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Prepare for the inevitable, for the end may be near!

Question: What do 3½ -inch floppy disks and microfilm scanners have in common? Answer: Both are technologies that have been overtaken by events. It happens all the time: a new technology is invented to better support a particular need, it generates much buzz and often considerable...

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Why a Network Scanner?

Dedicated use device for scanning documents No need to wait for the copy machine to become free for use Versatile functionality without compromise of added complexity Advanced scanning functions performed transparent to user Ability to preview images before...

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Microfilm, mainframes, and other things that just won't go away

One of the nice things about having tracked the use of process and information technology for so many years is that my contempt for gaudy headlines and showy marketeering is something that I have come by honestly. There is plenty of revolutionary talk that I do believe in, such as the buzz...

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Building an effective capture solution – Part 1 of 3 (User Experience/Device/Interface)

Building an effective capture solution – Part 1 of 3 (User Experience/Device/Interface) In this three part series of blog posts I would like to walk you through building a highly-effective, yet extremely agile and surprisingly affordable document capture solution. Not a piece-part of...

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Can Touchless Processing at the Point of Origination™ End the Paperless Office Debate?

Like the proverbial dead horse, the “paperless office” is a term that still elicits endless beatings. What a sad state paper is in. We love it. We hate it. Some days we even love to hate it. Some claim it’s renewable, it’s clutter, it’s a major cause of pollution...

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Getting the most out of your document capture solution (Multistream, color dropout for forms processing)

Leveraging an investment in scanning hardware and software should always be a priority. Afterall, these are typically not cheap investments although the ROI can be outstanding if implemented properly. In this blog I would like to share some little known, yet extremely useful, features that...

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A Scanner Here and A Scanner There - What this all means for Automation

I have seen quite the plethora of news about scanners with embedded OCR recently. Seeing the term “OCR” come across in my Google news feed is quite exciting, and a great way to start my day. Let me share some of my recent findings, and what they mean in the larger scope of...

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The Complicated, but Essential, World of Capture Software

AIIM and Harvey Spencer of Harvey Spencer Associates have been working on the creation of a Capture Software Evaluation Report, which (we are both EXTREMELY happy to say) is done. Harvey is tremendously knowledgeable and conversant with the myriad uses of capture technology, understands the...

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Remote or Distributed Scanning - Are they Different?

The concept of remote scanning is not new. The implementation of the concept is morphing. In the old days -- which was not that long ago -- the “remote” scanners were connected to the centralized processing system. Effectively it was a “Master & Slave” model. The new...

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Trend towards Network Scanning

After a few false starts, and probably an industry getting ahead of itself, document scanner hardware vendors and document capture software vendors finally seem to grasp the opportunity of network scanning. However, and certainly more importantly than the vendors themselves better...

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