This article was published in the Lowvelder newspaper on 23 June 2017.
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Office automation and document management technologies, also known as Enterprise Content Management systems (ECM) are uniquely positioned to help organizations reduce the impact they make on the environment. Using these tools may allow business processes to be dramatically improved and have a significant impact on the carbon footprint at the same time.
Going green is no longer a luxury. Compliance to the King III code requires that organisations incorporate environmental issues as a vital component of their integrated sustainability efforts. The paperless office seems to be a solution to help us on this journey, yet most industry veterans are of the opinion that this goal remains elusive, if not impossible. Yet there are things that we can and must do to reduce the volume of paper that flows throughout our organisations and out to our customers.