Category: Going Paperless

Reducing the Municipal Archiving Footprint

Cities and towns have broad responsibilities for providing a variety of document services to their residents, from assessing property and managing taxes, to documenting who owns which Map/Lot. Paper documentation has reached its limits for storage, accuracy, and safety. Both administrators and residents are faced with the inefficiencies of working with the sheer volume of… Read More »

Managing Large-Format Documents

Large-format paper records, such as maps, blueprints, drawings, and images are a part of doing business. Architects and engineers use them, as do municipal/state/federal government agencies. But storing these dimensionally-large paper records take up a lot of space. Additionally, safely handling and preserving them over time can be a painstaking hassle. Wrinkles, tears and fading… Read More »

DPI Resolution Factors for Scanning to Digital

Do you want to convert your paper documents to digital? Would you like to scan them yourself? If you do, be aware that your scanner configuration will directly impact your scanning time, storage costs, and data retrieval performance. Scanner Configuration The default scan rate of a scanner right out-of-the-box is typically configured for full color… Read More »

Higher Education’s Solution to Document Management is Higher Technology

Universities and colleges are drowning in documents — from applications for enrollment, student records and human resources forms to new digital content, such as online videos and podcasts. For most staff, documents are hard to find, keep track of and manage. Paper is strewn across desks and stuffed in file cabinets, while electronic content is… Read More »

Retail is Going Paperless

The idea of “going paperless” has been in the marketplace for quite some time. But for a variety of reasons, retail businesses have been slow to take advantage of this growing trend. But now they are! Let’s look at why and how they are doing it. The “Why” behind Going Paperless Going paperless can mean… Read More »

Have a Plan for Shredding Your Documents

Are you thinking of going paperless for environmental reasons or because so many businesses are encouraging it? Perhaps you simply want to reduce the burgeoning amount of paper assets you must store and maintain. Keep in mind that any change to your document destruction/shredding process has a better chance for success if your plan clearly… Read More »

Documenting the Real Costs of Paper Processing

When thinking about the word “document,” what do you first visualize? It’s likely that most people think of a standard sized piece of paper – a printed page containing words – a message, data; a printed record. Slowly but surely however, minds are beginning to shift from considering documents as printed pages to instead, digital… Read More »