Blog archive

2010

Are companies now addressing the issue of poorly managed electronic information?

Friday 6 August 2010 16:31

A recent report has revealed that 47% of organisations still have problems managing electronic documents. On the plus side, however, those that are starting to structure their electronic information are doing it to save money and improve efficiency rather than for regulatory compliance.

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What is Electronic Workflow?

Thursday 29 July 2010 16:28

Electronic workflow is used by organisations to automate business processes. Documents are scanned or created from on screen templates within a document management system and then passed around electronically to individuals or teams of people who then carry out relevant actions.

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What is the business forecast for document scanning?

Thursday 22 July 2010 15:14

Recent research has shown that document scanning is set to increase considerably over the next few years. Businesses in 17 different market sectors were asked a series of questions relating to electronic document management and the results concluded ......

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What is the best way to destroy documents which are no longer required?

Monday 12 July 2010 14:58

The 1998 Data Protection Act states that companies must not keep certain types of information for longer than it is needed and that it must be destroyed securely, particularly if it relates to employees or clients.

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Can the digital pen be used with any type of form?

Thursday 8 July 2010 14:55

Almost every printed business form can be converted to digital pen and paper technology. Some minor alterations may have to be made to the layout of a form in order to optimise the results but overall, most forms work successfully when printed onto the special Anoto paper which is used in association with the digital pen.

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How can good information management help companies to cut litigation costs?

Wednesday 30 June 2010 14:52

Recent research has shown that over 50% of British firms do not have a procedure in place to control the retention of documents relating to their business activities. By the same token this renders them totally unprepared for any legal proceedings against them where documentary evidence is required.

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Scanning or physical storage – which is the best option?

Monday 21 June 2010 16:42

Storing records electronically is undoubtedly the ideal solution for any business, however, the cost and benefits of converting high volume archives is not always financially viable.

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Are we now moving closer to becoming paperless?

Tuesday 15 June 2010 10:37

It has recently been reported that the UK scanner market has been predicted to grow at about 18% per year between 2010 and 2014.

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Why is it important for businesses to have a purchase order system?

Wednesday 9 June 2010 09:23

A purchase order is a legally binding document and provides suppliers with proof that services or products were ordered. Purchase orders also provide confirmation of costs as they can be matched up to invoices and delivery notes.

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What are the benefits of off site document storage?

Thursday 3 June 2010 09:17

In business, there are many types of paperwork which have to be retained for long periods of time in order to comply with legal requirements. Examples of these are financial information, product manuals and employees pension details.

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