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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Quark: Down, But Not Out

Quark: Down, But Not Out

Quark recently announced the availability of Quark Publishing System 9.1, the new version of Quark's dynamic publishing platform for automated publishing to print, Web, e-reader, mobile, and tablet devices.

published October 30, 2011 by

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Can Print-on-Demand Save the Book Industry?

Can Print-on-Demand Save the Book Industry?

A new program will allow all physical bookstores, from the largest to the smallest, to promote and sell the HarperCollins backlist through in-store "Digital-to-Print at Retail" (DPR) using the Espresso Book Machine (EBM). The goal of this initiative is to give the local bookseller the capability to provide customers with a greater selection of HarperCollins titles in a physical environment.

published October 25, 2011 by

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MPS To Grow Says New Study

MPS To Grow Says New Study

Among IT firms surveyed by CompTIA that currently offer a managed print services solution, eight in ten anticipate year-over-year revenue growth, with 22 percent of firms expecting significant growth and 58 percent, moderate growth.

published October 23, 2011 by

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Big Growth in Asia Pacific MPS

Big Growth in Asia Pacific MPS

Photizo's Asia Pacific MPS Conference 2011 taking place in Sydney, Australia from October 31st – November 1st , will examine the wealth of opportunities presented by the rapid growth forecast for the region's MPS market.

published October 20, 2011 by

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Coming Soon to a Digital Mailbox Near You?

Coming Soon to a Digital Mailbox Near You?

The concept of a digital mailbox or digital mail delivery is certainly not new. In the enterprise, vendors like Esker, Océ, and Pitney Bowes offer digital mail delivery solutions whereby each piece of mail that comes into the company is scanned and delivered electronically to employee recipients.

published October 16, 2011 by

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Sometimes It's a Question of Semantics

Sometimes It's a Question of Semantics

When do two seemingly similar-sounding service offerings present completely different business models? When comparing Managed Print Services to Print Management Services. These sound the same, and in a certain situations can be used interchangeably, however the industry definitions are quite distinct and different.

published October 13, 2011 by

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The Gilbane Conference Boston

The Gilbane Conference Boston

One of Doc's favorite events, the Gilbane Conference, is being held in Boston on Nov 30th - December 1st. The Gilbane Conference is all about helping organizations apply content, web, and mobile technologies to communicate with their ecosystem of customers, employees, suppliers, partners, and the rest of the world in the most effective and efficient way possible.

published October 10, 2011 by

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Printer or Marketing Service Provider?

Printer or Marketing Service Provider?

Transforming from a printing company printer into a marketing service provider certainly may require a lot of internal work. But once those steps have been completed, a crucial step in the process is to let the world know about the new services that you can offer.

published October 7, 2011 by

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Engaging Marketing Teams with Production Printing

Engaging Marketing Teams with Production Printing

It's no secret that marketing departments are savvy when it comes to direct mail. It's a channel they've traditionally owned. However, when it comes to bills, statements, policies and other production print output, many marketers find it more difficult to navigate the terrain (if they even consider stepping onto it in the first place.)

published October 2, 2011 by

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Finishing for Digital Printing

Finishing for Digital Printing

Trish Witowski visits a finishing showroom and learns more about the many options available to those willing to send their job to a shop for finishing.

published September 30, 2011 by

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Happy Birthday Linotype

Happy Birthday Linotype

Ottmar Mergenthaler's great invention, the Linotype, celebrated its 125th birthday this past July.Before laser printers, multi-function devices, and inkjets, there was the Linotype machine – the backbone of the printing industry for a number of decades.

published September 28, 2011 by

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