| Azaraimy HH |
PAPER is the backbone of any office environment – be it business or government – for centuries.
International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, indicated that a typical enterprise wastes up to US$3.5 million per year searching for information or re-creating a document that cannot be located.
The US Environmental Protection Agency stated that an average office employee uses 10,000 sheets of paper every year.
An average employee spends one and a half hour a week searching for documents or information in the office.
Tech One Global CEO and Co-Founder, Lars Jeppesen, in an interview with the Bulletin said that loss of documents has been a major cause of bankruptcies.
One of the major reasons why an organisation has not gone for paperless digital system is because people still do not understand why it is necessary that they have to do it now, and they do not or are not ready to learn to change how they do things or operate, he added.
He believes it is just a matter of educating and ‘changing management’.
Through an innovative enterprise document imaging system called ENADOC, which is designed and developed by a US-based company specialising in document management solutions and document processing services, Tech One Global hopes to spearhead a paperless environment in the country.
Several major organisations in the country have already used the ENADOC system and have benefited greatly from it, especially in terms of convenience and security.
ENADOC can be designed either on premises or on cloud-based and mobile-ready solution.
Even with all the apparent benefits of cloud-based and mobile-ready solution, the Bulletin asked what major challenges Tech-Global had encountered in pushing people to use cloud-based system.
He explained the major concern or issue has been a question of “geographical sovereignty” of their data, or where the data is stored.
For example, the associated risks of storing their data in another country.
However, the data can be stored in more than one country where there is a data centre. Luckily, Brunei has its own data centre.