Their Own Devices

April 6, 2012
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Bring-your-own-devices policies should clearly state who can use personal devices for work, what devices they may use, what carriers they may use, and who is responsible for overages if they occur.
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From Texas to Timbuktu—How Fluor Tracks Talent on a Global Scale

March 7, 2012
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To keep track of its pipeline of high performers around the world, the global engineering giant relies on talent management software.
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Castlight Shines a Light on Health Care Costs

February 29, 2012
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Giving consumers price information about services they pay for seems like an obvious choice, but such data is nearly impossible for the average consumer to come by.
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Social Media—the Fun Way to Talk Benefits

February 29, 2012
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Social media can be a cheap, fun way to educate more tech-savvy employees about benefits options, giving administrators a valuable tool to promote their programs.
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States Tackle Transparency in Health Care Costs

February 29, 2012
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More than two dozen states have enacted health care price transparency legislation over the past 10 years.
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Lawson Defections: Corporate Coup or Business as Usual?

February 9, 2012
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When business software vendor Infor announced the acquisition of Lawson Software in July, many Lawson customers and analysts were concerned about the future of the company's product lines. Infor executives have dismissed the concerns.
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