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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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Who's Doing the Most Printing for Uncle Sam?

Who's Doing the Most Printing for Uncle Sam?

Federal government printing work awarded to private sector printers has shown no signs of increasing based on third quarter data released by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO), the federal agency through which federal government agencies are to submit their printing needs.

March 6, 2012 by in Data Management

Really Cool Way to Turn any MFP into a Test Grading System

Really Cool Way to Turn any MFP into a Test Grading System

Traditionally, multiple choice tests required either the purchase of a dedicated scanning system, or a large investment in time on the part of the teachers who are giving the exam. Dedicated scanning systems are an expensive investment. Now, rather than purchasing a dedicated scanner, schools can purchase Remark Office OMR, which will take the scanned images of a batch of tests and quickly and accurately convert these images into data.

December 25, 2011 by in Data Management

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.

October 23, 2011 by in Data Management

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.

September 28, 2011 by in Data Management

Is MPS Gaining Traction Among CIOs?

Is MPS Gaining Traction Among CIOs?

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.

July 29, 2011 by in Data Management

Next Hot MPS Market: Brazil

Next Hot MPS Market: Brazil

Photizo has forecast Brazil's MPS market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 49 percent from 2009-2014, making Brazil the second fastest growing market after India. With a 41 percent MPS revenue share, Brazil overshadows Mexico, its nearest competitor in Latin America, by 13 percent. A further boost will be the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, as investments pour in to improve IT infrastructure, services, telecommunications and transportation.

July 18, 2011 by in Data Management