Digital transformation in society and the economy: The term digitization primarily describes the transformation from analog technologies to a new age characterized by creativity and knowledge, driven by digital technologies and innovations. In particular, the advancing use of digital devices is influencing the increasing transformation of processes and events - in business, culture, education and politics. This is why digitization is also referred to as digital change or digital transformation.

Originally, digitization was concerned with mapping digital images of analog information or events and storing, disseminating and processing this digital information. An almost historical event today is the conversion of analog media formats such as photographs or sound recordings into digital formats. Compared to analog processing of data and information, digitization brings many advantages. The most significant is the faster processability, distribution and storage of data. Thanks to machine readability, large amounts of data can be searched much faster. Also, unlike an analog filing system, the ordering of digital data volumes is more transparent and user-friendly.

The topic of archiving has not remained unaffected by digitization. Years ago, vast quantities of file folders still dominated the images in people's heads. Today, it is impossible to archive in paper form - not least because of the increased volumes of documents and data and the legal requirements. Due to digitalization, archiving today is so much more than stacked file folders. It needs to be intelligent, adaptable to the leading applications in the company, and not require a lot of administration. The solution from kgs is called tia® and also offers a vision of the future that goes even beyond digitization: autonomous archiving.

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