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Paper-Free Progress Has Been Made – But We’re Not Out Of The Woods Yet

As we gear up for another World Paper Free Day next month, global information management leadership group AIIM has come up with some timely research into what remains to be done when it comes to ending the business process paper chase, says Bob Larrivee

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Still No Victory In Sight In The Paper Wars

By Doug Miles, Director Market Intelligence, AIIM Many readers of The DMCollaborators’ blog will have supported last year’s ‘World Paper Free Day’ campaign set up by my organisation, AIIM, to help spread awareness of the value of going electronic in core business processes. I hope you took part in some way. So I thought you might be interested in getting some hard data about the impact of our global paper ‘addiction’. In this blog, I’d like to give you a brief summary of a fascinating White Paper, ‘Paper Wars 2014 – an update from the battlefield,’ which was underwritten by a variety of key vendors including EMC and Kofax. How are we doing when it comes to reducing the amount of paper in modern business? Given the ubiquity of email, e-commerce, mobile communications, IM, texting and, yes, Enterprise Content Management, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the answer to that question is ‘probably pretty well’. Maybe that’s unjustified confidence …

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Let’s Make World Paper Free Day 2014 The Success It Deserves To Be

By Doug Miles, Director of Market Intelligence, AIIM It’s a cliché to say that we never achieved the Paperless Office. But it’s also painfully clear that there are more reasons than ever to keep trying. We all probably get reminded of this in various ways on a daily basis. But in the run up to #WPFD, or World Paper Free Day which is happening right across the globe very shortly on the 6th of November, we have some fresh reasons to encourage some creative thinking about how to end our reliance on the stuff: 83% of a group of information managers we just surveyed warn that business ‘at the speed of paper’ will simply be an insupportable concept in just a few years time The average space taken up in a business environment to store paper is coming down, yes… it was 15.3% of all your real estate in 2011 and it is now down to 13.5%. But that is

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Let’s Kick Our Addiction Together: Join Me For The World Paper Free Day Campaign!

By Peggy Winton, Vice President and CMO, AIIM A lot of us are doing ‘Stoptober’ things this month. If you don’t know, Stoptober is a UK Public Health campaign that challenges smokers to give up cigarettes for 28 days, the idea being that after abstaining for this period of time, they are five times more likely to quit smoking permanently. Some people are taking the opportunity to cut down on other things as well – I know one character who has vowed to keep the television off for four whole weeks! But you don’t need to sacrifice quite that hard in November. All I want you to do is to join me in giving up paper – for precisely one day. Here in the ECM/DM community, we pride ourselves on promoting the paper-free, or at least ‘paper-lite’, way of working. But as anyone who ever believed in the famous Xerox 1970s vision of the ‘paperless office’ will tell you, doing

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