Paper recordkeeping is emblematic of how complexity may be due to behavior that is maintained because "it's always been done that way." What we actually need is the information - not the paper - but we take it upon ourselves to tackle the complex tasks of handling paper, producing paper documents, conserving organic material, and looking information up in ink-on-paper files. These tasks are accomplished at great cost.

Official, legal, digital archiving of documents assures that they will be available anywhere, any time. This eliminates unnecessary complexity by freeing the information from the organic medium. It improves efficiency and reduces expense.