Web 3.0: Three's a Cloud
By Robert Gray
Web 3.0 and cloud computing are interchangeable terms to describe the trend for dispensing with installing and running certain software programmes and using the internet instead. But how will this change HR? Robert Gray investigates.
"It is important to know the huge impact Web 3.0 and PaaS is going to have," says Mark Hobson, European director, Jobscience, a supplier of web-based HR solutions focusing on recruitment. "Being able to develop, test and deliver your own software on someone else's platform will revolutionise the software industry. The days of small IT firms building their own platforms and products are gone. Why invest hundreds of thousands in platform development when the likes of Salesforce.com invests hundreds of millions already?"