I’m sitting here writing this as my chartered spacecraft hurtles towards Mars, gazing out the window to see that beautiful blue marble (Earth) recede into the blackness of space. I’m joining an advanced team of RMail and RSign product experts and customer success heroes, as we prepare for our big annual conference, Optimize!2021. (Note to shareholders: we all got to Mars flying coach.) I’m only a couple hours away from landing on the Red Planet where we’re setting up our state-of-the-art conference center facility for next Thursday’s June 17th conference. Optimize2021! will begin midnight Mars time, and we’ve imported lots of Guatemalan coffee to keep us all awake for the duration.
We at Tech Essentials were all saddened to learn of the death of David Prowse this week. He was the actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars movies—though the character was actually voiced by James Earl Jones. Funny aside: you can watch the scenes where Prowse’s voice was used before they dubbed in the more menacing Darth Vader voice we all know now. Imagine Darth Vader with a Scottish accent!
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.
One of the biggest news items of the past week in the US was the Democratic party’s virtual convention held (mostly) in Milwaukee. Let me just get this out of the way: there will be no political commentary here—only observations about the format of the convention and how this is relevant to our ability to communicate how we can lower e-sign costs and also optimize email security automation.
As Remember the good old days when there was an abundance of live sporting events on television? The time slots for those big games may have been elusive.
What to do? Set your DVR to record it. Settle down with a bag of chips later in the evening, munch away and enjoy watching the recorded session.
With ‘real’ conferences now moving virtual, many will experience a variety of experimental formats. Tech Essentials heard overwhelming praise for Optimize!2020 E-Sign & E-Security, the global RMail & RSign user conference (the conference center, by the way, has been kept open by popular request – click here to enter). We thought we would share five insights gathered from organizers and attendees.
For the brave, this Coronavirus season has created opportunity to try “old” things in new ways. These minor adjustments can have major benefit. Here is one that is easy to try: Use emojis in your business email (yes, even you lawyers and bankers).
April and May introduced the world to the growing potential of video web meetings. Some of the daring, agile businesses that had a slew of cancelled in-person conferences in Las Vegas, Orlando, and other conference cities have transitioned to virtual conferences.
There are some positive changes in human behavior accelerated by this current health crisis. One is easily being able to identify what a 6-foot distance looks like – or the measurements used in Canada (one hockey stick length) and in Florida (one alligator length). Another is the realization that video meetings really do have an intangible benefit of subconsciously creating a human connection among participants.