Document & Records Management

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) leader Blue Prism is Introducing intelligent document processing capability to its RPA suite with the Beta launch of Blue Prism Decipher.

Sky Discovery, in partnership with Hillogic, an Australian based I.T software development company, have launched an industry first PDF agent for Relativity that allows PDFing documents for discovery on the fly. Australian federal and state practice notes default to exchanging in a PDF format.  This unique solution will automatically convert documents to PDF as they are tagged as discoverable and stamps them in accordance with the practice notes.

ActivePDF has announced the release of Xtractor 9.1.0, its PDF data extraction tool, adding new functionality and an overall improved user experience. Xtractor, a robust .NET API that quickly and accurately extracts targeted data within PDF files, has been reengineered from the ground up based upon direct user feedback.

callas software has released a minor update for its pdfToolbox product line. The update includes fixes for problems discovered in the field and a number of small improvements to the product in response to customer requests. In addition, callas software included a way to fix problems discovered with OpenType SVG fonts.

Threat researchers are reporting a substantial increase of fraudulent PDF files. This fraud campaign takes advantage of recipients’ trust in PDF files as a “safe” file format that is widely used and relied upon for business operations, according to SonicWall Capture Labs.

Recently I attended a business networking event and, as you’d expect, the question “So what do you do?” was asked. I gave much the same answer as I’ve given hundreds of times before in that situation and my elevator pitch included the words, ‘business process automation’ (BPA). 

Kofax has announced ControlSuite, a new print and capture software solution that simplifies and enables the central management and governance of content flowing through multi-function printer (MFP) fleets, mobile & desktop devices, email, and print streams.

We’re well past peak bitcoin. Are we approaching peak blockchain, the currency’s much-hyped underlying technology? Sold as a solution to all of life’s problems, blockchain offers a ton of legitimate solutions for businesses – but raises just as many questions.

Several years ago, a Swiss Government ministry was sued after it imposed a ban on travellers from Asia entering Switzerland. The reason for the ban was the outbreak of an infectious epidemic in Asia. The ministry wanted to prevent infections in Switzerland, however the ban prevented a group of Asian business people from attending a very important conference, which for them was the key business event of the year.

Many government agencies overlook social media, not giving any thought to, or realising, that social media communications are State and Commonwealth Records that are required to be maintained. Other agencies we’ve spoken with assume that they are being recorded as part of their records management program, when in fact they aren’t. Considering social media has been around since 1997, it’s an area that is only just beginning to get the attention it deserves.

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