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- Communication crackdown
- Digital Marketplace: Hope or Hype?
- The 4G Workplace
- The future of work
- Digital maturity: The race to the summit
- Digital maturity: The next big step
- The Tech Evolved Workplace
- The Challenge of Speed
- Customer Service
- Business World 2036
- Activating the iWorker
- Bigger Data
- The Change Making CIO
- Humans and Machines
- A New Perspective: Document Governance
- The Dramatic Impacts of Document-Driven Business Processes
- The next decade of technology in business
- The future of technology disruption in business
- Businesses to enter a new era of decentralisation
- The CIO and CMO to form dynamic partnership and enable customer-led innovation
- Chief Executives should not be held to ransom by technology
- Businesses unable to keep up with impacts of technological change may disappear by 2020
- Ricoh Process Efficiency Index
- Businesses play a risky game with document security
- Healthcare, education and financial service organisations at risk of document compliance breaches
- Existing business processes across Europe are unnecessarily labour intensive
- Managing the costs of document processes in Europe
- Document processes have far reaching impacts
- The European Union's Digital Agenda
Businesses play a risky game with document security
Business information is one of the most valuable assets for any business; so it is vital that security is considered at every stage of a business’s critical document processes.
The Ricoh Process Efficiency Index shows that organisations throughout Europe are unnecessarily susceptible to security breaches and to losing personal data or intellectual property, and consequently risking the reputation of their brand.
Only 43 per cent of businesses restrict access to all electronic confidential business critical documents, and 24 per cent leave it up to individual employees to restrict access to their own documents. As a result, these documents are more easily accessed by anyone within – or outside – a business.
What’s more, just 39 per cent of businesses can audit activity relating to all their business critical documents, meaning more than half do not know who is accessing, editing, or printing all their valuable information. The situation is most significant in the Nordics and France, where only one in three organisations are able to audit all business critical documents.
Just as having a relaxed approach to document security can have far-reaching negative impacts for a business, optimising business critical document processes can have a wide range of benefits beyond simply security – including reduced business costs, and improved efficiency, employee productivity and client service.