• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 16. Working with Simple Reports ... > In the Real World—The Ephemeral Pape...

In the Real World—The Ephemeral Paperless Office

Business magazines of the 1980s and early 1990s touted the forthcoming “paperless office.” Articles envisioned scanning incoming documents, storing the images in disk files, and handling all document processing on PC workstations. Document imaging and storage system vendors introduced a wide range of expensive hardware to support the paperless office concept. A new breed of consultants arrived on the scene to develop the workflow systems required to integrate document-processing hardware with existing business processes. Document imaging, workflow, and portal-based collaboration systems have become a multi-billion dollar industry.

Automotive and other large firms developed electronic document interchange (EDI) to process orders, invoices, and payments electronically. Email became a top contender to eliminate ever-growing piles of interoffice memos. Now large and small organizations alike are replacing complex EDI systems and their high-cost private (called value-added) networks with XML documents, XML Schema Definition (XSD) language, XSLT transformations, and the Internet.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint