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Ready for SQL Server 2012

With Microsoft just days away from the expected announcement of the new SQL Server 2012,  it’s timely to note for users of Document Locator that the latest version of the document management system is already compatible. Having pre-release, developer editions of the new SQL database technology, ColumbiaSoft engineers designed compatibility into version 6.1. No worries about backwards compatibility either,  the latest versions [...]

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The making of a smart office

What makes a smart office is? A lot of things. Smart people are part of the equation. But they’re not the only factor, or perhaps even the most important. I’ve had the opportunity in the past to work with some very smart people – much smarter than me, in offices that were less than successful. Innate human intelligence alone doesn’t [...]

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Team Office Technologies brings document management to Ohio

Companies in Ohio and western Pennsylvania may have known about Team Office Technologies – a well-regarded printing and information technology company in the area, for some time. Now, we’re glad that we know them too. Team Office is our newest technology network member, and is already helping businesses in the Ohio region go paperless with Document Locator document management [...]

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Cheers to ACEC friends at benefit tournament

Cheers to all our friends and members at ACEC! We enjoyed a great day on the course at last week’s ACEC Oregon Annual Networking Day Benefit Golf Tournament & Dinner, and many thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit with us on the 10th hole! It was a great day, and great cause… with ACEC proceeds benefiting the [...]

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Leading the Way with Document Management in Fargo ND

As economic conditions improve nationwide, Fargo, North Dakota is one area of the country leading the way. Business there runs smartly, and Forbe’s recently recognized this fact in their 2010 report of “Best Places for Business and Careers”. Fargo placed in the top 10 on the list… in ninth place to be specific, of best small metros across the [...]

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Digital documents expands an employees ability to work remote

A recent trend I am seeing with our customers is the desire to enhance their business infrastructure to support having employees work remote.  This arrangement benefits businesses in a number of ways including helping employee morale, allows for business continuity when weather strikes, saves space on real estate, and allows for increased productivity from their staff. Creating an environment permitting [...]

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Document Management Advances with Technology

While the technology that drives document management marches forward (Windows 7, SQL Server, .NET), the business objectives of the clients are essentially unchanged.  Clients greatly need solutions for scanning paper documents, applying index information, routing documents through workflow processes, maintaining document retention policies, collaborating around documents, providing for disaster recovery, and easily searching for documents. Whether companies are large or [...]

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Microsoft Windows 7 Impact on Business Part 5

Part 5 – A Viable Solution Realizing the benefits of effectively organizing and indexing documents is only the tip of the iceberg when you consider the possibilities provided by a fully-featured document management system.  I have witnessed how companies have successfully refocused their employees from performing unproductive roles like constantly searching lost documents into roles that directly derive revenue for [...]

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Microsoft Windows 7 Impact on Business Part 4

Part 4 – Productivity with Document Management Document management systems are designed to provide organizations with the tools necessary to capture and leverage their electronic content.  Modern document management systems will at minimum incorporate traditional indexing and searching functionality.  More advanced document management systems include integration with Microsoft Windows 7, workflow routing, digital signatures, records retention policies, event subscriptions, compliance [...]

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Microsoft Windows 7 Impact on Business Part 3

Part 3 – Managing the Output The increase in performance in Windows 7 matched with new computer hardware provides unprecedented power to the end user.  At no point in history have ordinary users been empowered with the tools to produce the quantity and quality data that Windows 7 and Microsoft Office provides.  It’s commonplace for modern computers to be used [...]

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