Scanning To Cd

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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In the last 10 or so years scanning to CD has become a standard option at photo labs. It was especially popular before the quality of digital camera shots reached the level of SLR prints, and when most CD drives were read only. It remains popular today for slightly different reasons. High-end professional photographers who either want to convert their transparency or slide archive to digital format, or continue to shoot with film cameras, will certainly favor the high optical resolution scanners that professional labs use.

Scanning to CD: Data Protection, Security, and Confidentiality

Another scanning to CD application is part of the corporate--and government, nonprofit, academic, and other organizational--migration from traditional paper-based information systems to digital ones. Electronic record management entails numerous data back-ups and redundant systems. It doesn't take bringing to mind but so many losses--be it a Great Fire of London (1666), a destroyed federal census (1921), or a consulting accountant's third dead hard drive in a row (1999)--for that lesson to hit home.

Medical records are especially sensitive data, considered confidential all the way down the line from legislators to administrators to insurance professionals to physicians to nurses to patients. Scanning to CD or DVD enables password protection on disk contents as well as data redundancy and secure access to disk contents. This is a critical issue, especially, in the health care industry, where HIPPA compliance is mandatory.

The most robust data management systems today are defined by the redundancies and other safeguards built into the system. Usually these are both hardware, which includes removable and mobile peripheral storage such as CD and DVD, as well as software. Their primary function is to protect information against inadvertent, deliberate, and accidental harm.


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