Doc is a big believer in the power of print, but I do have to admit some print products are moving in new directions. That's why a recent article at the printing Website, What They Think, caught my eye. It's an interview with entrepreneur and writer Paul Hawken, best known as one of the founders of retailer Smith & Hawken, where Doc buys all his fancy gardening supplies and tasteful door wreaths.
Doc is on a mission to help rid your organization of every last trace of document management ignorance and make sure that the future of the digital office finds a home in your business.
The good folks at International Data Corporation (IDC) continue to feed the Doc's insatiable habit for info on what's going on in the document world. This time the massive data machine from Framingham has a report out on what sort of printers are selling best. Seems not as many of any kind are selling these past few months, but the trends are, nonetheless, fascinating.
As you know, I spend all of my waking hours (save my triweekly spelunking sessions, of course) scouring the Interweb so I can find cool stuff about what document management can do to improve businesses. The glitz and glamour of MFPs and mobile printing is exciting and all, but sometimes it’s important to get back to the basics.
Here’s another top excuse for not considering document management for you.
As I was browsing News.com, I stumbled upon an article from a couple years back talking about a 10-year project to digitize the complete collection of papers, photographs, documents, and audio records of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Awesomely enough, this collection will be made available to people around the world through the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website. Take a look at the details of this venture.
One of the great things about the Web is that Web analytics can help you see who is viewing your Web site, what they're looking at, and how much time they're spending doing it. Well now, thanks to a heads-up from my good buddy Thad McIlroy at the excellent blog The Future of Publishing, Doc is aware of a company that is pioneering the new field of docmetrics, which tracks the life cycle of a PDF document. Here's what Thad had to say, along with a link to the company Web site.
I found an intriguing presentation about how content management and Enterprise 2.0 (E20) helped Obama win the presidency. Skeptical? Seeing is believing.
I had a jolt of enthusiasm the other day when drinking my Red Bull and thinking of President Barack Obama’s push for real electronic records management.
Doc has been a big fan of eBooks since they first started hitting the scene back in 1998 with the Rocket Ebook (which I still have in my "closet of failed technology"). The impact of eBooks will go well beyond their current use as a vehicle for Amazon and Borders to deliver best sellers and could have a big impact on the corporate market. Imagine a time when product catalogs, dealer support materials, repair manuals, and other frequently changed field publications can go out electronically and bypass the printing process entirely.
Risk can be good. Like playing Risk. Or risking your life to save your pet chinchilla Eugene from being swallowed whole by a seemingly amicable falcon. But when it comes to your information, risk is…well, risky. Read the 8 Things You Need to Know about Information Risk to save yourself the blood, sweat, and tears of lost, inaccessible, or stolen information. George Parapadakis outlines the eight main types of risk.