According to Coe, for those who live in areas that often experience natural disasters such as hurricanes or travel frequently, it makes sense to have this type of information handy, protected and accessible by simply logging onto the site.
"Similar to companies that use business information systems, life management information systems like BLIS are opening up the internet's potential to change the way home and family information is stored and accessed," she said. "The site means that a family member can access data via the Web from a palm pilot or cell phone to retrieve critical information immediately," she said.
"We want to reach a target audience in a way that hasn't been reached before to fulfill a critical need. BLIS has more than 1,000 applications that allow you to quickly view your calendar, link to a website, pull up important medical information, track home updates and repairs, plan a birthday, find a recipe, or locate the plumber's number in seconds."
Like many working mothers, Coe, who has two grade-school youngsters, and Kolwicz, who has a six-year-old and an active pre-schooler, know that organization is the ultimate path to freedom, freeing up time for family activities and friends, and "me" time.
"We found that our work was organized, and we wanted the same level of organization within our home life," said Kolwicz. "The reality is that we all have the same 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year — it's how we choose to spend that time that makes all the difference. We knew that we could have more time for family and play if we didn't have to spend so much time looking for important paperwork, remembering where we put the grocery list, or trying to find the new babysitter's phone number that was scribbled on a napkin and is nowhere to be found. We desperately needed a tool to capture the important information that we use daily in one place — a place with ease of access that was savvy and mobile — so we created BLIS."
Added Kolwicz, "All content is controlled and generated by the users themselves. BLIS uses encryption and authentication standards to protect the confidentiality of all information. This provides peace of mind that communications between the Web site servers and your browser are safe and secure."
She also explained that BLIS is organized into seven sections: Calendar, To Do & Plan, Home, Health, Activities,
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