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Keyword solutions accelerate archive storage

Logistically speaking, archives for any industry can be a nightmare to manage; often, their very size limits their usefulness, increases their maintenance requirements and their administrative costs. A new technological development now comes to the rescue, providing the means to reduce these problematic areas considerably.
Keyword solutions accelerate archive storage
The development of personalised software and the introduction of keyword search facilities offer an intriguing concept to accessing archived material. Advantages are realized in areas such as portability, reduced storage space, image processing and document delivery.

By allowing users to supply their own keywords, data archiving databases can be vastly reduced in size and the time required mining or administering them could also be minimised. For companies dealing in large archived material this translates directly into cost savings.

Portability is another issue many companies are required to contemplate. Transferring massive volumes of material is never easy, and what's more, synchronizing database structures is often problematic. Since the keyword system reduces the physical volume of archives, it makes portability easier.

Additional savings can be found in that fewer people are required to administer the database(s), privacy can be maintained and sharing of documentation is not a stumbling block. It also makes information mining easier, quicker and offers a complete chain of traceability of data, control and access of archives.

The developers are looking for partners in public, private and university administration sectors for both marketing agreements and information exchange and training.
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