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<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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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.

October 25, 2011 by in Collaboration

When Personalization Goes Awry

When Personalization Goes Awry

Doc's a big fan of personalization, and feels it's one of the most important considerations in any sort of document management system. You've got to be able to communicate directly with customers these days if you want to get the highest returns on your efforts.

March 15, 2011 by in Collaboration

How Does Your Direct Marketing Measure Up?

How Does Your Direct Marketing Measure Up?

Doc knows a lot of you are interested in document management because it's an important part of your sales and marketing efforts. But sometimes we plug along doing the same thing over and over again and don't really have a way to measure results, at least not against those of our competitors.

July 29, 2010 by in Collaboration

InfoPrint Recognized at ON DEMAND Conference

InfoPrint Recognized at ON DEMAND Conference

InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, partnered with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition to produce the awards program. ON DEMAND, the digital printing & automated production event, is the largest conference and exposition dedicated to the technologies that personalize, manage, print, and deliver content.

June 13, 2010 by in Collaboration

Physical Mail Still Preferred by Many

Physical Mail Still Preferred by Many

The consumers surveyed for the study indicated a broad preference for physical mail, with 66% of respondents saying they prefer to receive catalogs by physical mail, 61% preferring to receive bills and invoices by physical mail and 59% preferring to receive financial/bank statements by physical mail.

May 31, 2010 by in Collaboration

Document Management and Frizzled Beef

Document Management and Frizzled Beef

Doc gets as trade-show weary as the next guy, but I'm always looking for an excuse to devour a good Philly cheesesteak, so I'm packing my bag and heading to the City of Brotherly Love. This April 20-22 is the annual Aiim and OnDemand Conference and Expo, two events that tug at the heartstrings of document geeks like me.

April 13, 2010 by in Collaboration