With 2021 now fully behind us, I thought I’d take you through some of the most popular and shared content Tech Essentials produced. It was obviously a busy year for us and the world at large. The year began with a surge in COVID cases and ended with…a surge in COVID cases. Return to office (RTO) plans were thrown back into disarray, thus necessitating the continued need for WFH products like RMail and RSign. School classes, sporting events and plans of all sorts were also postponed or cancelled.
What Good Is E-Signer Bliss Without Compliance Ease?
October is here if you can believe it. So take a break from raking leaves, putting up Halloween decorations, and watching those pennant races. Time to curl up with a pumpkin spice latte during one of these cool autumn nights with the latest Tech Essentials.
Now, Let’s Talk About the E-Signature Features You Really Need
It’s been a hectic week what with jitters in the financial markets and strained relationships between great power nations. If all this disconcerting news has made you want to re-evaluate some of your more expensive arrangements with your business’ software platforms, we at Tech Essentials are here to help.
It Turns Out, Mars is Still Uninviting for Mere-Mortal Business Execs
Last Thursday, RPost concluded the first ever business-tech conference held on Mars, Optimize! 2021 E-Sign E-Security. Due to limited spaceflight availability, RPost provided virtual Earth-links for attendees. Those RPost employees attending the conference on the Red Planet flew coach to pass the savings to our customers, the greatest in the Solar System.
What Does Humanizing E-Security Actually Mean?
A common theme in marketing over the past year plus has been the concept that complex technologies and previously anonymous-seeming processes need to be ‘humanized’. This is likely rooted in the pandemic and a need to give people more of a personalized touch when many are living through a lock-down. Unless you managed to not watch any ads on TV recently, you’ll hear this in the ubiquitous (and now meaningless) messaging which starts with, “In these unprecedented times…”
Muons Wobble But They Don’t Fall Down
While this year’s news has been dominated by politics and pandemics, there may have been a universe-shattering discovery made in the world of physics—one that may realign the very way we think about forces of nature. ‘Now this isn’t the usual e-sign, e-security chit chat,’ you may think to yourself. Yes, this week on Tech Essentials, we will be dealing with the nature of the universe itself, so say with me “whoa!” in your best Keanu Reeves voice.
Read This Article on Media Bias (or the Dog Gets It)!
If there’s one thing you should know about me (in addition to being obsessive about e-sign and e-security), it’s that I’m a proud parent. Recently, I was at the dinner table engaging in a lively debate with my daughter about current events, and I was thrilled at how she could piece together a cogent argument. Her logic was impeccable, and her presentation was compelling. However, when I asked her how she knew her facts were true, I got: “because I heard it on YouTube and TikTok!”. Another gem: “I read it on xyz blog.”
How to Say ‘Leave Me Alone’ without an ‘Opposite Shock’
A year ago, there was a sudden “shock” to the world that caused mass disruption in people’s normal routines, forcing an uncomfortable behavioral change for most. This pandemic-induced shift to an isolated work-from-home (WFH) routine should become a shibboleth once vaccines flow freely. But perhaps it wont. Over the course of the last year, we’ve all acclimated to our new routines, comfy chairs, lounging in between “meetings”, kids-play at odd hours of the day, work-from-anywhere with a hot-spot connection… not too bad (assuming your profession or business was not too negatively impacted). This acclimation may be the reason why the way we work may have genuinely been transformed — permanently and in ways we’re just beginning to understand. To shift “back” to office parks, we’ll need an equally dramatic and “opposite shock” (i.e. an over-abundance of COVID babies disrupting home workspace, or who knows what.)
Big Game, Little Tech Innovation on Sunday
This Sunday’s Superbowl will be the latest US sports championship to be presented during the COVID era. Kudos to the NFL for pulling of its season and post-season largely on schedule and without too many hiccups—though there were plenty. The Superbowl has become such a spectacle over its 55-year life, that it long ago transcended the actual sport for which it is declaring a champion. People will watch it for the ads, the celebrity-studded half time show, and so that they don’t miss out on whatever, meme-able mishap occurs that everyone will be talking about the Monday after.
No “October Surprises” at Our Optimize! FinTech Conference (Just Great Insights from Amazing Customers)
We at Tech Essentials realize this has been a doozy of a week in terms of news—mostly political and mostly bad. For those who needed a respite from Tuesday’s chaotic debate and the torrent of election-focused headlines, we offered a live virtual conference yesterday that highlighted how customers are using RPost’s RMail and RSign products to optimize financial processes, transaction automation and affordability with feature-rich e-sign and e-security.