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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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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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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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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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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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Printer ink that is pricier than champagne?

For many households and businesses, inkjet cartridges are considered a necessary expense but research by consumer organisation Which? has found that they can be pricier than Dom Perignon champagne. Arena’s Group Sales Manager, Gary Putson, provides advice on steps you can take to get best value.

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5 top tips for selecting a Managed Print Service provider

There are so many different packages currently on the market under the guise of ‘Managed Print Service’ (MPS) that making a purchase can be complex and fraught with risk. We’ve set out a simple checklist of key pointers to help you ensure that you are getting the genuine article.

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Guidance on records management for schools

This month the IRMS published the fourth edition of its Records Management Toolkit for Schools.

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Shedding light on data protection – our top tips

Failing to comply with the Data Protection Act can land your organisation with a hefty £500,000 fine - could you prove that you are in line with best practice?

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UK Paperless Office Dreams are Coming True

A recent by Kyocera Mita has revealed a massive 40% drop in the number of pages printed by UK office workers over the last 12 months. An average 10,000 daily sheets to 6,000 is not to be sniffed at so we've taken a look at the probable causes.

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Back to school - top tips for document management in education and beyond

Arena has a breadth of experience working with schools, colleges and universities. We are helping to solve a host of challenges currently faced by organisations operating in the education sector. Many of these are transferrable to other businesses and sectors so we’ve put together our 5 top tips to help you on your way along the path to better efficiency.

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Are we witnessing the demise of the printed book?

Amazon and Waterstones have both reported the first sales eclipse of printed books by their digital counterparts. With a keen interest in the rise of the less paper office – even indeed, the less paper lifestyle, this recent news story caught our eye. Read our take on this and send us your own comments.

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Top Tips: Getting Greener with Arena

Environmental awareness is moving up the business agenda and becoming a hot topic for many of our clients and prospects. Increasing numbers of you want to know what our environmental policy is, how we’re working towards reducing our impact on the environment and, most importantly, how we can help you to do the same.

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Arena Take Home National Award

Local company Arena Group has gained national renown after scooping the national Chambers of Commerce Award for Customer Service Excellence.

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