Document Workflow

Ricoh’s Smart Integration Workflows

Transforming simple copiers into the information hub of the office Your copier is much more than a machine used to print paper documents. Nowadays, your multifunctional device is your office’s hub for sending, receiving, and retrieving information. Do you know all of the ways in which your copier can improve the way your office is…

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Advance Stories Series: The Baltimore Ravens

  It’s here. Football season. And the Ravens look fantastic! We all know they’re a great organization on the field, but we wanted to highlight and share what a great organization they are in their back office. The latest video in our Advance Stories series highlights the Ravens and how Advance has grown our partnership…

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Stop the Vicious Email Cycle, Collaborate with Google Docs

As ubiquitous as Google is these days, some of its lesser known features are worth some attention, especially when it comes to file sharing and collaborating on projects. Like many people, I was accidentally introduced to Google Docs when I inadvertently selected the “open as a Google spreadsheet” option on an Excel attachment I had…

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Technology, tablets and social media in education

In 1995, the Maryland Plan for Technology in Education was developed to serve as the foundation for the development of technological enhancements to the Maryland school system. Education is seeing a lot of change. Change in leadership, change in how students learn, and change in the way teachers teach. Many of these topics stem from…

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Does EHR Reduce Healthcare Costs?

I recently stumbled across a Linked-In discussion “EHR Not Reducing Healthcare Costs – Do You Agree?” in the MedicExchange group that I am a part of. As I began reading some of the comments, It was clear that there are still a lot of skeptics when it comes to cost savings and EHR. It became apparent…

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Maryland Electronic Courts – A Case Study in Document Management

As an avid supporter of the local legal community, Advance – The Document Specialists recently participated as a vendor in the Baltimore County Bar Association’s technology fair in Towson. The main focus of the event was a presentation given by Maryland District Court’s Chief Judge Ben Clyburn, about the Maryland Judiciary’s upcoming transition to an…

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Hey IT, You Better Get Used to “BYOD”

With the widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets, today’s workforce is relying more and more on consumer mobile devices to help them in their professional lives. It is not enough to have a company supplied desktop PC, or even a laptop, anymore. End users are now demanding access to business applications and functions from their…

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Make sure you’re down with down coding

Imagine that you are a handyman. What you charge is based on the type of job that you execute. So let’s say that building a deck will cost $2,500, and installing shelving will cost $200. You wouldn’t want to be paid $200 for building a deck that should cost $2,500 would you? Of course not!

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Everyone Has a Story

Everyone has a story. There are thousands of them, and they’re all interesting, fresh, innovative and engaging. Even Advance has a story. Ours is a heartwarming one involving two entrepreneurs who wanted more from their careers, and they blazed a trail to get what they wanted. It’s led us to where we are today –…

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