Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

By Brian Kopack

I found $20 running one day last week.

I run for a lot of reasons – it gets me outside, it helps me de-stress, it keeps me young.  A New York Times article last week said it makes me smarter.  Totally hope that’s true.

When I find a little cash every once in a while – that’s pretty good too.  Effort pays off.

Content management is a lot that same way.  Lots of benefits.  You know it works.  You know it makes your business better.  You know you need to actively participate.  You know the rewards are worth the effort.  And, every once in a while, you pick up a little something extra.

Businesses start taking content management seriously to address operational issues: organization, security, collaboration (or lack thereof).  They evolve with their strategy because technological changes are constantly creating opportunities.  Then the continuous improvement mindset takes hold.  Processing efficiency, procedural flexibility and innovative problem solving become the cornerstones of a more vibrant organization.

With that mindset, what started with filing cabinets, calculators and 24-column paper becomes a comprehensive content management strategy - connecting people through technology.  The goal being to spend time not simply doing work, but doing valuable work.  Managing processes and the flow of information in our companies as effectively as possible frees up our schedules from the tasks that steal our time but lack value.

That’s where IOS comes in.  When you believe that the idea matters, like we do, the details fall into place.  Our discovery-driven approach to problem solving supported by our singular focus on content management puts our clients in a position to control the pace and direction of their improvement.

From there, the direction of the content management strategy might include the conversion of data out of a legacy system into a new system or custom software development or the integration of multiple systems or process re-engineering - or all of the above.

That all facilitates sharing information efficiently and automating processes to create two things we are all looking for and can never get enough of: simplicity and time.  The true benefits of any content management system.

Who couldn’t use a little more of that?

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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