The value of networking: Get by with a little help from your friends at #OnBaseSummit

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Ringo Starr is a genius.

It’s true. In terms of networking and surrounding yourself with talented thought leaders, Ringo is in a league all by himself. After all, even though I love his drumming and “singing,” I admit that John, Paul and George probably would have been alright without him.

That’s the value of networking and why you should attend the OnBase Summit in London, November 3 – 4: You get great ideas from other people. By discussing the latest business issues with your peers from nearby countries, you elevate your game.

To use our Ringo metaphor, you’ll create better music.

What would you think if I sang out of tune?

We all sound like rock stars when we sing in the shower. That’s why it’s so important when someone like a significant other gently suggests we close the window. It’s so much more pleasant for your neighbours – or end users, in software terms.

Sometimes we get so caught up in our own music and the details that we need external help – a different viewpoint that we’ll never have, because it comes from the outside.

“If you work in isolation, you repeat the mistakes others have made,” according to Bethan Ruddock, content development officer at Mimas, University of Manchester. “Networking is an opportunity to provide and receive mutual support and advice.”

Not only that, but it helps you keep up with current trends and developments around the globe. Currently, people from 16 countries will be attending the Summit, including:

  1. Belgium
  2. Denmark
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Ireland
  6. Lebanon
  7. Poland
  8. Romania
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. South Africa
  11. Spain
  12. Switzerland
  13. Turkey
  14. United Arab Emirates
  15. United Kingdom
  16. United States

What do I do when my love is away?

That’s an easy one. Just talk to your peers from any of the countries above who have implemented a mobile strategy, so employees can instantly access people, documents and processes – wherever they’re located.

If your organisation is having issues with accessibility because work needs to happen outside of the office, there are so many networking opportunities at the Summit, you’ll easily find someone who is using mobility to keep work moving when people are in the field.

How do I feel by the end of the day?

By networking with other experts in the document management industry, at the end of the day, you sleep well. You know you’re on the cutting-edge, providing your organisation and employees instant access to real-time information that’s secure and auditable.

Not only do you help with regulation compliance, you empower excellent service levels. And you help your customers reduce the dreaded sprawl of endless software applications across their enterprises.

You’re an all-star.

But even all-stars have coaches. That’s why growing your group of advisors is so important. You get great advice from experts. You get by with a little help from your friends.

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. These days, he's a senior content strategist at Hyland and the editor of this blog. An author with an MBA and two books in print, he’s been writing about tech for Hyland for a decade. His industry certifications include CDIA and ecmp.

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