Paper Is More Reliable and Secure The tangibility of paper documents leads many people to believe that they are the more stable and reliable medium. But, too often paper documents are inaccessible to the people who need them. Sometimes another co-worker has the file you need, or the document you’re looking for has been lost or mis-filed.
That’s not reliability. Digital documents are much easier to find, index, and share. Additionally, paper documents are prone to theft, loss, and natural disasters. Once a paper document is gone, it’s gone forever. But, digital documents are properly backed up and can be secured to prevent unauthorized access.