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VIDEO: Records Management in Schools: Shrinking the Paper Mountain

Did you miss our webinar? If you did then don't fear, we recorded it so you can watch it online. Expert advice on reducing paper records, putting information at the fingertips of staff and supporting compliance with increasingly rigorous regulations surrounding records management in schools.

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mstore Code-Free Integration - linking software and systems

Arena's mstore software for electronic document management can now link to other applications without any custom integration. This includes bespoke packages and sector specific applications - giving you access to documents stored anywhere across your network, via mstore's interface.

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Capture Plus – mailroom processing speed upgrade

The mstore product suite contains a “digital mailroom”. This set of components allows the fast processing of incoming documents, getting key information the right people in the shortest time. A recent upgrade has more than quadrupled the throughput capability of the most complex elements of this system, making the Arena product significantly faster than the competition.

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Data Hoarding: a ticking time bomb within your organisation?

Recent research shows that the amount of information created by organisations is growing at an ever increasing rate and shows no sign of abating. Neil Maude, General Manager of Arena’s electronic document management division looks at some of the trends, related issues and what you can do to mitigate your business risk.

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Maintaining Excellence through Innovation

Arena has maintained a fantastic level of customer service, from the day the company was started in 1991 to the present. Arena’s Operations Director Harry Wells and General Manager Neil Maude discuss how structured innovation helps Arena continue to improve service levels whilst the company continues to grow.

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Records Management in Schools #4: Information Disposal

Neil Maude gives us his advice for schools on the disposal of information in line with current legislation. This feature is based on guidance from the regularly updated IRMS Records Management Toolkit; written specifically to assist UK public sector schools in their compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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VIDEO: BBC Watchdog on shrinking Inkjet Cartridges

BBC watchdog recently reported that some inket printer manufacturers have reduced the size and capacity of their ink cartridges over the past decade, whilst maintaining sky-high prices.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The process behind Arena's tailored Managed Print Service.

An infographic that explains the process and benefits behind Arena Group's Managed Print Service (MPS), proven to reduce print and copy costs by up to 30%.

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Records Management in Schools #3: Information Access and Security

The protection of information relating to children is clearly a key responsibility and it is an obligation that is shrouded in layers of legislation. It is tempting to think that locking away your information and restricting access is the best way forward but this can slow down and frustrate day-to-day work. Neil Maude gives us his advice for schools on information access and security.

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Arena's expansion is underway

We have begun to lay the foundations for our ambitious growth plans this month having completed the extensive expansion of our Garforth training and distribution center, purchased a new property in Bolton and got underway with an upgrade to the sales and board room wing of Armitage House.

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Comic relief

Pyjama Day Fun for Comic Relief

Arena Group employees wore their pyjamas to work on Friday 15th March to raise cash for Comic Relief.

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Junior runners supporting children with learning disabilities

Around 1,500 children are set to cut a dash this Spring when they take part in this year’s Arena Group Leeds Mini and Junior Run. The biggest FREE mass participation children’s event of its kind in Yorkshire will raise funds this year for children's charity, Leeds Mencap.

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Records Management in Schools #2: Conducting an Information Audit

Information is generally accepted as a key asset in any organisation and should be managed with the same care as more tangible assets such as money, buildings and classroom equipment. Effective information management is all about security and getting data to the right people at the right time. The IRMS toolkit rightly states that an information audit is a key step to achieving these aims.

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Arena Group: Proud Sponsor of Jane Tomlinson's Arena Group Junior and Mini Fun Run Series

Two of the stars of our sponsored Jane Tomlinson Junior and Mini Fun Run series were honoured at an awards ceremony hosted in Leeds during February. Eight-year-old James Driver, from Rothwell, and six-year-old Noah Banks, from Selby, were given a special honour for embodying Jane’s ‘Never Give In’ attitude.

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Is paperless the answer to being a more sustainable business?

Very recently, Jeremy Hunt stated that going paperless “would save NHS billions”. It’s a bold statement and particularly topical in this economy – Arena's Neil Maude gives us his top tips on taking the paper out of your office.

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Questioning the Cost of Purchasing

Arena’s Neil Maude explains how to spot some commonly unrecognised and costly pitfalls in the way organisations source, purchase and pay for goods and services.

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Arena Wins Top Spot On National Framework

Arena is celebrating this month, having achieved the kudos of being accredited as number 1 supplier to UK housing associations through a prestigious national framework after winning a place as the recommended supplier with the National Procurement for Housing Consortium (PfH), opening up new sales channels worth well over £1million.

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Records management and the BSF storage conundrum

BSF buildings take learning to a new height but sometimes neglect critical support functions and the paperwork they curate. Arena's Lisa Butterworth explores the options for schools that need to manage the reduction of a large paper document archive.

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Records Management in Schools #1: Developing a Records Management Policy

In a series of articles, Arena’s Neil Maude looks at the practical application of the rules surrounding records management in schools. In this first edition, Neil explains the requirements surrounding a records management policy and how you might approach its creation.

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Top Customer Tools on the Arena website

If you are in a hurry and don’t have time to contact our call control team, or you want to request supplies and service from Arena outside of working hours then our website is the place to be.

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