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Metadata: a better way to help users find electronic records

Helping users find electronic records is big challenge, regardless of whether those records are stored on a shared drive, in the cloud, or in an electronic document and records management system (EDRMS). Since there are a number of different ways users can find electronic records, we thought we...

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Client Server vs. Hosted Electronic Document Management System

Electronic Document Management Systems otherwise known as (EDMS) drive business results by assisting organizations with their documents on a daily basis. These systems work hard so that the company can focus less time, resources, and money on organizing documents. EDMS effectively and...

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SharePoint, Workflow, and Digital Signatures in 3 Pictures

This post uses 3 stylized Easter Eggs or Nested Russian Dolls to illustrate three related topics: What’s the difference between SharePoint, workflow, and the other varieties of process management? What’s the difference between the varieties of electronic signatures and digital...

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Protect your signature: make it digital

Traditional signatures, wet ink on paper, are not hard to forge if you’re a forger. When there were no easy or cost-effective alternatives, wet signatures, along with their issues, was the way to go. But times have changed. With scanners, computers, faxes and modern printers, it is now...

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Electronic and Physical Records Management: Why a Combined Approach is Best Practice

When many organizations make plans to implement Records Management, they focus on electronic records exclusively. Other organizations that are heavily paper based may focus on physical records management. Best practice using current technology is to combine both approaches into a common Records...

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Digital Signatures for online customers, clients, and other external signers

In my last column , I discussed how your customers, clients, and similar signers can sign documents in the presence of your staff member. A key part of the process is authenticating the signer. When your staff member and the signer are together, it’s easy for your staffer to ask for ID....

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Signatures for your customers, clients, and other external signers

At the AIIM webinar about SharePoint and digital signatures last week (you can watch the webinar on demand here ), I briefly discussed how a hospital customer is enabling hospital staff and patients to sign paperwork online. A webinar participant wondered how this works since you wouldn&rsquo...

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Digital Signatures at the Edge

Digital Signatures at the Edge …the “network edge,” that is. In other words, what is the best way to digitally sign documents from mobile devices, tablets, and web browsers? The original technical idea for digital signatures envisioned each signer having their own personal...

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Digital Signatures projects are successes

Digital Signatures projects are successes As we all know from personal experience, most IT projects fail to meet their expectations . A report from the Standish Group says that 51 percent of all IT projects have cost overruns, time overruns, or do not deliver the right functionality to...

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