HOW TO: Convert Scanned Images Into Editable Word Files. Many times we are required to scan a document (an image file, basically) and edit it. This could be relatively easy if it were a small document or it could be tedious and time consuming if the document were long. Therefore, we need a software of some kind that can convert images into editable text files. Read more

DROWNING IN PAPER: Solving The Search Problem For Large-Scale Repositories. With agencies receiving hundreds of thousands of new documents each year — which can sometimes range to thousands of pages — the content easily gets lost in unsearchable repositories, and staffers struggle to find the right document in a massive document databases. Read more

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT: Tips For Records Managers Stuck In A Corner. Information governance consultant Steve Weissman has a message for records managers everywhere: “No one puts baby in the corner.” The missive is a delightful riff on the movie classic Dirty Dancing, but the point is the same. Organizations can only dismiss records management professionals as “glorified librarians” if the RM pro lets them. Read more

CMS NEWS: Today’s Top 3 Content Management Systems Are Based On PHP. PHP has been one of the most powerful server-side scripting level languages so far., which is engaged in web technology survey, says PHP is powering 82% of all the websites whose server-side programming language is known. Read more


FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS: FileMaker 14 – A Database For DIY Apps. n the enterprise software world we spend a lot of time talking about the big guns — Oracle, IBM DB2, SAP HANA, and the like. Those are critical as the foundations for large enterprise applications, but there are thousands of applications that organizations need that require a database. Read more

TIME FOR CHANGE: How Amazon’s DynamoDB Helped Reinvent Databases. In the earliest days of SQL databases weren’t cutting it, so the company created DynamoDB and in doing so helped usher in the NoSQL market. Read more

INNOVATION: Coding, Agile & Scrum Go Mainstream. “Software,” we learned from Mark Andreessen in 2011, “is eating the world.” In the process, software is eating up organizations and executives who don’t understand it or know how to manage it. Read more

ANALYTICS: Building a Data Storage Scalable Platform. In the beginning there were files, a lot of files. People were trying to utilize them for all of their data needs. They would store spreadsheets (and they keep doing it even now), data tables, structured and unstructured data, binary data — and anything their wonderful computer programs would produce. And there were business transactions, a lot of them. Read more


APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is dedicated to Application Development and Systems Integration for Federal Civilian Agencies, Document Management Systems that help in the preparation, scanning, indexing, categorizing and quality control of millions of pages of paper documents to electronic format and the Automation of Workflow Processes. Call us at 703-502-3416.


ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – August 11, 2015

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