Strange. You Never See Captain Kirk with a Stack of Paper

By Thomas Schneck – Check out just about any science fiction movie or television show and you’re likely to see a few things.

 Flying cars. Check.

 Digital communicators. Check.

 Teleportation. Check.

 Paper documents. Not so fast.

I’ve never seen Captain Kirk with a paper document. Or Captains Picard, Sisko, Janeway or Archer, either, for that matter.

Companies also have the goal of a paperless future – 79% say business-at-the-speed-of-paper will be unacceptable in a few years’ time – and yet … and yet …

According to AIIM, for 19% of organizations, the amount of paper flowing through their business processes is still increasing.

There are a lot of reasons for the continued popularity of paper.  These include:


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