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Four Ways to Go Green with Document Management

Go Green, Document Management

At this point, you'd have to be living under a rock to have avoided the phrase "go green." We know you haven't been living under a rock; in fact, your business probably has some green goals in mind.

If you've started down the path toward environmental responsibility, you know that green business is a worthy goal in and of itself. However, did you know that green business also equates to good business? With document management, this is even more true. Document management marries the efficiency of saving paper, power, and other resources with the cost-effectiveness of new technology.

Five Green Business Tips

This is old news to many businesses. Document management has become a go-to option for companies looking to go green and save money. So we've compiled a few extra tips that you can implement alongside your document management system to help you reduce your environmental impact even further.

1. Reduce toner and ink usage

Toner and ink cartridges are a huge waste, and take an incredible amount of time to decompose. If you shift to more electronic systems (like document management), you'll be printing less and reducing your print consumables usage.

2. Purchase Energy Star rated electronics

It's hard to know how much your electronics are draining your power every day, but it's easy to guess that the amount is significant. Save yourself money every year and reduce your overall carbon footprint by purchasing only energy efficiency electronics.

3. Recycle!

This is perhaps the first thing that comes to mind with green business, and yet statistics show that it's rarely done consistently. Recycle your paper, ink and toner cartridges, and outdated electronics to significantly reduce our environmental impact.

4. Stay connected virtually

Telecommuting is an easy option to reduce employees' carbon emissions, and with document management, it's easy. Collaboration can be done over e-mail, instant messaging, video or voice chat, and edits can be made simultaneously with web-based document management.

Document management can reduce your environmental impact while saving you money. Contact Best Office Systems today to learn more.