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Simon Boakes, Scanning Manager for Allan Webb and

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR is coming in May 2018 If you hold any data in hardcopy relating to staff or and other persons you will need to understand the update to the current General Data Protection act. The new act could mean a fine of 20 million euros or 4% of you worldwide turnover, whichever is more. Not sure what documents you are holding in storage or generally in hardcopy? Scanning your documents and working with them digitally in PowerRetrieve puts you in complete control. It gives you [...]

2017-08-04T19:53:38+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Document Management, Document Scanning|Comments Off on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

South West Expo

We're exhibiting at the South West Expo Join us on the 29th June 2017 to see how  document scanning can benefit your business. We will also be joined by are our partner Infocap who will be showing PowerRetrieve a powerful document capture, interrogation and retrieval system. South West's Biggest Business Exhibition is BACK! Join as we celebrate our 5th Birthday in Swindon this year. So far we have had 1140 Exhibitors and attracted just under 10,000 delegates to our events. What’s New for [...]

2017-08-04T19:53:39+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on South West Expo

Fire Destroys Documents

Another reason to have your documents scannedA council whose offices were destroyed by fire has held its first full meeting since the blaze.South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse offices in Crowmarsh Gifford were 85% gutted by a fire on 15 January.South Oxfordshire District Council held its first full council meeting since the suspected arson attack in a nearby conference centre.It is unsure whether council workers will ever be able to return to the offices.Staff are working from Abbey House in Abingdon, the Cornerstone Arts [...]

2017-08-04T19:53:42+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fire Destroys Documents

PAPER PROCESSING – Is it a major bottleneck in your business?

Accountants, solicitors and even the NHS are typical examples of organisations swamped with paper. It creates bottle necks, inefficiencies and wastes so much time. And they’re not alone. But the war is on, and even the NHS has been set a target to go paperless by 2018. Technology is on their side, with electronic document management and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) providing the best possible solutions for transferring paper archives into their digital equivalents. And the case for going paperless? • Easy sharing and retrieval [...]

2017-08-04T19:53:43+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Document Management, Document Scanning|Comments Off on PAPER PROCESSING – Is it a major bottleneck in your business?

Document Management for Law Firms – A Better Concept

It’s been just over 30 years since the personal computer really took hold in the law office as the primary means of drafting and storing documents. In those three short decades, technology has advanced to the point where you can not only manage those piles of paper, but, with effective use of scanning, email storage and electronic court filing, your firm can actually start to approach a ‘paperless office’ No, I’m not suggesting that any firm can become entirely free of paper. That’s not the [...]

2017-08-04T19:53:45+00:00 October 7th, 2014|Document Management, Document Scanning|Comments Off on Document Management for Law Firms – A Better Concept

Scanning engineering drawings unlock valuable data and free up space.

Most people who have been involved with manufacturing or engineering have had to retrieve a drawing from the drawing stores, look through an index and thumb through drawers or hanging files. With the advent of CAD many years ago, the amount of paper for film drawings has nearly stopped however old archives still exist. At we often get jobs where a company needs to scan their drawings to electronic format to save space, provide a disaster recovery backup, integrate with a Document Management System [...]

2017-02-07T21:00:57+00:00 August 15th, 2014|Document Scanning|Comments Off on Scanning engineering drawings unlock valuable data and free up space.

Fire breaks out at National Archives in Kew, London

This is just one reason to scan your documents A fire broke out at the National Archives in Kew, home to some of the UK's most important historical documents.Some 20 firefighters tackled the blaze, which affected two disused water towers at the site in Richmond, south-west London.London Fire Brigade(LFB), which was called out at about 12:30 GMT, said the blaze was now out.The National Archives is the official UK government archive and publisher.Building evacuatedHeld there are 11 million historical documents of national importance, some [...]

2017-08-04T19:53:47+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Document Scanning, News|Comments Off on Fire breaks out at National Archives in Kew, London

Document Management System For Researchers

A Document Management System For ResearchersIf there’s one thing that researchers get through – it’s a lot of data! Collecting evidence and proof of any facts is a task that can involve photocopies from books, papers, articles and other information. Once this material is collected it then needs to be kept in a place where it can be easily retrieved and referred to. This is where document management systems come into their own.So as a researcher or even somebody with a lot of data what [...]

2017-02-07T21:01:25+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Document Management|0 Comments

Scanned Drawings For Engineers

Revealed: What Can Scanned Drawings Do For Engineers?One of the most important aspects of an engineer’s role is based on drawings. Drawings not only ensure that the structure being designed or built is going to be safe and viable, but it guides the construction or manufacturing team on what needs to be done and what materials are needed. Drawings are also key as a way to communicate to the key stakeholders of a structure.Drawings aren’t easy to store or to find again once they’ve been [...]

2017-08-04T19:53:49+00:00 January 10th, 2014|Document Scanning|Comments Off on Scanned Drawings For Engineers

Microfilm Scanning Services

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Microfilm Scanning ServicesIf you’ve ever considered using our microfilm scanning service, here’s some facts for you to consider:Easy access Once you’ve had your microfilm scanned the images can then be stored on your computer system. Then the images are easy to find, access, print and .Once in an electronic format we can even convert the date to files such as  .doc and Excel spreadsheets.Time savings Once electronic there is no need to manually search through your draws of microfiche [...]

2017-08-04T19:53:50+00:00 December 28th, 2013|Document Scanning|Comments Off on Microfilm Scanning Services
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