By Jonathan Riemer

As a writer, I know my limitations. Spreadsheets. Formulas. Tables. Not my bag. I do, however, fully recognize the in-your-face significance of this.  According to a recent IDC report, “Information workers waste a significant amount of time each week dealing with challenges related to working with [paper] documents. This wasted time equates to $19,732 per information worker per year.” *

 $19,732! Per worker! Per year!

Some quick writer math: If you have 1,000 information workers at your company – that’s over $19m in wasted time per year. If you have 500 information workers, it’s over $8m per year.  You get it.

Luckily, there are people who are much smarter than I am when it comes to business.

We call them Digital Heroes. Each has been fearless in their efforts to decrease their organization’s reliance on paper, driving more efficient operations and cutting wasted time and resources. Here are just three examples:

You can see their complete stories and more examples of heroics on our the Digital Heroes Tenet 3 webpage. Go here. 

 See the tactics top companies are taking to drive savings.

* Bridging the information worker productivity gap. New Challenges and Opportunities for IT.  IDC Report 2012