An Update on the Optimum Setup for Multiple Monitors in Your Office

I began suggesting that every insurance agency should add multiple monitors to their desktops over 15 years ago. I could see blank stares from the people in the audience. “Why would we do that?”

3 monitor portate setup

I no longer need to convince agency owners of the wisdom of having multiple monitors on every desk. Today, the questions I receive revolve around fine-tuning the setup, and how many and what type of monitors is optimum.

Following are some of the questions I receive and my opinion on what might be best for your particular situation, or your office. My disclaimer is that your final decision on how to best set up your desk is ultimately your decision based on your personal preference and what will work best for you.

How Many Monitors?

Title Capitalization Tool

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Using Electronic Signatures in Your Agency: Part 1

In today’s world, technology is making everything easier, more efficient, and less expensive. Unfortunately, one area where technology efficiency has not impacted the insurance industry is in the active use of electronic signatures. This is unfortunate, as significant productivity gains and expense reductions can be achieved by the widespread use of electronic signatures for most insurance transactions.

While many agencies have heard of electronic signatures, many questions still remain. Is a digital signature truly legal? Will it hold up in court? Are cloud-based digital signatures secure? What choices do I have for e-signing documents?

Waterproof Your Gadgets

Our electronic gadgets can be quite sensitive, especially when it comes to getting wet. Don’t you wonder every time you walk out into the rain what would happen if your new iPhone got wet? I have wondered if there is a better way to protect my phone from water without having to encapsulate it in a bulky case. While I wouldn’t take it swimming, it would be great if there were a sleek solution that would protect it in case I dropped it into water at some point. That hasn’t been possible, until now.

Liquipel is a company that will waterproof your smartphone and other gadgets. The process they use is a specialized coating in the form of a vapor. You mail your device to them and they put it into a chamber, fill it with a vapor where it bonds at the molecular level to protect the phone. Since vapor is so small, when the process is finished you can’t see or detect a coating, which makes it perfect for phones. The coating is so small that it gets into everything, inside and out. This means that not only is your phone waterproof on the outside, but on the inside as well where all the vital components of your phone reside. There is no visual alteration to your iPhone (or other device) whatsoever.

A video demo of a Liquipel-coated iPhone shows the phone being dropped into a glass bowl of water, and the phone continues working. The person even pushes the buttons, and the phone seems to have no evidence of any damage at all.

This could potentially be a huge breakthrough in waterproof technology. You can get your smartphone completely waterproofed for $59 (a tablet costs $90). Normal turnaround is three to five days. For an extra $10, Liquipel will complete the treatment for your device within two hours of receiving it and have it back in one to two days.

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