Stepping up development and Social Networking initiatives
So, we’ve been busy this new year, working to improve a few departments. Two are getting some strong focus: software development and social networking (yep, we’re jumping on that bus too).
We’re not sure how many of our customers and partners are active on Twitter or Linked in, but we are certainly getting more active. Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and this blog! If interested, please follow us:
We’re honestly still learning to be relevant in this new era of overwhelming, globalized, hi speed, hi tech communications… sputtered at first but I think we’re getting the hang of it. Please join any of the above and give us feedback, including this blog. We just want to do better.
Ok, on the development side, we have some significant improvements in our iMap product (a product we feel that will be a part of our future for years to come, as it captures, maps and converts datastreams and sends them in various directions, can and will do quite a bit more) Its faster, more accurate and supports more color capability.
iDocs – our flagship product has had the programming team going heads down the past 6 months on testing and QA of a number of advanced features including enhanced SmartRouting(tm), conditional processing, color, dynamic library support and more. We’ve added another layer onto our quality control, so we’re hoping to put out more bullet proof versions – we’re working on V6.1. Its challenging as many of you know in our business, as we are required to support dynamic output devices (fax, printer, outq’s with other capabilities), convert datastreams from one form to another, support multiple operating systems, multipe printing datastreams… its complex stuff. The advancements in recent years are far beyond where we ever expected 18 years ago when we developed a simple laser form to merge with spool file, celebrated and toasted our amazing achievement, and then went surfing. We don’t get to surf as much anymore.
Anyway, we’re excited to announce two powerful new partnerships with TEMBO in South Africa to market IFD products in their region of the world. And a new alliance with Data Storage Corporation who can provide offsite document storage, cloud, and protection facilities and services to facilitate and protect our clients document/information storage. We’re excited about both partners and possibilities.
As an FYI, we’re still taking orders for tax forms and envelopes for the 2011 tax season. I think by the end of this month, this winds down.
IFD will be attending the New England Users Group Conference from April 2-4th, and we have a booth at COMMON in Anaheim May 6th-9th. We’ll let everyone know more details as we come closer, or contact Alex or Orlando if you’d like to meet up with us.
Ok, I need to get back to work. Hope everyone had a nice New Year and Holidays. Dan Forster