Posted on May 15 2015 - 11:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on New survey highlights productivity failings of UK SMEs

Much has been written about the UK’s worryingly low productivity levels. Adding grist to the mill is a new survey from Nuance, which shows that when it comes to investment in office productivity solutions, small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are lagging behind their counterparts in Germany and France. A new study by the speech recognition and document management company, Better technology,...

Posted on May 14 2015 - 11:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Don’t be a dinosaur in your finance department

With 86% of invoices still received on paper or as PDF documents, Chris Haden argues that it’s time to take finance departments out of the dinosaur age and into the digital era. Creating streamlined business processes should be a priority for all business leaders – regardless of industry sector or size of business. After all, what company director isn’t focused on the goals of reducing costs,...

Posted on May 13 2015 - 11:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Where content is king with Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Information is our most valuable asset, which is why improving how we manage it, is a key focus for both public and private sector organisations, says Bernard Cassidy, head of marketing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions. In today’s age of information overload, a traditional paper-based approach to document management just doesn’t cut it any more. The exponential growth in the volume of content...

Posted on May 12 2015 - 11:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Growing demand for network scanners

To meet growing demand for Ethernetconnected network scanners – up 100% across Europe in 2014, according to Infosource – both Kodak Alaris and Fujitsu have launched new network scanners designed for simple PC-free operation. Kodak Alaris has updated its Scan Station 700 Series with two new models offering 40% faster scan speeds of 70 pages per minute. They are the KODAK Scan Station 710 for general...

Posted on May 11 2015 - 11:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Manufacturers that make claims about the superiority of their consumables over cheaper.

Nigel Wilson, General Manager of Toshiba TEC value added reseller Reflex Labels Systems, explains why he will always use Toshiba TEC ribbons in labelling and barcode printers. Warren Buffett, the American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, once declared ‘Price is what you pay. Value is what you get’. It is fair to assume that when he uttered these words he didn’t have thermal transfer...

Posted on May 8 2015 - 11:15am by John Peters
Comments Off on Not everyone prefers digital communications.

As this selection of recent research findings show, there are many occasions when, and reasons why, a posted letter is still the best option 7 out of 10 people prefer to receive legal or banking information in the form of a letter. Just over one quarter of us are happy to receive such information via email. Less than 1% think a phone call or text message appropriate for formal communications. Almost...

Posted on May 8 2015 - 11:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on PrintITtalks to Danny Molhoek about Lexmark’s new brand identity and what it represents

Lexmark has changed its logo for the first time in many years, replacing the familiar grey and red diamond with a square aperture in shades of green and introducing a new typeface with a quirky rotated x. Perhaps more significantly, it has also consolidated all acquisitions, including Perceptive Software, under the Lexmark brand for the first time. The Perceptive name will now only be used in product...

Posted on May 6 2015 - 1:29pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Communications is changing and so is Neopost

When the two market leaders in an industry simultaneously unveil new brand identities, it is fair to assume that that industry is going through a process of reinvention. This is certainly true of the mailing industry, which for a number of years has been undergoing fundamental change as organisations increasingly use digital channels as fast, flexible and economical alternatives to postal communications. Like...

Posted on May 6 2015 - 11:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Wet ink signatures still a major cause of printing

Free e-signing services with every subscription to Adobe Document Cloud is likely to be a major attraction as the need to add a signature to a document remains a major cause of printing. According to research by ARX, a leading provider of digital signature solutions recently acquired by DocuSign, more than one third of all printed documents are printed for the sole purpose of adding a signature. The...

Posted on May 5 2015 - 11:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Business process are getting clogged up with paper, claims Adobe

More than four out of five (83%) professionals believe their productivity and effectiveness at work is being hampered by outdated document processes, according to a study of 5,000 office workers released by Adobe to coincide with the launch of Adobe Document Cloud (see below). Paper Jam: Why Documents are Dragging Us Downreveals that 74% of professionals in the US, UK, Germany, France and Australia...