Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 60 - Page 69

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The advanced Stuff
Now , there are a few outside tools you can utilise to ensure your scanner is up to snuff . These include software tools that will monitor your scanner and ensure your scanner is up and running . For example , the Scanner Manager from Kodak Alaris provides proactive alerts , reduces downtime , delivers operational insights and enables you to improve the productivity of the capture workflow across your entire organisation .
While you may not think it ’ s a big concern , scanners can be targeted by cybercriminals just like any other device connected to the Internet , so it is also important that they have security features included .
kinds of software , so keep a lookout to see if your scanner has any software available to make using it an easier experience .
Manage your documents
One of the best ways to get the most out of your desktop scanner is to make sure you are using it properly . You might be surprised to find you ’ ve been scanning the same document multiple times throughout the day due to poor management or using an incorrect format due to some strange default setting . To ensure you are always on top of things , we recommend using a desktop scanner that integrates with a document management system to help you keep track of scanned documents in a clear manner . p
Scanners are more intelligent and have come a long way in terms of what you can do with them .
While your experience with scanners may be limited to simply scanning a document and emailing it to someone , what happens when you need to scan a messy , handwritten document ? Or one with stains on it ? Or one with unusual image contrast that just won ’ t show up clearly ?
This is where advanced scanner software can come in handy . Tools can isolate messy manuscripts and highlight the area to make things more legible , colorcorrect images to make them more visually pleasing , and more . Different scanner brands use different
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