Posts by jdempsey@cablelynx.com

Scanning and saving is not enough

A false sense of security The all-to-popular office practice of scanning and saving a document to a hard drive without a system of tracking and retrieval is little more than the electronic version of boxing paper and stacking it in a closet. Even though once the scan and save is complete, one may feel satisfied…

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The ins and out of cloud backup

Cloud backup is great But read the fine print I read an interesting online article at Forbes.com addressing pros and cons of cloud-based backup services. http://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2013/07/23/the-myth-of-online-backup/ The article points out how important it is to back up your data since with home and small-businesses, the amount of critical, irreplaceable data to be backed up can…

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ECM: Electronic Content Management

ECM: The solution to overwhelming paper and rampant electronic files Enterprise Content Management (ECM) helps people who overwhelmed by paper records and out-of-control-electronic files. In simplest terms, ECM is an efficient way of moving your paper and electronic documents into an organized electronic format and securely managing that data. Before you can manage a file,…

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Questions about offsite records storage

When we get questions about records management, I refer people to a newsletter from The University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Although it is ten years old, I believe it is still relevant and valuable.  I have paraphrased parts of this newsletter for your review: The time to make a move Despite the undeniable value of…

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