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Most companies are required by law keep documents on file for a certain amount of time. As a result, some companies find themselves overrun with paper. A good alternative for many organizations is electronic storage. Depending upon the type of business you are in, you may be able to scan and save your documents in electronic copy instead of holding onto the paper document. In fact, you may be able to eliminate the need for paper in most cases if you are doing business online or electronically with your customers. Having a backed up copy of electronic documents saves paper and can make your storage very accessible saving information on CD, DVD or tape cartridge instead of paper files.
The electronic devices available today save offices paper and clutter. With electronic fax delivery, online pricebooks and the ability to store documents on disk, we are on our way toward the paperless office.