I try to avoid controversy unless, of course, I’m the cause of it. But the Doc knows a good fight when he sees it, and there's an ongoing battle these days between the proponents of print and those who favor digital media.
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 Doc doesn't do drugs, but sometimes I still seek a mind-blowing experience. That's when I call on my friends at Ricoh, who can always turn me on to an unbelievable statistic about office life. Did you know, for example, that the average office worker spends up to half of their workday searching for information? Now that's a mind blower, and there's a free white paper to back it up.
I've talked before about security, which is one of the BIG issues with document management and managed print services. The Doc's current prescription: download this white paper from CDW entitled "Surprising Security Threat: Take Steps Now to Safeguard Print Devices and Printed Data."
I’ve come across a good overview of Managed Print Services by Darlene Sheldon, writing at imagesourcemag.com. Doc’s always on the lookout for these primers, since this is still a relatively new field.
I need to point out that all the controls in the world won't do much good for your content if it isn't clear who owns what and which rights you have to use the content in your enterprise. That’s where ERM (Enterprise Rights Management) comes into play.
I was playing Twister with a nimble young friend from Ricoh the other day when I pulled a muscle trying to get to red. I told her how much I hate going to the doctor because of all the paperwork you have to fill out. "Well then," she said, "Give this to your doc, Doc." And she handed me a new white paper from Ricoh on how medical practices can move to digital record keeping.
As the speaker of many languages, Los Doc knows how important it is these days to have a global content strategy. So do our friends at the Gilbane Group.
Did you know that print costs typically consume 3% of total revenue for businesses today? I didn't either, but thanks to a tip from my friends at Ricoh, Doc got an advanced preview of a free, new white paper that you can download now. It's an eye opener, as strong as my usual morning concoction.
Unless you are coming down with the Swine Flu, the Doc is all for going green, and one way to do that is to get a handle on your printing infrastructure.
After a night of too many mojitos with my buddies from Ricoh, the Doc doesn't remember very much. But one thing I couldn't possibly forget is our stimulating discussion about how color documents are more effective than black and white ones (and you thought the Doc was no fun). Seems my mojito buddies have produced a white paper on color, which may seem ironic, but we’re talking metaphors here. And speaking of color, do I look a little green around the gills to you?