Most businesses spend little time doing clean up on their document storage systems. This is especially true of electronic data but also true of paper records as well.
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There are several ways to go about setting up scanning in your office. Here are 5 reasons why you will want to consider a centralized system.
Going paperless (my definition is reducing your dependency on paper, not a totally paper free environment), in your office is a task that should be easy but is something that I have learned most people cannot do. I say most as I have clients who have successfully cleared their own offices of paper clutter and work with a virtually clean desk.
aiim has declared Oct 27th World Paper Free Day. This is a chance to better understand why we are still so dependent on paper in our increasingly electronic world. How do we release ourselves from this addiction? Why does it not happen?
I was dealing with a client the other day and they were trying to decide if they need to add a fax option to their MFP. I asked them when the last time was that they got a fax or sent one? The client said they could not remember when a fax was used. When we discussed it further it was determined that the things they used to do with faxes they now do using scanning capability.
So what does anti-idling have to do with document security and shredding?
It seems that due to municipal anti-idling laws in Burlington, Hamilton and other jurisdictions the mobile shredding services are being restricted from doing on site shredding. It appears that running their engines for the time it takes to complete shredding projects onsite violates the anti-idling bylaws and they are not permitted to operate in this manner.
The recent news about the "lost" cancer reports that were sent to doctors around Ontario was the topic of some coverage on the CBC radio this morning. Why is this important? The story is really all about paperless filing.
This video outlines the issues and some tips to understand as you look to embrace the convergence and move into a more electronic filing system.
Understand the trends in the office which make it feasible to build a single system which works with your traditional paper structures and takes advantage of the advances which make electronic capability easier and lead to a better ROI.