BoardNews: Fall 2011

Welcome to the Fall 2011 edition of BoardNews! In September, BoardDocs hosted the 9th Annual eGovernance Workshop in Park City, UT and we enjoyed seeing many of you there for the most successful Workshop thus far. Be sure to check out the photo gallery below! Also this fall, the BoardDocs team is busy traveling the US with a full calendar of state events, so please check our Upcoming Events page often to find out when we'll be in your area or at a conference you may be attending.

In this edition, you'll find recent Company achievements, as well as an article written by By Theodore F. di Stefano of the E-Commerce Times on the necessity of the national paperless movement. In addition, we've announced our 2012 eGovernance Workshop dates and venue -- details below.

We hope you enjoy this edition and will share it with others who are interested in Technology and Education. As always, please respond directly to the BoardNews Editor with any feedback you may have. Thanks for reading!

Christen Clegg
BoardNews Editor

Emerald Data Solutions Surpasses 500th BoardDocs Subscriber Milestone
Due To Cost and Time Savings, Organizations Flock To The Premier eAgenda Service Provider In Record Numbers
In September, we celebrated our 500th subscriber mark. The milestone event represents the latest in a long list of achievements made by Emerald Data Solutions, which was recently named one of the fastest growing private businesses in the nation on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 List. Read More

Audio Interview: BoardDocs President on Educating for the Future
FM100.3 - Salt Lake City's "Utah Weekly Forum"
What educational innovations are needed to assure that today's students are ready for tomorrow's future? Emerald Data Solutions President Ari Ioannides joins FM100.3's Rebecca Cressman for a discussion on why it is imperative that parents, educators, school board leaders, and community members rethink how public education can rise to the changing economic, intellectual, and global demands of the new millennium. Emerald Data Solutions has developed state-of-the-art solutions to save taxpayers money, reduce staff time, improve board effectiveness, increase transparency in governance and have a positive effect on the environment. Their primary product, BoardDocs, has already dramatically reduced the need for paper agenda packets in school districts, city councils and corporate boards across the country, eliminating tens of millions of pages that were being printed and saving organizations up to tens of thousands of dollars annually. Listen Here

New BoardDocs Video Tutorials!
At BoardDocs, we are committed to transparency, responsiveness to our user community and great user experiences. With that in mind, we have released NEW Training Videos. These are nice refreshers on how to use BoardDocs from the board member perspective and administrative staff will benefit from reviewing these tutorials. Feel free to share the following link with your Board and Administration. View Videos Here

How Long Will the USPS Be Around?
If there were ever a time when an overhaul of a business model was urgently needed, it is now. It's obvious that we can't let the USPS fall by the wayside in light of electronic communications. There is certainly still a need for "paper" communications. Consequently, it is in our best interest that the USPS develops a strategy for surviving in the 21st century.
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Inc. Magazine Names Emerald Data Solutions To Annual 500/5000 List
Continued Sales Growth Cements Company As Leader Of Paperless Governance Industry
Emerald Data Solutions, Inc., the eGovernance pioneer and developer of BoardDocs paperless meeting solutions, has announced that Inc. Magazine named the company one of the fastest growing private businesses in the nation on its 29th Annual Inc. 500/5000 List. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy America's independent‐minded entrepreneurs. Read More

2011 BoardDocs eGovernance Workshop Snapshots!
Each year, BoardDocs hosts an eGovernance Workshop to provide a common arena for governing bodies to gather and learn how to save money, save time and improve organizational communications. On September 15th and 16th, we returned to the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond Stein Eriksen Lodge, located in Utah's world-renowned Deer Valley Ski Resort. In case you missed it, check out our photos and recaps from the 2011 agenda! Click Here

Save the Date!
Plan to join us at the 10th Annual eGovernance Workshop, September 6 and 7, 2012. Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to be returning to Park City, UT for our 2012 Workshop. The event is certain to be one you won't want to miss. As always, our conference will provide valuable, timely information to all who attend, plus give everyone the opportunity to meet and learn from the BoardDocs staff and other BoardDocs users in a relaxed and informative atmosphere.

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