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Is the Printed Page Dead (or Just a Little Sick)?

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.

March 22, 2010 by Doc


MFPs Continue to Lead the Way in the Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market

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.

March 19, 2010 by Doc


How to Implement a Successful ECM Project

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.

March 15, 2010 by Doc

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If JFK's doing it, you should too

As I was browsing, 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.

March 5, 2010 by Doc


Tracking the Life of Your PDF Files

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.

March 3, 2010 by Doc


What Will It Mean When the eBook Comes First?

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.

February 22, 2010 by Doc


Risky Business: 8 Things You Need to Know about Information Risk

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.

February 19, 2010 by Doc