Doc

<p>ZDNet introduces Doc (The DocuMentor), sponsored by RICOH. Through his blog, Doc will educate you about Document Management. So who is Doc? Doc is something of an enigma. He was born to a Russian ballerina and a German electrical engineer who some believe was running covert operations for shadowy corporate interests. Doc grew up in various locations in the United States, although no one seems to know precisely where, least of all Doc. His early schooling was unremarkable except for the time he was caught trying to replace all the mimeograph machines with high-tech color copiers that had mysteriously disappeared from a shipment to Albania. At MIT, he made a name for himself by transforming a large printer into a robot that hunts and eats Roombas. Professionally, he reportedly has seen the insides of more brands, versions, and generations of printer and printer-related hardware than almost anyone. Some say his obsession with paper, printing, and mechanical movement was either started by, or evidenced by, a traumatic childhood episode when he crawled inside an old Xerox 2400 and tried to print himself.</p> <p>Anyway, Doc has hands on experience with stuff like printer maintenance and fleet management, but his mastery of document management leaves no stone unturned. Important issues like sustainability, security, and regulatory compliance are top of mind for Doc, as are other business technology needs like networking and IT services, making him a true blue IT renaissance man. </p>

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Slideshow: MPS by the Numbers

Slideshow: MPS by the Numbers

Photizo Group's 2011 MPS Market Size, Shares and Forecast study continues to confirm the effect of poor economic performance on MPS, as it predicts a rapid global growth in managed print services of 20 percent through 2015.

published March 22, 2012 by

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Sales in Printing and Imaging

Sales in Printing and Imaging

the ultimate complication of the sale is realized in a full MPS engagement, which will include a full fleet assessment, zero-based recommendations for multiple product segments and business processes, workflow and fleet management solutions, contracting and implementation planning. Even for the smartest and most experienced sales rep (and client decision maker), the task has grown to be too much for any one person.

published March 20, 2012 by

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The People Dimension of Managed Print Services

The People Dimension of Managed Print Services

The people dimension of MPS isn't easy to define but is often the hidden secret of success in any market, company or country, for that matter. The people of MPS providers make differences, and differences make MPS happen.

published March 18, 2012 by

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Why the C-Suite Should Take Notice of Managed Print Services

Why the C-Suite Should Take Notice of Managed Print Services

MPS provides the ability to refine and transform paper-based business processes, which are often inefficient, to partner with imaging experts in order to optimize document production and management assets as well as create efficiency in areas which are often overlooked.

published March 14, 2012 by

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Education: The Cornerstone of MPS Marketing

Education:  The Cornerstone of MPS Marketing

The best MPS programs align the goals of the company and the MPS vendor so that both achieve a successful long term relationship. It's not simply about print equipment, a service agreement, or advertised lowest price for supplies. It's about gaining control of the sometimes hidden costs of print.

published March 11, 2012 by

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Who's Doing the Most Printing for Uncle Sam?

Who's Doing the Most Printing for Uncle Sam?

Federal government printing work awarded to private sector printers has shown no signs of increasing based on third quarter data released by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO), the federal agency through which federal government agencies are to submit their printing needs.

published March 6, 2012 by

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Vital Managed Print Services for 2012

Vital Managed Print Services for 2012

It's going to be an interesting year for MPS, Doc thinks, what with all the various big-name players (and a few not-so-well-known ones) vying for position in the industry.

published February 19, 2012 by

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