Paper - save or shred?
Anonymous Patron writes "Lansing State Journal: Face it: This isn't a paperless society - nor will it be any time soon. Paper in a typical business grows 22 percent a year and 4 trillion records are in storage, according to Virginia-based World-SCAN Inc., a document storage and retrieval company. Electronic records are growing at a clip of 80 percent a year.
Lawyers, accountants and consultants agree the first step in managing a mess of paper and electronic records is having a written document retention policy. Many heavily regulated industries such as banks or hospitals have specific guidelines about records. Other sectors don't."