7 Reasons to Upgrade to a New & Improved Cloud Computing Toolset

7 Reasons to Upgrade to a New & Improved Cloud Computing Toolset

In mathematical charting models, an inflection point is where the direction of a curve changes in response to an event. To be considered as such, the change must be clearly perceptible and attributable to a specific cause. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a true inflection point emerge in the number of people working remotelyand almost in lock step, an increase in the utilization of cloud computing services followed...and right now, those curves show no signs of shifting back to the pre-pandemic trajectory. 

Indeed, cloud computing and remote work go together like peanut butter and jelly, but now, as companies have had a few months to use and evaluate cloud resources that were initially available to them, they’ve been able to note the deficiencies and challenges of those cloud services and put together want lists for a “version two” of their cloud computing tools that are hopefully more precisely tuned to their needs. 

If you’re looking to settle on some guiding strategies for implementing a new and improved toolbox of cloud solutions for your organization, read on... 

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2020 Indianapolis Employee Appreciation Day

2020 Indianapolis Employee Appreciation Day

We truly love our employees at Imaging Office Systems—we're a "tight-knit" family. The average employee tenure at our company is around 12 years...12 years! That says a lot about our work atmosphere, how we value everyone from a sales person, to a driver and a production associate, and as we near our 50th anniversary, our Indiana and Hoosier values are more important than ever. To celebrate this shared heritage, this year, we dove into some delicious nachos and tacos from a local Indy food truck and enjoyed games and prizes outside! 

Employee Appreciation Day - Indianapolis 2020—
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Barry Carr: Adjusting to Win the Sales Game During a Pandemic

Barry Carr: Adjusting to Win the Sales Game During a Pandemic

Barry Carr is both the point guard and head coach of the Imaging Office Systems’ sales team—yes, the rare player-coach!

During the last nine months of the pandemic, he and his squad of sales consultants have had to make key “halftime adjustments” to sales strategies and tactics to align with the Covid-era business environment. 

But staying on the move and adjusting to “on-court” realities is second nature to this one-time pupil of legendary college basketball coach Bobby Knight. 

That’s why I was excited to sit down with him and attempt to peel back the layers of Barry's game...for sales, that is 

OK, we've probably achieved triple-double digits on these gratuitous basketball analogies by now...enough to tip off this Q&A, at least! So, let’s give him the ball out of the backcourt and start our conversation with Barry Carr, "The Galactic Sales Manager!"

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Reflections on Archery, Finance & Technology with VP of Finance Denise Holbrook

Reflections on Archery, Finance & Technology with VP of Finance Denise Holbrook

Denise Holbrook recently celebrated her one-year anniversary with the Imaging Office Systems family and brings the discipline and analytical mind of an archer to her role as controller and vice president of finance.

In this interview, I enjoyed getting to hear her thoughts on archery as a metaphor for finance, the intersection of finance and technology, and a few other interesting tidbits. 

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Whether Business or Cross-Country, Running the Race Is All About Strategy for Kopack

Whether Business or Cross-Country, Running the Race Is All About Strategy for Kopack

As we head into the fall season, I thought it’d be a good time to check in with Imaging Office Systems president Brian Kopack. We talked about trends in information management technology that have emerged during the pandemic, best ways to utilize cloud computing technology, and the sport of running. Yes, running!  

Last January, Brian was named the head coach of the cross-country team at Delphos St. John’s High School in Ohio. It won’t be a major transition. Kopack—a former competitor on the Butler University cross country team—was already involved as an assistant coach, along with his wife Amy, and he has two kids on the team. However, what might have been new for Kopack was having me ask him to draw comparisons between the sport of running and running a business—but I’m glad I did. What he had to say was really thought-provoking.

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