Australian Government Cuts Waste by Going Paperless

A recent article from The Age shows how the budget conscious country of Australia is utilizing technology to stop waste.  One official, National Archives of Australia director-general David Fricker reveals that federal government agencies are now spending about $220 million a year storing their paper records.   ”And that amount is only going to grow, as more information is created,” Mr Fricker said. ”Two hundred and twenty million dollars is not sustainable; it’s wasteful.”

The Australian  government is letting the public servants know now that they are moving to a digital archiving system by the year 2015 when they will no longer be allowed to create paper files.  The shift is going to allow the Australian government to save millions and additionally become more efficient because digital records are easier to access.  It goes to show that “Going Green” can save you a lot of “Green”!

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