So let's see if Doc has this right: we actually need more trees cut down for use in paper in order to keep them from being cut down by real-estate developers? Actually, I do get it – managed forests are better than no forest at all. Of course, Peter's right about that. But in the end, less dependency on wood-pulp products is probably a good thing, even if in the short term we make that dependency much more efficient. I'm all for both, and to the degree that we can make trees a truly renewable resource, all the better.
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The cost of accidental or malicious data loss can be severe. As well as penalties from regulators and industry bodies, there is also damage to the brand, which can lead to lost business.
I personally work off a score card, so to speak. Which is some red elements that you should not do, which is virgin uncertified fiber, for example. So there's some green points, recycled content is one of those. FSC SFI certified paper. But that is a lot of work to set something up for each project. So to keep it really short and simple, my recommendation is always use some form of post consumer waste and certified fiber, whether it SFI, FSC, or PFC certified fiber and that is the bottom line of what you should do when it comes to sustainable paper.
Doc remembers the good old days when “networking” meant handing out a bunch of business cards at the Rotary Club meeting. Of course, now the network is all about the computers on it and more and more, about the documents that populate it. In fact, documents in and documents out are now as essential as bits and bytes.
I'm a man of many words, sometimes way too many. That's why I appreciate it when someone can get across a powerful message with no words at all. And that's exactly what my oh-so-silent compadres over at Ricoh have done to promote their new Teknoforce service.
Being an international man of mystery, I have my share of expense reports to hand in each month. Nothing annoys me more than having to tape all those taxi and bar receipts to a sheet of letter-sized paper just so I can make copies for the bean counters down in accounting.