The First Information Management System

Authored by Paul Gorman, Account Executive, ImageSoft  While preparing a demonstration for a prospective client, I was researching the history of paper.  Dealing with paper and the effects it has on our ability to share information in modern business environments, such as in my experiences with government and especially Departments of Transportation, has consumed my … Continue reading The First Information Management System

So Long to Silos “DOT-ing” the Landscape

Authored by Paul Gorman, Account Executive, ImageSoft  The first modern silo, a wooden and upright one filled with grain, was invented and built in 1873 by Fred Hatch of McHenry County, Illinois.  Farm silos are designed to store silages and high-moisture grains that are used to feed livestock.  The primary function of a silo is … Continue reading So Long to Silos “DOT-ing” the Landscape

Beyond “Business as Usual:” A Government-Inspired Story of Paying it Forward

Has anyone ever paid for your coffee?  You know what I mean – the “feel good” stories that local radio stations love to cover. You’re sitting in the drive through of your favorite coffee chain and, upon pulling up to the window, credit card in hand, the barista is happy to share that the car … Continue reading Beyond “Business as Usual:” A Government-Inspired Story of Paying it Forward

How to Become Paperless?

Authored by Paul Gorman, Account Executive at ImageSoft  In 1997 I was the CIO for a State agency and I implemented my first Document Management System. It was an electronic file cabinet that allowed the agency to store documents about our program recipients in organized folders. This high-tech achievement was made possible by an amazing product called … Continue reading How to Become Paperless?

“What’s Your Super Power?” – A Cross Analysis to Combat Government Kryptonite

“You can work hard, but if you don’t work smart you’ll work for the rest of your life,” – Tony Stark, Iron Man. Do remember being asked, “if you could have any super-power, what would you like it to be?”? Even more importantly, do you remember your answer? As kids, many of us longed to … Continue reading “What’s Your Super Power?” – A Cross Analysis to Combat Government Kryptonite

Weathering Shallow Roots

If you’ve ever taken a stroll through a woodsy path, you’ve probably been over towered by some pretty time-worn trees. And if you’ve endured a heavy wind storm, you’ve probably seen some neighbors’ trees come towering down. So why is it that certain trees can weather years’ worth of wind, storms and other natural disturbances … Continue reading Weathering Shallow Roots

A #TenYearChallenge for Government

If you’ve scrolled through social media at all in the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen friends and family, celebrities, and even some of your favorite retail and fast-food chains participate in the #TenYearChallenge. Many of them made us laugh. Some invoked a tasteful sense of nostalgia while pointing to 10 years of stagnancy as … Continue reading A #TenYearChallenge for Government

696 Construction is Complete. Now Let’s Talk Planning & Public Works!

At first glance, last Monday was just like many January Mondays in Michigan: gray… cold… we even started the morning with freezing rain. Despite these dreary conditions, however, many Michiganders were smiling through their commutes and probably arriving at work a little earlier than usual to high-five their co-workers. Why so chipper for a Monday? … Continue reading 696 Construction is Complete. Now Let’s Talk Planning & Public Works!

Registering to Vote and Gravy: Why Is One of These Not Like the Other?

It’s difficult to believe November first is next week! While I’m not quite ready for the snow, I’m completely prepared for the food!  One of my favorites? Gravy. While not something to eat by itself (although I’m not putting it past anyone), gravy is the staple side to most comfort foods. Largely because it’s delicious, … Continue reading Registering to Vote and Gravy: Why Is One of These Not Like the Other?

Got Efficiency? Many Governments Just Milk Outmoded Systems

By: Katie Pusz, Copywriter, ImageSoft Need a ride? Text an Uber. Want to check your account balance? There’s an app for that. Waiting for your car to get serviced? Catch up on those work emails. People are busier than ever before and, in a rush to make the most of every minute, we depend on … Continue reading Got Efficiency? Many Governments Just Milk Outmoded Systems