Why Go Paperless?

Should you go paperless?
July 28, 2016

Why go paperless? The numbers speak for themselves...

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Stats from the Infographic:

Cost and Risk:

  • 67 percent of data loss is directly related to user blunders, making them 30 times more menacing than viruses and the leading cause of data loss. Keep your information safe >
  • There are nearly 4 trillion paper documents stored by businesses and government agencies worldwide.
  • The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper every year.
  • More than 70 percent of today’s businesses would fail within 3 weeks if they suffered a catastrophic loss of paper-based records dues to fire or flood.

Resource Loss:

  • It takes about 18 minutes on average to search for a document. Digital documents are easier to find >
  • A typical employee spends 30–40 percent of their time looking for information locked in emails, documents, shared hard disks and filing cabinets.
  • A four-drawer file cabinet holds an average of 10,000 documents, takes 9 square feet of floor space, and costs $1,500 per year.
  • Every 12 filing cabinets require an additional employee to maintain them.

Sources: The Paperless Project; EPA

Should You Go Paperless?

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