Archive for November, 2012

, An entrepreneur and former hoarder tells businesses what documents to save

An entrepreneur and former hoarder tells businesses what documents to save

For one entrepreneur, being forced to downsize in an apartment meant going through records and documents to find out what really mattered for small businesses.

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, Shredded paper documents from police department used as confetti in Macy’s parade

Shredded paper documents from police department used as confetti in Macy’s parade

Parade spectators on the Upper West Side examined the "confetti" and found it was actually shredded documents with confidential information from Nassau County Police Department.

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, Study: Working from home yields more productivity from employees

Study: Working from home yields more productivity from employees

The reasoning is likely that workers often try to connect more with each other when they are not working in such close proximity.

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, Searchable PDFs and other technology allow legal offices to go digital

Searchable PDFs and other technology allow legal offices to go digital

Law offices often produce tremendous amounts of forms and documents that are both vital and expensive to keep up with, but legal firms that have gone digital have been able to come up with suggestions to make the switch.

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, Offices find going paperless means more efficiency, security

Offices find going paperless means more efficiency, security

Besides the obvious reduction of a business's carbon footprint, often an office can increase its efficiency and security level when becoming all digital.

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, Families scan their way through their past

Families scan their way through their past

When a nearby fire threatened to destroy her home, Wall Street Journal contributor Kathleen Hughes realized she needed to digitize the many letters, photographs and articles she kept in her house.

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, Hoarding just became digital

Hoarding just became digital

"Digital hoarders"- those who keep enormous amounts of emails, photos and documents on their computers, are also becoming more well-known

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, Upcoming conference will discuss the importance of going digital

Upcoming conference will discuss the importance of going digital

The conference is geared toward information professionals and for "those who are ready to think strategically about information management on a massive scale; to embrace the stewardship, optimization, and application of their enterprise information assets."

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, The importance of having strong document records to avoid reputational risk

The importance of having strong document records to avoid reputational risk

A recent survey by EisnerAmper, an accounting and tax service company, found that besides financial risk, reputational risk is most concerning to corporate directors, followed by regulatory and IT risk.

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Mississippi makeup business still recovering from data loss following Hurricane Katrina

Organizations should be reminded of the importance of backing up data and documents, which can be a defining factor in whether a business interrupted by a natural disaster will be able to survive.

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