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Electronic document storage recommended even for non-tech businesses

It is not just high-tech companies that can reap the benefits of electronic document storage.

Even businesses that do not rely heavily on technology can benefit from using electronic document storage to keep their files safe, one expert has recommended.

Nitin Chhoda, a practice marketing specialist who is also a physical therapist, told the San Francisco Chronicle he thinks healthcare practitioners who transfer to this from paper will find it makes their lives much easier.

"Many physical therapy offices store their important documentation and client files in ageing filing cabinets. These files are most likely bursting with years of document storing starting from the first day of the office’s existence," he pointed out.

The expert said he thinks it is about time that this old system is swapped for a "high technology type of documentation" in order to end clutter and streamline time and effort.

Mr Chhoda said he is sure anyone who takes the plunge will fine the benefits far outweigh any drawbacks – and that the sheer reduction in paperwork hanging around the office is "truly amazing".

It could even leave room for more equipment that might make the firm more money, or a new member of staff who now has somewhere to sit.

"The files are easily searched, transfer to other staff members and offices instantly and can be secured off site for safety purposes," he reassured physical therapists like him who may be considering electronic document storage for the first time.

"It is clear that the benefits in saving time, money and possible loss of files is the reason physical therapists every day are joining the digital age," Mr Chhoda concluded.

However, it is not just those in the healthcare industry who might find records storage works better electronically. Earlier this month, law firm Sackers and Partners told Channel Biz technology this kind of technology is allowing lawyers at the firm to work much more productively while also allowing for rigorous data protection.