March 9, 2012

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: March 9, 2012

March is shaping up to be a great month for the Enterprise Output Management and Enterprise Content Management markets. As we mentioned last week CrawfordTech will be attending the AIIM Conference 2012 in San Francisco and the 2012 Xplor International Conference and Vendor Forum in St. Pete Beach. The hot topics this year include multi-channel communications, Digital Mailbox Services, preference management and information management. Speaking of those topics, they are also in this weeks news.


This week your must reads include the death of POSTNET, WTF QR Codes, EMC’s decade long achievement and a search for the Eighth Wonder of the World.

In addition we have a new announcement from our Archive Management Solutions division that will give our customers more capability and flexibility when archiving native print files (print-streams) into EMC Documentum.

Would it surprise you that the Eighth Wonder of the World might have to do with Print?

Have other links we should feature? Tell us about them in the comments section below.

POSTNET Barcode to be Discontinued (via WhatTheyThink?)—when, why and how? These are all questions that are answered in this press release from the United States Postal Service posted by our friends over at WhatTheyThink?. To some, the more interesting date is January 14 when the USPS plans to take the next step of requiring Full Service level of Intelligent Mail.

WTF QR CODES (via PrintMediaCentr)—Quick Response (QR) codes can have some real unfortunate executions out in the market. This article and the resulting website seek to show the what-not-to-do aspect of QR code usage. Read on to see some real winners; our favorite is the one on the back of the truck with “Scan with Care”.

EMC Achieves Decade of Storage Software Market Share Leadership--Gains Market Share (via EMC Corporation)—as a partner of Crawford Technologies, we thought this article was worth share and we offer our congratulations to EMC for 10 years of innovation in the storage software market. Find out the impact of this milestone and be sure to sign up to attend EMC World this May! Crawford Tech will be there so make sure you stop our booth or setup an appointment with us.

Linotype: the Film (via—something a little different for our regular readers, this documentary looks at the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it changed the way we printed and socialized in society. The trailer is perfect for your afternoon coffee break.

Crawford Technologies Releases PRO Archiver 3.0 — this week Crawford Technologies announced the latest version of the PRO Archiver product. As a product heavily used by EMC Documentum users, the newest set of feature upgrades will allow our customers to archive in native print file formats such as AFP and Metacode. For any company with critical transactional customer documents, this is a must for fidelity and efficiency.


Be on the lookout for the March edition of the newsletter coming to an inbox near you very soon!

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