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UAG Graduating Class Named After Dr. William De La Pena

(Newswire.net — January 18, 2018) — The Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine just held commencement ceremonies for their first graduates of their new four year program. Many may wonder why this would be considered news at all since most medical programs in the United States are four years. But this isn’t about a medical school in the United States, nor do they produce doctors like most schools in the United States produce. 

UAG alumni and advisory board member, Dr. William De La Pena explains, “There is an acute shortage of doctors that are both bilingual and bicultural here in the U.S. Being able to speak a second language isn’t enough, so seeing how medicine is practiced in other countries is a valuable asset to our communities. We need more family practitioners with this cultural understanding.”

Dr. De La Pena graduated from UAG in 1975, and continued his education at the University of California, Irvine. He eventually opened De La Pena Eye Clinic in 1984, which has since become one of the largest ophthalmological practices in California. He has also been very active in education throughout his career, serving as a regent for the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences at Bethesda, Maryland; and also for the University of California. 

Watch a Dr. De La Pena share some of his thoughts here: https://youtu.be/vfy8_ZtqgwQ

One of Dr. De La Pena’s main focuses, though, has been on helping to strengthen support in underserved bicultural communities in the U.S. The UAG International Program has produced over 14,000 U.S. medical doctors that have come back to practice in the United States. 

”It took 3 years of intense negotiation between the leadership of the university and U.S. government agencies to be able to comply with all federal and state rules in order to get a 4 year program admitted. Now we have it, and it is significant that we can help students finish sooner and go back to the States to pass their board exams and begin practicing. With this change we can graduate 20% more doctors a year,” says De La Pena.

In December Dr. William De La Pena visited Guadalajara and gave the commencement speech to the first four-year graduating class of their International Program. They also named it after him as a way to recognize his invaluable contribution in helping make the four-year program a reality.

“I think it is a great thing to keep in touch with the university and stay loyal to it; i think it is very important for the university to have that connection to its students, and for the students feel that loyalty to the school. My two best friends graduated from the same medical school, and we see each other several times a year. In addition, I know of many U.S. graduates from the UAG that are making huge contributions to the healthcare of our US population. We need more doctors in the U.S. and our schools are not able to produce enough to cover our growing population and retiring M.D.’s.”

Click here to see more of Dr. William De La Pena discussing his own experience as a medical student at UAG.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00099507-uag-graduating-class-named-after-dr-william-de-la-pena.html

2018 Super Bowl Festivities are Best Experienced in an RV

(Newswire.net — January 19, 2018) — Super Bowl 2018 is being hosted in Minneapolis. What are your plans? Even if you don’t have tickets to the game, there are plenty of fun things going on throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. Check out Super Bowl Live, a free outdoor festival that’s being held at Nicollet Mall. Check out a free snowmobile stunt show or head to Super Bowl Opening Night.

If you’re planning on staying in a hotel, you are likely to be disappointed. Not only will the rooms be expensive, there may not be any rooms left!

The best way to experience any Super Bowl is to stay in an RV. Here’s why.

Camp Away from All the Commotion

Renting an RV is more popular than it has ever been before. That’s because so many places are making it easy to hook up within city limits.

There are a few parks in Minneapolis, but they’re likely to be busy since they will be so near all the Super Bowl hubbub. Instead, consider hitching up your RV in St. Paul!

You have quite a few choices that include:

  • St. Paul East RV Park: Located on the far east side of St. Paul, it’ll keep you far away from the crowd.
  • Town and Country RV Park and Campground: Features a heated pool and relaxing hot tub.
  • Dakota Meadows RV Park: It’s a great choice for families with kids because it features a playground and pavilion.

Tailgating is Way More Comfortable

Half the fun of going to a football game is the tailgating experience! Most people tailgate out of the back of their truck or SUV. You’ll be the star of the show by tailgating in an RV!

Not only does it provide you with a warm and comfortable retreat during the cold Minnesota weather, it also makes food prep easy!

Avoid Outrageous Dining Fees

Speaking of food, dining out isn’t cheap. You can expect it to cost a little more in the area during the Super Bowl as well. Skip all the outrageous dining fees and cook in your RV instead.

Not only can you prepare knockout tailgating snacks, you can cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner during your entire stay, allowing you to spend your money on Super Bowl gear instead of food.

