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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Best Practices by Bill English, Ben Curry

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The Document Life Cycle

In a pragmatic sense, we’ve outlined a generic document life cycle that can be adapted to most types of documents (refer back to Table 8-1). Spending time on the development of a document life cycle—complete with a document plan and document DDoc about key document types—will help you reduce costs and content duplications while increasing the findability of key documents. Consider these statistics:

  • Over 30 billion original documents are used each year in the United States.

  • The cost of documents to corporations is estimated to be as much as 15 percent of annual revenue.

  • 85 percent of documents are never retrieved.

  • 50 percent of documents are duplicates.

  • 60 percent of documents are obsolete.

  • For every dollar that a company spends ...

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