News stories have told us about the problems that are occuring with car parts due to the devastating floods in Thailand and other areas of South East Asia. What is not as well known is that computer hard drives are also being affected by these events.
Office Document Strategies Blog
With the growth in tools available to offices for scanning, document scanning workflow is an important part of building a document management strategy. Whether you are using a formal document management system or are simply storing documents in folders on a shared hard drive the process of getting paper documents to the storage area is a key part of your scanning workflow.
Over the past three weeks I have been working with a client that is looking to buy a new wide format (engineering) MFP. In that time they have demo'd four makes and models of equipment and looked at the plot management software that supports the hardware devices. The client's need is well defined and they understand what they are looking for.
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.
For over a year now we have been using a system provided by Hubspot to host and manage our website. The Office Document Strategies Blog is a key element of that site and we have been building content in this blog as well as working on other elements of our site.
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.
In my first blog about my experiences in using a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet I was able to share first impressions as I started out with this new tool. This week's blog covers my first full week of working with the tablet as I was in client meetings, some committee sessions with my Rotary club and as I tried out more of the applications available for the Android operating system.