From our guest blogger, David McDonough, President of Modern Image Atlanta: “Disaster Preparation” is not just for hurricanes and tornadoes.
How did the weather impact your business last week? Were you prepared to be out of the office for several days? The entire country watched in shock as Atlanta came to a halt over a few inches of snow and ice. Thousands of people spent hours, if not overnight, stuck in traffic. The remainder of the week was equally as disruptive as authorities cleared roads, reopened schools and businesses and tried to get back to ‘normal’. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the ice storm and gridlock that crippled metro Atlanta will likely cost businesses and individuals in the hundreds of millions – if not billions – of dollars, based on economic models and past events.
How many days did you miss from work? What will it cost you? It doesn’t have to be that way!
A paperless office environment with electronic files and remote work capabilities can prevent you from this type of disruption in the future. Files scanned to a secure cloud environment can be accessed anywhere, at any time, allowing collaborative work from remote locations. Don’t be caught unprepared in the future. Let us help you plan for disruptions so that you can be productive, no matter the circumstances.
Traffic is snarled along the Interstate 285 perimeter north of the Atlanta metro area after a winter snowstorm Jan. 29, 2014, in this aerial photo. AP PHOTO/DAVID TULIS
Here in Modern Image’s backyard of Fairfax County Games by the Numbers:Virginia, we will be holding the 2015 World Police and Fire Games. We are supporting the games by donating scanning services to be auctioned and by assisting event organizers in recruiting local and national corporate sponsors.
12,000 professional, public safety athletes from 70 countries on 6 continents competing in 61 sports to qualify for over 1,600 medal events. This is a chance for Fairfax residents and businesses to show our appreciation for our First Responders.
If you or your company would like to become a World Police and Fire Games Sponsor, please contact Andy Reiman at email@example.com.
While a lot of attention has been focused on a certain government website lately, you may not have seen http://www.ourdocuments.gov. Our Documents – 100 Milestone Documents contains the list of documents plus a link to each documents’ texts and original scans. You can immerse yourself for hours. ”These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to “form a more perfect union.” The documents also represent excellence in document digitization. Continue reading “National Archives – 100 Milestone Documents” »
A little over a week ago, a German computer scientist made an interesting discovery. David Kriesel scanned a construction plan on a Xerox Workcentre and then printed the document. Although the plan appeared to be perfectly reproduced, he noticed that it contained incorrect numbers. The plan said one room was 22 square meters, when the adjacent and visibly larger room was only 14 square meters. The Xerox Workcenter changed the numbers during the scanning process. Continue reading “Xerox to update scan software after uproar” »
This morning, one of my friends asked me a simple question. What is your enemy (in business)? After giving it some thought and discussion, I realized that my enemy is lost documents.
60% of companies that lose their important business documents in a disaster will shut down within 1 year. Disasters are man-made and natural. Common disasters that destroy paper files include fires, floods, hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes. Less common, but still a risk are CBRN event. A CBRN event is a disaster resulting from chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear. This is not far-fetched to imagine. A CBRN could be a train derailment that releases a cloud of chemicals and explodes. It could be a flu epidemic that prevents employees from going to the office and accessing files. Continue reading “My enemy? “Lost documents” be thy name.” »
I first reviewed Genius Scan for Iphone in 2011 and I already loved the app. It is integrated with cloud storage platforms such as Dropbox, and it works seamlessly with my note taking application, Evernote. Those things have not changed. Continue reading “Quick update: Long term test of Genius Scan for Iphone” »
The Scan Man actually worked for the University of Georgia Library as an undergrad at the main Athens campus. The library is an exceptional example of a university library and a great deal of the artifacts are now online. http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/
The Digital Library of Georgia is very well organized and accessible to researchers and casual readers alike. Below are a few examples showing historical photos of Savannah, GA. Continue reading “Our favorite digital libraries: University of Georgia Digital Library” »