In a recent article by Brother UK, the concept of “paperless” was discussed at length in relation to the NHS.

But although digital transformations are gathering momentum in the NHS, public sector and private sectors, how much does it really involve going paperless?

Brother’s findings showed that although the aspiration of a paperless NHS was first introduced in 2013, the reality since then has been somewhat different. As recently as 2019, research by OpenText found that only just over 10% of NHS trusts had gone fully digital.

Working on the goal of paperless

Despite the delta between aspiration and reality, there is still a lot of focus on digitalisation. Whether to save costs, improve communication efficiency or reduce carbon footprint, there are many justifications for going digital.

Brother’s research found that “alongside the National Health Executive revealed that 89% of respondents worked in hospitals that are striving towards a ‘paperlite’ policy”. As a result, those trusts will reduce wastage, improve efficiency and make themselves more sustainable.

Even still, the concept of “paperless” is very different to going ‘paperlite’. Reducing print and paper usage as opposed to eliminating it is proving to be more achievable for resilient organisations, certainly in the short term.

Managing the transition to ‘paperlite’

Agile businesses need an all-round resilient print solution that works at home, in the office and on the move, to ensure employees can operate efficiently and effectively from anywhere.

Brother ticks all the boxes with its bespoke solutions that are flexible, reliable and secure, futureproofing your business’ ability to perform.

Ensure your business is designed for resilience

With Brother print solutions, you can futureproof your business. Create your all-round solution to suit every need with:

  • Comprehensive device options including industry-leading SMB laser printers for the office and compact multifunction desktop devices for home to enable simple and secure printing and scanning in any environment.
  • Touch-free de-centralised printing with Secure print+, enabling social distancing and reducing the risk of infection in office, while improving productivity by making print processes quick and easy.
  • Managed Print Services giving users access to Brother’s remote IT support desk, with a team of experts who can resolve any issues remotely, wherever they are.

Get in touch to find out how Brother solutions can help you improve your business’s resilience.

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