Disaster Recovery Services and Backup Systems

The first step of every disaster recovery plan in place is to have a second copy of your business documents. They should be stored in a separate location. There is no value to having all your paper documents digitized on a disk if that is stored on a shelf...

Understanding the Costs of Records Storage

We looked at managing the costs of document scanning last week, but what about when maintaining paper documents is preferable. There are things that your company can do to make sure they are getting a reasonable price. There are some things that you can’t manage. The most basic of these...

Cost Benefit Analysis of Electronic Documents

Before beginning a project to transition to digital records their must be a cost justification. According to reports by industry groups the return for most business that implement a document scanning program is within the first eighteen months.That seems to make sense but lets take a step back and look at where these...

What Is Optical Character Recognition, or OCR?

When companies convert to paperless offices with document scanning, it’s important to understand how the process works. More importantly, it’s vital to understand what these new digitized documents will be used for. If the documents are just being scanned for archival or historical purposes, a simple imaging scan that...

Secure Records Storage Facilities

Unicoi County is going to have some of the most secure records storage space in the country. That is because they are moving county records into the jail. Most records are secured but few have armed guards protecting them. But this does bring up the concern over documents in...

Red Flag Rule Added to FACTA

Enacted in 2003, The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, or FACTA, requires that all businesses, regardless of size or industry, protect and dispose of sensitive and personal data they collect about their customers. The Federal Trade Commission has issued new regulations to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions...

Medical Records Breach

The UCLA Medical Center has announced the firing of 13 employees and suspended six others for snooping in the medical records of the hospitals famous clients. Some who had their files opened include Maria Shriver, George Clooney, and Britney Spears. Along with the employees, several physicians also faced disciplinary...