Every industry sector has different reasons for taking the trouble to implement a records management system. Australian SharePoint systems integrator OBS has identified the top five benefits a records management system can bring to the resources sector.
Geoscience Australia has spent over 12 years implementing EDRMS and has come a long way since installing its first version of TRIM in 2001. As Australia's national agency for geoscience research and geospatial information, Geoscience Australia plays a key role in assisting mining and oil & gas exploration in Australia and improving Australia's ability to deal with natural disasters. Some of the Agency’s recent activity includes developing flood maps to analyse how to prevent future disasters such as the Brisbane Floods of 2012, and analysing the devastating impact of Cyclone Yasi.
Government records and archive authorities around the country have developed a range of policies, standards and guidelines to help organisations better manage the capture of digital information. However, there appear to be some major structural obstacles preventing effective digital archive appraisal and permanent records transfer.
Global freight and logistics company Panalpina claims to be the first to achieve completely paperless flights for general air freight. Using its own 747-8 freighter planes, the freight forwarder now operates several paperless (e-freight) port-to-port services with final destination in Europe, Hong Kong and the U.S.
Less than half of NSW public sector agencies have identified the digital information needed to support their high risk business processes, according to a state-wide survey on digital information management.
AVJennings, one of Australia’s leading residential property developers, has chosen RIB Software’s iTWO Collaboration Exchange, iTWOcx (formerly ProjectCentre) solution as its collaborative project delivery system.
Outback Imaging, developer of EzeScan production scanning software, has released the EzeScan Barcode Coversheet Generator Web browser application. This new product is designed to further automate the indexing and uploading of documents into EDRMS/ECM systems beyond the Records Management Unit.
A platform to automate vote counting for Australian federal elections using document scanning and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) could be implemented for around $A25 million and deliver results in 8 hours, according to industry experts. Its deployment could prevent situations such as the looming recall of nearly 1.5 million voters in Western Australia (WA) after a small number of ballot papers from four booths in that state went missing.
Fujitsu Australia has announced availability of its latest range of high-speed A4 image scanners, the fi-7180 ($A2599, $NZ2999) and fi-7280 ($A3199, $NZ3499) to automate the task of digitising business data.
The National Archives of Australia (NAA) Annual report claims the 2015 Digital Transition for federal government agencies is ontrack, although it notes there is still considerable room for improvement in agency uptake.