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How are scanners and OCR used to capture data?

Monday 14 February 2011 10:52

An optical scanner is a device which converts text and illustrations into a digitized image. Paperwork can be scanned and stored electronically as soon as it enters an office building then distributed automatically to relevant personnel using workflow

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Data capture – what are the disadvantages of keyboard data entry?

Monday 7 February 2011 14:26

The most common form of inputting data is by manually entering details using a keyboard. The data can be copied from any kind of document, for example, invoices or forms and the original can be both handwritten and typed.

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What is data capture?

Thursday 3 February 2011 14:15

One definition of the term ‘data capture’ is ‘any process for converting information into a form that can be handled by a computer’. Essentially, it is the extraction of key data from a form, template or just a simple piece of paper which then has to be input into an I.T system.

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What do I do if I have confidential documents which need to be professionally scanned but cannot be released off site?

Friday 21 January 2011 14:40

Many businesses have sensitive or valuable documentation which, for safekeeping, should be stored electronically. The problem, however, is that in house resource and/or expertise is not always available to carry out this work and the paperwork cannot be removed from the office premises to be scanned in a bureau.

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What are the advantages of using the digital pen when carrying out medicals for insurance companies?

Thursday 13 January 2011 14:35

There are several companies which provide outsourced risk management and medical services for insurers and employers. The medical services include the assessment of applicants for personal insurance by carrying out medical examinations.

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What role does document management play in a company’s compliance strategy?

Wednesday 5 January 2011 11:42

n today’s litigious society, businesses are required to comply with a whole host of regulations and laws such as Sarbanes Oxley, Basel 11 and the Freedom of Information Act. The demands of this legislation make it increasingly important to have a strategy in place for managing documents and archiving material to an agreed set of standards.

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