Monthly Archive: November 2015

Archive your Data in a breeze!

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The complete know-how of a business can be found in its various media assets – documents, books, manuscripts and papers (which may be old and fragile), maps, aperture cards, microfilms, microfiche, and drawings. As the business expands, the number of documents and files continues to grow exponentially. Filing is one of the most common methods used by businesses to store records, access important information, keep track of important forms and invoices and also to protect data that must be available for a long span of time.

The most commonly thought-of business filing and archiving system is the traditional stand-alone filing cabinets and drawers. Many enterprises today find that a significant amount of their time and effort is taken up by a substantial amount of paperwork and the filing system that goes with it. As per statistics, 92% of information is kept in manila folders and 80% of technical information is on paper and microfilm, resulting in half an office workers’ time spent handling paper or data entry, causing around 50% of the projects to go behind schedule.

With recent advances in office technology, businesses are switching to the electronic realm of filing like electronic filing systems. Storage teams are constantly on the lookout for the right solution for holistic data protection, while grappling with the problem of data archiving which is usually not properly integrated in most backup environments.

Data archives are often confused with data backups. Data backups are used to restore data in case it is lost, corrupted or destroyed. In contrast, data archives protect older information that is not needed for everyday business operations but may occasionally need to be accessed. Data archives are also indexed and have search capabilities so that files and parts of files can be easily located and retrieved.

SBL’s Digital Archival Management System (DAMS), a web based platform – can help you in architecting the perfect solution in streamlining and managing these artifacts and offers greater control over critical documents. Its feature rich document writer, unparalleled security features and quick and easy search functions enable you to store and archive historical data regardless of scale or complexity of data growth. This data can be securely stored on a cloud-based server that is accessible anytime and anywhere over diverse devices such as computers, laptops, and mobile phones.

DAMS offers a highly intuitive web-based solution for the internet and intranets. Equipped with powerful archiving and tagging features, DAMS makes it very easy to search and access files. Equipped with features such as auto-complete and auto-suggest options, multi-lingual search, phonetic transliteration, and simultaneous search across different types of digital archives by category, DAMS offers one of the fastest and most intuitive search capabilities.
While our quality checks at every step ensure the accuracy of digitized data, our rigorous authorization and authentication procedures ensure the security of the digitized information on the cloud. We also provide support to optimize the storage of your original documents for posterity, making DAMS the ideal solution for extending the life expectancy of your original documents.

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CHANGING BPMS TRENDS

The future of outsourcing will depend on increasing efficiency and adapting to new technologies as service buyers focus more on desired business outcomes rather than business processes. Even though costs play a major role, innovation, commitments and business outcomes will become more central to contracts, taking on greater importance and value.

While making sourcing decisions and selecting the right service provider, buyers weigh their reputational risk against the service provider’s ability to stay relevant, innovative and focused, in order to attract and retain the best employees.

It is important for Service Providers to demonstrate and apply world-class best practice each and every day. The best service providers do not limit themselves to incremental process improvements; rather they act as consultants always on the look-out for innovations which can drive forward value additions to the client’s business.

SBL comes of age in BPMS and IT /ITES, multiple discipline capabilities. Our ISO certified (Quality, Security and Staff development) delivery centres at 3 different locations reduce the data security risks and enables us to implement multiple delivery models to match the client expectations.

Over the past decade SBL has followed best practice methods and processes at all times. We habitually leverage technological advances for a wide range of services, which include: end to end financial accounting services; data collation, extraction, and analysis; digitization, transcription and preservation of multilingual data. This commitment to innovation ensures speed, accuracy and transparency in business processes while increasing our clients’ and partner’ ROI.

Visit: http://www.sblcorp.com/business-process-management-services for more information on SBL BPM Services.

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Why to digitize & archive office documents…

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More and more organizations are leveraging technology to improve the workflow and reduce the operational cost. Digital archive of documents is a key element for the success of a technology driven workflow management.

Digital archives helps organizations to save, store and protect data in a central repository and make it available for future use based on access controls. A successful Digital archive should be associated with a powerful search and retrieval solution supported with appropriate meta data / tags.

Business needs to convert documents in to digital format differ from organization to organization and from case to case. Major benefits targeted by organization includes…

  • Preservation on data for long duration.
  • Easy Search and retrieval of specific data.
  • Reduce Storage of large volume of age old physical documents.
  • Centralized repository of data eliminating data redundancy.
  • Data support for success of workflow management solution.
  • Reduce operational costs.
  • It is important for organizations to choose appropriate vendor for digitization and archival management of the organizations data. An experienced vendor with clear understanding of information can help organizations to analyze, plan and implement successful digitization process.

    SBL’s consultative approach and ability to digitize multilingual records from different formats (including age-old manuscripts, microfilm, images) has added value to numerous international companies and organizations. Over the past decade, SBL has successfully digitized of billions of records across Government departments, Libraries and Publishers.

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TREE COUNTING USING REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES

Operational administration of green assets such as forests and urban green cover ordinarily necessitates reliable, timely and well-run information about its developments and current status. Tree count management is important for sustaining conservational stability and ecological biodiversity. A systematic tree inventory of the forested areas and in the urban areas can help us involvedly view the causes of decline of forests in the area, decline in green cover in urban areas etc. and assist in decision making. Customary methods for counting trees are labor-intensive catalogue in the field or on an elucidation of large scale aerial photographs. Nevertheless these methods are pricey, time consuming and not pertinent to large, sequestered areas. Remote sensing technology know-how is the operational method for management and monitoring of green resources.
Polygon with tree point

There are different methods of getting the remotely sensed data, like the ones listed below.
1.LiDAR
2.Satellite Images
3.UAV/Drone Images
4.Terrestrial Photogrammetry

LiDAR
LiDAR methods of data collection is progressively used in forestry applications but also employed in urban environments for green cover calculations, tree canopy mapping and tree counting. Vast point clouds are usually converted software specific readable formats and are used to do the mapping for the tree counting and urban forestry mapping.
Tree Location and count

Satellite Images
One of the most important resources in the earth that needs constant monitoring and needs to be accurately measured for effective management is forest resources. Remotely sensed high-resolution or very high resolution satellite image data are crucial in this management, since it provides detailed information to administrators and planners for better decision making

UAV/Drone Images
Hyperspectral remote sensing, which uses the modern satellite sensors ability to capture the data in multiple-bands, in amalgamation with a properly updated land information system is understood to be a worthy technique to assist in making fast decisions. The practice of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform for many remote sensing applications is done to combine the advantages of traditional remote sensing techniques and the inexpensiveness of operating such techniques. UAV drones can fly at varying altitudes subject to the objective of the mission and end-result type. This tractability allows for optimization of the procedures according the meteorological conditions over a given area and the user requirements.

Terrestrial Photogrammetry
Tree counting is crucial for cultivated area and environmental management, biodiversity monitoring and many other applications. Regardless of the factor that satellite and aerial images have been widely used to distinguish, demarcate and count individual tree in urban areas and forested lands, till such techniques becomes widely accessible and knowledge of processing such data is increased, the traditional methods still hold the sway and might be detrimental for the green cover we all wish to have.

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