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Budgeting Your Imaging Project: Six Overlooked Cost Factors – Part 2

Thursday, November 10, 2016

In last week’s blog post we introduced some of the hidden cost factors that can drive up the cost of your document imaging project. As we saw, you need to pay close attention to several things: the state of your current collection, the handoff process to the imaging team, and the process of applying naming conventions and metadata. To avoid extra costs in these areas you can conduct a thorough audit and purge of your collection, and provide the scanning team with an electronic manifest containing detailed information about the collection. Continue reading

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Budgeting Your Imaging Project: Six Overlooked Cost Factors – Part 1

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Document imaging projects are complex undertakings. Each project has many variables and moving parts that can have an impact on the final budget. Unless you have managed many imaging projects, it is hard to get an accurate handle on your budget. As the expression goes, you don’t know what you don’t know! In a two-part blog post, we will reveal six commonly overlooked cost factors that can drive up the cost of your document imaging project. Knowing about these factors will help you estimate the cost of your project more accurately, and ensure that you stay on budget. Continue reading

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A Practical Approach to Managing Shared Drives – Part Two

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In last week’s post we shared the challenges of managing a shared drive at a mid-sized oil and gas company that had grown quickly through acquisition. After failing several industry operational audits, and with more acquisitions pending, the TAB team was engaged to redesign their shared drive. This week’s post focuses on the TAB methodology for this engagement with some tips and key takeaways from the project. Continue reading

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A Practical Approach to Managing Shared Drives – Part One

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Shared drives are a fact of life for many organizations, and when organized properly they can be very useful document storage and sharing tools. But, they can also turn into an unstructured wasteland of information if proper records management best practices aren’t applied. Poorly managed shared drives can lead to a variety of issues including compliance and legal risks, increased retrieval times, versioning issues and unnecessary duplication of documents. The TAB team has worked with many organizations, designing a shared drive infrastructure that makes finding documents and retrieving them simple and efficient. Continue reading

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Reader Favorites: Our most popular records management resources

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The most popular resources over the past month include a records management software toolkit, a vital records protection guide, and a webinar on the principles of environmentally friendly records management. Continue reading

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How to Manage Records During a Merger or Acquisition – Part 3

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Last week’s post, the second of a three-part series, provided direction on how to conduct a pre-integration inventory and audit, as well as some questions to ask yourself in the process. This third and final post in our series focuses on integration and beyond. Continue reading