This guest blog was contributed by Tawnya Stone | 10/8/13
Like many other families, we spend our evenings and weekends running from activity to activity. This requires an extreme amount of planning and coordination to make sure we don’t accidentally leave one kid at soccer practice while we are supposed to be carpooling to dance. For this reason, my husband and I live by our calendars.
This guest blog was contributed by Greg Walters | 9/17/13
Back in my IKON daze (pun intended), one of the best sales managers I ever worked with told me, "Sometimes we overcomplicate things. It's just copiers." He was referring to an inability to close any deal that included EDM in less than 90 days. He was right. We often did overcomplicate transactions beyond lease payments and cost per image in an effort to branch out into more “sophisticated” imaging subject matter, adding value and becoming a “trusted advisor.”
This guest blog was contributed by Ted Ardelean | 9/5/13
While there are many ways to define workflow, it is essentially a sequence of processes through which a piece of work moves from initiation to completion. Typically, for most administrative processes, the sequence includes converting documents from paper to digital format, whether those documents are invoices, customer correspondence or personnel files for new employees.
by Larry Barrett | 8/30/13
Workflow is a product, a concept, a buzzword and – depending on your perspective – either the best or worst thing to ever happen to the American economy. It’s an old concept buoyed by new technology that’s turning industries and neighborhoods upside down while simultaneously forcing all of us to redefine exactly what our commercial – if not human – “value add” is.
This guest blog was contributed by Archana Penukonda | 8/21/13
If you’re looking for business processes that will deliver big returns in both savings and efficiencies through optimization, look no further than your IT technology procurement processes.
by Raegen Pietrucha | 8/16/13
3-D printing. The cloud. Wearable computing. A distributed workforce. Millennials. All these topics and more were discussed at CompTIA’s annual ChannelCon event, held this year at the Peabody Orlando in Orlando, Fla., July 29-31. And all these and more will be reshaping workflows – and the ways in which providers will have to think about, create and eventually deliver related solutions.
This guest blog was contributed by Greg Walters | 8/16/13
Remember when nobody wanted to get into managed print services because it was intended to “reduce costs by reducing prints and the number of devices” in the field? Heck, in the early days, I had dealers come up and give me grief for promoting a process that reduced clicks. How dare I!
by Larry Barrett | 8/15/13
Millions of returning and first-time students will descend on college and university campuses over the course of the next few weeks, eager to learn the facts and theories that will enable them to perhaps become gainfully employed sometime in the not-too-distant future. For many of these students, this fall will also present them with their first opportunity to use workflow applications designed expressly to improve the way they learn and interact with their professors.
This guest blog was contributed by Tawnya Stone | 8/9/13
Everyone is talking about document management. Now what? Do you dive in and start offering a solution to your customers? If so, how do you know which one to offer? Whether you are looking at implementing a document management program for your customers or simply for your own consumption, there are many things you should keep in mind.
by Jim Lyons | 8/7/13
Over the last several weeks, two contenders for leadership in the tablet computer wars have revealed key metrics that give us an interesting glimpse into where the world of mobile workflow may be headed. And based on the numbers, the fortunes of the Microsoft Surface and Apple iPad appear to be on significantly different trajectories.