Doc is a C-level professional, though I can't reveal any of the sordid details. So when CIO magazine puts out a white paper on the subject of Managed Print Services, I take notice. You'll need to give up a little information to download it, but nothing too demanding. Here's a glimpse of what's in store:
CIOs have identified "driving business innovation" as a key strategic goal for the next three to five years, according to CIO magazine's 2010 "State of the CIO" survey. In the more immediate future, "developing IT strategy to accelerate business goals" and "aligning IT and business goals" are among the most frequently cited (66 percent) IT management priorities for the year ahead. One supporting trend that is gaining traction among CIOs is managed print services. This highly evolved level of document management has grown out of printing services to encompass output management, change management, business process improvement and collaboration. These functions, all encompassed within managed print services, are essential to the flow of information throughout the modern enterprise.
There's much more, of course, and it's done as well as you would expect from CIO magazine. Doc has a confession to make. Up until recently, I was sure that CIO stood for Chief Intelligence Officer, which still makes more sense to me. But then mystery is my game.