Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Same Story, Different Day

By Beth Schrader

Every New Year we prepare ourselves in one way or another to “ramp back up.”  What does that mean, what does that look like?  Clearly, it’s different for each of us and obviously dependent upon which area of our lives we are referring.

To some of us, it means we set the typical cliché goals of personal betterment.  No, I am not saying those are futile and worthless because they are not.  I am a huge fan of goal setting.  But under the heading of “personal betterment,” the list can be daunting and at times, seemingly endless.  So where do we start?

Oddly, at IOS, we start right where we left off: with the customer.

Year-end is typically a whirlwind, and let me tell you, December 2013 was no different and may have even taken the proverbial cake.  Good problem to have.  Our customers called us last month with immediate needs, immediate funds which needed to be spent in order to avoid losing it faster than you can say Powerball, and an immediate time frame of by December 31st.

So what do we do?  We respond – same as we always do.

While the free-world is racing to beat the imaginary clock, at IOS we know we don’t have an expiration date.  IOS knows service and reliability are calendar-neutral.

IOS is about continuous improvement.  IOS is always about tomorrow – what’s next.

If we think about it that way, at IOS every day is like December 31st.

That’s pretty cool.

That’s IOS.
Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Question

By Brian Kopack

What does your company do?

It would be a lot easier if IOS sold cell phones or made mufflers or cupcakes.  Easy to explain.  Everyone can relate.

The answer to the question at IOS isn’t straight forward because we don’t make anything.  You can’t order what we do from Amazon.  Trying to google what we do is a challenge.  Making the answer “tweet-worthy” is a herculean task.

Our website (shameless plug:, and more specifically our storybook, explain what we do - illustrate the diversity of our client base and document the breadth of the solutions we have provided.

Our clients are unique.  Their issues are unique. Our solutions need to be unique.

Everything we do is a little bit:

Simplify – Create – Organize – Preserve – Innovate – Facilitate – Automate

We have talked about, and will continue to talk about, capture and retrieval, system conversions, intelligent records storage, cloud-based storage and back-up and automating business processes. We will continue because they all have a place in today’s business environment – and because we are confident we are good enough at all of them to make a difference in your business.

We will also talk about what’s next – what we see in the marketplace – what your competitors are doing – what you should think about doing.  We know innovation is part of the evolution of business.  IOS 2014 isn’t the same as IOS 1973 or IOS 2003.  Your company isn’t the same either.  I think we both agree we like it that way.

As a thought leader in content management, IOS has helped businesses be better than they could be by themselves for over 40 years.

To a prosperous new year.