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Engineering File Management Software Can Help IT Managers Too!

January 24, 2011 – As an IT manager or professional, you need agile software solutions to help you do your job. Especially if you work in an industry where different levels of access need to be granted and various permissions allowed on different files. AwareBase’s file management software, TINA, makes it easy for engineers to independently manage and control access to their important engineering information without the need for your IT staff to get involved. This helps you streamline your IT operations by freeing up your staff so that they can get to the issues they often don’t have time for.

SharePoint and TINA a Winning Combination for Engineers

January 16, 2012 – SharePoint is an excellent communication and collaboration tool for engineering firms to use. With it, you have the ability to manage blogs, wikis, content, extranet solutions, intranet solutions, and your customer-facing company website. Out of the box, SharePoint also provides some basic document management features that can be leveraged by those outside your engineering department.

Year-Round Commitments to Charity Make Organizations Stronger

January 5, 2012 – At AwareBase, we believe in giving back. Not just in giving back in a way that we’re cutting a cheque to a charity every year, but in a way that gets all of our employees on deck and engaged in helping others. It strengthens our organization in very real ways, not the least of which is increased employee engagement. All of the organizations that we give to are charities based in our local community in Edmonton that reach out and help people around the world.

How File Relationships Impact Change Management

December 19, 2011 – Relationships exist between files and actions in an organization that may be invisible to the people working on the files in question.

A Better Review Process: File Management Software with Workflow

November 28, 2011 – File management software like TINA from AwareBase has many benefits. Workflow management is one of the best reasons to purchase software like TINA for your company. Here’s why.

Why File Management Software Beats Windows Network Drives

November 24, 2011 – You could say that a big reason we invented TINA, our file management software, was to get around the inequities of storing files in Windows network drives. Our TINA software acts as a file clerk that fetches the files that you are looking for, right now, without needing to know any odd hierarchies or naming conventions.

C-Level Managers and the File Management Vision

October 25, 2011 – More often than not, C-level executives don’t think about IT strategy unless they are a CIO or CTO. If neither of those positions exists within your company, a vision for your information environment is often left to an IT department head IT department managers are usually overworked and 100% tactically focused on keeping the network up and running and providing help desk support to keep your employees working.

Managing Change is More Than Tracking Changes

October 20, 2011 – Document management software like TINA adds a completely new dimension to tracking and managing changes to your documents and electronic files. When you use file management software, you are not just tracking the changes made within the document, you are tracking the change approval and implementation process which gives you insight into change information such as when the document was created, when it was revised, who revised it and who authorized the changes.

What Happens When Your Heroes Win the Lottery?

October 17, 2011 – There is always one person in a company or department who knows exactly where everything is and how to get at it. While this person is an excellent gatekeeper and often happy to help everyone out, what happens if they get sick, go on vacation, or worse yet win the lottery and leave – along with their knowledge of where everything is?

How Templates Make Your Business More Efficient

September 29, 2011 – No matter what your business is, you probably use templates to help you make it more efficient. Template response letters and emails to frequent sales inquiries and drawing templates are just a few of the items that can help make your job easier by ensuring that you aren’t writing the same letter or creating the same basic components of a drawing every time.