Most of us believe that technology has a good track record in improving productivity.

But there have been many promised futures that did not come about.  Think ‘the paperless office’ for one.  This was first mooted back in the 1960s and every decade or so, someone promotes the concept again (normally scanner manufacturers).

Well, mindful of stepping onto a burning platform, I think – finally – the time might be nigh.  Scanners – yes! but more so -cheap storage … especially cloud storage, accessible from anywhere in the world – could be the real key.  Add in effective search mechanisms to find the documents in that cloud and we might have a winning formula.

Oh, and of course we have a generation of users brought up in the digital era – who are quite used to reading things off screens.

A perfect storm?