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Has it been a busy week around your office? Recently, it seems like the entire print, mailing and archive industry is buzzing. This could be due to the two major shows coming up in March: 2012 AIIM Conference and 2012 Xplor Global Conference. It could also be a sign of change in the industry. Looking out for that change, this week’s news articles look the USPS' profit/loss situation, the surprise ranking of the USPS against other postal services across the world, a move to save Manroland GB and insight into a Track sure to shake things up at the 2012 Xplor Global Conference.
In addition, we have an interesting look at legislations that effect printed customer communications. This article talks about current regulations, the information you need to know and how to learn more.
Are your printed customer materials accessible and compliant with current legislations?
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USPS loses $3.3 billion in first fiscal quarter (via BtoB Magazine)—the USPS stays in the news with the reports of a net loss for the first fiscal quarter. Read on to find out how much first class and standard mail revenue is slipping.
United States Postal Service Ranked No. 1 in the World (via OutputLinks)—in news that is sure to surprise people based on all the negative stories about the USPS (see above), the postal service is actually rated as the best in the world. Find out more about the ranking and the report published on the world`s top 20 largest economies for access to services, resource efficiency and public trust.
Langley mulls Manroland GB rescue (via PrintWeek)—Langley Holdings has already seen approval to buy the sheetfed arm of the fallen Manroland giant. Now it looks as though Langley will look to purchase Manroland GB out of administration. Learn about the multiple parties involved in the bid and why Langley is pursuing it "strongly."
What are AODA, ADA and These Other Regulations and Why Do They Affect my Printing? (via CrawfordTech Blog)—many aren't aware that many of the legislations like AODA (Canada) and ADA (U.S.) carry requirements for printed documents. In fact, they carry more than requirements; these pieces of legislation can carry fines and penalties. Find out what kinds of documents it effects, what channels you have to make accessibility changes too and where to get more information.
Disrupt: A Track Overview? (via Skip Henk)—are you planning to attend the 2012 Xplor Global Conference and Vendor Forum? If you are, this blog post from Skip Henk talks about the Disrupt Track, why it was design and the value it adds to the conference. If you are in the High Volume Transactional Output (HVTO) industry, the 2012 Xplor Global Conference is a must attend.
Educational Webinar: Business Document Accessibility, Regulatory Compliance and How It Affects Your Organization (via Crawford Technologies)—we invite you to join us for an educational webinar explaining what you need to know about document accessibility and regulatory compliance. This webinar will help you learn about the regulatory requirements that affect both your business image, your customers’ satisfaction and how to get compliant with the current legislation.
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