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  I joined DocuSign 3 years ago as one of the first employees outside of the US and was there on the 8th August 2011, the first day we officially opened our doors in London and therefore EMEA. I will admit it was a leap of faith to join DocuSign at that point – electronic signatures were virtually unheard of in the EMEA region and when we sat down on that first day we had just 32 customers across the region. Culture, legalities and the technology within EMEA was not exactly ready for DocuSign!   What made me take that leap of faith? Firstly, the amazing people I met. The interview process captured my imagination and made me see what we could do. Then the product. I had been wavering about what job to take and DocuSign was risky but interesting. On Wednesday, 3rd August 2011 I was meeting with some of the DocuSign team. I told them if they wanted to hire me I needed ... (more)

8 Top Tips to Keep Your Business Productive During the Summer Holidays

  Summer is a great time for business. It gives you time to recoup energy, reconsider strategies and come up with fresh ideas to keep profits up throughout all four seasons. However, there are times that the holidays can be disruptive to those of us that aren’t off sipping cocktails on the beach.   Are you eager to make the most of the summer sun but stay productive? Here are 8 ways you can use these months to get ahead of the game:   1. Assess your projects Analyse which of your current projects are flourishing, which are languishing, and which are neither here nor there. If you... (more)

Do more in less time with DocuSign Transaction Rooms, featuring in-app PDF editing in our latest release

One of my favorite things about working with the DocuSign real estate team is hearing feedback from real estate professionals about our products and incorporating that input into future updates. The latest update of DocuSign Transaction Rooms tackles an item that we’ve heard a lot about recently from brokers and agents, and especially transaction support personnel like transaction coordinators. PDFs can be cumbersome to work with, especially when a single PDF contains several different documents or the orientation of pages is off. With this new release, you now have the ability ... (more)

Don’t Risk Your Health (Data) with Paper

Walk into your doctor’s office and you’ll likely witness the trappings of those last holdouts of the digital revolution.  As you enter, you will be dazzled by the patchwork curtain of color-coded manila folders behind the reception desk, each one plump with personal data, most of it outdated but all of it exposed to potential neglect, error or abuse.  You’ll see a jar on the reception counter, brimming with ballpoint pens topped with plastic daisies. Pick one. You’ll need it for the next phase of your journey into the bureaucratic wilderness known as the healthcare system, where... (more)

Three Secrets of the Top Digital Counties

Contributed by Katie Burke, Government Program Specialist at Laserfiche.    “Going digital” has been a topic of conversation in government for many years, yet very few organizations have actually mastered the concept. Digitization brings benefits such as reduced costs, increased efficiency and better service delivery. But with ever-evolving technology and changing demands from citizens and employees, “going digital” can feel like a revolutionary undertaking, rather than an evolution of current practices. So who are the leaders in digital government, and how are they achieving it? ... (more)