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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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The Problems with Do Not Mail Lists

The Problems with Do Not Mail Lists

More than 3.5 million Americans have jobs that are directly or indirectly supported by advertising mail. Banning advertising mail would be a bad idea in good economic times, but it is a terrible idea during the economic crises currently facing the United States.

August 7, 2011 by in Tech & Work

Direct Marketers Slow to Embrace Green Practices

Direct Marketers Slow to Embrace Green Practices

Regular readers know Doc's a big fan of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and all the research they provide on the subject of direct marketing. So I've been following the DMA's programs that try to get members to use more sustainable marketing practices. The DMA has put in place a number of environmental programs that, on the surface, seem like great ideas.

September 23, 2010 by in Tech & Work

Still Debating Saturday Mail Delivery

Still Debating Saturday Mail Delivery

Despite a strong recommendation from the Postmaster General that the USPS eliminate Saturday mail delivery (along with other cost-cutting moves and a rate increase), the issue is far from settled. In late July, Senator Jon Testor (D-Mont) said that the senators who oversee the US Postal Service's budget will block the proposal to stop delivering mail on Saturdays. The USPS cannot cut services without agreement from Congress.

September 15, 2010 by in Tech & Work

Document Services and Change Management

Document Services and Change Management

We've all heard plenty of buzzwords about the areas of Managed Print and Managed Document Services. But in the end, it all comes down to change management and how well your partner handles the transitions necessary for your team to implement new work procedures and habits.

August 26, 2010 by in Tech & Work