Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 60 - Page 67

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DESKTOP SCANNER

If your office has a desktop scanner that you feel is somewhat underutilised , you might be wondering how to make it easier or more accessible . Here ’ s everything you need to know to get the most out of your scanner , writes Naji Kazak , General Manager , Middle East , Africa , Turkey and Russia at Kodak Alaris .

Anyone who has worked in a modern office knows the importance of scanning and sending documents . Having an unreliable desktop scanner can be the bane of any office , since , despite the increasing digitalisation of paperwork and documents , you need to perform your work , actual paper documents still have a large role to play in our modern workplaces . They obviously need to be cataloged and available in an online fashion , however , and that ’ s where document scanners come in !

So , if your office has a desktop scanner that you feel is somewhat underutilised , you might be wondering how to make it easier or more accessible . Here ’ s everything you need to know to get the most out of your scanner .
What kind of scanner do you need ?
While most people are probably somewhat satisfied by their office equipment by default , it ’ s also likely that there are better alternatives out there . There are many different types of scanners , including specialist scanners , sheetfed scanners , and all manners of business and consumer models .
Many offices don ’ t bother getting the scanners that are outfitted for higher paper volume usage , and we can understand why . Desktop or networked scanners that can be used to scan mass amounts of documents at once or can be used by multiple people simultaneously might seem a bit excessive or unnecessary .
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