Fujitsu Report Finds Consumers Crave Digital Minimalism, Paperless Lifestyles to Enhance Productivity and Confidence

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Mar 20, 2018
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Findings from survey reveal consumers prioritize organization, cloud-backup and access to metadata capabilities

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, the market leader in document imaging scanners, is announcing today the results of its Digital Minimalism Report which finds that consumers are increasingly opting to go paperless. According to the report, 84% of respondents feel more secure with digital copies of important files, while a whopping 62% shared they'd often lost important documents they wish they had digitized beforehand.


"As consumers prefer to go paperless, many industries and service providers are still behind the curve," said Derek Flower, Director of Business Development. "Lost documents and clutter can have a huge impact on an individual's time management and overall productivity. In an age driven by smaller screens and less time, the solutions that provide the most seamless way to digitize your life will win."

Other key survey findings include:

  • 81% of respondents find it key to have their most valuable documents backed up and stored in the cloud
  • 89% feel more confident when important digital documents, files and photos are organized, and 92% shared that simplifying the way they store digital files truly makes life easier
  • 83% prefer to store their hard documents also in digital form, and 68% even like to get rid of documents and papers once they are digitized
  • Millennials identified most strongly with digital minimalism, specifically prioritizing the need to simplify way they store files and photos, and looking for ways to simplify digital life
  • When asked to rank the most important aspects of tools to help organize the digital life, 47% value the ability to add metadata for easy organization, followed by 31% who prioritize the ability to connect to the cloud and share files
  • 57% of all respondents share that they currently use scanning technology

The survey was administered on-site at CES 2018 where Fujitsu gathered consumer insights on digital minimalism and organization across several demographics ages 18-50. While younger respondents unsurprisingly were more dependent on technology and interested in full digitization, older respondents trailed closely behind – proving that regardless of age, gender or other differentiators, consumers across the board want easy solutions to digitally organize important files.

Fujitsu offers a wide range of compact devices to simplify document and image scanning for consumers and small businesses, such as the ScanSnap iX100. The mobile scanner features built-in Wi-Fi, compatibility with Mac, PC, iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices and cloud storage functionality with providers including Google Drive, Evernote and Dropbox.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.

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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is an established leader in the Document Imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning solutions and services that enable our customers to solve critical business productivity issues and streamline operations. Fujitsu provides cutting-edge document capture solutions for business and personal environments, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of service and support programs. For more information about Fujitsu Document Imaging solutions and services, visit or call us at 800-626-4686.

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