Passageways and Bridgehouse Company Secretaries have joined forces to provide superior board support services to their clients and other organisations throughout the UK.
Every Wednesday of the last full week of April, time is dedicated towards recognizing the effort administrative professional’s have given to organizations and workplaces. The observance was started during World War II when there was a severe shortage of skilled
Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day has been observed since 1970, and every year more and more people celebrate sustainability by coming up with new ways to conserve Earth’s natural resources. Passageways keeps track of how many pages of paper OnBoard has saved for each and everyone of our clients. Since our launch, Passageways has saved an astounding 54,556,107 pages of paper. That’s 30,000,000 million increase since last year.
Currently, board portals are mainly used as a standalone system, with little or no integration with external applications; boards, committees and groups are separated from each other within the system. Although this is for very good reasons, sometimes this means the structure applied doesn’t follow the flow of the decision-making process and there is additional administration work required to get materials into multiple meetings and groups. In the future collaboration capabilities will extend to capture more of this flow, be it within the board portal or integration with other systems and applications.
Passageways, the leader in secure collaboration for boards and leadership teams, today announced the appointment of Bill Arnold as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Arnold has more than twenty years of experience in leadership roles in Information Security & Technology. These leadership roles include as the Chief Information Officer at Service Credit Union and Vice President of Information Technology at Purdue Federal.
Passageways has entered into a Partnership Agreement with Netherlands-based Askival Systems Ltd for sale of its OnBoard board portal solution throughout continental Europe.
Askival Systems has a very strong position in the market of legal entity management software solutions in continental Europe, and particularly in the Benelux region. Its most recent software package, Group Vision Web, applies cutting-edge technology to deliver innovative entity management and document management solutions, used by numerous international companies. Based on the partnership between Askival and Passageways, Askival’s clients will benefit from a wider range of products, addressing the need for enhanced legal compliance, intra-company collaboration and cost efficiency.
What sets high performing cultures apart from other organizations, what’s their secret? That was the subject that Steven Rice, the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discussed with us this week in a wide ranging webinar on the impact of culture on organizations.
Board portals have been with us for many years. From the initial early versions, through the transformations triggered by the advent of the iPad that brought us board portals on every phone, tablet, and computer. Simply, board portals are constantly evolving. By some measures, board portals have become an out-of-date description as its use has extended far beyond the board. Today, board portals are not the province of just board and executive committees meetings, it is just as common to see them used by leadership teams, management groups, loan committees, IT steering groups, resource allocation committees, and nominating committees.
Passageways has partnered with UHY Hacker Young Charter Accountants, a London Based firm that provides services for all essential company secretarial and accounting filing requirements in the UK and across 90 international jurisdictions. The addition of Passageways OnBoard meeting solution will allow UHY to provide virtual and onsite board support services.
We know that healthcare providers experience frustration when selecting and adopting solutions developed by vendors, particularly when there’s the prospect that individual electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) may be handled by the vendor and their solution. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was designed to create uniform safeguards and policies for how to handle ePHI for both vendors and healthcare providers.
Passageways OnBoard is HIPAA compliant. This demonstrates our commitment to all healthcare providers. We have always taken pride in both privacy and security, this is the natural extension of that commitment.