How did 9/11 change working practices?

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A recent survey has concluded that the fateful events of 9/11 had a fundamental impact on the way businesses now operate.

The most significant change, unsurprisingly, has been heightened attention to security issues and the adoption of a business continuity strategy. There has also been a significant increase in the number of people working from home. An integral component of both business continuity and home working is electronic document management. EDM significantly reduces the amount of paper in an office and safeguards business critical information from destruction by fire or any other means.

It also facilitates access to documentation remotely so that homeworkers do not need to transport paper files from the office, putting them at risk of being lost or damaged.

If you are considering investing in an EDM solution but find the task of scanning large volumes of documentation too daunting, you can always use the services of a scanning bureau. Your paperwork will be collected and then scanned and indexed within an agreed timescale. The data can then be uploaded into your EDM system ready for you to work on straightaway. A confidential shredding service can also be provided so that the files do not need to be returned to your office.

For further information or advice on electronic document management solutions please click here or call The IPC Group on 08081 45 46 47.

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