Advance Stories Series: The Baltimore Ravens

Posted on January 18, 2013 by | 0 comments

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It’s here. Football season. And the Ravens look fantastic! We all know they’re a great organization on the field, but we wanted to highlight and share what a great organization they are in their back office.

The latest video in our Advance Stories series highlights the Ravens and how Advance has grown our partnership over the past decade. Join us in the story of how Advance plays a small part in helping the Ravens in being a phenomenal football organization by being an integral back office document solutions provider.

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Mobile printing demo

Posted on August 31, 2012 by | 0 comments

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Mobile printing is changing and evolving daily – it just keeps getting better and easier to print from your iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and many other mobile devices. Check out the latest in the mobile printing software world from Savin/Ricoh, Canon and KIP.

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Stop the Vicious Email Cycle, Collaborate with Google Docs

Posted on August 27, 2012 by | 0 comments

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As ubiquitous as Google is these days, some of its lesser known features are worth some attention, especially when it comes to file sharing and collaborating on projects. Like many people, I was accidentally introduced to Google Docs when I inadvertently selected the “open as a Google spreadsheet” option on an Excel attachment I had in one of my Gmail emails. My Excel file opened in my Web browser, and unimpressed, I closed it right away reverting to my old method of saving the file to my Desktop. About a month later, I did it again with an updated version of the same Excel file, only this time to realize that the file I had opened a few weeks ago was stored in my account.

Click here to learn about how we can help your office safely manage the lifecycle of its documents – from creation to storage.

Intrigued, I had to know more. I didn’t save that there…did I? Come to find out, I did.

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Making Sense of Mobile Printing

Posted on August 23, 2012 by | 0 comments

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Mobile printing has really taken off within the past year or so and now the market is flooded with various options. As a consumer it can be challenging to make the software comparison and choose the right option for your company. Advance has taken away most of the guesswork and offer many solutions to help with your mobile integration. Read more »

Technology, tablets and social media in education

Posted on July 13, 2012 by | 0 comments


In 1995, the Maryland Plan for Technology in Education was developed to serve as the foundation for the development of technological enhancements to the Maryland school system.

Education is seeing a lot of change. Change in leadership, change in how students learn, and change in the way teachers teach. Many of these topics stem from technology and how to improve the education system. This plan was prior to the birth of social media as we know it.  Read more »

Mobile Printing Solutions – can you print from your iPad?

Posted on May 24, 2012 by | 0 comments

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In the new technology era, mobile devices and tablets are becoming the norm for office workers. But how can you print from these devices without the traditional challenge of forwarding documents to someone at a laptop or desktop with networked printing capability?  EFI PrintMe Mobile is the latest solution to the mobile printing challenge. In this VLog, I’ll show you how the solution works and how simple it is to print from your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Let us know if you want a live demo and we can set you up.


How Can I Print from my Mobile Device?

Posted on May 3, 2012 by | 4 comments

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Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you not to take toys to school with you, but you did it anyway? Today as adults, we continue to bring our toys to work…but instead of bringing a favorite action figure (or babydoll- for the ladies), we are bringing our smart phones and mobile devices to work and it’s a good thing! Bring your own device, or “BYOD” is a philosophy that is quickly spreading in healthcare. The reason we want to bring these devices into the office is because they’ve become our personal problem solvers and integrate our personal lives with our work. Read more »

Maryland Electronic Courts – A Case Study in Document Management

Posted on April 16, 2012 by | 0 comments


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As an avid supporter of the local legal community, Advance – The Document Specialists recently participated as a vendor in the Baltimore County Bar Association’s technology fair in Towson. The main focus of the event was a presentation given by Maryland District Court’s Chief Judge Ben Clyburn, about the Maryland Judiciary’s upcoming transition to an electronic case management system. In the future, Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) will electronically accept, maintain and share documents, while allowing new services to the Bar such as e-filing, e-service for secondary pleadings and electronic court document access, among others. In listening to Judge Clyburn describe the past and current phases of this ongoing initiative, I couldn’t help but smile, as it unfolded like a typical “document management” project. The type of project that Advance has been helping its clients with for over a decade. While MDEC is obviously designed solely for the legal community, Advance has been helping businesses in every industry by providing customized systems to fit their specific organization’s workflow needs. Read more »

Document Management Mobility – a Window to Your Business from Anywhere in the World

Posted on April 10, 2012 by | 0 comments

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In its purest sense, document management is the electronic conversion of your paper-based workflow. It’s taking what once required a piece of paper to move through your organization through inner-office mail, Fed-Ex, or hand delivery, and streamlining it to be an electronic, compliant document that can move freely online or through a customized software package. Don’t stop reading – customized software sounds expensive, but it’s really not.

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Hey IT, You Better Get Used to “BYOD”

Posted on April 2, 2012 by | 0 comments

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With the widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets, today’s workforce is relying more and more on consumer mobile devices to help them in their professional lives. It is not enough to have a company supplied desktop PC, or even a laptop, anymore. End users are now demanding access to business applications and functions from their personal devices, such as an iPhone or an iPad. This “bring your own device” to the office mindset is pushing corporate IT personnel to implement support for mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and yes, even BlackBerry, while trying to maintain the company’s security policies for risk mitigation.  Read more »