October 24th was World Paper Free Day. Organised by global trade association AIIM (www.aiim.org), World Paper Free Day
promotes the use of mature and proven tools, technologies and techniques to digitise paper and document-intensive processes from core activities.
Recent research published by AIIM to mark the event highlights the benefits of pursuing a paper-free work environment. In Winning the Paper Wars, AIIM reveals that 74% of survey respondents have business improvement campaigns underway that would benefit from paper-free processes leading to reduced operating costs and increased worker productivity. Only 24% have a specific policy or plan to eliminate paper from their business.
So, while it’s clear that the totally paperless office still remains a long way off, the office that uses less paper is here to stay. With digitisation becoming the norm, in this issue we ask if dealers are missing out on margin by not charging for scans made on an MFP (page 12).
Still on the subject of printing less, Xerox has launched a suite of new tools that enable customers to print less, for less. Angèle Boyd, Group Vice President, Imaging/Output Document Solutions and SMB, IDC said: “Xerox is turbo-charging its managed print and document services strategy.”
The company has expanded its offering to address the impact that the ‘always-on’ workplace and associated content explosion have on business productivity. Its threestage approach – assess and optimise; secure and integrate; automate and simplify – is a roadmap to help bridge the paper and digital worlds.
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