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The myth of the ‘zero printing’ gives way to smarter printing

Von Chan, Director & General Manager, Business Imaging Solutions (BIS) and Business Solutions Division, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd | June 17, 2014
Predictions were made from as early as 1975 that enterprises would enter an age of what was known as the “Paperless Office”. Contrary to the early predictions, a study by Smithers Pira projected that the global demand for print will grow at an average of 2% per annum from now to 2018.

Enhancing Document Management

Intrinsically linked to a healthier print environment is the way organisations today manage their document repository; this specifically involves understanding how users file their content, and how they retrieve and reuse information. As multifunction machines have evolved to possess sophisticated scanning features, they now play a critical role in bringing paper into the digital divide. Systems can be extended to provide advanced scanning functions in a single system, such as the capability to OCR scanned documents, making the content in the scanned document searchable and editable.

The Way Forward in Print and Document Management

Print and document management may seem like an insurmountable challenge when enterprises possess neither the means nor the ability to identify or rectify avenues of wastage. Fortunately, solutions and avenues for expert input are available in the market and can be harnessed to help organisations on their journey to optimize their print and document environment. Through this, enterprises will then be able to achieve quality prints, optimized print and document management, and increased efficiency well into the long-term.

 

[1] https://www.smitherspira.com/market-reports/printing/global-printing-industry-future-market-size-forecast.aspx

 

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