January 2020 Tech Talk for Courts

Is it just me, or does anyone else think of “20-20” vision when they say “2020”? 

Vince Hanson, Director of Business Development, ImageSoft

With not only a fresh year ahead but an entirely new decade, I want to ensure my vision for the future is clear and my hindsight is truly 20-20. Sometimes, though, that proves difficult. I don’t know about you, but my crystal ball occasionally goes haywire and the future is not anything like I had planned. And in the realm of fast-paced technology, that’s true more often than not. Just when you think you’ve solved for one pain point – bam! Here’s your next challenge. It’s too easy to think, “I can’t stay on top of this, so what’s the point?” 

While the  incessant pace of technology  can leave you  breathless,  the increasing possibilities also make it very exciting.  Reflecting on my more than 20 years in software, 

I can say one of the most powerful conversations is one that started not too long ago:  interoperability and integration rather than  the legacy, go-it-alone technologies that used to dominate the industry.  The  effects have been continuously  building  on top of what we have done  thanks to  foundational technologies  that  are solid  and extensible. 

Keeping pace, evolving and developing are products only of building.  

So  as you  step  into the next decade, I challenge you to think  about  the key  technology platforms  that you use every day. Is the focus merely keeping it operational, or are you able to introduce new efficiencies, security  and innovation? Invest your resources and research in adaptable solutions that grow with your court and the evolving needs of the justice industry, carrying you through to your goals despite those curveballs your crystal ball missed while on the fritz.   

Let’s make this our best decade yet! 

Vince 


Keep Calm: The Court Clerk Uses CaseShare to Handle It

“Keep calm” is probably the least comforting phrase to any court clerk trying to ascend a case to the higher, or Appellate, courts. And rightfully so – there are custom requirements to be met, volumes to be assembled, files to be named and pages to be ordered, signed, sealed and delivered.

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Eliminating the Junk from Government Records

With records that stretch back for decades, especially in larger cities, there just comes a point where the space to store it all simply runs out. So what do you do then? Donnita Weeks, senior systems analyst for the City of Bowling Green, Kentucky, is taking us through the steps of her city’s digital decluttering – and how they made it happen for a more effective and efficient government.

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Forget Resolutions – Where’s the Roadmap? 

Have you been thinking too much lately? 

You’re not alone. It is the new year, after all, and there’s so much to think about:“what do I want to accomplish this year?” “How will I go about it?” “What exactly is kale?”  

These are the very questions that give resolutions a bad rap as being gimmicky. Think about it: people decide, “I want to be healthier,” make a haphazard plan to join a gym, buy some supplements, and give up in two months, frustrated, with no results. It’s great to have goals (dare we say “transformations”?) but, instead of simply resolving “to be” something, let’s get intentional by mapping out where we are in relation to where we want to be. Not only will plotting your route make your feat less overwhelming, it ensures you won’t get lost or fall off track.  

So, where exactly is your organization? There’s no North Star for this one, but there is a reliable place to start: “what should be our next priority?”

Every court takes a different path to digital transformation. But the most important goal, regardless of the details, is simply to keep taking the next right step. Already have an electronic filing solution in place? Consider undergoing a solution health check to ensure you’re optimizing full potential, continuously discussing future project goals (component model, anyone?) and learning about the rapidly-developing innovations available to assist. If you don’t have a digital solution in place, consult with a trusted technology partner or IT professional to assess where you are and where you want to go. Or, regardless of where you may be, simply check out this article for some tips on taking digital transformation to your court.   

It’s all too easy to get excited about what’s to come and visualize the highly-anticipated results. But if your courtroom’s guiding word for 2020 is “digital transformation,” let’s only resolve to a roadmap into motion first.  


What Can We Do For You?

ImageSoft guides courts through the various challenges of becoming a paperless court. Our industry-leading solutions offer a component model methodology to automated workflows, improved speed and efficiency, reduced costs and proper compliance. 

ImageSoft is ready to help your court system reap the benefits from digital transformation. 

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