In places where there are indoor mask mandates like where I live in California there is the phenomenon now of loud talking. What used to be the punchline of a Seinfeld episode is now very much the reality for millions of people here in the LA area and beyond.
RPost is Boldly Going Where Only A Few Rovers Have Gone Before…
There’s a lot going on at RPost these days. We’ve announced the first in a series of SMART enhancements to RMail and RSign as the start of its SMART-as-a-Service 2021 product updates. These enhancements automate important features while also considering the importance of the human factor within e-security and e-signatures.
Is the End of Multitasking Here?
What do Napoleon, Robert Oppenheimer, and Abraham Lincoln have in common (aside from being famous)? Allegedly, they were all horrible multitaskers. In fact, multitasking, or the ability to deal with more than one discrete task at once, is not necessarily something we humans were ever naturals at.
A Day to Be SMART
You may recall that our June 2020 Global User Conference was all about optimizing business processes with more digitization. At a time when there was a vast shift to working from home and shifting to electronic delivery of documents and communications, I’d like to think we were at the vanguard of new movement.
From Humble Beginnings, Early Innovators Set the Stage for Today’s CDOs
We want to recognize those IT staffers who started with humble beginnings – sometimes as the company IT or process operations guru gifted with a silver tongue for explaining the technically complex, business simply. These are the heroes that today’s Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) should recognize — and we are looking forward to recognizing these folks ourselves, for identifying early on, the art of the possible with technology. They showcased how newly emerging technology, if employed in the right ways, could truly transform their business operations — one process at a time.
No, RMail Recommends™ AI Will Not Take Over the World
The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has a long history in science fiction. Many historians cite the 1927 film, Metropolis as the first on-screen appearance of robots that had some kind of machine intelligence. Since then, AI has not been treated as kindly or with as much wonder. 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Terminator movies and dozens of other films usually have AI as a sinister force bent on the destruction of the human race that created it. In more recent times, as AI has moved beyond sci-fi and into our daily lives as a force for good (or at least one that can reorder toilet paper for us), we are becoming more sympathetic to it—more C3PO and WALL-E vs HAL.
The Science Behind the Effectiveness Biden’s Eye Contact in Debate
If you happened to watch last night’s presidential debate, you may have thought at least two things: 1) Thank God this is the last one and 2) Does looking directly into the camera to make a statement make people feel more at ease or put off? Obviously not everyone will react the same to this tactic; however, even though consciously deliberate, Joe Biden effectively used the live video interaction to form a relationship and feeling of empathy with millions of Americans. The science behind this is something that everyone working remotely should consider.
What is “Legal Proof”? Optimize! Panelists Share a Decade of Use in Courts
In the early 2000’s, RPost coined the term “Legal Proof®” to describe what one received when they sent a Registered Email™ message. There is no such thing as “Illegal Proof”, so what could “Legal Proof®” really represent?
Working from Home Continues to Test Patience of IT Administrators
Has this happened to you recently: You get an email from yourself asking you to click a link to see an agenda you didn’t write or for an invoice you never sent? The newest are people sending you pictures of checks that they supposedly put in the mail to you (hoping you click on the image which then makes nefarious things happen). Earlier this week I saw an email from myself with an exact duplicate of my own RPost signature asking me to click a link to register for a long-past webinar and download a strange document that was titled, “PO#09162020.doc”.
Messi Situation Redux: Regular Certified Mail Beats Burofax But Not by Much
A couple weeks ago, we at Tech Essentials highlighted how Lionel Messi could have saved himself a lot of trouble and even more money by using the Registered Email™ service included in RMail®. Instead of using Burofax (somebody, please find these guys another name!) he could have sent his notice to Barcelona in a Registered Email™ message, thus receiving forensic timestamped and authenticatable proof of content delivered. This message would have been legally accepted and court-admissible in nearly every country in the world. Without clear proof of proper notice to change clubs, Messi has now opted to remain at Barcelona for another year.