What a great way to end a week before a holiday!
I just got an email that said for the second time, one of our websites was voted one of the best of its kind in the nation. STG has proudly worked with various parts of the Michigan Education Association, both here in Lansing and around Michigan, since our founding as a company, and one of the sites we made and maintain for them is for the Michigan Education Association – Retired. Last year at the NEA – Retired Annual Meeting, it was voted to be the best NEA – Retired website in the nation for both the website design and the content of it’s newsletter, and this year … Read More
Shumaker Technology Group had an article about social media, written by Cody Thelen, included in the Spring 2015 issue of The Carrier. Check it out on page 13!
More and more today you hear of people “going paperless,” and there are many reasons why it is a crucial tool for a 21st century business. If you haven’t heard, going paperless is moving the mountains of paperwork you have in a series of filing cabinets taking up valuable office space into the cloud. Below are some benefits that make going paperless a necessity in a modern business.
- Being able to respond to a question by a customer immediately without having to dig through a series of filing cabinets
- Save money by avoiding printing documents and then having to pay an employee to waste time finding the same document
- Avoiding misfiled documents that become lost forever in the abyss that
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After a visit to my parents house recently it has become crystal clear that people who ought to know better about some pretty easy web basics do not. So here is a post about some things to look out for when you are downloading something from the internet.
The example I put above is a common question you are asked when installing Java, and many other programs will also prompt you for downloads of a more annoying nature. The Ask toolbar from the above example is a fairly harmless form of Bloatware, which is unwanted software included by the manufacturer of a product. If paired with other toolbars, it can eventually slow your browser to a halt, but by itself … Read More
Digital Workflow Systems help to increase efficiency by digitally carrying out routine tasks without taking up your employee’s time.
Workflow is run by setting up a trigger system, which, put simply, are actions, that trigger other actions.
Triggers can be actions done by the user, or within the system itself, such as a new document being uploaded, field updates, document expiration, initiating approval processes etc.
Actions are things like: initiating approval processes, moving content from one location to another, sending out email alerts, putting things in an users work queue, etc. These actions can even launch other applications, which is commonly used to invoke integration scripts or export documents.
The system, of course, is not limited by regular business
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