1116 IBM 150by Jeb Linton and Jared Klee, IBM

Today, industries as diverse as health care, energy, banking and construction continue to face ever-increasing regulatory burdens. While the industry specifics vary, the themes of increased numbers of regulations, increased regulatory scrutiny, and heightened expectations for compliance are present for most firms across regulated industries. And, with conduct risk an increasing concern for banking, new software-driven devices a focus for health care, and cybersecurity an increasing concern across all industries, regulatory focus is not anticipated to let up.  

HIPAA 150by Ali Pabrai, ecfirst, a Konica Minolta HIPAA Consulting Partner

The health care industry has seen more HIPAA settlements in 2016, typically in seven figures, than in any previous year. The industry has also experienced very significant cyberattacks. Cyberattacks are a healthcare epidemic with over 100 million healthcare records already compromised.

1116 Craine 150by Kevin Craine for Workflow

With cybersecurity increasingly in the news, many organizations are taking another look at their own security. When doing so, there are many obvious areas to examine, but it is important to look closely at some commonly overlooked sources of potential security risk as well. Those include information captured in an image archive or document management repository, which can include data like social security numbers, financial and medical records, addresses and phone numbers. These pieces of information can translate into great prospect and profit for cyber-thieves. Is your organization protecting them?

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Blogs

M-Files Takes a New Look at an Old Problem
Patricia Ames

by Patricia Ames | 11-22-2016 “The challenge of managing the intersection of people, processes, and information is not a new one,” wrote AIIM’s President, John Mancini in his 2015 whitepaper, “Content Management 2020: Thinking Beyond ECM.” Mancini explains that the business...

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We Don't Need No Stinkin' Security
Dennis Amorosano

by Dennis Amorosano | 11-17-2016 With the news media bombarding us with nightly headlines about the leaking of confidential information and massive security breaches of both the physical and digital variety, you would think that the subject of security would be the seminal issue...

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Five Ways a Mobile Workforce Impacts Business Processes
Brant Clark

by Brant Clark | 11-16-2016 The workforce looks much different today than it did 10 years ago, thanks to the pervasiveness of mobile technology. The cloud is ever-expanding, free Wi-Fi is common in public places, smartphones are ubiquitous, and people around the world are...

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News

  • UCF Selects Process Director to Automate Key Processes and Address Aggressive 2020 Goals

    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --BP Logix, provider ofBPMsolutions for rapidworkflowapp development, today announced that the University of Central Florida (UCF), the second largest university in the nation and Florida's largest university, selected Process Director to initially address its academic and immigration admissions processes for the UCF Global division. Subsequently, UCF expanded to address international student services. Those processes, all of which are in production, enable the university to further successfully engage with its international population. Key to the selection of Process Director was its ability to integrate with the university's current infrastructure, be mobile and responsive, and provide the flexibility to connect with multiple data sources.

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  • Konica Minolta Study Shows Many Companies Expect a Greater Than 10% Increase in Productivity through Automation Technologies

    Ramsey, NJ and Philadelphia, PA – November 29, 2016  – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in smart office solutions, in partnership with Future Workplace, a research firm preparing leaders for disruptions in recruiting, development, and employee experience, today announced the results of a new study titled “The Workplace of the Future.” The survey of 619 U.S. Human Resource decision makers found that automation technologies will have a major impact on the workplace to enable employees to become more productive.

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  • Lexmark Announces Completion of Acquisition by Apex Technology and PAG Asia Capital

    LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lexmark International, Inc. today announced the successful completion of the acquisition by a consortium of investors (Consortium) led by Apex Technology Co., Ltd. (Apex) and PAG Asia Capital (PAG). Under the terms of the merger agreement, which was announced on April 19, 2016, Lexmark shareholders will receive $40.50 per share in cash. Legend Capital Management Co. Ltd. (Legend Capital) is also a member of the Consortium.

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Features

Workflow and Content Automation Drives Business Transformation

1116 Nintex 150by Eric Johnson, Nintex

Rapid growth and advancements in technology have changed both the way we work and the way business operates – more in the last few decades than the last century. If one looks back to the dawn of the computer age, a picture of what machines do for manual processes emerges. In the 1940s, “computers” were actually humans: people who worked slide rules and wrote down results on paper. You could open the local metro daily to the classifieds and see job openings for computers.

Security for the Modern Office: Don’t Forget About Your Imaging Ecosystem

1116 CUSA 150by Dennis Amorosano, Canon U.S.A. Inc.

The biggest security threats your business faces are right under your nose: sitting at their desks working, written down in some unopened employee handbook, and next to the water cooler printing out your third-quarter sales numbers. People, policy and insecure machines can lead to dire consequences and might be the three major themes in your Chapter 11 filing.  

BPM’s Continuous Evolution to Meet Business Needs

PNMSoft 150By Gal Horvitz, PMNsoft

In Gartner’s January 2016 report “Improving and Reinventing Business Processes Primer for 2016,” Analyst Bruce Robertson stated that “The pace of business change keeps accelerating, and CEOs are shifting their focus from cost reduction to growth. In response, process practitioners must expand their thinking, methods and technologies to improve and reinvent business processes to deliver strategic outcomes.”

Workflow is a comprehensive editorial website dedicated to exploring, defining and articulating the ever-changing technologies and business processes of the office technology industry.
As hard-copy information continues its transformation to more dynamic and electronic forms, an increasing number of office and personal devices are becoming part of the larger managed information technology landscape, compelling vendors and consumers of related equipment, applications and services to seek out ways to streamline their processes and improve efficiencies.
Through examination of workflow applications and services and their providers, Workflow informs its audiences of these shifts in enterprise content management (ECM), business process management (BPM) and optimization applications, providing a one-stop repository of actionable news and information for the office technology and managed services industries.
Workflow’s goal is to not only recognize these shifts, but also bring together these disparate worlds of information technology to provide a centralized resource for understanding and mastering the information lifecycle of tomorrow’s office.