From storing documents to automating workflow processes, the use of document imaging technology is gaining ground.

According to a recent TechRepublic survey, over 40 percent of the survey’s 2,813 respondents said that their organizations use document imaging technology.

The informal survey, which ran in TechRepublic’s IT Manager community last month, also asked respondents how their organizations use imaging technology and if organizations operating without the technology will implement it. (See Figure A.)

Click on each question in the table below to see how the responses broke down.

Figure A

Almost 20 percent of the respondents said they use imaging technology to store documents in electronic forms. Close to 10 percent said imaging technology will make their organizations “paperless,” or an organization that gives users access to electronic documents on their desktops. (See Figure B.)

Figure B

How do you use imaging technology?

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