Monday, January 19, 2015

The King, Ziggy Stardust & Information Management

By Brian Kopack


Thursday January 8th was a big day.

It was the shared birthday of Elvis Presley and David Bowie.  No doubt you caught some of the coverage throughout the day.  As I listened to some of the reports on my drive home, it dawned on me – how much IOS has in common with them in terms of affecting our respective audiences.

Enduring Legacy
Elvis was a larger-than-life personality until he passed away in 1977.  In the almost 40 years since, he still has an enormous following.  If you’ve ever been to Graceland, you get it.

David Bowie is still creating and performing after almost 50 years.  I remember seeing him in concert when I was in high school.  I thought he was cool, but old.  He is still cool.  What’s weird is he was as old then as I am writing this now.  Everyone would be lucky to age as gracefully as he has.

IOS has been a thought leader in information management since the early 70’s – eight Presidents ago.  A lot has changed in business in those 40+ years, but IOS’ commitment to leading the evolution of technology in information management has been a reassuring constant.

International Appeal
Both Elvis and Bowie toured the world throughout their careers and have millions of fans around the globe.

“World-famous” might be a stretch, but IOS’ influence and expertise have spread from our headquarters in Indiana across the US to Europe and as far away as Australia. Great ideas expertly delivered definitely travel.  In an industry with as much competition and disruption as information management, IOS’ expertise translates nicely.

Transformational Originality
Elvis – check. Bowie – double check.  Unquestionably, two of the most influential entertainers the planet will ever know.  Often imitated, never duplicated.

At IOS, we like to think of ourselves the same way.  Great ideas from great people you can’t get anywhere else to help you be more than you ever thought possible.

We’ve built our reputation on the very idea that our experience and creativity make us uniquely able to develop solutions that deliver lasting value - that the work we do for our customers becomes inherent in who they are as an organization.


The same way your favorite songs become the soundtrack of your life.

Go ahead, give us your biggest problem.

With offices in five states, more than 500 installations and document scanning facilities that convert over five million pages a month IOS knows what it takes to solve your document challenges.

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