Document scanning triggers office relocation

When an organisation is looking to conduct a survey, it can be a daunting task at the best of times. When it is looking to collect and act on the requirements of several thousand individuals, this adds additional complexity. And when this needs to be done both online and offline with all of the results collated electronically, then you would expect to have to coordinate multiple suppliers which could have you pulling your hair out!

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Who contributes most to your document mountain?

Sometimes, within organisations, there is a lack of appreciation of the amount of paperwork and documentation which is generated on a day to day basis from every department. Although there is still much talk about the "paperless office" and there are many organisations which have taken steps towards achieving it, there are still very few which have totally managed it.

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Document Scanning moves mountains for Carillion

Maintaining contact via direct mail and other "offline" methods with customers or prospects remains important in spite of the increasing use of digital communications. Best used as part of a campaign being run both on and offline, its success is dependent on the ability to gather the information produced safely and securely, and then integrate it with information collected elsewhere at other customer touchpoints.

It was just this type of situation that Carillion, one of the UK’s leading support services and construction companies, found themselves in. A number of recently completed projects had generated so much documentation that it was being housed in several rooms on site and two additional lock ups, not to mention a number of corridor shelves which had been brought in to ease the pressure!

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Virtualisation: top of the agenda at IT Directors' Forum

Virtualisation - well, that’s a Web 2.0 word if ever I heard one. But what exactly does it mean? Well, in pure IT terms, you will often hear it used in connection with servers where it effectively allows you to run a number of operating systems and their applications on a single server.

However, when it comes to document scanning, virtualisation is used in a whole different context. Virtualisation refers to the idea of storing documents in a virtual environment, creating a secure storage area akin to a vault or a safe where we can keep our information and documents safe . just like in a physical one, only this time virtually.

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Innovation online - document scanning uses and ideas!

The ADEC Preview management team consider the Company to be pretty innovative. But what has struck me recently is that our clients leave us in the shade when it comes to finding ways in which scanning can help them!

The delegates' focus was clearly not simply on the electronic storage solutions per se but on the ongoing advantages that data management delivers and the options it provides in terms of continuous improvement. We will be talking more about all these topics in the coming days and weeks.

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