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During South Africa’s darkest decades an unforgivable crime, which often gets overlooked due to the atrocities that went on under cover, is the destruction of information. Authorities, in their attempt to control the thoughts and ideologies of the population, could not allow information to be freely available. With information people can make up their minds, […]
In this featured product segment, we’d like to look at one of the cool features and functions built into the Versascan family of scanners, which really set them apart from the competition: the V3D function. The V3D software is an exciting and innovative feature which comes standard with all new large format Versascan scanners. V3D […]
Free scanners! JanuWorry is over! To celebrate our re-entry into post-holiday madness, firstcoast® is running an incredible special! For every Avision sheet-fed scanner we sell, we will give away an additional AVA6 Plus A6 colour scanner. It is an ideal scanner for ID cards, driver licenses, or passports that adheres to Avision’s well known quality and […]
Zeutschel ScanStudio – scanner and photo studio in one Since the boom in the digitisation industry, the option to digitise material for preservation has become available to more and more people. With the increased availability and demand, our clients have more diverse needs and requirements. In collaboration with Zeutschel in Germany, we are constantly trying […]
Cape Town artists, you can now make top quality digital images of your artworks for reproduction. The most advanced large format scanner in south africa is available at our facilities in Paarden Eiland. The Versascan 3650 makes digital reproductions of good quality, fragile and delicate originals. Since the material is lying still on the surface, reproductions are […]
In this video we explore how paperfreeweb is used in conjunction with Iris Powerscan and a Scamax scanner. This video clip shows the process where documents are scanned and metadata created in Power Scan. When complete with the batch it is automatically uploaded to paperfreeweb in the cloud where the uploaded documents and associated metadata […]
In an age dominated by technology why are we still seeing businesses continue to print, copy, fax, scan and then file and store trillions of pieces of paper? Did you know that globally business continues to use paper printouts to archive 62% of all their important documents? So why is it so difficult for business […]
The move away from extensive paper storage and box stored archives is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Yet there are still those that are reluctant to take the leap and the main reason for this is always the same – give me a monetary indication on my return of investment? Let’s unpack the […]
Claims processing system can change the insurance industry – Tailoring paperfree solutions, one claim at a time!
We live in an age where speed and accessibility are becoming ever more important due the interconnectivity of modern day life; it goes without saying that being able to quickly access relevant information would speed up business processes, making a company more competitive and thus more likely to survive in these challenging economic times. firstcoast™ […]
Digitisation in archives and libraries is currently a buzz in the academic, library and archive environments. Digital preservation of our cultural and scientific heritage is among the most important present-day and future tasks facing society as a whole. Africa’s front runners in these digital initiatives, such as; The University of Witwatersrand, UNISA, University of Botswana, […]
Every year the Reach for a dream foundation runs a “Reach for your slippers” campaign as one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. Reach for a dream raises funds to help fulfil the dreams of children with terminal illnesses in hospitals and homes all over the country. Firstcoast employees are proud to step out […]
Many NGO’s and shelters exist in the Western Cape, however not everyone is fortunate enough to have a proper roof over their heads during the cold winter months. The staff of firstcoast, Western Cape, spent Mandela Day with some of the shack dwellers in the Maitland area and shared their smiles, hugs and nourishment.
The cloud has become one of the most ubiquitous new developments in IT in recent years. All manner of cloud services have sprung up, and cloud computing is powering some of the most widely used online applications – think of iTunes, Dropbox, Kindle and Google Docs. These are all cloud services. While most visible cloud […]
The typical workplace is hooked on paper, with some shocking statistics. • The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. • The United States alone, which has less than 5% of the world’s population, consumes 30% of the world’s paper. • Over 40% of wood pulp goes toward the production of […]
We are all exposed to the new digital world, a world of touch screens, virtual offices, emails coming through on our smart watches. We see this world in the movies and series we watch. We love it, but do we use it in our own business lives – no would be the answer. I hosted […]
For years we have all spoken about the “paper-free” or “paper-less” office so why are we still spending a small fortune every month on paper, ink cartridges, printers, copiers and faxes. I will tell you why. Not because we don’t see and understand the immediate business and cost benefits of paper and printing reductions, but […]
The Protection of Personal Information Act (Popi) became law on November 26 2013. Popi essentially regulates how anyone who processes personal information must handle, keep and secure that information.
How will paper free benefit your pocket? Where are you saving money by running a paperfree office? The biggest impacter here is obviously saving on ink and paper. It is surprising how much the average office spends on paper and especially printer ink. Another money drain is the equipment and maintenance on that equipment – Multifunctional printers, files and filing cabinets.
On election day, 22 April 2009, all South Africans needed to do, was make a cross on a piece of paper. Behind the scenes, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) still had a lot of work lying ahead to ensure that the election count was accurate, secure and as fast as possible.
The office: a good place to start. Population growth will lead to the decrease in both living and office spaces. Therefore, all businesses, Davids and Golliaths, should focus on smart solutions within limited space. Scarcity of commodities and resources is a reality we’re all facing and reducing consumption is no longer an option but a […]
Office Optimisation Cape Town-based technology brand FirstCoast’s approach to doing business in the fast pacing digital world goes well beyond the call of “green duty”. Driven by bottom line results FirstCoast's take on day to day business focuses on Office Optimisation and making best use of cost effective, easy to comprehend, install and maintain world […]