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Black Belt in Leadership.    That’s right! The Common Source made a commitment and trained for countless hours. Yes, it consumed a lot of energy and took a lot of focus, but it was well worth it. The Common Source founder, Ann Zdansky, earned her Black Belt certification—of Six Sigma! Now, The Common Source is considered a master of the art of quality control. By implementing the Six Sigma philosophy, The Common Source produces stable and predictable results every day.  What is it? Six Sigma is a business management strategy for achieving quality assurance. To achieve Six Sigma, we must constantly seek to eliminate defects in any process. Specifically, a process must not produce more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities. This means we provide better products and more efficient processes for our customers.   In the business world, being a Six Sigma Black Belt translates to strong and passionate leadership. Ann ensures that The Common Source consistently meets customer’s specifications To learn more about Six Sigma Certification and what it means to you, please click here. [http://www.commonsource.com/company/ourstandards/]
Service Station. Secure online hosting.  Imagine yourself with a dozen cardboard boxes filled to the top with paper documents. Then imagine walking into a courtroom with them. Sounds awful, right? The Common Source can paint a much better picture for you with secure online hosting.   Imaged documents, databases and depositions are imported into our secure servers where they are managed and maintained by our trained staff. This is especially ideal for multiple parties needing to access the same information. Authorized users are given login access to the system and can access the information via a secure Internet connection. Basically, we provide you with a digital filing cabinet and the key to open it.   If you are wondering how much experience we have with this, don’t worry. We have been doing this so long our first clients had to access via dial-up modem! Since then, we have managed over 1,000 cases online, consisting of millions of images which were accessed by firms worldwide.   To learn more about secure online hosting, click here. [http://www.commonsource.com/services/secureonlinehosting/] The ARMAdilla deal.  The Common Source is a proud member of ARMA Houston, and by utilizing our state-of-the-art book digitizer, we converted their newsletters (dating as far back as 1967) into electronic form for inclusion on the ARMA Houston website. That means you can view the ARMAdilla newsletter online!  Define your own reward.  Take advantage of our referral program and you could be rewarded with a $250 American Express® gift card or we will make a donation in your name to the charity of your choice (must be a 501(c) organization).   Make your referral online. Click Here [http://commonsource.com/referral_program/] *For the Common Source Referral Program Terms & Conditions, visit our website.
Charity Corner Adopt an orangutan. In July, Ann spent a week at a care clinic for over 300 orphaned orangutans in Borneo Indonesia.  They are orphans as a result of poaching and the destruction of the rainforest. Did you know it is estimated that the orangutan population has diminished by 50% in the past decade? That’s why we are proud supporters of the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI). OFI’s mission is to save the orangutan from extinction and conserve its natural habitat.  Donate or become a member of OFI today. Click Here [http://commerce03.i2net.com/able55new/stores/24/Donations-C428.aspx] Picture This   Each month, we conduct an online photo contest with pictures of rare and unique animals that Ann took while in Africa last fall. If you can correctly guess the animal’s name, you are entered to win a drawing. Monthly winners receive a framed, autographed photo and a $100 American Express® gift card.  To guess this month’s animal, click here. [http://commonsource.com/photo_contest/]  The clock is ticking! There is still time left to donate! Ann is part of Houston’s “Elite Fifty”—a special group that raises money to send children with muscular dystrophy to camp. Our goal is to raise $5,000 and send 6 children to camp next year. Any size contribution is much appreciated! To donate, click here. [http://www.joinmda.org/2010elitefifty/annz]
Get to Know Us Ann Zdansky Founder & Chief Executive Officer  Pets: 2 Yorkshire Terriers and Koi fish Hobbies: Photography, travel and scuba diving  Favorite Movie: Somewhere in Time Favorite Sports Team: Houston Astros Favorite Food: Indian  The Common Source—providing quality services since 1997.  •	100% capture  •	100% clarity  •	100% accuracy   Our array of services include: •	Document Imaging & Scanning •	Electronic Data Discovery •	Secure Online Repository •	Trial Presentation •	Attorney Review •	Coding & Indexing •	ESI Collection •	Book Scanning •	MicroFiche/Film
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