Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Big Blue jumps into the HR Tech. Bandwagon: IBM to acquire Kenexa

This is indeed the big HR Technology news of the week. IBM announced two days ago that they will be acquiring Kenexa. Kenexa is a veteran in the HR Technology/Talent Management/Survey market with a strong research practice. There's a great discussion on this topic in the HR Technology group on LinkedIn. From what I gather, it does indeed look like IBM will continue selling Kenexa TM apps which clearly means one more big player in the HCM Applications space! But, this deal could mean much more than Talent Management and an indicator that IBM has a strong vision to tap into social colloboration, big data, employee behaviour patterns etc. to create applications enabling better workforce collaboration and insights.
Read more on the deal here.

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