January 2020 Tech Talk for Government

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, … Continue reading January 2020 Tech Talk for Government

Once Upon a Time in SoHo, London: Eradicating Cholera and the Story of GIS

Authored by Paul Gorman, ImageSoft Account Executive The Most Famous Person You’ve Never Heard Of  Dr. John Snow was born March 15, 1813, in the City of York, in the United Kingdom. Dr. John Snow is the most famous person you have never heard of.  He was an innovator and inventor of anesthesia, advocating for chloroform instead of ether, but he is most famous for eradicating the Cholera … Continue reading Once Upon a Time in SoHo, London: Eradicating Cholera and the Story of GIS

The Value of a Signature Solution. eSignature, That Is.

Authored by Paul Gorman, ImageSoft Account Executive  There are not many IT activities as pointless as making a process ‘paperless’ and then, at the end of the process, still printing a document so that you can get a wet signature on the paper.  The benefits of paperless technology are to avoid time delays and the … Continue reading The Value of a Signature Solution. eSignature, That Is.

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