Paper-making: a Chinese Secret

Paper, as we know it today, began as a closely guarded secret in China. What first comes to mind when talking about it’s history, is the ancient Egyptian writing material called papyrus. But the “true paper” we use today, thin sheets made from softened, individual fibers, began in China. The inventor of this “true paper”…

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4 creative – yet ineffective – ways to destroy data

Humans can be very creative, and we have dreamt up some very original ideas. Some of those creative ideas have worked out. For instance, we have a flying transporter (aka an airplane), a social network that connects a billion people (Facebook), an antibiotic that saves hundreds of millions of lives (penicillin), and of course, the…

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How barcodes came to be: a beach, a bullseye and a pack of gum

The first step to purchasing an item at a store is almost always the same way. We take the item to the check-out counter and, in most cases, the item’s barcode is scanned. It’s such an everyday occurrence, we don’t think twice about the technology behind barcodes and how they came to be. The invention…

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Scan on Demand: Scanned when you need it, stored when you don’t

We’re living in an “On Demand” world. I’m not just talking about cable television. It’s fast-food, it’s social media news…you name it, you can probably get it instantly. Call it the product of impatience if you want, but instant results can save time and prevent headaches. Applying that same mentality to business records has resulted…

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What you need to know about hurricanes and your business

With all of the devastation in recent months, none of us need to be reminded that hurricane season is upon us. Everyone is well aware of the tragic consequences of being ill-prepared for natural disasters. The number one priority in these situations is protecting loved ones and then doing what you can to protect your…

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