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Is Document Management Right for You?

Document Management

Do you know where your documents are? In a general way, the answer may be "yes:" in the storage room, in the filing cabinets, in the hallway. But physical document storage is quickly going the way of the dinosaur. Between the cost-savings and the convenience, there are more reasons than ever to go digital with document management.

Is document management right for your company? Consider these factors.

Is Your Print Environment Working as Hard as You Are?

Multifunction Printer

Efficiency, multitasking, streamlining, collaborating. They're not just buzzwords to you: they're the way you do business. You're running a business, and you're not about to let ineffective practices creep into your operations.

But what about your print environment? Let's take a look around your office and find out if your printers, fax machines, scanners, and copiers are living up to your standards.

Don’t Dread the Filing Room

Document Storage

Uh-oh. It's coming. You know it is, but you've been putting it off all morning. You have no choice at this point; you have to do it. It's time to go to the file room and start your search.

Here's how your search looks to the security guards upstairs who are shaking their heads at you: you're frustrated, fed up, and hopelessly lost in a pile of unmarked files. Is this how searching for documents always is?

3 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happier

Office Furniture

Have you ever felt trapped in your cubical, bereft of sunlight... full of regret... okay, maybe that's dramatic. But truthfully, office structure impacts employee morale and productivity. Whether you're an employee or employer, you should take it seriously.

Studies have given us a pretty clear path forward on how to keep office spaces cheerful and productive. Here's a roundup of the information you need to keep employees happy, healthy, and free from soul-gripping regret (hopefully.)

Is Your Office Making this One Age-Old Mistake?

Document Management

Ah, the ancient dilemma of the office of yesteryear. Paper used to be everywhere: piled on the desk, squirreled into vaguely-labeled organizers, forgotten on the floor and behind desks, crumpled (hardly used) in the waste basket, and stuffed into filing cabinets. Paper used to rule the office, too: if you weren't searching for a missing piece o paper, you were creating a new paper document or editing another with a red pen, or maybe signing another to put on someone else's desk. Paper ruled the 20th-century office with an iron fist.

What Did Printing Look Like Before Electronics?

Printing

The history of technology is always a history of culture and people, and nothing illustrates this better than the history of printing. Printing grew with cultures and societies, and the growth of the written word was also the growth of civilization.

The Beginning of Printing

Printing traces its origins to China, where printing first manifested itself as silk screen printing with a special writing brush. Silk was expensive, however, so the much more accessible paper made its debut in 105 AD. The first paper was made of hemp, mulberry bark, and old rags.

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Why Quality Office Chairs Matter

Office Furniture

As the manager or owner of your business, you focus on improving staff morale in many ways: staff birthday parties, casual Fridays, and observing healthy lunch and break times. But you may be overlooking one of the simplest and best ways to keep your staff happy, comfortable, and productive. Are your office chairs keeping your staff comfortable?

When Is it Time to Upgrade to a Multifunction Printer?

Multifunctional Printers

The multifunction printer is the powerhouse of the office world, performing the functions of several different machines in one. Have you decided whether to purchase a multifunction printer for your business? Here are a few reasons why it just might be time to upgrade to a multifunction printer (MFP).

How Accounting Firms Use Document Management

Document Management

The typical accountant is constantly looking for new ways to cut costs and boost ROI. That was exactly the motivation behind early adopters of document management, an electronic solution for handling, organizing, and maintaining documents.

Many accounting firms chose to hold off and see how the document management craze turned out before implementing a new solution. Although their cautious is admirable, it may be time to adopt document management and move with the industry into the electronic document realm.

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Office Furniture?

Office Furniture

Maybe you've recently moved to a bright new office and noticed how shabby your office desk is. Maybe you're starting to blame your persistent backaches on poor lumbar support in your office chair. Or maybe you just know the value of a good set of office furniture, and you're ready to invest.

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