Posted on May 25 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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In the last issue of PrintIT, we published the results of a survey by Adobe showing that 78% of HR departments are frustrated with paper-based workflows, including the ineffiiencies of working with paper forms. This month we show how St Andrews golf course is using HR software to eliminate paper timesheets and streamline time recording and payroll. Established more than 600 years ago, St Andrews Links...

Posted on May 24 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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PrintIT recently asked leading printer vendors for their thoughts on offie printing in 2016. In the last issue we printed their answers to the questions ‘What printer features/qualities do you think will be most important to printer buyers in 2016?’ and ‘What factors do you think will have the biggest impact on printer and consumables sales in 2016?’. Now, we give their thoughts on the likelihood...

Posted on May 22 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Brother UK has entered the enterprise print market with its fastest, most secure mono laser devices to date. Brother is attacking the fastest growing – actually, the only growing – part of the mono laser market (46ppm+) with its fastest ever laser printers and MFPs, the L6000 series. With print speeds of 50 pages per minute (ppm), these new devices are 10ppm faster than the existing HL5000 and...

Posted on May 21 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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KYOCERA’s new TASKalfa devices fill a gap in the market by offering A3 finishing on an A4 device KYOCERA Document Solutions is building on a successful, but diffiult, 2015 with the launch of a new range of A4 devices that it believes will appeal to businesses that tend to buy A3 devices purely for their finishing capabilities, paper capacity and print quality. According to its analysis of print...

Posted on May 20 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Add intelligence and relevance to your customer communications with Neopost output management software Do you send the same material to all your customers via the same communication channel, or do you mix and match the message and the medium to suit the preferences, needs and interests of each customer? There is clear and growing evidence that organisations that personalise communications improve...

Posted on May 19 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Andrew Yule explains what businesses must do to prepare for stricter data protection rules. In an increasingly globalised workplace, the processing and international transfer of data has become routine. This includes the cross-border transfer of personal data for the purposes of HR and other outsourced services or, for example, to an employer’s HQ in the US. However, two signifiant legal developments...

Posted on May 18 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Pitney Bowes is hoping to bring greater insight, analytics and visibility to production mail applications with the launch of the fist commercially available solution to emerge from its collaboration with GE. Hosted in the cloud on GE’s Predix platform, the Clarity solutions suite integrates and organises data collected from sensors on production mail machines to help clients improve effiiency and...

Posted on May 17 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Four out of five start-ups (82%) use pens, paper and whiteboards daily to encourage creativity, as well as computers, tablets, mobile phones and interactive projectors (86%), according to a new report by Epson. Even 73% of ‘digital natives’ (18-24 year-olds) admit they use pens, paper, whiteboards and writing tools for creative purposes. Entrepreneurs said they prefer to write by hand than type,...

Posted on May 16 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Even with tighter margins, falling prices and an incomplete recovery from the 2008 fiancial crisis, printers are increasingly optimistic about their prospects, according to the third drupa Global Trends Report (2016). Analysis of the views of 750 printers in the three years leading up to drupa 2016 shows that in 2015 there was a 25 percentage point difference between printers who thought they were...

Posted on May 15 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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This year Royal Mail is commemorating the 500th anniversary of the knighting of Brian Tuke, the first Master of the Posts, by Henry VIII, an event that it says was the catalyst for the creation of Royal Mail as we know it. To celebrate, Royal Mail has issued a special set of stamps and, in conjunction with the British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA), has created an online gallery of 500 objects,...