After five and a half years here at Resources with the policyIQ team, I’m still excited every day about what can be done with policyIQ. We often joke internally about how that kind of enthusiasm makes us geeks. (It’s not really a joke. We actually are a bit geeky about it.) What I love more than anything, though, is when I hear that same “geeky spirit” from some of you when you talk about the possibilities of policyIQ.
Almost a year ago, I described the policyIQ Quality Assurance process that we perform using policyIQ – right here in this blog. It was an unusual post at the time, because we so rarely focused on how policyIQ could be used by IT departments for anything other than compliance. In the comments to that post, Karen Kronauge – former policyIQ team member and current consultant working at Equinox LLC – commented that she was hoping to use policyIQ at that organization to manage their system implementation project from “soup to nuts”. Fast forward: Karen is preparing to co-present training on Thursday describing how Equinox does, in fact, use policyIQ for their IT projects. Suddenly the idea of policyIQ being used by software or IT groups everywhere seems much less far-fetched.
More than 30 years ago, Bill Gates and Paul Allen proclaimed their vision of a “computer in every home”. It seemed crazy at the time, but even my grandmother has a computer in her house. (No one predicted the popularity of cat videos, however.) Five years ago, it would have sounded a little crazy to some if we had said that we thought that policyIQ would be adding efficiency in every corporate department. But as of today, we have “solutions” that span every department – and we’re still learning about new needs and new ways of using policyIQ every day.
So you tell us – what area of your business are you struggling with? Do you have a process that you can’t get under control? Are you using policyIQ in some unusual way that you’d like to share with others? Raise the “geek” flag and let us help or brag about your idea!