WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2015) - A top European HR technology executive tells "Firing Line with Bill Kutik™," the new monthly broadcast quality video interview series for the HR community on YouTube, that data security has been a key benefit of her company's four-year experience with Cloud applications.

"Data security was one of the biggest questions -- if this was going to be safe, having our HR data out in the cloud -- and it has been," said Ann Miller-Rauch, VP of Global Talent Management for Software AG. "We're a European software company, and we really have high standards. And we've been in the Cloud now since 2012. So I can say it works, and our data is safe."

Miller-Rauch's remarks about data security highlight her interview in the third edition of "Firing Line with Bill Kutik" (http://bit.ly/KutikFiringLine), which begins airing today on YouTube.

"Firing Line" debuted this year in February. The innovative series features HD video interviews with HR thought-leaders including practitioners, vendor executives, analysts and consultants.

The series has already featured senior software executives from SAP's (NYSE: SAP) HR Line of Business, including President Mike Ettling and Group Vice President David Ludlow. Together they have a total of nearly 4,000 views and still counting as both continue to be available on the "Firing Line" YouTube channel.

Future scheduled guests include Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, and 32-year HR tech veteran Brian Sommer.

The series has received favorable comments for its authenticity and information value from major influencers in the HR community.

Recently, HR's leading academic, David Ulrich, Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, said:

"Bill... has a warm and engaging style but also willing to probe deeply to discover deeper insights. Those he interviews feel honored... Those who listen to the interviews feel informed. Well done!"

SAP is the inaugural sponsor of the first group of videos, and other vendors will be sponsoring in the future.

About Bill Kutik

The series' host and managing editor, Bill Kutik, is among the HR technology industry's leading analysts and influencers. For 25 years, he has been Technology Columnist for Human Resource Executive® and served as founding co-chair of the magazine's annual HR Technology® Conference & Expo, since it began in 1998 through 2013.

"Just like my sponsored seven-year-old Bill Kutik Radio Show," Kutik said, "Firing Line is old-fashioned journalism: fair, objective, balanced and with no marketing slant. Guests talk about what they're thinking and doing, not what they're selling or which software they use."