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BS 10008:2008 – what is this British Standard?

Thursday 27 August 2009 08:52

BS 10008 is entitled ‘Evidential weight and legal admissibility of electronic information specification ‘ and specifies what is required in order to implement and operate an electronic information management system.

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Are scanned documents acceptable to the Inland Revenue?

Tuesday 25 August 2009 12:25

More and more businesses are now storing their accounts paperwork electronically and saving valuable office space. Under the terms of the Companies Act, the timescales that the Inland Revenue set for the retention of this material is six years from the end of an accounting period.

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How do I choose a document management scanner?

Thursday 13 August 2009 15:16

There are a wide range of document scanners available on the market, ranging from as little as £ 200, and you could even find a basic desk top model scanner that can be under £ 100! At the other end of the spectrum you could pay £70k plus for a production Kodak scanner!

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Is it cheaper to use a Document Management System rather than paper filing?

Tuesday 11 August 2009 10:45

Apart from the major benefits of keeping documents electronically in an EDM system - such as space, speed of access, security, in built disaster recovery- cost is an area that is a factor in considering the best route for information storage.

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How is digital pen technology helping Midwives to revolutionise patient records?

Thursday 6 August 2009 09:05

Digital pens that can transmit patient notes directly into hospital files via Bluetooth, cutting out data entry, are being trialled by midwives in Portsmouth. Six midwives have been using the digital pens successfully as part of a pilot which could revolutionise the way patient information is captured

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Looking for document management in the aerospace industry?

Tuesday 4 August 2009 15:29

The Aerospace and Defence industry, by nature, produce a high volume of paperwork, much of which is business critical. The complexity of their products and strict design and QA controls also demand lengthy retention periods.

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What does Sarbanes-Oxley mean?

Friday 31 July 2009 15:17

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, also known as SOX, is a United States federal law enacted in response to the high profile Enron and WorldCom financial scandals. It was put in place to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent practices in the enterprise. The legislation set new standards for all U.S. public company boards, management and public accounting firms. It does not apply to privately held companies.

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What is PDF/A?

Friday 24 July 2009 10:24

The ISO 19005-1 standard defines that PDF/A is the recommended storage format for the long-term preservation of digital documents such as tax, legal, historical and other important documents.

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