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Are You Tech-Savvy?

Digitizing your documents properly can help you appear professional to everyone you do business with.

This story appears in the January 2003 issue of Teen Startups.

These days, businesses are converting paper documents, business plans, financial reports and pictures to electronic format for the computer. Digitizing files not only cuts down on the ghastly amount of paper floating around the office and filing cabinets, but it also makes document sharing much easier and file management more efficient. Why overnight a business proposal when it is much simpler and more cost-effective to e-mail it? Why spend hours paging through a filing cabinet when the computer can search and retrieve a document almost instantaneously?

Converting files into a digital format, however, is easier said than done thanks to the confusion brought on by the quantity of file formats available. Here, we'll break down your options when it comes to digitizing images and documents.

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