Doc

<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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Does Recycled Paper Really Save Trees?

Does Recycled Paper Really Save Trees?

So let's see if Doc has this right: we actually need more trees cut down for use in paper in order to keep them from being cut down by real-estate developers? Actually, I do get it – managed forests are better than no forest at all. Of course, Peter's right about that. But in the end, less dependency on wood-pulp products is probably a good thing, even if in the short term we make that dependency much more efficient. I'm all for both, and to the degree that we can make trees a truly renewable resource, all the better.

April 13, 2011 by in Networking

Is Your Data a Security Risk?

Is Your Data a Security Risk?

The cost of accidental or malicious data loss can be severe. As well as penalties from regulators and industry bodies, there is also damage to the brand, which can lead to lost business.

November 4, 2010 by in Networking

Choosing the Right Sustainable Paper for Your Print Project

Choosing the Right Sustainable Paper for Your Print Project

I personally work off a score card, so to speak. Which is some red elements that you should not do, which is virgin uncertified fiber, for example. So there's some green points, recycled content is one of those. FSC SFI certified paper. But that is a lot of work to set something up for each project. So to keep it really short and simple, my recommendation is always use some form of post consumer waste and certified fiber, whether it SFI, FSC, or PFC certified fiber and that is the bottom line of what you should do when it comes to sustainable paper.

July 6, 2010 by in Networking

The Document As Network

The Document As Network

Doc remembers the good old days when “networking” meant handing out a bunch of business cards at the Rotary Club meeting. Of course, now the network is all about the computers on it and more and more, about the documents that populate it. In fact, documents in and documents out are now as essential as bits and bytes.

May 11, 2010 by in Networking

Teknoforce to the Rescue

Teknoforce to the Rescue

I'm a man of many words, sometimes way too many. That's why I appreciate it when someone can get across a powerful message with no words at all. And that's exactly what my oh-so-silent compadres over at Ricoh have done to promote their new Teknoforce service.

December 28, 2009 by in Networking

Dealing with Odd-sized Originals

Dealing with Odd-sized Originals

Being an international man of mystery, I have my share of expense reports to hand in each month. Nothing annoys me more than having to tape all those taxi and bar receipts to a sheet of letter-sized paper just so I can make copies for the bean counters down in accounting.

December 10, 2009 by in Networking