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6 Valuable Tips: Why should you convert to PDF?

Most companies are not demanding when it comes to the file formats they use. They just use the most common file formats as the logical extension of their software tools. The best example is the Microsoft Office package. Although Word is a good program for word processing, text editing and file formatting, a Word-file (.docx) is not the best suited file format for storage, archiving, sending sensitive and private data, and internet sharing purposes. Read more

How Docker puts your rendering farm on steroids

Scalability at lower cost through containers

Container technology* has been around for a while now. The benefits are clear: scalability, rapid deployment, cost savings, simplicity. In 2019, 78% of all companies have moved workloads to containers, according to a study by DivvyCloud.

Containerization has now come to the advanced rendering space. In this blog post, we focus on the use cases and advantages of running advanced rendering on Docker. 

*Container technology is a method to package an application so it can be run, with its dependencies, isolated from other processes. A container is a package that includes everything to run an application. Containers rely less on external hardware and software and can run on any environment (Microsoft, Linux, Mac etc.)DocShifter and Container (Docker) technology for infinite scalability and easier deployment

Why should you investigate running your rendering farm on Docker?

Document conversion is a resource intensive process. Moreover, the workload is highly unpredictable in most cases. And there is typically considerable time pressure. 

Introducing DocShifter, the Switzerland of Advanced Rendering

In our previous posts, we introduced our understanding of what Advanced Rendering is.

We shared why this Advanced Rendering is more than just having the right technology in place and set out 3 guiding principles on how this can be improved.

For an enterprise to get a grip on all the benefits of sharing, broad usage throughout the entire life cycle of a document and automation, various technical features must be there to make this happen. We will now focus on those technical features which a rendering system needs in order to be truly advanced.

Enter DocShifter.

 

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3 Guiding principles when implementing Advanced Rendering in Life Sciences

In our previous post, we introduced our understanding of what advanced rendering is. Why is  this more than just having the right technology in place? The first step is to make an inventory throughout the enterprise of all rendering processes in place today. This is crucial to evaluate the as-is-situation. Subsequently, we share 3 guiding principles on how that existing process can be improved.

1. Think about the entire document life cycle

Advanced rendering is a lot more than just producing a high quality technically compliant output document right before the submission. When we introduce advanced rendering in the lifecycle of the document, then, in that moment, possibilities become endless.

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DACHS Biosciences and DocShifter Partner Up to Help Life Sciences Companies Deal With the Growing Challenges Around Advanced Document Conversion

We are proud to announce our new partnership with DACHS to meet the growing needs for document conversion & enrichment in the Life Sciences industry.  The advanced content conversion capabilities of DocShifter combined with the expertise of DACHS in document management for pharmaceutical companies make a powerful strategic alliance.  Read more

Why and how to preserve your digital archive?

The volume of digital information is increasing at warp-time speed. Whether created as a result of the digitising of non-digital collections, as a digital publication or artwork, or as an inherent part of the day-to-day business of an organisation or individual, more and more information is being created digitally and the pace at which it is being created is accelerating. Read more

6 Rocking Reasons to Rethink Rendering

We have been converting divergent documents into a unified format such as PDF for many years now. For many reasons.

In knowledge-driven industries, the need for standardization is often highly motivated by regulators. For example, in Life Sciences, the introduction of the electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) has accelerated the move from paper to electronic formats. In other industries, archiving needs have led to massive content transformation as well. Transformation to de facto standards such as PDF/A ensures that documents are secure for the long term. Read more

Visit us at Digital First 2018

Thanks to more than 10 years of experience, Digital First has been recognized as the leading digital event in Belgium that connects digital leaders. As the market continues to grow, disruption arrives from all angles, and to stay ahead of the game, Digital First will take place over 2 days! Read more

Strator recommends DocShifter because of attractive ROI

Our partner Strator helps companies with everything to do with documents, with a wide range of hand-picked technologies, deep business understanding and long experience. They work in any industry but Life Sciences is by far their most dominating market and experience. Read more

Why you should update your file format from time to time

In an earlier post we explained the importance of digital preservation and why every company should have a digital preservation strategy. As a company you want to have a guaranteed access to your business documents, regardless of the type, format or age of the file. In an era where digital technology and software packages are evolving faster than businesses can naturally adapt, this challenge keeps getting bigger and bigger. Read more