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The Carbon Footprint of Document Scanning and Imaging

Document Recovery, Document Scanning

Thomas Counsell from the Institute for Manufacturing has stated that up to 2 percent of overall greenhouse gases are caused by paper consumption. The biggest fraction of energy used in paper consumption may be traced to the creation and disposal of printer paper. And although the move to iPads, smart phones and other mobile gadgets may seem to imply that paper consumption has fallen as digitalization has increased, the truth is exactly the opposite. Over the last ten years, paper consumption has risen steadily. If you worry about deforestation and rising carbon dioxide levels, you may be interested to learn about how document scanning and document imaging can help offset the environmental costs of printing documents.

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Cost-Saving Benefits of Document Scanning

Disaster Preparedness, Document Scanning

You can cut company costs by storing all of your company’s important documents digitally through a process known as document imaging. Document imaging – a term commonly interchanged with document scanning – involves making digital copies of your documents and storing them on a hard drive or server.

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Document Restoration: How Businesses Rebuild After a Tornado

Disaster Recovery, Document Recovery, Document Scanning, Water and Storm Damage

According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1,000 tornadoes occur on average each year in the United States. This is a higher figure than most would think because many of these reported tornadoes are small ones that are barely mentioned on the news. However, even a small tornado can cause serious damage to your business or office building.

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Fire Prevention Cuts Down on Damaged Documents

Document Recovery, Document Scanning, Fire and Smoke Damage

No business is immune to the possibility of a devastating fire, which can result in lost property and damaged documents. It is an unfortunate fact that more than 75 percent of businesses end up closing up shop within 3 years of experiencing a fire disaster. However, if a company takes steps to prepare for such a disaster, the loss doesn’t necessarily have to mean the end of the business. In order to prevent flames from shutting you down completely, here are some tips for safeguarding your business in the event of a fire:

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The Importance of Document Scanning

Document Recovery, Document Scanning

In the event of a natural disaster such as a flood, our homes and businesses suddenly become threatened with total loss and devastation. Lives are turned upside down, and the key to getting back on your feet during the aftermath is the ability to salvage as much as possible. In such situations, it’s critical to preserve flood damaged documents that contain the details of your financial identity; not only will you need these for your own use, but you also don’t want them to be discovered by looters in the event of a disaster.

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