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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 Paper Be Included in an MPS Contract?

Should Paper Be Included in an MPS Contract?

So when looking into a Managed Print Services contract, is it reasonable to expect paper to be included in the services provided? Many MPS contracts leave paper up to a third party supplier or the customer is on their own to supply raw paper stock. This is due partly because of the unpredictable nature of paper pricing, difficulty in shipping paper, etc. Most MPS suppliers prefer to stay way from being your paper supplier too.

August 11, 2010 by in Data Management

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

USPS Losses Continue

USPS Losses Continue

Doc is afraid the news for the USPS is only going to get worse, though they may, with appropriate cuts, be able to stop some of the heaviest bleeding. But we have to decide how valuable mail service is to America and pony up the money or be willing to spend more on postage rates.

June 19, 2012 by in Finance

The People Dimension of Managed Print Services

The People Dimension of Managed Print Services

The people dimension of MPS isn't easy to define but is often the hidden secret of success in any market, company or country, for that matter. The people of MPS providers make differences, and differences make MPS happen.

March 18, 2012 by in Printers