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Study Reveals: 83% of Companies are Mismanaging Information

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar to you:

  • Important files and business information are stored in file cabinets (or worse, in several employees’ heads).
  • Employees have to look in multiple places to find documents they need — and sometimes aren’t able to access those documents at all.
  • It’s often difficult or impossible to communicate and collaborate with coworkers while working remotely.
  • You rely on paper when sharing documents, rather than the cloud.
  • The closest thing you have to an enterprise mobile app is a mobile email client.
  • You get a blank stare when you ask somebody about “automated workflows.”

information_mobilityIf so, it’s likely because your company is one of the 83% of businesses that are missing out on the real benefits of information mobility.

According to a recent study conducted by the IDC (commissioned by Ricoh) only 17% of companies are able to easily access, share and transform information throughout their organization, no matter the time or place.

These companies who embrace information mobility are seeing serious benefits to their bottom line as well as leaner business process workflows and happier employees.

So how can your company start realizing the benefits of information mobility?

It’s more than just implementing the latest and greatest technologies — though key business technologies like enterprise search, enterprise content management software, intelligent capture, and print/scan support for mobile devices tend to be essentials.

Instead, it’s about becoming less dependent on paper.

It’s about implementing a strategy that goes beyond individuals, teams, or departments and is synchronized across your entire business. It’s about getting the entire leadership team on the same page to improve the ways your business processes, stores and analyzes information.

For more information and statistics from IDC’s study, check out this infobrief.

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