The weekly recap: March 8 | Grannies on ice

Everyone loves grandmothers.

So watching your grandma float away on a tiny iceberg is probably not what you had in mind when you and grams booked that trip to Iceland.

First, the news.

The Hyland Blog

  • Archie is back! And our favorite pup recently made his first trip to the vet.

Making her way through a giant list of questions, Carissa Nettle, Hyland’s global services manager, realized the similarities of veterinarians and IT consultants. Read her blog post to find out how seeking guidance from experts helps you take a proactive approach to the care of your puppy – or your IT infrastructure.

  • For an insurer building toward the 22nd century and beyond, digital transformation is far more than a move from paper-based, manual processes to electronic workflow. It is now simply the first step toward true digital evolution and digital ecological balance.

To find out what digital ecological balance is and how your organization can achieve it, check out the blog post by Cara McFarlane, Hyland’s insurance global portfolio manager.

  • Software upgrades are a simple concept that yield innumerable benefits. They’re not always a simple undertaking, but staying current helps you win.

This week, Sarah Stoner, content strategist at Hyland for 15 years, applied her knowledge of the services world to offer some strategic upgrade guidance.

  • “And then, my crackerjack coder was gone. He got a better deal. Meanwhile, we could not sustain the solutions he created without documentation.”

Terri Jones, marketing principal and government guru at Hyland, shared a great story about when she was the IT director for a government agency and how custom coding turned a project into a nightmare.

  • Last week, I forgot to mention the latest comic strip for Status Quo, Inc: Larry is totally RAD.

If you’re looking into rapid application development as a way to configure business apps at the speed end users expect, while meeting corporate demands for governance and control, check out Larry’s technique for achieving strategic executive buy-in.

Fav thing of the week

  • You know my thoughts on Icelandic hot dogs, so now it’s time to talk about the other thing that makes Iceland Iceland – that would be the ice.

This week, a guy and his grandma were visiting the Nordic island country when they noticed people taking pictures on a tiny iceberg that was shaped like a throne. So granny got on board for a snapshot.

What could possibly go wrong? I mean, other than the iceberg floating out to sea. With granny on it.

Have a great weekend, everyone! And keep an eye on grammy.

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. A rabbit, if you really want to know. These days, he's a content marketing manager at Hyland, as well as the editor of this blog. The author of three books, he’s been writing about tech at Hyland for more than a decade. His industry certifications include CDIA, ecmp, and an MBA.

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