Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Paperless Office

We may never reach the promised land of the fully “paperless” office, but technology and smart thinking can certainly help dramatically reduce its use – and the amount of real estate it occupies.

Here are some specific strategies for reducing your “paper footprint” I've seen recently.

  • Develop an electronic document management system in lieu of paper files
  • Send/receive faxes directly to the computer
  • Mark up documents digitally
  • Use virtual conference room technology instead of hard copy hand outs
  • Scan and email documents rather than sending hard copies

Any other good ideas out there?

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Taking it a step further: How about using jump/thumb drives instead of CDs/DVDs. Or even rewriting over old CD-RWs?

Environment Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory