Indian government orders digitalization of federal records

July 5th, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Corley in Document and Information Capture

As the need for easy access and reliable backups increases, more governments are taking advantage of document conversion services to digitize their records. From the United States to India, document imaging helps agencies and organizations keep their data better organized, save on storage space and be more prepared for a potential disaster.

According to News Track India, a recent fire in Mumbai drove the government to begin digitizing all important official records. This process involves developing an IT solution for the conversion, storage and access of those files, as well as the organization of these processes for speed and reliability.

Storing data in forms that cannot be destroyed, easily lost or damaged is important for any any business, but especially so for local, state and national governments. This protects the official records for potentially thousands or millions of people from fire, flooding, theft and other potential crises. Additionally, it can help offices save time and money by eliminating the need for filing cabinets and wasted hours when searching for specific information.

Document management is easy for almost any organization to implement as it likely already uses computer systems and more are switching to extensive networks and cloud computing every day. Uploading records to these systems allows workers to search for and use them easily, while keeping sensitive information strictly controlled and thoroughly limiting access to only those staff members authorized to view data.

While converting paper documents to digital files may seem like a needless expense, it can be key to business continuity strategies for protecting the future of the company, government agency or other organization, as well as help employees become more productive at the same time.

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