Corporations: How to Get Rid of Paper

In simpler times, business records consisted of a bill sent and a payment received. Nowadays, most big corporations are half buried under an avalanche of paper, and expand their records at the average rate of an additional file drawer each year for every employee. A home office, top-heavy with accounting-department records, may be cluttered with 35,000 file drawers that cost $50 a year apiece to maintain. To cut down this paper proliferation, a new kind of specialist — the corporate archivist—has turned up. Largest of these archivists is Manhattan's Leahy Archives,...

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