Digital is replacing paper in many situations, whether it be in the doctor’s office, the source of your news, or the way you pay your bills. Tech Target brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Physical records management here to stay along with digital records.”

Even after all these years, one would think that somewhere among the great minds and capitalistic vendors working to replace paper records with digital proxies, the software industry would have managed to remove paper from all processes.

It appears that paper isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. A hybrid paper-digital status remains in most organizations. For many companies, physical records management is still needed. In others, old paper records represent historical artifacts. The challenge for content management executives is managing all the bits and bytes that come with paper and digital in the same environment.

People get drawn more to electronic records when they’re looking for efficiency in business processes, but it is a gradual process.

Melody K. Smith

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