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[23 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Paper is now being used more than ever before. It’s not just the dead trees that cause the problem; it’s the paper-production process which causes the majority of the concern. From the large amount of energy consumption required to break down wood pulp into paper to the burning or recycling of old magazines, papers and books. What can you do about it…?

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[31 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]

Ricoh and Nuance announced their Personal Paperless Document Manager (PPDM) system today. It’s design to eliminate paper processes.

Document Management, Ebooks, Editorials, PDF Reader »

[27 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Previously we’ve covered the announcement of the Foxit eSlick, a competitor to Sony Reader and and Amazon’s Kindle — now we have footage of the first prototype of the Foxit eSlick to share with you.

Foxit Software has also posted a video on YouTube demonstrating the hotly anticipated reflow feature in the eSlick.

The reflow functionality is important because it means that the text in the PDF document can automatically be reorganized to fit the screen size. More information about the eSlick Reader can be found here.

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[9 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Patience makes the heart grow fonder, as they say. Perhaps that’s why I’m longing after the Plastic Logic Reader. We first got to see a short demo of this nifty electronic reading device back in September of last year and now a few more videos of the new prototype have shown up.
These videos are from CES 2009 in Las Vegas. They give you a pretty good idea of the quality of the display screen that the Plastic Logic Reader uses and it’s size.

The last video is from CNN and can …

Document Management, Editorials »

[7 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

I get daily Google Alerts sent to me for the keywords “paperless” and “paperless office”, as you might have noticed, it’s a topic I’m interested in.
Through this I have noticed a strong trend towards people embracing the concept of a paperless office; people openly acknowledging that paper is inefficient and costly and that a move to an electronic orientated system would save them time and money.
I thought I’d put together a small preview of the various businesses and Government departments that have decided to “go paperless” over the past few …

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[2 Jan 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

According to a report on CrunchGear, Panasonic intend to launch the world’s first fully paperless fax machine in Japan on January 23, 2009.
Just like sending emails on a cell phone, users can use the built-in keypad to type messages.
Alternatively, it’s possible to send documents saved in Word or other formats without having to use a PC. All fax messages can be read and forwarded through a built-in screen without having to print them on paper first.
I’m all for any effort that contributes to a paperless office, but this seems a …

Document Management, Editorials »

[17 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

Well — early-to-mid November has been non-stop discussion in the hotly debated topic of the so-called “paperless office”. Early on, Stephen Partridge — Business Development Manager for Acrobat in the UK fired off the first volley with his blog posting, “Paperless Office”. In this piece, Stephen talked about merits of paper as a “technology” and how it still holds a highly dominant position today — and will continue to do so, and perhaps with no complete elimination. Side note: whilst Stephen says this, I do tend to think it’s a …

Adobe Acrobat, Editorials »

[15 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

I recently posted a comment on the Spartacus of Acrobat blog asking Stephen why he doesn’t subscribe to the the “paperless office” theory. After reading his reply I realized that our opinions are roughly the same — I also don’t think that the current technology (hardware mainly) is good enough to replace paper, but I’m a bit more optimistic about the chances of this happening in the future, and also optimistic about the willingness of people to kick the paper habit.
The reasons Stephen doesn’t subscribe to the “paperless office” theory are:

Paper is …

Ebooks, Editorials »

[29 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

Courtesy of Ian P. Christian, a review of BeBook, an E-Ink reader:

Editorials »

[25 Oct 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

The biggest problem with the implementation of the Paperless Office is that we tried to run before we could walk. That is to say, we tried to go paperless, before we had a compelling alternative to paper.
I think you’ll all agree that lugging around an awkwardly sized, and piping hot, laptop everywhere you go, just isn’t practical. And if it ain’t practical, it ain’t going nowhere.
In fact, it’s quite unreasonable and unrealistic, to ask someone to desist from using paper entirely —  including paper books — given that the experience and convenience of …

Document Management, Editorials »

[7 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

billbennettnz has republished an article he originally wrote in 1987 about the myth of the so-called paperless office. While the article was written over twenty years ago, unfortunately much of the sentiment holds true, even today.
One of the greatest myths of the computer era is the so-called paperless office. A few years ago, the phrase was all the rage, but you hardly hear of it these days. The reality is that despite years of office automation, human beings still have a love affair with the printed word. That is a word …

Document Management, Editorials »

[6 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

AccountingWEB.co.uk and accountsIQ have teamed up for a Great Debate about the Paperless Office. The arguments from both sides are presented very well and provide great insight. Definitely worth reading if you’re at all interested in the concept of The Paperless Office.
The Great Debate: The Paperless Office
“This house believes that the paperless office is a myth.”
First proposer:
Rob Lewis, practice editor, AccountingWEB.co.uk
From its very start, the notion of the paperless office was used by the technology sector to sell stuff. The term itself was the creation of a seventies publicist and in 1975 …

Document Management, Editorials »

[2 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

CMS WiRE, a web magazine focussed on content management, recently made the case for going paperless in an article titled Go Paperless, Save Money and the Planet. In the article they discuss how going “green”, through e-document manaement, has been gaining momentum, and how in a lot of ways this is the preferable option.
With an electronic document management system in place, staff all over, whether at headquarters or in sales offices, have the same instant and secure access to client files, as well as the ability to control access, audit user …

Document Management, Editorials »

[30 Sep 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

GreenPrint Technologies have written a White Paper on how GreenPrint can be used to reduce the number of pages that you print to paper from PDF. The idea behind GreenPrint is simple — it reviews your document before printing and highlights any pages to you that it thinks you may not want to print. You can easily discard unwanted pages or text and image elements with a couple of simple clicks.
The White Paper covers the real cost of printing, the myth of the paperless office and how GreenPrint can help.

Green Print …

Document Management, Editorials »

[30 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

Cnet news is reporting that NeatReceipts has decided that using the word receipts in their company name was a little too restrictive, and that from now, they’d prefer to be known as The Neat Company.
Along with the branding change, The Neat Company also released a new product called the NeatDesk (photo below).
NeatDesk includes a 50-page document feeder and supports duplex scanning as well — best of all, it’s small, so it can rest easy on your desktop, and quietly tidy it.