October 2016

October 2016 TIC

Lexmarkby Tim Rowland, Lexmark International

Your supply chain has the power to make or break the success of your business operations. When the chain is strong and unbroken, you can operate with speed and efficiency and manage costs easily. But manufacturers know successful supply chain management is easier said than done.

AIIMby Bob Larrivee, AIIM Market Intelligence

The vista for content management is changing, and the industry that we have come to know as Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is changing into something very different, as we struggle to put a value on information assets.

KonicaMinoltaby Joanne E. Novak, Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Take a look at this list and see what comes to mind: Assembly line; Light bulb; Morse code; Telephone; PC; You’ve got mail!; Word processing; Walkman; Wireless internet; Google it!; iPod; Siri; iPad; GPS; Apple Pay; Amazon’s Echo; Electric cars; Driverless cars.

Canon150by Hiro Imamura, Canon

A customer is only as productive as the weakest link in the technology they rely upon. In the case of document capture, authentication, security and document management, each is a critically important link in the user’s workflow chain. The chain is strongest when links are uniformly connected, cohesively functioning as a whole. When the links are performing independently, without any interlink communication, it is not a functioning unit. When this happens, something as simple as a software update can cause a break, interrupting everyday business processes.

Stewartby Ken Stewart for The Imaging Channel

People have been talking about what lies beyond print and traditional document management solutions for years. Theories, conjecture and war stories have been as plentiful as the beers over which they were shared. Then, in mid-2013 Gartner made a bold statement, “Managed Content Services’ Time Has Come.” Here we are three years later, and I wonder whether today’s top dealers agree?

Samsung150by Eddie Castillo, Samsung Electronics America

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “The paperless office is coming.” We’ve heard it for so long, in fact, that it’s hard to take seriously — but as of late, it may actually be coming to fruition. Digital workflows are starting to catch on and businesses are deploying Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, plus a slew of other complementary line-of-business applications in order to operate more efficiently.

Our panel of experts this month discusses how MCS relates to MPS. Is it a natural adjacency or something a bit more complex and less of a natural progression? They discuss who the ideal customer might be, things to watch out for, and how a strong IT infrastructure and analytics are playing a big role.