BoardNews: Winter 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Winter edition of BoardNews! Below, you will find several recent Company announcements, as well as an article that focuses on state governance trends towards legislation that requires local boards to share public materials online prior to meetings. What we love about this trend is how turn-key, cost-effective eGovernance solutions, like BoardDocs, make complying with these new laws a snap!

The BoardDocs team will kick off our annual conference schedule at NSBA's 72nd Annual Conference, April 21 - 22 in Boston. We have a full calendar of state events as well, so please check our Upcoming Events page often to find out when we'll be in your area. In addition, mark your calendars for our 2012 eGovernance Workshop in Park City, UT -- dates and venue details below!

We hope you enjoy this edition and will share it with others who may be interested in how eGovernance is helping organizations of all sizes become more effective, from day one. As always, please respond directly to the BoardNews Editor with any feedback you may have.

Christen Clegg
BoardNews Editor

BoardDocs Supports Meeting Video
Now, System Users Can Easily Associate Archived Video with BoardDocs Agendas
BoardDocs set a new industry standard with the ability to associate meeting video with BoardDocs agendas. The service enhancement allows BoardDocs Pro and LT users to easily share recorded meetings via services such as YouTube. The new video linking and tagging feature was released in December to all existing subscribers. Read More

Complying with New State Transparency Laws - BoardDocs Makes It Easy!
New laws will give the public unprecedented access to public government data and support eGovernance innovation efforts.
New York has passed an open-data law that creates new transparency requirements for state and local governing agencies to provide unprecedented public access to governance information. The new legislation applies to records scheduled to be discussed during an open meeting, including proposed resolutions, laws, rules, policies and amendments. Read More

BoardDocs Named Top 100 Product of 2011 by District Administration Magazine
Due To Cost and Time Savings, America’s School District Leaders Adopt The Premier eAgenda Service Provider In Record Numbers
BoardDocs was been named a “Top 100 Product of 2011” by District Administration readers. The recognition represents the latest in a long list of achievements made by the Company, which was also named one of the fastest growing private businesses in the nation on Inc. Magazine’s 2011 500/5000 List. Read More

Emerald Data Solutions Enhances Solutions with New Server Host Site
The New East Coast Site Will Enable the Company to Continue to Deliver the Fastest, Most Reliable eGovernance Solution Available
BoardDocs has announced an additional hosting site in Sterling, VA. The new east coast collocation facility expands on the Company’s existing operations provided through Qwest®/CenturyLink™ and its national CyberCenter network.The recent addition cements BoardDocs as the nation’s fastest growing, most dependable eGovernance service. Read More

BoardDocs Subscriber Named in Nation's Top 10 Tech-savvy Superintendents
Andover Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans has been named one of the nation's top 10 tech-savvy superintendents by eSchool News. eSchool News, a publication network of eSchool Media Inc., honored ten superintendents from coast to coast who best exemplify outstanding leadership and vision in using technology to advance their district’s educational goals. "This award is really a reflection of our entire district and the board's desire to be progressive," Evans said in a release. "We have quality staff that consistently look for new ways to engage students and improve efficiencies with technology." Read More

Save the Date!
Best Practices to Improve Board Effectiveness
Each year, BoardDocs hosts a dynamic conference for governing bodies who want to to save money, save time, and increase board effectiveness through eGovernance. Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to be returning to Park City, UT for our 2012 Workshop. Our special guest speaker will be best-selling author and acclaimed thought leader, Daniel Pink. Please join us for our 10th Annual Conference, Sept. 6 and 7, 2012. More Details

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