Information Technology Management with a Purpose:

November, 2011

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November 28, 2011  9:05 AM

Overcome the challenges of going paperless



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
Document management, eco-friendly work flow, green technology, Paperless office, save paper, work flow

We have been speaking about going paperless for many years now. People initially were very skeptical and said that this can never be achieved. However, as technology progressed, a paperless scenario looked more real. The advent of e-mail facilitated putting many a memo, word files, and excel sheets...

November 21, 2011  3:53 AM

Microfilming records: A three-step guide



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
backup, business case, data archival, document mangement, financial justification, microfilming, storage technologies

If we are convinced about the usefulness of microfilming the old records, the next step will be to work out a justification and make up a case for introducing this in...


November 14, 2011  9:45 AM

Microfilming of records



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
banking and financial institutions, compliance, information retention, Micro-photography, microfilming, storage and archival

Microfilming of old records is an area which has largely been ignored by CIOs. Apart from a few companies in the banking and financial sector and some government departments, most have not made use of this technology. The decision to microfilm old documents has largely been taken by functional...


November 7, 2011  6:28 AM

Acknowledging the role of the users and the management



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO role, coordination with management, end-users, team management

We always like to complain about the lack of support from the management or non-cooperation of the end users. We say we would have gone miles, had they been kind enough to us and had helped us for the cause. The lament is justified to some extent and I agree that we, as...


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