29 Jul '14, 3am
My Paperless Pledge
Not too long ago, I instituted a paperless policy for my office — I have another hat I wear as a start-up and company consultant — where, as far as possible, I’d force my clients to go paperless as well. There is no reason to get something printed out on paper when the electronic version was and is the original document of authority. For example, an ACRA (Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority) confirmation on a successful registration of a company is sent via email, and there is absolutely no need to print it out to make it any more successful. Yet, every single audit firm (and their staff) that I know insist on photocopying or printing these things, because they need to verify the document’s authenticity and originality. This is what I will never understand. But since they’re doing a job for clients of mine (and they’...