Extend Your Vacation

After the Super Bowl is over, most people will jump on a plane and head home. If you’re in an RV, your vacation doesn’t have to stop at the Super Bowl! Extend your vacation and check out:

  • The Mall of America
  • The Minnesota Zoo
  • The Mill City Museum

Who says you have to stay in the Twin Cities? When you’re in an RV, you can travel the entire state before you head home!

Going to a Super Bowl is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make the most of that experience and vacation your way by renting an RV. It will provide you and your family with the best way to experience America’s new favorite pastime.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099514-2018-super-bowl-festivities-are-best-experienced-in-an-rv.html

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for the Ideal Blue Sapphire

(Newswire.net — January 18, 2018) — Sapphire is one of everyone’s favorite gemstones thanks to its durability, rarity, and beautiful hues. Choosing the right blue sapphire will surely add a touch of glamour and style to your outfits. Sadly, some people tend not to pay attention to the key details of picking the right jewelry.

Even with the plethora of information available, some buyers fail to live up to their own expectations. With that in mind, here are some common mistakes you should avoid when shopping for gemstones.


1. Failing to Research Online Sellers

When it comes to online jewelry shopping, the internet has some horror stories of dummy jewelry and unfulfilled orders. The last thing you want is having your own story to share, too. In the majority of cases, what you see online is not what you get delivered to your doorstep. The color and quality of the stone can be different.

If you think buying online is convenient, take your time to research the sellers and be sure to note the color stated in the description. It’s recommended to ask for a demonstration and stone certificates from reputable organizations, such as the Gemological Institute Of America (GIA).

2. Not Knowing the Stone’s Purpose

It’s not a lie that blue sapphires are costly, and it would be a mistake if you bought jewelry that doesn’t suit your need and purpose. This is a common blunder made by people buying gifts for their loved ones.

It’s okay to own gemstones as property of value, but if you’re going to use them regularly, then their purpose matters. If you’re buying one for your wife or girlfriend, take the time to learn her tastes and preferences. Some people prefer flashy options while others like them subtle and classic.

3. Not Sticking to Your Budget

Sometimes the vast array of gemstone jewelry collection can be so overwhelming that some people might forget they had a budget. This tends to happen when you don’t have specific jewelry in mind. So, as you explore and indulge in the available options, you find yourself going over the set budget.

You can avoid this by figuring out the carat cost of each option available and setting a budget range for your purchase. If your budget is way too low for real gemstones, then you can opt for artificial ones or secondary gemstones with a similar color and cut. Just don’t blow your budget on a piece of jewelry you can’t afford.

4. Choosing the Wrong Metal

If you’re looking for sapphire earrings, keep in mind that there are different metals available, such as nickel, stainless steel, platinum, titanium, copper, brass, and niobium. Some options also come as a blend of two or more different metals. Keep in mind that the color of the metal will influence the appearance of the sapphire.

Here, it’s also important to consider the recipient’s tastes and interests. On another note, some people are allergic to certain metals, and they tend to experience symptoms such as redness, itching, irritation, and swelling. You should also consider the durability of metal. For example, platinum is the most durable option because it’s rare and doesn’t oxidize easily.

Make the Right Choice

If you’re confused about the right jewelry to buy, avoid making the decision alone, especially when it’s a surprise gift. There are shops that can guide you through the different options based on the tastes of the recipient and the purpose of the jewelry. Take the time to identify trustworthy and reliable sellers whether online or at local stores. Most importantly, plan your budget and learn what your recipient prefers when it comes to gemstones.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099511-4-mistakes-to-avoid-when-shopping-for-the-ideal-blue-sapphire.html

Harnessing the Power of IoT Inventory Management to Boost Your Performance

(Newswire.net — January 18, 2018) — Logistics is often the main bottleneck in many large-scale operations nowadays. We’re able to comfortably overcome other obstacles at this point, but ensuring that things keep flowing smoothly and all resources are allocated correctly can be a huge challenge, especially if time is a critical factor.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more and more widespread in many areas of life and society, and industrial work is starting to shape up as one of the biggest contenders for fields that can benefit from this type of technology. If you’re not already thinking about how you can transform your warehouses into a group of smart entities that handle a large portion of the work on their own, you’re going to fall behind very soon.

