Is it just me, or does anyone else think of “20-20” vision when they say “2020”?
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 organization and the evolving needs of the government 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!
Weathering Shallow Roots
When a tumultuous season storms your department, will your processes be rooted in a secure, time-tested system? Or will its surface-level depth cause your customer service to come crashing down?
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Technology Solutions for Government Agencies
Hyland’s Kevin Albrecht takes us through some of the biggest questions government agencies need to ask themselves, and help us understand how leveraging technology can help eliminate wasted time and paper each day.
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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 organization takes a different path to digital transformation. But the most important goal for everyone is simply to keep taking the next right step. Already have a records management solution in place? Consider undergoing a solution health check to ensure you’re optimizing full potential, continuously discussing future project goals 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 your organization’s next best steps.
Much like people, it’s easy for organizations to get excited about what’s to come and visualize the highly-anticipated results. But if your organization’s guiding word for 2020 is “digital transformation,” let’s only resolve to pull out your Esri map and hit the road.
What Can We Do For You?
ImageSoft has been bringing affordable, adaptable enterprise content management systems to state and local governments for quite some time. Our industry-leading solutions for government offer automated workflows, improved speed and efficiency, reduced costs and proper compliance. ImageSoft is ready to help your organization reap the benefits from integrated enterprise content management.