Most big corporations have programs to convert millions of paper documents to digital images or microfilm and store them in computerized archives. But high costs kept the service beyond smaller companies' reach. DocStar from BitWise Designs Inc. (518 355-6815) now offers an affordable document storage-and-retrieval system, including a computer, scanner, and a high-capacity magneto-optical storage device. The system can be leased for $195 a month for up to 1,000 documents a month or $295 for unlimited use.

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