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Dovetailing the human resource management with the cloud computing in the era of industry 4.0: A review

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Dipanker Sharma
Waleed Salehi
Bhawana Bhardwaj
Mohinder Chand
Hasiba Salihy corresponding author


The Current review evaluates the human side of Industrial Revolution which is blending the physical, biological, and digital worlds, erasing the borders between technology and human. The Current article examines the potential benefits of Cloud Computing (CC) in the area of HR, and their significant advantages in various HRM processes and highlights the development and trends in the industrial revolution. The 44 articles were retrieved from free search engines like Google scholar, Proquest, Research Gate and Google from (2010-2022). The articles selected through this process were carefully analyzed to synthesize existing knowledge. The findings emphasized that cloud based HRMS offers distinctive advantages to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The review surfaces that innovative programs have disrupted traditional HR management practices by transitioning the company's segregated in-house HRMS to the cloud. The organizations; implementing and practicing such technologies have gained competitive edge over their rivals. Additionally, cloud computing facilitates efficient resource utilization, seamless scalability, elimination of hardware and software maintenance requirements, and reliable data recovery capabilities. The study suggests strategies on how HR must create a digital workplace that can innovate, collaborate, and tackle business issues.

human resource, HRM, industry 4.0, cloud computing

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Sharma, D., Salehi, W., Bhardwaj, B., Chand, M., & Salihy, H. (2024). Dovetailing the human resource management with the cloud computing in the era of industry 4.0: A review. Frontiers in Management and Business, 4(2), 340-351.


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