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
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.
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
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
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
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?
“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
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
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
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!