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Microfilm Deterioration: How To Identify It And How To Preserve Your Content

2019-06-17T20:09:04+00:00June 17th, 2019|Microfilm|

Are you asking yourself "is my microfilm deteriorating?" If your answer is "yes" then you've found your starting place to: determine if your microfilm and microfiche records are in fact in the process of decay. understand how you can protect your records and begin the preservation of your collections. mitigate the risk of deterioration with proper records management. If [...]

Low-Cost Microfilm Scanning: What You Should Know

2019-06-09T13:54:51+00:00May 24th, 2019|Microfilm|

Since you’re looking for microfilm conversion at a cost-effective price and happened to find yourself reading our article, we’d like to give some scanning solutions to help you make an informed decision. There isn’t a right or wrong answer when it comes to microfilm conversion projects, but there are ways to execute the scanning process that are better than [...]

Why Should I Hire A Scanning “Expert?”

2019-04-09T07:42:58+00:00April 9th, 2019|Document Management|

The question many of us ask ourselves when we embark on a project is “should I pay someone to do this for me or just do it myself?” It can be fixing some home plumbing, doing an oil change, making food for 50 guests at a bridal shower, and so on. It’s the same thought that will probably cross [...]

O Contract! My Contract!

2019-04-04T05:01:09+00:00March 5th, 2019|Document Management|

Why in the world would a scanning and information management company write about contracts? Because contracts are everywhere! It doesn’t have to be a 50-pager to be a “real” contract; even just an email can be considered a contract. But regardless of the exact type, contracts are a fact of doing business and we want to write about it [...]

Walk Backward To Sprint Forward: Reverse Engineer Your Project

2019-04-04T05:03:52+00:00February 5th, 2019|Document Management|

Most of the time, the way we (humans) plan out an event is from the present moment going forward. We’re in the present, so why not start there? Or even more realistically, we don’t really plan at all and just assume that everything is going to happen as it should, without hiccups, and whatever we’re going to do will [...]

Supporting Our Community With Martha’s Kitchen Of San Jose

2019-04-04T05:16:42+00:00February 1st, 2019|Community|

Most years, December 18th isn’t anything special at BMI. It’s usually just another day in the middle of the holiday season, pretty close to Christmas and very close to our annual employee Christmas party. But in 2018 it was a little bit different, and a lot more special, because a group of BMI employees from our Sunnyvale headquarters got [...]

Creating A Conversion Process Flow … For You!

2019-04-04T05:18:20+00:00January 4th, 2019|Document Management|

It’s okay to admit it. You only clicked this article because you were curious what a “conversion process flow” even is, right? That’s completely understandable because it’s pretty jargon-y and wouldn’t make much sense if you weren’t reading this right now. So what’s a conversion process flow? In a nutshell, it’s the framework of a project with all the [...]

What You Should Expect During Your Digital Conversion Project

2019-04-06T08:03:10+00:00December 10th, 2018|Document Management|

Unless you work in document management, we don’t blame you for not knowing what you should expect when you enter into a digital conversion project. Digital scanning and conversions aren’t exactly mainstream, like going to the mall and knowing what you should expect from the staff at a clothing store. It’s a different world, document management is. And it [...]

The Wild And Wacky World Of Indexing

2019-04-04T05:23:29+00:00November 5th, 2018|Document Management|

“Indexing? What indexing?” You’ve decided to peek at the grim underbelly of the document management world, where brave souls venture forth … and occasionally don’t return. But where do these explorers go, and what are they looking for? The elusive perfect indexing specification! Indexing can be pretty confusing. It seems so easy at first, just naming files as they should [...]

Teal Run 5k To Support Ovarian Cancer Awareness

2019-04-06T08:05:23+00:00October 26th, 2018|Community|

On Saturday, September 29th, a chilly fall morning, a group of BMI teammates met at Campbell Park in Campbell, CA to participate in the 4th Annual Teal Run. The Teal Run is a 5k run/walk event to support ovarian cancer research and awareness. The morning started with some coffee and pastries, a cameo by Sharkie of the San Jose [...]