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Business Technology Career Opportunities (BTCO)

"We realized that, just as with the software, we had to standardize on our scanning hardware so our operators were always using the same machine, even as they moved between production areas."

Rich Stinnett Vice President – Operations & IT Director for BTCO

The Customer

Business Technology Career Opportunities (BTCO) got its start by providing white-collar employment for people with disabilities. Beginning with a large and successful contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce for the 2000 Census, BTCO built a thriving business that today focuses on imaging and precise-tolerance plot printing. The company’s clients include a broad range of federal, municipal and commercial customers, including the U.S. Air Force and government agencies in its home state of Kansas.

Business Needs

Over the years, BTCO has seen its technology needs change in response to customer demands. With early customers such as the Census Bureau and its Census 2000 Image Archiving project, BTCO took information and converted it to microfi che. Today the process is reversed, as the company works annually with tens of millions of paper pages and aging microfi che fi les, turning them into digitized documents, indexed with data entry so that its customers can store, search through, and access information faster and more effi ciently than with hard-copy documents.

Solution: Running comparison tests— then standardizing on Fujitsu fi -6800 production scanners with PaperStream Image Processing technology

Following analysis and research on scanning hardware and after speaking with peers within the industry, BTCO decided to do a comparison running scanners from two vendors – Fujitsu and Canon – in a lab environment. The company used a Fujitsu fi -6800 production scanner, comparing it against two Canon models, including the DR-X10C and DR-G1130. The test involved typical, heavy workloads.