It’s been many years since I had to physically sign forms. Since then, I have been an avid user of electronic document signing services, in particular HelloSign. I take great delight at electronically signing every form that I receive, even when the sender is adamant that electronic signatures are not sufficient. After all, once an electronic image of a signature has been placed on a document, and then rendered as a PDF, there is very little way to tell the difference between it and a physically signed and scanned document.

At the end of the day, I have an aversion to paper and always take advantage of services that allow me to do away with filing. (As an aside, a shout-out to Receipt Bank, which I use to scan all of my paper receipts and invoices — no longer do I have to spend time filing paper receipts away!)

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.