It’s hard to believe, I know, but despite the trend toward digital record keeping in the computer era, records management in paper form remains one of the most cost-effective storage options for many businesses. Digital Journal brought this information to us in their article, “Records Management Still Includes Paper Document Storage.”
This fact is brought to light in the number of off-site record storage facilities, which reduce an organization’s exposure to risk while providing an additional layer of protection against theft and other unauthorized access to sensitive corporate and personal information.
Finances play an important role as well. Expenses associated with scanning documents into digital form and their subsequent digital storage make paper records management all the more attractive for many businesses and organizations. And most organizations cannot commit the amount of physical space needed to store the records onsite.
So, paper remains with us, for now.
Melody K. Smith
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