The Paperless Office Editorial

@ 2004/10/06
While predictions of the paperless office began over 10 years ago, statistics show that 90% of the world's information is still on paper. Can this change? Will it? After spending more than 20 years in offices of all sizes, from one-person home-based businesses to the offices of the largest corporations in the world, I contend that a more important question is "Can you find the information you need when you need it -- regardless of the form it takes?"
I have yet to find a company that was able to manage its electronic information effectively without first learning to manage the paper? Why? Because we haven't addressed four fundamental questions of information management.

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Comment from Sidney @ 2004/10/06
I tried that in 1986 called "less paper environment, only to find out more printers are being sold since.

 

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