We at Identifi can "identify" with how hectic and demanding the holiday season can be. It was Billy Jean King who said "pressure is a privilege."
At the same time, we all need to take a deep collective breath, relax and enjoy our family and friends.
Here's some advice from someone who shall forever remain anonymous.
"Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, and NEVER REGRET anything that makes you SMILE."
Happy Holidays from Identifi!
Yes. The old man in the middle is wearing a sweater with a Santa sloth.
Identifi enjoys the company and considerable banter from our four Veterans. Billy Hartman, Marines E5, Chris Baston, Air Force E-5, Frank Marcario, Army E6 and Tom Pioli, Navy Chief Petty Officer . They are always trying to best one another, Army Navy, Air Force or Marines!
In Billy's own words. While I was in DC for a running event, my wife and I decided to take a walk through Arlington National Cemetery. I watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, looked at the names and dates on various headstones, visited a special hero from our area, and watched people throw their coins on the JFK burial site while staring at the Eternal Flame. At each of the locations I visited, I noticed handfuls of older veterans.
It wasn't until the Marine Corps War Memorial that I realized that something special was happening, but I wasn't sure what it was. The veterans were all being wheeled up to the memorial and I was approached by one of the people lining these men and women up. She asked if I would mind taking some pictures of her and her friends.
I always want to help out where I can, especially for a group of veterans. I must have taken a few dozen pictures. I was having fun and they seemed to be OK with me taking lots of pictures too. While I was taking their pictures, everyone that was not part of the group was pushed back behind a barrier and my wife snapped the picture of me taking pictures of the group. When I realized another 2 of 3 rows had been formed behind me (in front of the steps), I gave their phones back to them and they asked to take my picture and thanked me for helping them out. I told them it was my pleasure to help out some fellow veterans.
At that point, I showed them my USMC t-shirt and they all lit up smiling, shaking my hand, and became much more talkative. I snuck off to the side and found my wife. I walked back to our hotel and talked about how cool it was to be able to help out the group of veterans. I posted a few pictures of our day. About an hour past when a family member told us what was happening in the picture. These weren't just any random group of veterans. These were Honor Flight Veterans from South Florida. I had never really heard of Honor Flights before that weekend. It is truly an honor to think that I was a very small part of their trip.
Veterans Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. On this day our Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States. Thanks guys! No doubt there will be plenty of banter over why Billy is getting all the attention. Billy ran the 2018 43rd MCM Marine Corp. Marathon in Arlington, VA. Not bad for a Marine. Identifi is proud of Billy, Chris, Frank and Tom. Thank you for your service!
Photo Gallery from the 2016 Identifi User Conference
The CoderDojo program's increased popularity required a high speed internet injection. Identifi was happy to donate the needed funds to make the transition to high speed internet at the City of Safety Harbor Public Library! They were able to get their Internet upgraded in time for last night’s CoderDojo meeting which made a huge difference to kids and parents, who were engaged and productive.
“We thank you and everyone at Identifi for your generous donation earmarked for increased bandwidth at the Safety Harbor Public Library. Your donation will not only ease the issues we experienced with CoderDojo, but will benefit all library patrons using our services.” “A sincere thank you to and Identifi staff for volunteering your time and expertise to make CoderDojo a success. It makes a difference to our youngest programmers and computer scientists in our community to see you all in action. We look forward to another fun, educational session of CoderDojo in the Harbor next week!” Anastasia Underwood, Youth Services Supervisor and Lisa Kothe, Library Director, City of Safety Harbor Public Library.
"We’re thrilled to be supporting the growth of kids in the Tampa Bay Area. Every Ninja in the Dojo will gain a better understanding of the technology that’s driving our world. And for some, CoderDojo may be an avenue to a software or engineering job in the future! We’re enjoying the ability to give back to the community that has supported us and could not be happier with our combined success!" Aaron Stine, SVP Products and Solutions, Identifi.
Identifi's Implementation team faced a number of challenges during a recent Uplink project that required some late nights and out-of-the-box thinking. Despite myriad challenges the project came in on time and on budget. In appreciation each have been presented with an embroidered Identifi Uplink black-belt that underscores their formidable Fu.
Fun times at the The Florida Aquarium. Great food and libations were on hand while Identifi employees, spouses, friends and SO's enjoyed the exhibits. It is a 250,000-square-foot aquarium . We owned the place for the evening. From river otters to sharks, there are more than 20,000 aquatic animals and plants at the Aquarium.
