Mentioning the "paperless office" usually is followed with guffaws. If only we hadn't invented the printer!
But there are a lot of hidden costs associated to using paper: all the trees, all the floor space taken up with file cabinets, all the time finding and shuttling around paperwork. A former client, an attorney firm, found that going paperless made them much more productive.
Of course there are costs associated with electronic files too: time scanning files that start as paper, storage space and all the energy involved with server farms, offsite backups. And then there is a risk of cyberattacks and technology changes that could make electronic files inaccessible.
Here are some tools to help you move away from paper.
Make your life paperless with these apps and gadgets - Popular Science