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.
This guest blog was contributed by Pamela Doyle | 7/31/13
The first prediction of the paperless office was actually made quite some time ago – in 1975, the same year Jimmy Hoffa went missing. Here we are, 38 years later, and we still haven’t found Jimmy Hoffa … or the paperless office.
This guest blog was contributed by Mike Stramaglio | 7/20/13
Over many years in this industry, I have seen countless changes in technology, people and business models. But for successful businesses, there have always been a couple of constants that are imperative in our industry as well as all other industries: relationships and what I call “care-ability.” No matter what business you are in, the keys to success and longevity are built on strong relationships and truly caring for people, partners, companies and even the industry you’re in.
This guest blog was contributed by Brad Roderick | 7/19/13
In the July issue of Workflow magazine, Amy Weiss offers up the best description of “workflow” that I have seen. She describes this emerging business practice as “a concept, one that encompasses any number of topics that include enterprise content management, business process optimization, mobility – all of the tools, software and devices that move information throughout a company.” “Workflow,” content management, business processes, optimization, mobility, tools, information dissemination – all components and tools for moving business forward, and all components and tools for any modern sales leader.
by Larry Barrett | 7/12/13
Turning complex problems into simple solutions is the essence of workflow and business process optimization. That can apply to overseeing the distribution of natural gas and water to a city, or it can be the difference between winning or losing the Super Bowl.
This guest blog was contributed by Michael Rich | 7/7/13
Process optimization has become much more than an industry buzzword; it is a real customer problem. Businesses today are faced with many challenges: the transition to digital and mobile computing technologies, the need to accomplish more with fewer people and fewer assets, and the mandate to reduce costs while improving worker productivity. Streamlining certain business processes and simplifying the work environment is key to addressing all of these issues.