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How to Make Tax Season Easier with Document Scanning

Tax season is upon us, so now is when you traditionally feel your stress levels increase at a geometric rate. The reason most small to medium sized business (SMB) owners experience so much stress at this time of year is because it means assembling vast amounts of documentation, filing it in a sensible way, and then preparing your tax return.

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IT for Small Business: What Are The Greatest Security Concerns?

Small businesses owners tend to view IT risks as something other companies should worry about, especially in light of the major security breaches suffered by some of the largest companies on the planet. After all, data breaches only ever impact huge corporations…right? What you probably don't realize is that your small business is at just as much risk as a

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Why Start Digitizing Documents Now Rather Than Later?

You know your business needs to store its documents in a digital format, but you’re not sure where to start. Dealing with unmanageable file systems, and a huge workload to manually scan each document, puts you off before you take even the first step in streamlining how your business manages documents and images. Modern document management software systems are far

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Normalize Your Data and Use it with Grooper

Millions of American Businesses Don't Have Their Data Normalized Millions More Don't Have a Way to Search Their Data There’s a Better Way Every day, millions of businesses across America transfer old paper and media documents into electronic formats. Unfortunately, many of these organizations use electronic formats that aren't consistent nor are they smart or usable. Just because your documents are in

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From the CEO – OpenText Acquisition of EMC ECD

This week, we learned of another acquisition taking place in our industry. This latest announcement comes on the heels of other mergers, acquisitions and consolidations that are becoming commonplace in the technology sector. I’m speaking of the announcement by Dell Technologies to sell the Enterprise Content Division (ECD) of EMC to OpenText.  The sale of the ECD was anticipated, so

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Innovation and BIS

Innovation. . . I think it was Steve Jobs who first remarked that innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. Regardless of who might have said it first, I think it’s a great quote and certainly one that’s always defined BIS. If you’ve followed any of my previous columns, you’ve heard me talk about the things that make BIS

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Converting Your Documents

Top Things to Consider When Converting Your Records Richard Newkirk BIS Records Solutions Expert We’ve said it many times and believe it can’t be overemphasized. Your records and documents, regardless of the format you have them in, are one of your company’s most important assets. At BIS, we’ve built the country’s most modern, cutting-edge facility designed to help companies convert,

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Data De-Identification

5 Things You Need to Know About Data De-Identification and Why It’s So Important Data de-identification is the process used to separate someone’s identity from their personal information. In an age where everything is stored online, data de-identification is becoming increasingly important. What do you need to know about data de-identification? How do you actually de-identify data? Keep reading to

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Too Much Paper Using Too Much Space? The Benefits of Going Digital

Every company, big or small, has the same requirements for properly processing and storing paperwork. Whether they recognize or acknowledge it, businesses must be able to store, process and access all of their essential information to operate effectively, make business decisions and better serve their customers. In addition, most businesses are moving to a more earth-friendly work environment. The Clean

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ApplicationXtender 8.0 Is Now Available

Patrick McGrath, Head of Product Marketing, EMC, Enterprise Content Division In my last blog, I was excited to announce EMC’s continued leadership in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management. I’m really proud that we’re so consistently recognized for what we do best: helping our customers drive faster, better-informed decision-making through simpler and broader access to content. Throughout the

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