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July 2016 TIC

Square9by Lauren Ford, Square 9 Softworks

It’s no surprise that the science of data processing is constantly evolving. There will always be a need to improve the way information is analyzed and without the proper resources, high volumes of unorganized data fail to enable effective decisions.

McIntyreby John McIntyre, The Imaging Channel

In 2007 — less than 10 years ago for those keeping score at home — the iPhone appeared, followed one year later by HTC’s Dream, the first Android smartphone. It is unlikely that manufacturers of whole categories of devices would have immediately recognized the dire threat to their core business that the advent of the iPhone presented, or the opportunity to revolutionize an existing business process either.

Samsungby Eddie Castillo, Samsung Electronics America

Scanning has come a long way from serial ports and wired scanners, and document capture is coming a long way from simple imaging or scan and store. Scanning a document and storing it locally is a first step in digitization, but scanning a document to a local file is simply one stage in the process. No longer must scanned documents live in a file repository connected to the device from which they were scanned — the Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up new avenues, both literal and figurative, allowing today’s capture environment to become an intelligent one, consisting of cloud-connected devices that allow users to manage their workflow from any location.

Stewartby Ken Stewart for The Imaging Channel

When you think of “capture,” what comes to mind? Was your first thought about scanning a piece of paper, or even an electronic file cabinet? You wouldn’t be alone in your thinking. However, the world of capture has expanded well beyond this one aspect in the last two decades. By necessity, you now have to consider all manner of digital content beyond even electronic documents, and think about emails, voice recordings, videos, and social media content. It’s no longer enough to think about capture as an on-ramp to some nebulous information superhighway.

ProspectBuilderby Bryant Duhon, Prospect Builder

After just over a year serving the dealer community, I’ve come to two conclusions about paper in business processes. 1) Paper is a space hog and time suck (not a new revelation), and 2) dealers are perfectly positioned to help their customers digitize their business processes.

channelchatThe document capture market and the copier channel are converging at ever faster speeds in the current market. For our channel chat this month we talked to a mix of leaders from the hardware and software markets to find out just how those worlds are converging.

Nuanceby Rod Hughes, Nuance Communications

Looking back on the early days of document capture, scanning documents primarily existed for archival purposes and the fax machine was the main tool for sharing images. Fast forward to today and a young employee – who depends on multifunction printers and smartphones to get a job done as efficiently as possible – could not fathom the simplicity of document imaging technology back then.

Susheel JohnSusheel John is Global Category Director for Distributed Capture at Kodak Alaris Information Management. He recently answered a few questions on digital transformation.