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'Paper-lite' makes sense as home-working continues
Opinion | January 2021
Remote working as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic could turn out to be the catalyst that revives aspirations for a fully paperless office, argues Andy Johnson, head of product and solutions management at Brother UK
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Technology Focus | January 2021
Christopher McLaughlin, Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Nuxeo, looks at low-code development and its role in content-based applications

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KnowledgeLake delivers 'the future of Intelligent Document Processing'
News | January 2021
Update to cloud-native platform enables organisations to intelligently capture, classify and extract data from documents in high-volume environments
PFU partners with UiPath to deliver RPA document capture integration
News | January 2021
Enables intelligent automation solutions to process documents between SaaS solutions and a Fujitsu fi-7300NX scanner

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AODocs for Life Sciences delivers advanced QMS capabilities
News | January 2021
Designed to accelerate the delivery of business solutions for highly-regulated enterprises
Cleardata is first UK company to install ibml FUSiON
News | January 2021
Bureau doubles its capacity with new ibml and Kodak Alaris scanning solutions

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Opinion | January 2021
Jim Nichol of Kofax explains how BPM and RPA need to be integrated for truly intelligent automation
Case Study | January 2021
Philip Bouchier, Information Manager at Worcestershire County Council, explains how the Fujitsu fi-7700 scanner has fitted into the Council's Corporate Information Management Unit (CIMU)

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DM Awards 2020
Awards | January 2021
The 2020 DM Awards winners were announced on November 19th. If you missed it, you can enjoy the whole ceremony here!

Welcome to the first DM eNewsletter of 2021! it includes a timely piece by Andy Johnson of Brother UK, who argues that remote working as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic could turn out to be 'the catalyst that revives aspirations for a fully paperless office' - or at least, a far more 'paper-lite' approach to working. Home-working staff are more likely to need remote access to documents of course, with some impracticality behind moving physical documents between workspaces. But questions remain about just how practical a fully paperless approach might be.

Research by Brother from 2019 suggested that three out of five of those polled said they are striving to use less paper and that technology provides superior alternatives to many paper-based processes. At the time though, just 14% of the sample said they had actually managed to decrease print volumes over the previous two years.

The perceived 'practicality' of physical documents has, until recently, held back ambitions to cut paper use. The majority of managers surveyed (63 per cent) said they couldn't function without paper, and almost three quarters of employees claimed that printing documents actually increases their efficiency at work.

It would be interesting to see how some of these research figures might have changed since the pandemic: is it enough simply to recognise the potential efficiency benefits of going paperless - or paper-lite, even - or will there always be resistance from those who enjoy the practicality of physical documents?

David Tyler, Editor
Document Manager Magazine

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