Whatever the extent of the squeeze on public spending, the moral of Idox's (IDOX) experience is that governments need to shuffle paperwork in bad times, as well as good. When the effects of acquisitions are stripped out, the electronic document processor recorded organic sales growth in its key public sector business of 6 per cent as local councils, in particular, outsource document management to private providers. However, it was also clear that private sector companies are also using Idox to manage their paperwork in increasing numbers.
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