Gartner Research

Appropriate Formats for Archiving Electronically Signed Documents

Published: 28 July 2008

ID: G00159721

Analyst(s): Gregg Kreizman , Kristen Noakes-Fry


Widely used document formats -- such as PDF, PDF/A. JPEG, XML and TIFF -- are used for electronically archiving signed corporate documents. Before making a choice, look at which format promises to have the best long-term benefits for your organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Commonly Used Formats
    • TIFF
    • JPEG
    • XML Signature
    • PDF
    • PDF/A
  • Requirements for Document Formats

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