Paper is the age old way of recording information and even today in 2013 it is still the currency of business. However, change is a foot as businesses are discovering ways to keep the document in its digital state longer in the business process. There are many reasons for this change, some of them software driven and some of them due the changing nature of workplace computing.
The Changing Role of the Document
This research note came is still one of the most talked about Research Notes we produced in 2012. The fact that role of paper in business is winding down shouldn’t serve as a surprise, since we have all observed the struggles of the publishing business. The race that is on is how to manage digital content, particularly the ways to do it in the enterprise. In the The Changing Role of the Document: The Paper Era is coming to an End, we identify the key reasons for this shift.
The Decline of Paper in Business – the Reasons
Since we had so many great conversations about the declining role of paper in the enterprise, we followed up our first research note with a follow-on, The Decline of Paper in Business – the Reasons. In it we review the shift to digital technologies that will gradually begin to lead to less printing in the office.
Digital Signatures: Four Reasons they will permanently change Business
Digital Signatures have been around for years, but with ease of use, better security and access to mobile devices, Digital Signatures will help to add to the demise of paper usage in business. In Digital Signatures: Four Reasons they will permanently change Business, we explore the reasons for this shift and also list a number of the major digital signature providers.
One thing is clear, documents are staying digital longer and paper is shifting to become more of a temporary display medium. Our focus on Content and Content Management is part of our ongoing research coverage here at Aragon.
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