Doc is afraid the news for the USPS is only going to get worse, though they may, with appropriate cuts, be able to stop some of the heaviest bleeding. But we have to decide how valuable mail service is to America and pony up the money or be willing to spend more on postage rates.
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.
<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>
MPS vendors are searching for new sources of profit such as small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), global accounts, or more service-intensive accounts.
While there's no "easy button" for changing from a hardware-focused business to a service-centric model, there are good reasons to evolve in that direction and better resources today than ever before to make it less painful.
FedEx Office was recently awarded a four-year contract from Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space, and security systems.
There is a misplaced trust in the forecasting process as some kind of physical science when forecasting is really barely an art.
Yes, technology can make an impact, but the real difference is always about the strategy and people using the technology, not the technology itself.
A successful transformation must include the motivation and empowerment of diverse stakeholders at all levels within the organization.
New figures from a study sponsored by Ricoh show that, by 2020, the impact of new technology in the workplace will force businesses into a new era of decentralization.
The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) ICT infrastructure market will be characterized by changing investment priorities due to economic conditions, according to the latest predictions from IDC Australia.
The Consortium's vision is to advance science to drive a new generation of innovative products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. Through multi-stakeholder collaboration, its mission is to design and implement credible, transparent and scalable science-based measurement and reporting systems accessible for all producers, retailers, and users of consumer products.
The outlook remains optimistic for growth, but margins for suppliers remain constrained...
People get hung up these days on comparing the value of a print edition with that of an electronic one, and for some titles, the differences are not all that great. But we're really talking about two completely different products and different reading experiences, so the comparisons may not be appropriate.
Doc will be paying attention to see what happens next – private equity buyers are usually in for the short term, looking to maximize profits and cut costs so they can re-sell at a profit. AlphaGraphics has done a good job of diversifying its product offerings, but it's still primarily a printing operation, and that seems a little scary in this era.
The survey also found that more than half respondents believe that electronic communications are a more environmentally friendly way to read books, magazines, and mail.
The small office and home office (SOHO) sector offers enormous opportunities for manufacturers of office equipment. The sector accounts for a substantial portion of the demand for printers, PCs, copiers, scanners, faxes, and answering machines. While laser printers are popular with small offices, inkjet printers are popular with home offices.