Integra Business Systems, Inc. d.b.a. Identifi, is the developer of the iDentifi Enterprise Content Management (document imaging) software. We offer a paperless environment to include desktop and online e-sign, e-receipt for teller, document tracking, scan, workflow, analytics and report archival in an on-premise or hosted (SaaS) environment. Identifi is integrated with your primary business processes for easy access and elimination of duplicate work. We are cross browser and mobile ready.
The technology business past, present and future is pretty much a wild ride. Every day we strive to reinvent ourselves. Founded in 1988, Integra Business Systems, Inc., d.b.a. Identifi, celebrated 28 years in business March 2016. To put things into perspective, in 1988 gas was .91 per gallon.
History is such a great teacher, and it has taught us at Identifi, you are the reason we are still here. The secret sauce to being successful is you, our customers, partners, vendors and employees, alike.
Through all the transitions in products and technology, our customers and partners have needed great products and services. We’ve provided it.
To be successful in the technology business, we have to continue to invest heavily in, what we like to call, “intellectual property," a.k.a., Identifi employees.
Our mission is to connect people with technology. We must embrace the constant evolution in technology and in our lives, to make our employees, our partners and our customer’s lives simpler, more productive, and more fulfilling.
We’ve always prided ourselves in providing great products and service. Now we need to take it to the next level, to connect you with the people you interact with every day.
In an increasingly commoditized environment, the risks of the consumer being bombarded with more competitive choices will increase. Creating loyalty through innovation (partnerships) will become more important. Identifi is and has been successful in forming partnerships which will be critical to enable "connected" anything.
Many businesses are saddled with legacy document imaging systems a.k.a., Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technology. Sooner or later companies with legacy ECM systems will have to bite the bullet. We are well positioned to convert and upgrade legacy ECM products to the latest web-based technology.
We know we have to make our technology simple. How do we do that? We have to keep pace with Mobile and the Cloud technology. We do that by using the latest browser based development technology. We build products that employ Responsive Design.
Identifi can connect you and your customers on any device, in all areas of your business, so you can be more productive, for you and your customers.
Our vision is to build products that make your life simpler. We believe we can improve the way you do business and the way your customers connect. We do that by focusing on helping people work together and incorporate the latest technology to make that possible. We are busy inventing the future of collaboration software. Join us. Welcome to Identifi 5.0.
Monday, Feb 22nd
6:00 - 11:00 Fishing Charter – Clearwater Beach Marina
Jim Bryant, Integra’s lead Implementation Coordinator will LEAD you out into the Florida Gulf to catch the finest of Spanish Mackerel, King Fish and Grouper on this off shore fishing expedition!
10:00 – 1:00 Winter the Dolphin Tour – Clearwater Aquarium
This is not your typical aquarium! The Clearwater Aquarium is a marine life rescue center and home of Winter the dolphin, star and inspiration of the hit movie Dolphin Tale, which was filmed on location. Winter is not the only animal others include, sea turtles, otters, sharks & pelicans. Come be inspired and educated by their ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation and release. Includes a boat ride. Meet Abby Ross our VP of Sales in the lobby.
1:00 – 4:00 Beach Tennis/Volleyball – Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Come join Chris Oppenheimer, AVP of Customer Support out on the beach volleyball courts at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort for some fun! Combine, volleyball & tennis and you get the exciting sport of Beach Tennis. You don’t need to be a professional to play and you are always welcome to just come out and watch by the tiki bar.
6:00 – 8:00 Welcome Reception – Poolside/Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Welcome! Join the Integra staff, Partners and other Integra customers for dinner and drinks poolside at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Network with your peers and enjoy the live Caribbean music. Drink, Dance and enjoy the beautiful sunset on Clearwater Beach!
Tuesday, Feb 23rd
8:00 - 4:00 Registration – Outside of Palm/Bay Rooms
8:00 – 8:45 Breakfast – Island Room II
Get ready to learn! Join the Vendors and Integra employees and your peers for breakfast. Start out your morning well while preparing for an exciting day of education.
8:45 – 9:30 State the Union Address – Palm/Bay Rooms
President and CEO of Integra, Alan Wiessner will open the day’s events with a recap of where Integra has been and where we are going. Get ready for a big reveal!
9:30 – 10:45 Keynote Speaker – Palm/Bay Rooms
Bob Hirschfeld a “Cybersatirist” takes a satirical look at business and technology and the world around us. Start the morning out laughing with Bob who was a contributing writer for Jay Leno from the Tonight Show.
10:45 – 11:15 Break