by Tim Osman, OPEX
Despite decades of discussion around the “paperless office,” most companies still produce and receive an enormous amount of paper. Critical documents are still sent via courier and traditional mail-in paper form and employees exchange and circulate physical copies of documents that must be managed, filed and stored.
by Joseph Odore, Panasonic Systems Communications Company of North America
According to AIIM’s recent white paper, The State of Intelligent Information Management, 53 percent of organizations are “concerned that we could face serious disruption of our business model in the next two years.” A lot of this anxiety stems from the influx of productivity-enhancing technologies, like business process optimization software and big data and analytics platforms. Eighty-one percent of companies said digital transformation is central to their strategy for coping with disruption.
by Conor O’Sullivan and Kimmo Kolari, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific
“Digital transformation.” It’s the phrase on everybody’s lips. Organizations of every size and scale are obsessed with it. All the major consultancies, business periodicals and experts from the most prestigious universities and companies all over the world are telling you that you better be doing it too — or else.
by Scott Brandt, eQuorum
As businesses grow from very small to small and medium size (and for the sake of our discussion, we assign corporations with annual revenues less than $500 million in the small and medium businesses (SMB) category,) there are many new and necessary requirements, including many IT systems and management tools.
by Aaron Dyck, Clover Services Group
Remember when someone said “Amazon” and you thought “bookstore?” No? That’s hardly surprising. Amazon as a retail giant has become such a part of our collective consciousness it’s hard for a lot of people — even non-millennials — to remember when it had a connotation outside of “place where you can buy anything you ever needed and a lot of things you never needed.”
by Dennis Amorosano, Canon Information & Imaging Solutions
Once upon a time, there was a business. It was a strong business, a leader in its industry, having been established many years ago. However, its industry was changing, and with that change, the once-strong business began to weaken. Like an older man who realizes that his son is now stronger than him, the business began to see younger, more agile businesses capture a share of the market that once belonged to it alone. But the business was smart. After all, it didn’t reach its market position by accident. It knew it needed to change or the ravages of age and time would ultimately spell its demise.
by Dan Waldinger, Brother International
Anyone who works in a business of any size, in any industry can agree that workplace needs are shifting. Nearly every day you hear talk of “the office of the future” and the idea that one day everything will be digital and paperless.