Well, we all seem to be working at home now, and you either love it, or you hate it. Not much middle ground, and I suspect whether you love or hate it has a lot to do with how many things (and people) besides work you have going on at home. In many cases, carving out a functional home work environment will require conscious cooperation of everyone in the house. While they need to understand you have certain times where you can’t be disturbed, you also need to realize that fighting home-based distractions is not always the best approach to creating a harmonious, functional, and productive home work environment. The struggle is real, but Imaging Office Systems has some strategies that can help...
The emergence of coronavirus as a serious public health concern has suddenly put pressure on all types of businesses to continue operations with all team members working remotely.
While some organizations have implemented capabilities that allow their teams to work remotely and collaborate seamlessly as if they were still in the office, many companies have not, or only have email or limited remote work capabilities...
Posted by Brian Kopack, President on March 10, 2020 | Document Management, Information Management, Professional Services, digital transformation, Cloud Software, ECM, intelligent capture, human-centered design
As a senior executive with a say over what technologies and software your company will employ in its business processes, this is finally the moment to stop the insanity!
Stop the insanity of deciding in a “vacuum” what technologies your employees need to do their jobs better. Stop the insanity of reinventing your business processes to fit the software that was supposed to make your existing workflows easier, but instead introduced a whole new set of challenges and obstacles to overcome...which is really just new work—cleverly disguised as “onboarding” or “integration” activities—that never seems to end...
Posted by John Schrader, Director of Information Technology on March 4, 2020 | Document Management, Information Management, Professional Services, digital transformation, Cloud Software, ECM, intelligent capture
Businesses ingest enormous amounts of data from a multitude of sources, and it's only going to increase in the years ahead.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), 90 percent of all digital data is unstructured, which means only 10 percent gets delivered in standardized formats with metadata that enables smooth translation from a sender's business process outputs to a receiver's business process inputs.
Yet, there's a ton of value to be harvested from this mass of unstructured data, and being able to extract that value is going to be a huge factor in the success of countless companies in the near future, once technology catches up with our imaginations...
We are at the flashpoint of what many have described as the "Big Bang" of data. In just a few short years, 2020 will seem like the "good old days" as the world accelerates through a trajectory of global digital transformation. It's time to get onboard now, or get left behind!
To put some numbers to this prediction, the International Data Corporation (IDC), a premier provider of global market intelligence, expects the global "datasphere" to rise from 33 zettabytes (one ZB equals a trillion gigabytes) in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025.
According to IDC’s The Digitization of the World From Edge to Core white paper, this growth is happening within two types of computing infrastructures:
- Core: All varieties of enterprise, public, and hybrid and cloud providers...along with enterprise operational data centers, such as those operated by electric grids and telephone networks.
- Edge: Enterprise-hardened satellite servers and IIoT-empowered devices that do not reside in core data centers. Server rooms, field servers, cell towers, and smaller local or regional data centers are all considered part of an edge computing infrastructure. Meanwhile, according to the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM), businesses expect to see a 450% increase in the volume of data they generate in the next few years.
Considering these predictions, where should companies be investing their IT budgets to support such exponential growth in data?