Benefits of HR and Payroll "Over the Cloud" Outweigh Perceived Threat

By Iqpc Middle East, PRNE
Monday, April 4, 2011

Companies With Apprehensive Attitudes Towards Technology are Losing out as a Result of a Deferred Shift to Cloud Computing

JOHANNESBURG, April 5, 2011 - In recent research findings on Cloud Computing and its benefits to the
HR function by IQPC South Africa, the obstacles for companies to taking up
virtual services seem to be as intangible as the notion of cloud computing
itself. While the HR community has welcomed virtual networking in aid of
business goals, in contrast, skeptical attitudes towards virtual services
within their companies could be holding them back.

"Despite the fact that cloud computing is used on a daily basis in our
personal lives, companies remain reticent to entrust their core functions,
such as HR and payroll, to companies offering Software as a Service (SaaS)
functionality" points out Dave Philp, COO of CRS Technologies. According to
Philp, security is listed as the number one concern when it comes to SaaS,
although providers of virtual services have some of the most stringent and
complex service level agreements. "From the moment your data leaves your
desktop, it is securely encrypted, delivered over managed networks and stored
in remote server farms with some of the most advanced security protocols in
the world. From a logical point of view, it would seem the benefits of cloud
services far outweigh the perceived drawbacks and companies should put HR and
payroll software delivered over the cloud firmly on their radar."

Philp's top benefits for using hosted services delivered over the cloud:

1. Cloud computing is cost effective. Your IT provider will host services
for multiple companies, sharing complex infrastructure allows you to pay only
for what you actually use.

2. Cloud computing is quick and easy to implement and upscale. Skip the
hardware procurement and capital expenditure phase.

3. Cloud computing allows you to be completely up-to-date. Updating
software and adding new features on the fly is important. SARS and the
Department of Labour changes can be incorporated immediately.

4. Cloud computing is infinitely scalable. If your business is growing
fast or has seasonal spikes, you can go large quickly because cloud systems
are built to cope with sharp increases in workload.

5. Cloud computing enables a truly mobile workforce. Your staff will have
access to most of your systems on the go. Perfect for companies looking to
expand into other regions.

For information about CRS at HR Technology Africa, 11-14 April
, Sandton Sun, Johannesburg, South Africa please visit or contact: Katia Andrejev, Marketing
Manager or call; +9714-446-2748

For information about CRS at HR Technology Africa conference, 11-14 April
2011, Sandton Sun, Johannesburg, South Africa please contact: Katia Andrejev, Marketing
Manager katia.andrejev at or call; +9714-446-2748

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