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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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Should We Come Up with a New Term for Books?

Should We Come Up with a New Term for Books?

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.

May 6, 2012 by in Hardware

The Devil is in the Contract Details

The Devil is in the Contract Details

Doc has discovered quite few interesting MPS guidelines and requirements by visiting various State websites where most documents (including contracts and bid requests) are public information.

February 9, 2012 by in Hardware

Site Audit Makes It to 5

Site Audit Makes It to 5

The release of SiteAudit v5.0 provides MPS providers with an integrated assessment report that utilizes key performance indicators (KPIs) built into SiteAudit software. The integration means a separate audit tool is not required.

December 27, 2011 by in Hardware

Software for Picking the Greenest Printer

Software for Picking the Greenest Printer

The ability to redirect print jobs from bad printers to good ones is functionality every MPS provider has wanted for years. If implemented successfully it should substantially enhance MPS profit margins and lower customers' costs

December 13, 2011 by in Hardware

Project not Print

Project not Print

The whole point of a visual presentation is that it is suppose to make an impression and convey information in a memorable way that sticks with the audience. Sure, sometimes you need a printed copy for back-up or follow-up, but that should be considered the exception, not the norm.

November 27, 2011 by in Hardware

MPS Services for 40,000 Employees

MPS Services for 40,000 Employees

Cummins is on track to cut printing by an astonishing 36 million pages in just one year, generating a projected annual savings of $2 million. In overall costs, Cummins has seen its expenses drop by 62 percent on a monthly basis. The reduction in annual paper consumption saves the equivalent of 4,000 trees along with a projected greenhouse gas avoidance of 605 metric tons.

November 15, 2011 by in Hardware