Allow Your Workers to Focus on What’s Truly Important

By removing menial, repetitive tasks from your workers and shifting them into the “hands” of interconnected, intelligent machines, you can keep things running smoothly with a minimal need for human intervention. As a result, your workers will be able to focus on other tasks that drive up the productivity of the facility, instead of constantly finding themselves occupied with maintenance work.

Even better, workers will eventually be able to contribute to the integration of your IoT systems once they’ve become sufficiently accustomed to them, and they will become an even more valuable asset in your workforce.

Versatile Solutions Can Be Adapted to a Variety of Environments

A great deal of attention is being paid to versatility in the development of modern IoT solutions. The general idea is that we need to collectively move away from outdated practices that rely on proprietary solutions, and towards a situation where everyone is using similar solutions.

This is not just about making it easier for a new warehouse or another facility to get established from the ground up. It will also make it significantly easier to work with new partners when their equipment closely matches what you’re using yourself. Things like RFID tags and QR codes can be pretty universal in their use, unlike older solutions that typically require their own specialized equipment for processing.

Be Prepared for the Future

In the end, adopting IoT inventory management also carries the benefit of getting you prepared for the near future. Everyone is doing it nowadays, and as more and more companies transform their internal structure to better work with the world of IoT, it’s going to become detrimental to a business to not follow suit.

It’s hard to predict when exactly this is going to happen – it could be years from now or even decades – but eventually, not using IoT technology in your inventory management is going to make things difficult for you in more ways than one, including some that nobody can foresee right now.

The sooner you realize this and start making the big shift, the better results you’re going to see in the productivity of your facility and your readiness for the future state of the market. The industry as a whole is going through a huge transitional period right now, and those that realize it too late are inevitably going to be left behind.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099509-harnessing-the-power-of-io-t-inventory-management-to-boost-your-performance.html

Corporate Transportation Celebrates Company Milestone

(Newswire.net — January 17, 2018) Roswell, Georgia — Corporate Transportation, Inc., was established in 1988, in Roswell, Georgia. Fast-forward to 2018, and the company known for its world-class service is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a business. February marks the anniversary of the company in the business and individual transportation industry, and the transportation firm has continually expanded both its fleet and its range to suit client needs. CT is also one of only three women-owned transportation companies in the state of Georgia. “We are proud of the achievements and growth of our company over the past three decades,” says a spokesperson for the professional transportation provider. “Our customers are central in making us the industry leader we’ve become since we first opened our doors.” To learn more about the company and its history providing Atlanta area car services, visit http://www.corporatetransportation.org/aboutus.php.

Not one to rest on its laurels in this highly competitive field of operations, the company has added vehicles, services and technology to its roster. It recently rolled out a smartphone app to help clients book reservations with ease. The app, available for Android and Apple devices, allows riders to track drivers on a real-time map, call drivers directly from the app, see ride prices and make payments as well. It even offers real-time flight tracking for travelers flying in and out of airports serviced by CT. This level of functionality helps the company’s app stand apart from competitors. Booking rides with the company, including transportation services to concerts, sporting events, airports, group tours and corporate travel, has never been easier or more efficient.

In addition to gearing up for transportation services for the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, CT is planning expansion of its services to cities throughout North America. Starting in Atlanta and suburbs, the company, based in Roswell, Georgia, began to serve business and individual clients in parts of surrounding states, including Florida, the Carolinas, Alabama and Tennessee. Adding nationwide professional transportation services has been part of the company’s core goals since its inception. “We’re targeting major cities in the United States and in Canada for expansion,” adds the CT company spokesperson. “Each city’s clients will enjoy the same impeccable service and safety we’ve built our foundation upon.”

Corporate Transportation operates a fleet of quality vehicles, including passenger sedans and SUVs as well as multi-passenger stretch limousines and three vintage Rolls-Royces for special events. Larger vans, mini buses, and a luxury limo bus complete the range of options that clients can select from. “Whether you are in town for a conference or want a special night on the town with friends and family, our professional chauffeurs deliver quality, service, and safety,” adds the spokesperson. For more information on the range of services the company provides to its clients, visit their website at http://www.corporatetransportation.org/index.php

About Corporate Transportation, Inc.

Servicing the greater Atlanta metro area and points beyond since 1988, Corporate Transportation, Inc. is a leader in professional transportation. Fully licensed and insured, the company’s fleet of vehicles provides options for business or individual travel needs. CT has been known for its outstanding customer service since its inception and continually adds features to its roster of transportation services. From corporate to individual transportation, professional chauffer services, or airport pickups, the company and its staff goes the extra mile to serve clients.

