Originally Posted by AustinChief
In a business/govt environment this is NOT at all the case... the scanners scan directly to a PDF which then goes into a network drive or more often than not gets sent to the user via email. I'd wager that this is what happens 99% of the time. In my past lives as IT Director for different corporations.. this was 100% the case.
Exactly. The "scanners" in an office environment are usually large copy/fax/scanner machines put on the network and housed in the central offices. These are not flatbed, desktop scanners. You "scan" the document just like you'd send a fax or make a copy, but then you have the machine email a .pdf of the document to yourself to forward on to whoever else needs a copy of the document. I do this pretty much on a weekly basis, and I'm a freaking school teacher, not even an office clerk.