The Paperless Office in the Cloud: The Future of Business? - Part 11: Key Driver Summary

Key Driver Summary

(#11 in a series.)

So far in this series we've discussed the top three business drivers of the paperless office and cloud computing:  Cost, Speed and Security, and three additional key drivers:  Simplicity, Mobility and Green.  

You know, the more I've thought about it, the more I realize that the second set of drivers is really directly linked to our top three drivers.  Simplicity of deployment, training and user interface result in reducing costs and increasing the speed of adoption and, in turn, a more rapid realization of the benefits of shortening business cycle times and eliminating wasted effort as well as paper waste.  Mobility certainly eliminates waiting and increases speed while improving productivity and cutting commuting costs and office expenses.  And green is also about lowering costs as well as improving the sustainability of our businesses and our planet and the security of our future.

So, how can you make a difference at work?  Look around . . .  What are the biggest paper problems in your department?  In your entire organization?  Where do you have paper bottlenecks that impact productivity, costs and customer service?  Imagine how eliminating those problems could impact your costs, responsiveness and ability to compete, both now and into the future.  What does your current project backlog look like?  Would an outsourced solution make sense for your business?  If you eliminated the time wasted filing, retrieving and looking for lost documents how much more productive could your department be?  How would that impact the quality of life at work for you and your co-workers? (Contact me if you'd like to take advantage of free services that we offer to help with these assessments.)

In our next series we'll be reviewing the top 10 things you need to know about going paperless at work, and then we'll take a closer look at the green business movement, how paperless solutions fit in, and methods of calculating the positive impact on the bottom line.

Until next time,

John Queen