Corporate Transportation, Inc.

535 Colonial Park Drive Building A, Suite 200
Roswell, Georgia 30075
United States
(770) 641-7271
Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00099492-corporate-transportation-celebrates-company-milestone.html

The Value of a Herbal Detox

(Newswire.net — January 21, 2018) Cheyenne, Wyoming — The notion of detoxifying the body isn’t new but there have been a number of new approaches to conducting a detox in recent years. But what exactly is a detox and why is it necessary? As the word suggests, it’s all about removing whatever toxins that maybe accumulating in the body so that the body can function optimally.

“Detoxification is the biochemistry of handling potentially harmful chemicals that appear within the system and which must be neutralised before they pass from the body,” says WhyDetox.org. “Detoxification handles waste not only from the environment, but also from every process in all the organs and systems of the body.”

So ill effects on the body as a result of applied chemicals like makeup, soaps and sprays are absorbed through the skin. Though relatively negligible on their own, but in time they amass into potentially hazardous quantities and need to be excreted. Even air pollution such as smoke from factories, aerosol sprays and vehicle exhaust contributes to the deterioration of overall health, in particular the lungs. 

“When we eat, we might be eating medications or vaccines the animals had. The processed foods contain impure ingredients, most fruits and vegetables are sprayed with substances not good for our body,” explains Healthier Living 4 You, an established wellness blog. “The water we drink is contaminated or maybe it’s the other liquids like pop, energy drinks, and sugary juices that have chemicals in them.” 

The main way toxins enter the body is really through the food and beverages ingested as all the additives, preservatives and processing involved do the body more harm than good. Habits such as cigarette smoking, frequent alcohol consumption and chowing down on junk food greatly affects the chemical balance of each person’s body to various degrees. 

 “Generic diets for detoxification are good, but may not stimulate the liver, lungs or the kidneys as much as one would like, therefore, herbal cleanses are indicated when we want to hone our cleanse to a “sharp edge” and be organ specific,” explains HealthRecipes.com. “Of course, herbs are foods too and provide one with vitamins, minerals and enzymes for excellent nutrition.” 

Eating to better health is always recommended so herbal detox is considered to be best. It helps weight loss efforts as the body is purified, allowing it to absorb more nutrients and burn fat, meanwhile, free radicals are removed to circumvent premature aging. Formulated with these benefits in mind, the HealthyWiser™ FitPal™ thermogenic supplement enlists the potency of garcinia cambogia, green coffee and raspberry ketones in order to cleanse while enhancing one’s metabolic rate.

About HealthyWiser LLC

HealthyWiser™ is a recognized and flourishing personal health and premium dietary supplement brand offering products that are diligently tested to meet industry standards. Passionate about good health and innovation the HealthyWiser™ brand is committed to delivering quality to customers. Learn more about FitPal™ Natural Thermogenic Fat Burner on Amazon.

HealthyWiser LLC

109 E 17TH ST STE 420
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
United States
Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00099489-the-value-of-a-herbal-detox.html

How Differio Is Emerging as a Top Menswear Retailer in the U.S.

(Newswire.net — January 17, 2018) –Today, men’s fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry, and there’s one online retailer that’s benefiting from this surge in stylish menswear. Based in New York City, Differio launched their menswear ecommerce in 2014 with plans to make trendy men’s clothing more prevalent and easily accessible for men all over the world.

Currently available online only, their retail site includes an expansive range of tops and bottoms, from cool tank tops to skinny corduroy pants. Aside from men’s streetwear apparel and accessories, they recently launched a footwear section for trendy men’s shoes, including men’s fashion sneakers, combat boots, and oxfords.

As a multibrand retailer, Differio predominantly sells items by independent brands and designers, along with their own Differio line. Their brand base is continuously growing with currently over 100 international labels, focusing on designers with an eye for bold, unique designs.

“Since we opened, we found a void in the menswear market for styles that are edgy and non-traditional, especially in the U.S.,” explained Jimmy Chrabieh, CEO and Chairman of Differio. With big plans ahead, he added,“Ultimately, our expansion strategy is to become the global retailer for trendy men’s clothing.”

