Thursday, June 2, 2016

Content Management - In 3 Letters

By Brian Kopack


Apparently the people at Scripps are a little solicitous.

That means worried – except harder to spell.

Scripps is the major player in the sport of professional spelling.  I know, I know.  The competition is on ESPN, so it must be a sport – discussion for a different day.

I read an article predicting doom for the future of the National Spelling Bee because the competitors are getting too good.  The contest ended in a tie.  Again.  There have been more ties in the past 3 years than in the previous 90 years of The Bee.  Of all the words in the universe, they couldn’t come up with a few that the 11-13 year olds couldn’t spell.  That’s crazydiculous. (I don’t know if that is a real word but if it is, I am sure that’s how you spell it).

For full-disclosure, I am not a good speller.  And, I normally would not be interested in a spelling bee, but I paid attention this year because a family friend was competing.  She made it a few rounds before misspelling the word: patrilocal.

Watching the competition, it struck me that what makes the spellers so impressive – besides being really, really smart and uber-poised under pressure for as young as they are, is that they are able, in a very short amount of time, to gather clues to arrive at the word’s proper spelling – to connect everything.

Gathering information efficiently and then connecting it to develop a solution to a problem - huh.  Why does that feel so familiar?

That’s content management – seeing a bigger picture for the connected organization through a more effective use of information.

That’s IOS. {Note: very easy to spell so probably not in next year’s competition}

The spellers use word origin, part of speech and alternate pronunciations to help them spell the word.
IOS Professional Services takes information from an organization – forms, documents, contracts, charts, transcripts, receipts, invoices and links departments across that organization - Accounts Payable, Customer Service, Credit & Collections, HR, R&D and Quality Assurance through the magic of process re-engineering and workflow automation.

They understand the relationship between better use of information and improved performance. They understand the power of connection.

The ability to gather and assemble information to create is a special talent.  To do that in real-time to change the way work gets done is extraordinary.

That’s I-O-S.

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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