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The Paperless Office May Not Be A Pipe Dream


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THE PAPERLESS OFFICE MAY NOT BE A PIPE DREAM

With over 95% of important corporate information coming on paper or through fax machines, many companies are still working on achieving that elusive dream: the paperless office. The latest competitor lass compatible computer and attached to a laser printer and scanner, the setup effectively eliminates the need for a separate photocopier and fax machine. Incoming faxes and scanned documents are routed directly to the computer's hard disk drive, which can store the equivalent of 500 pages per 10 megabytes of capacity. The board's software allows workers to search for documents using key words or by subject matter. What's more, since the software works under Microsoft Corp.'s Windows graphical-user interface, a document can be printed, faxed, or copied by simply "clicking" on the appropriate icon, or symbol. The Desktop Document Manager is scheduled to be available in the fall for about $2,000.EDITED BY PAUL M. ENG


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