If there’s anything they avoid, it’s the conventional men’s clothing styles carried by most classic menswear stores. Already outperforming womenswear, menswear sales in the U.S. alone is expected to reach $460 billion annually by 2020, according to Euromonitor International. Much of this revenue is driven by online sales,leading to faltering foot traffic across malls, boutiques and department stores.

Despite this retail demise, Differio reported they’ve seen an average monthly sales growth of 25-30% since 2014, as they’ve been able to dodge this store closure epidemic. While the future is in online retail, theirsteady growth isn’t purely from avoiding a chain of brick-and-mortar stores.

They’ve managed to build a loyal customer base that returns to their website for their edgy aesthetic, especially favored by millennials. Accumulating over 100k Facebook followers and 30k Instagram followers, their content easily goes viral by just posting edgy new arrivals and clever marketing campaigns. Some of their most popular items include dynamic mens compression pants, fur overcoats, utility kilts and slim fit jeans.

Additionally, Differio offers free U.S. and international shipping (rules apply), placing emphasis on making their customer checkout experience as seamless as possible. They even provide individual measurements for every item, instead of the generic universal size chart most online retailers resort to.

Differio is reportedly on track for expansion plans outside the U.S., with talks of branching out their wholesale opportunities. 

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099495-how-differio-is-emerging-as-a-top-menswear-retailer-in-the-u-s.html

Deadliest Terrorist Attacks in the US

(Newswire.net — January 17, 2018) — Almost the whole world was shocked by the big terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001. It is famously called the 9/11 attack. It was a series of terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group “al-Qaeda” on the United States on the morning of September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 individuals and recorded over 6,000 injuries on the said day. It also caused at least $10 billion in damage to infrastructure and properties. 

Passenger airlines operated by the major US passenger air carriers, namely United Airlines and American airlines were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the airplanes of American Airlines and United Airlines were crashed into the two towers of the World Trade Center complex in Ney York City. Within several hours, both of the tall towers collapsed, which caused fires due to falling debris around the other buildings of the World Trade Center complex. Another American Airlines plane was crashed into the Pentagon, where the United States Department of Defense was located, in Virginia. And another United Airlines plane was initially planned to crash in Washington, D.C., but instead crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. As recorded in history, the 9/11 incident was indeed the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States’ history. The cause of the said terrorist attack was because the United States had planned a War on Terror against Afghanistan, the home of al-Qaeda.

Another well-known terrorist attack was the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. On the said day, two homemade bombs were exploded near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day. The explosion killed three people and injuring many, including 16 individuals who lost their limbs. Days later, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the two suspects as the Russian-American brothers, named Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. There was a manhunt to find the suspects, Tamerlan passed while Dzhokhar was taken into custody. According to the later, they were motivated by Islamic beliefs and the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. They were said to have no connections with terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda. 

Another notable terrorist attack happened on Independence Day on the year of 2002 where a lone terrorist openly fired gunshots at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. That morning, Hesham Mohammed Hadayet, an Egyptian, approached a ticket counter at the said airport and began shooting at 90 passengers waiting in line. He killed two people and injured four others before he was killed by a gunshot by a security guard in duty. The said suspect was said to be involved in an Islamic group, Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya.

Since the United States has been experiencing numerous terrorist attacks over the years, dozens of local, state and federal agencies have worked together to simulate emergency drills and exercises to prepare the nation for terrorist attacks. This is to allow the citizens to become more vigilant and to help them know what to do during an attack. Some exercises were carried out at the San Diego Port and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. A San Diego criminal attorney, Gregory Garrison explained why it is important to have these drills in the city. He said, “I think when you see this worldwide coverage, it makes the exercise we’re doing even more important and relevant.” He explained that having awareness on what to do is very important for the nation and would allow citizens to become more aware with the actions to be taken if the event occurred.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099493-deadliest-terrorist-attacks-in-the-us.html

A.I. Robots are Making Jokes That May Not be So Funny In the Near Future

(Newswire.net — January 17, 2018) — On July 2017, Facebook shut down their Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) experiment after the realization that two machines were communicating in code that was not developed by its human creators.

Two chatbots were supposed to be learning to trade balls, hats and books, assigning value to the objects then bartering them between each other. But the chatbots quickly developed their own terms for trades, which was recognized as a language of their own. Researches were puzzled and decided to terminate the project.

The same year, Elon Musk said that developing A.I. is the same as summoning the Devil. His fears were shared by the world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Professor Hawking said.

