Advanced Imaging Solutions
The Microfilm Depot
1776 N Pine Island Road, Suite 222,
Plantation Florida 33322
Document Scanning Can Help You Get Organized
By Chris Ferrer
Document Scanning Florida
Hiring a microfilm and document scanning service is a good way for any business owner to maximize office space. Transforming documents into a digital format will immediately reduce the number of paper documents that must be filed and stored. With microfilm scanning the need for a microfilm reader printer is also eliminated which is one less piece of equipment to pay for and maintain. Digital images can be kept on any computer hard disk and will not require physical file cabinets that typically take up a lot of office space. Once the documents have been scanned, they can be backed up and the hard copies may be shredded and discarded. The digital files are able to be stored safely and shared with all authorized users.
Many business owners store their most sensitive documents in a locked room, closet or cabinet. This is an effective to way to keep important files safe but it will still be possible for an employee or outsider to get a key. Anyone who can successfully get past the locked door with a stolen key will have immediate access to every document stored in that particular location. It is much more difficult for the average person to break into electronic files because they can be protected with passwords. As long as the passwords are only shared with a few select people, the files will remain secure. For added security, the users should change the passwords occasionally.
Electronic documents are simple to share whether they are transmitted to someone in the same office or in a completely different location. Optical disks and flash disks offer convenient ways to share documents with colleagues over an internet connection. There is no need to waste time and paper photocopying pages when the files can be electronically copied.
Sharing files through the internet is much easier and faster than passing hard copy files around. There are no heavy file folders to keep track of and no need to worry about losing individual pages. With a broadband connection, it is possible to transmit files in a matter of seconds.
Paper files will eventually become worn and faded. Pages will fray and become torn and the print will blur and become difficult to read. Digital files will always maintain the same quality regardless of how long they have been stored on a computer.
A professional document scanning business will have high end equipment. Hiring a qualified company is more convenient than purchasing this type of equipment but it takes experience and expertise to scan and index the files.
A scanner is capable of converting data on microfilm and paper to electronic form for easy storage and a higher level of security.
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