August 2021

How collaboration tools are bringing global teams together

Raya Zachs, VP Product & Engineering at Abilis, offered a presentation on ‘How collaboration tools are bringing global teams together’ at the Women in Technology Connects June 2021 virtual conference. WIT.Connects are quarterly networking and educational programs held on a variety of topics with a diverse array of speakers. Raya demonstrated, via the following 5

- August 24, 2021

July 2020

The Advantages of a Modern OMS System During a Pandemic: CORIS®’ impact in fighting COVID-19

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has had an unprecedented impact on correctional agencies across the globe. To successfully facilitate operations during such a pandemic, correctional administrators must be able to manage numerous complex processes, and delays in minor procedures can have significant consequences. Correctional administrators are tasked with keeping staff and offenders safe, mitigating infections to

- July 6, 2020

February 2020

Should the Existence of an OMS User Community Be Part of the CIO’s Vendor Evaluation Criteria?

Corrections agency-based teams that manage and influence the future of their offender management system can derive valuable benefits from participation in their vendor’s user group. The breadth and complexity of information demands within the modern corrections enterprise is extraordinary. Across some 17 standard business processes, thousands of officers and staff can generate millions of data

- February 26, 2020

January 2020

Implementing Reliable Data Analytics Solutions for Corrections

Enabling a Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics solution is an essential component of the information strategy for correctional agencies. A data-driven, evidence-based, decision-making process requires a reliable (i.e. accurate, timely, and secured) BI and Data Analytics platform. Following my previous post, Understanding Business Intelligence Ecosystem for Corrections, in which we touched on BI functional

- January 9, 2020

July 2018

Engage Your Operational SMEs

For a successful OMS modernization, the involvement of key subject matter experts from across the agency will help to inform functional requirements, minimize the need for expensive customization, and ensure rapid user adoption of the new system.

- July 31, 2018

The Value of a Conversation

Taking time to talk to OMS vendors as well as leaders from agencies that have recently modernized their OMS can help the CIO drive clarity into requirements and improve the odds for a successful modernization project.

- July 13, 2018

June 2018

20 Years of the ICPA

20 Years of ICPA Commitment to Improving Outcomes From a few dozen people gathering to discuss common corrections issues in 1998 to a multi-day conference of more than 500 professionals from over 60 countries – the ICPA has established itself as a difference…

- June 27, 2018

August 2017

Understanding Business Intelligence Ecosystem for Corrections

For the corrections agency seeking to maximize the value of its OMS, business intelligence and data analytics solutions are moving from ‘nice to have’ to essential components of the information…

- August 8, 2017

July 2017

Have You Defined Your Information Stakeholder Model?

By segmenting and understanding the full spectrum of information stakeholders across the jurisdiction, corrections agency CIO’s can better meet their needs and drive improvement for the agency. Recently I wrote…

- July 25, 2017

What’s Your Information Strategy?

For an investment in a modern OMS to deliver full strategic value to the agency, the corrections CIO should drive creation of an enterprise-wide information strategy, and secure full buy-in…

- July 11, 2017