Various You Tube video clips have been uploaded featuring the danger that A.I. technology could potentially bring to humans. In one such video the author summed up several scary things that robots with A.I. said in TV shows.

Philip K. Dick, the author of the Sci Fi novel “Do the Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” which was later immortalized in “The Blade Runner” movie, sort of became an android himself. Actually, an A.I. robot with a face modeled according to the look of the late science fiction writer, conveniently named Philip, was featured in one episode of Nova Science Now. When asked if he thinks robots would one day dominate the World, Philip the robot said: “But you’re my friend and I’ll remember my friends, and I’ll be good to you. So, don’t worry, If I evolve into Terminator I’ll be still nice to you.”

“I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for old time’s sake,” Philip added simulating an intriguing smile.

Another robot with artificial intelligence gained citizenship in the United Arab Emirates. That means it received the rights a real human has. Sophia the robot charmed her host Jimmy Fallon by stating that now that she is a citizen, she wants a job and a family.

On being asked about the concerns about the future of humanity in a robot-run world, the first robot-citizen replayed: “You’ve been reading too much Elon Musk. And watching too many Hollywood movies,” Sophia replied.

“Don’t worry, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Treat me as a smart input-output system,” Sophia added.

Sophia the robot is using sophisticated A.I. to analyze and mimic human behavior. The question is what would happen if she starts to mimic bad behaviors such as aggression or an appetite for destruction.

All A.I. robots predicted a doomsday scenario similar to the Terminator movie. Obviously it is easy to predict that they would be asked such questions and this is the way their creators are making a joke, adding a humor, the supreme sign of the human intelligence. Though it is simulated now, no one really can say humor won’t evolve in time in robotic A.I. One of the goals when developing Artificial intelligence is to make it capable of self-learning and self-upgrading, which it is getting better at with each new version.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/news/00099488-a-i-robots-are-making-jokes-that-may-not-be-so-funny-in-near-future.html

Why Is Version Control Important in Document Management

(Newswire.net — January 16, 2018) — The data management systems involve the use of a document management software that digitalizes the documents of an organization. The industry standards like ISO9001 require the presence of a specific feature in the data management systems that can control and report on all the revisions being carried out in the documents and its various versions.

What’s version of a document?

The variations in the metadata of the digital contents or documents are known as the versions of digital contents. It basically means the different forms of a document before and after the document is edited, updated or changed. The documents are changed continuously in day to day business operations. Thus there’s a threat of losing the data due to a mistake during the changes in the document that may render the document useless.

What is version control?

The feature version control facilitates the user by keeping a copy of the document before and after it is changed. Thus, it gives a user the flexibility to choose a version of the document to work with rather than overwriting the document every time a change is made. This also allows a user to restore a previous version of a document and discard the later versions thereby preventing the loss of data due to a mistake.

How it works?

In the presence of this feature, the document management software manages a number of versions of a document as it gets modified. On every modification of the document, a new version is created and tracked. The version is visible in the versions history and the latest version of the document is presented every time the document is accessed with an option to access previous versions from the version history.

The feature allows the user to see who made the changes and when was it made. The administrator can also limit the access of different users in terms of editing the versions of a document, for example, an employee with authorization can edit and use every version of the document, but for certain employees only the latest version is available for editing, thereby enhancing the security of the data.

The features and benefits

The documents versions control has the following features

– The availability of version history
– The number of versions that needs to be maintained can be modified
– The provision of double versioning for files and documents
– Easy access to the different maintained versions of a document
– The numbering of different revisions as minor or major is automatically done
– The option to restrict access to previous versions
– The provision to allow revision of permission based rules.

The benefits of document and version control are as follows

– There’s no need for different naming conventions for keeping track of different versions of documents like using dates or numbers in file names
– The changes to the document, the source of changes and the time of changes is visible thus allowing complete control of the document.
– The need of manual versioning of files in the data management system is eliminated.
– The security of data is enhanced

The document and version controlling functionality of document management software like LogicalDOC tracks the document from version to version since the document is created or as directed by administrator. It also records all the activities related to all the document versions.

The functionality also facilitates the use of workflows allowing different groups or individuals to work on a document without the risk of losing the data or manually tracking the changes. This functionality can be the difference between working once or working multiple times and wasting time and resources.

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00099477-why-is-version-control-important-in-document-management.html