As I have just started my last year at Bradford University, I have to submit a major Project, so I will just start with a brief history in time in relation to what you could call noticeable dates, which have been recorded within the social media, although these are not specific events, technology break thoughts, or even miles stones event, just dates where the business and social community have released there concerns for intension for the Paperless systems.  (1975/ 2009)

It’s quite interesting to read that, the so called idea of the paper less office was introduced in the year of 1975, but it was not until May 1993, which is a large software corporation i.e. Microsoft started to introduce and looked at software developments for the issues of a paper less office. This is a gap of thirteen years. 

 There is also a gap of 9 years, (1993/2002) which indicates a possible link form how a new technology software development could have been introduced to the possible social effects it has on the society and how if any, could it be a reality, in the real world.  

From the year 2000 to 2003, there are various reports, indicating that paper as a product, is booming, and the business system and paper systems have increased ten fold, within its requirements and requested for demand. Reporting that the printing industry is booming, although, reading the various article and reports, this mainly due to the economic up turn as the country is in the middle of a boom.

As you can appreciate, if the boom has is taken off, at such a rate, the system will be trying to keep up, and the last thing the software developers, will want to be doing, is to design and  initiate a software programme, that is going against the grain, at a time of  economic boom. The economic boom, will be relating to the 1990’s, this will be towards the end of the conservative’s period, with the city, having such a good time.

So, could you say, that this may be one of the reasons why, there has been a gap for thirteen years, where quite true fully the system, to a certain degree, did not have the time or found that this was not a problem or concern regarding the idea of a paperless office.

I suppose, if you think about, why would any body spent the time and money. In trying to improve something, that according to the business system and large corporations, was not really required. The green issues at this time, where certainly in our minds, but in the scale of the whole green and environment concerns, this small area, was nothing to talk about, so to a certain degree, non body was interested, to pursuit the matter, to the next level, but what could be the next level, I suppose, to a normal person or business the next level, was to employ  a software company to design a system, that in real terms, could reduce all your paper requirements.

With all the reading, at this stage of the project, I certainly may feel, that this whole area has been, what you would call, placed into a washing machine, bit of the experience with large software company , a bit of experience form the web and internet, a bit of new and fancy  programme writing, and an open cheque, and we hoped for the best, to see if we could find a solutions that could answer all our problems, and I think you know what the answer is, a miss, mash of ideas that are not fully expectable, if we really want to take this system to the next level.

It is also interesting to view, that in all the social media, there is no mention, of a positive quote or acknowledgments of any green party or organisation, taking this matter, with the possible concerns, that it desires. Yes, there are environmental concerns and acknowledgments, but no real milestone, in its history, what this could be saying, is that , is the green aspect of this paperless system, sitting on the back burning, and is this just a second thought after the event.

An other dates in the history of the paperless office, is in 2008, where it is reported that one of the largest insurance companies in India, are going to introduce internet payments to all its customers, could this be the bit of the web and the internet , still in the washing machine. If this is all that has happen, from 1975 to the present date, with regards to the large acknowledgment form a major corporation, when I believe that we must be looking at this system form the wrong angle.

 

 

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