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PKI and Biometrics Ready for Take-Off
Expect the new e-signature law to bolster both the PKI and biometric markets. This new law allows documents signed through digital signatures to have the same

digitally signed pdf  and Biometrics Ready for Take-Off PKI and Biometrics Ready for Take-Off L. Taylor - August 7, 2000 Event Summary With the signing of the electronic signature bill into law, TEC expects PKI and biometric products to gain momentum. The new law, signed by President Clinton on June 30th, makes electronic signatures as legal and binding as pen-to-paper signatures. PKI stands for Public Key Infrastructure, and is a technology that is used to authenticate the origin, or owner, of a file or document through

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State of the HCM Market


What is HCM?

HCM is still a relatively new term and is often used to refer to both a company’s processes and the technology behind those processes. From a process perspective, HCM encompasses the activities associated with acquiring, developing, managing, and retaining a company’s most valuable asset—its people. It covers a broad range of activities, including identifying and recruiting the best available talent (people) and partnering with managers to develop and motivate their employees to realize their full potential. The quality and performance of an organization’s workforce will differentiate successful organizations from the others in an intensely competitive market.

From a software perspective, HCM systems are solutions that encompass functionality for recruiting, learning, training and development, performance and compensation management, succession planning, and reporting and analytics. Unlike the traditional HR systems of the past, these solutions address the full spectrum of talent management (from hire to retire, and everything in between). HCM software includes modules for recruiting, onboarding, managing talent, tracking performance, and analyzing data—among other things. By consolidating these various modules, vendors are now developing suites of products that are often available at a considerably lower cost than stand-alone solutions.

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