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Afraid of Data Hacking?  10 Reasons Why You Need ImageSilo

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jan 15, 2019 4:14:00 PM

Afraid of Data Hacking? Ten Reasons Why You Need ImageSilo®

It seems like every time we tune into the news some other major organization has been hacked.  Hacking is in the headlines!  With the average global cost of a data breach rising to $3.86 million, companies need to be aware of all potential threats to best protect their networks. While hacking is big news, the sad truth is that most of these hacks could have been prevented with some common sense practices:

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Topics: ImageSilo, ECM

How to Maximize Your Business Efficiency (and Improve Your Profits)

Posted by Diane Mitol on Dec 27, 2018 3:30:00 PM

How to Maximize Your Business Efficiency (and Improve Your Profits)

If you’re like most business owners, your focus is probably on bringing in revenue.  After all, revenue is the life-blood of your company.  The more revenue coming in – the more profits your company will show, and that’s a good thing.  

But it takes more than an eye to revenue to succeed.  Even if you bring in very high revenues, if the revenues come with high expenditures attached, you’ll find that your business is not sustainable over the long haul.  Remember that PROFIT = REVENUE – EXPENSES.  This means that there are two ways to enhance profits:  (1) increase revenue in cost effective ways; and, (2) decrease expenses.

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Topics: ECM, Business Process Automation, Paperless Solutions, Business Process Improvement

How Efficient is Your Company?  Take this Test

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Aug 31, 2017 4:12:12 PM

How Efficient is Your Company? Take this Test

Most managers and business owners want their companies to run smoothly and efficiently.  Many even set up processes and procedures to aid efficiency.  But, despite the desire for efficiency, and the processes and procedures designed to aid efficiency, the sad truth is that companies across the globe lose millions every year to inefficient practices. How can this be?

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Topics: ECM, Paperless Office, Office Automation

How to Meet Customer Demands in Seconds, Not Days

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Aug 23, 2017 5:39:00 PM
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Topics: ECM, Paperless Office

How Long Does It Take to Find a File?

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Aug 16, 2017 4:27:06 PM
How Long Does It Take to Find a File?
 
Can you access the information you need when you need it?  How long does it take?  For too many organizations, the answer is too long!

You know the drill – you’re on the phone with a client, or a vendor, or the auditor and you need an answer now.  The answer is buried in file – someplace.  So, instead of providing the answer right then and there, you say “I’ll have to call you back,” and you spend the next three hours tracking down the information you need.

This is no way to run a business!
 
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Topics: ECM, Paper Files, Paperless Cloud, ImageSilo

9 Questions to Ask Before You Implement Cloud ECM

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 25, 2017 8:37:03 PM

9 Questions to Ask Before You Implement Cloud ECM

Introduction
With the use of Cloud Electronic Content Management (ECM) expanding among all industries, it’s a sure bet that if you’re not looking at Cloud ECM now, you will be soon.  This trend reflects an overall comfortability with cloudbased applications and services, as well as a nearly universal recognition of the cost-savings that Cloud ECM applications can bring to organizations. 

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Topics: Cloud Document Managment, ECM

A Day at the Office...

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 14, 2017 2:46:47 PM
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Topics: ECM, Paper Files, Paperless Office

Energize Your HR Department with ECM

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 10, 2017 4:37:22 PM

Energize Your HR Department with ECM

HR problems getting you down? The HR team deals with all kinds of issues -- from finding, hiring and retaining qualified workers to training, compliance, benefits management and more. The key to resolving these issues is easy access to relevant data.  But there's so much data!

HR Data and Report Requirements

One company that we know lists 24 different bits of information that should be maintained in personnel files -- employee data, service records, hiring and firing data, training information, requests for physical accommodation and more.  Each item has its own retention requirement and relevant compliance law, such as the Social Security Act, FLSA, the Equal Pay Act, ADEA and ERISA.

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Topics: HR Records Management, HR Solutions, ECM

When Is a Business Like a Mule?

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jun 22, 2017 3:00:52 PM

When Is a Business Like a Mule?

Answer:  When it doesn’t produce

A mule is a hybrid that occurs when a horse and a donkey mate.  As often happens with hybrids, a mule can’t produce offspring.  This lack of production is a problem with many different types of hybrids – plants, animals and, even business offices, when they maintain their data in a hybrid environment…some paper files, some electronic files.   

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Topics: ECM, Cloud Document Managment

The Best Office Technology is Green, Efficient and Saves $

Posted by Mike Paperalt on May 24, 2017 7:17:48 PM

The Best Office Technology is Green, Efficient and Saves $

While 60% of company owners who were surveyed said that they would approve of their companies being more environmentally conscious, they also said that they don’t want to adopt expensive technologies, costly procedures or efficiency-hampering processes to protect the environment. 

When these same executives were asked if they would focus on environmental protection if they could also save money and make their companies more efficient, the were nearly unanimous in saying “yes.” 

The good news is that there are steps that nearly every organization can take to make a three-point difference in their business and the lives of their employees and customers: (1) Be more economical; (2) Care for the environment; (3) Be efficient.  Here are the steps that make the difference:

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Topics: Green Office Solutions, ECM, Paperless Cloud

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