IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010 - (Page 18)

Data Display Visualizing technology Fearlessly Paperless Businesses can be bolder about ditching documents for digital Unfounded Reluctance IIM, a nonprofit content-management industry association, recently shared results of a study showing that misconceptions about electronic documents may stall efforts to go paperless. Seventy percent of respondents said users feel paper records are needed for legal reasons, and 25 percent of businesses are unclear on the legal admissibility of scanned documents. But governments have long supported electronic documents and signatures. Here’s a sampling of legislation establishing the legal admissibility of e-signatures, digital record keeping and electronic evidence. Many laws that focus on e-signatures also endorse electronic documents: A 25% of documents sent out for scanning are photocopied beforehand, “just in case.” Source: AIIM Ca nada : Pe rsonal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (2000) China: Law of the People’s Republic of China on Electronic Signatures (2005) European Union: Directive on a Community Framework for Electronic Signatures (1999) India: Information Technology Act (2000) Japan: Law Concerning Electronic Signatures and Certification Services (2000) United States: Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (2000) CONVERSION: Annual cost of blank office paper, per employee: $97.18 = €72.76 = ¥9,125 20 20 The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets, or 20 reams, of paper annually Source: U.S. Environmental Energy Technologies Division $97.18 This costs $97.18 Source: average by-the-case prices of five retailers = IBM Systems Magazine is available in a paperless online edition. = 18 JUNE 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010
Table of Contents
On the Web
Editor's Desk: Play Ball!
Dashboard: What a Ride - 10:45 - The Heat is On - Caution: Words Not to Use
Insider: Electronic Document Management Can Improve Operating Performance
Date Display: Businesses Can Be Bolder About Ditching Documents for Digital
Case Study: Bergquist Inc. Figures Sales Taxes Faster with Several Clever Solutions
Keep Data Flowing: IBM Systems Director can Help Streamline IT Traffic
A Clear View: IBM Systems Director VMControl Reveals Virtualization Today, Clouds Tomorrow
Green with Envy: Syracuse University's Energy Efficiency Is Worth Coveting
Focus on Storage: IBM System Storage Easy Tier Tailors SSDs for Your Workloads
Next: A Capacity Leap Means Tape is Here for the Long Haul
Advertisers' Index
IBM Perspective: Turning Up Control
Snapshot: Christopher Sims, Clayton County, Ga., Water Authority
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010