Monday, July 20, 2015

Not Just a Catch Phrase

By Brian Kopack

Below is an excerpt from a message we received this morning.  (Some details have been omitted to protect the innocent.)

“We have just completed our upgrade …...  I cannot leave the office without telling you how much we appreciate the efforts of Kevin and Bill this evening.

We ran into a few challenges tonight and still have a couple of final tasks due to customized workflow of some of our departments.  It would have been impossible to overcome these challenges if not for the product knowledge, the experience and the can-do attitude of these two guys.  Tonight’s efforts were a great example of the difference it can make when a support team really knows its product inside & out and has the ability & attitude to make things work."

Completely unsolicited.  Absolutely appreciated.

We know great things aren’t accomplished easily.  Often, improvement is incremental.  In our world, when it’s easy to devalue patience, we know great ideas + hard work always carry the day.

It’s nice when that perspective is affirmed.

What comes through above is IOS at its best – expertise, creativity, agility.

It’s one thing for us to say “it”.

It’s way better when someone else does.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

What's Your Superpower?

By Brian Kopack

Ant Man

Seriously?  That’s the next great superhero movie?

I’m not a comic book guy, but who knew Ant Man was a person / thing?  There’s Superman and then the B-team.  How far do you even have scroll down that list before you get to Ant Man?  Whatever. The movie might be great, but the obligatory superhero summer diet and workout plan probably can’t be - - because it’s Ant Man.  Captain America – yep.  Thor – yep.  Ant Man – not so much.

We’ve probably all imagined what we would want our superpower to be – x-ray vision, invisibility, to be able to fly.  Dare to dream.

At IOS, I think we really have an actual superpower.

Our ideas create solutions that correct past problems, improve current conditions and revolutionize future performance.  Past, present and future in real time. Looking back and forward simultaneously.

Magic?  No.  Excellence?  Yes.

Often, we meet businesses in some state of tumult.  They do the best they can to manage their information, but their practices/processes are holding them back.  They are upset, nervous —lost.  They know they need help, but they don’t know where to turn.

Then they find IOS.  Expertise – Creativity – Agility

IOS hits the scene as the secret weapon.  Exactly what they need.  Exactly when they need it.
The script flips from “How did this happen?” to “If we only knew then what we know now, we would have saved a ton of time/worry/dollars.”

Not quite faster than a speeding bullet or magic lassos and invisible planes, but still cool.

With IOS’ help, businesses preserve their past with customized document conversion, improve their present with best-in-class technology and process automation and shape their future through process reengineering and expert business advice.

Since we only use our powers for good, everybody lives happily ever after.

Doing our part to improve the world through smarter use of information – that’s IOS.