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The Advantage of Electronic Signature Services

December 5, 2022

The modern workspace is constantly evolving to keep pace with customer demands. Primarily, the most valuable asset a team may have at its disposal is time. Efficiency the word that keeps organizations running, and the tools a team employs dictates how effective those processes are. When the conversation turns to contracts and signatures, there is only one real solution for the modern business, that being the implementation of electronic signatures. How much more value could electronic signature services be for your team? Let’s discuss the inherent value of such a system.

Personalized Digital Experiences in Government

August 23, 2022

President Trump made it a part of his President Management Agenda, and President Biden released an Executive Order mandating a transformation of the “Federal Customer Experience.” Further policies, including the 21st Century IDEA and the IT Modernization Act, provide additional sources of funding and policy to help governments address these rising customer needs, and while they have been around for a few years, they are still required to be fully implemented. Agencies need to take advantage of this momentum to continue improving citizen experiences and “recommit to being ‘of the people, by the people, [and] for the people” in order to solve the complex 21st century challenges our Nation faces.”

Adobe reaches public sector milestone with FedRAMP Moderate authorization for Adobe Acrobat Sign for Government

June 06, 2022

We are increasingly connected through digital experiences and interactions, which is why it’s so important for organizations to understand how they can meet the unique needs of users and help build trust. This is especially true for people accessing government services, which can be some of the most critical services that people need to use. For those serving in government, this is the time to transition from reacting to the pandemic to building new experiences that better support workers and people in this new environment. Agencies need solutions that deliver short-term benefits while laying the groundwork for scalable and sustainable progress.

The Technology Modernization Fund’s Projects for Zero Trust Innovation

May 27, 2022

In the wake of the 2019 pandemic and its long-lasting effects, most agencies have begun adapting new security standards to meet changing needs. The 2017 government action plan, The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), aims to aid federal agencies with funding in order to accelerate the thorough completion of projects. While the TMF did not directly award grants for pandemic relief, many of its cybersecurity projects meet critical needs that were enhanced by the pandemic and working from home.

Creative Projects and Compatible File Types Built for Government

March 24, 2022

When designing creative projects for Government entities, there are many angles that need to be taken into consideration to ensure that your creative work can be accessed and distributed throughout as many channels as possible, with as few restrictions as possible. Depending on the type of work, this can range from closed captioning on promotional videos, to accessibility on 508 compliant documents. In the proper context, ensuring that your work is compatible for distribution can be even more important than the project itself.

Modernizing Cybersecurity & MultiCloud Services with TMF

March 18, 2022

The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) is an action plan created as part of the 2017 Modernizing Government Act. The goal is to have a funding vehicle that would aid agencies in accelerating project completion. This is enacted via a loan which will be repaid based on individual project agreements. In order to implement and perfect technology modernization, the Technology Modernization Board (TMB) prioritizes projects that engage several agencies at once, address security gaps, and improve the public’s access to services.

Continuing Digital Transformation Initiatives to Better Serve Constituents and Employees

October 1, 2021

As has been felt and said too many times to count by now, the COVID pandemic has changed the way we live, work, and experience our daily lives. Whether it’s an employee working remotely, or a constituent requiring information or services, digital experiences became our safe, sterile, socially distant means of interacting, and trends that seemed years away, at best, became reality overnight. Agencies across the U.S. began to lay, often in a matter of weeks, the digital foundations necessary to adapt. COVID landing pages, portals for testing and vaccine distribution, labor and health services, and communications with residents were all transformed to provide a sense of certainty in a time without it.

Lasting Shifts in Secure Electronic Signature Usage Across the Government Sphere

June 28, 2021

The ongoing pandemic has affected every aspect of our day-to-day business operations, which have mostly transitioned across the board from manual, in person operations to complete digital ones. Currently, the Federal Government’s nationwide operating status remains “open with maximum telework flexibilities to all current telework eligible employees, pursuant to direction from agency heads.” Many federal, state, and local governments have taken steps during the pandemic to allow greater workforce autonomy, including the Department of Defense (DOD).

Communication and Creativity While Working Remote

March 26, 2021

Creatives may each have different styles, but if there’s one idea that team members can agree on, it’s that working together fosters creativity. Whether you’re photographing a business event, redesigning an office interior, or building a mobile application from scratch; a team that works together can accomplish incredible things. Unfortunately, for most creatives in the government and commercial space, the solidarity of working as a team was disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic about a year ago to this very day. This sudden shift in our daily lives forced many groups to make drastic changes to their routines and work schedules very quickly.

Technology Trends in 2021: Workflow Automation

February 3, 2021

Workflow automation can be defined as a set of repeatable activities that lead up to a common output, a complete process. Figuring out what needs to be automated is really a process of understanding the organization’s procedures and automating them. It might be something simple like documents that must go through four or five different layers of approvals. Usually that’s accomplished by having someone send emails with the documents attached to each signer in turn. But, that’s a simple workflow to automate where an email goes to the first approver and then on to the next person in line—without an employee needing to do it manually.

Driving Cloud Computing and Telework Change

January 19, 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic has spurred noticeable changes in the way individuals within most organizations collaborate with colleagues, interface with the public, and get their day-to-day business done. Many have transitioned to telework, brought on virtual training platforms, and secured tools for managing or signing documents electronically. While employee safety certainly ramped up efforts to modernize, especially in the government sphere, the underlying push to modernize and adopt more cloud infrastructure continues in full force into the future.

Powering Opioid Outreach with Digital Marketing Platforms

September 20, 2018

The opioid epidemic is a human tragedy, one that is taking 116 lives daily in the United States. Deaths from opioid use and abuse are up among men and woman of all races and adults of nearly every age. This nationwide epidemic requires that treatment and recovery information be delivered in a coordinated and rapid-fire manner to reduce the number of people falling prey to addiction and help those in the throes of it.