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CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: March 16, 2012

Are you ready for the AIIM Conference 2012 in San Francisco? If you are, we hope to see you at the conference in between the many educational sessions, the opening reception and at our table in the solutions lounge. Be on the lookout for news coming right from the show floor of the AIIM Conference.


Speaking of news, this week your must reads include a 244 year old encyclopaedia stopping the presses, Digital Mailboxes popping up in Australia, the USPS to change Postal for Parcel and print that plays music.

In addition, we have our latest announcement in the Multi-channel and customer preference management space and an invitation to our April 4 webinar where you can learn all the significant savings and features of a Digital Mailbox Service.

Would you like to read all your mail from your tablet on your sofa?

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?

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: March 2, 2012

Welcome to March! This is a month full of excitement for the High Volume Transactional Output (HVTO) print and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industries. Why? We have two of the most targeted trade shows in the industry coming up this month, AIIM Conference 2012 March 20-22, San Francisco, Calif., and 2012 Xplor Global Conference and Vendor Forum March 27-29, St. Pete’s Beach, Fla.


CrawfordTech will be at both shows as a sponsor (Gold at AIIM and Platinum at Xplor); if you are going to be attending be sure to let us know by dropping us a note or setting up and appointment!

With this being a busy month and a year where many companies are preparing for drupa in Germany this May, the news is plentiful. This week your must reads include commentary on new technology and the collapse of print, a review successful and not so successful Quick Response (QR) code usage, questioning death of commercial printers and a look at tasty presentations at Xplor that you can actually eat.

In addition we have an invitation to the next Xplor Webinar: Missing Statements, Reprints and Workflow Management: The Automation Journey of an Operations Manager.

Have you stepped into the shoes of your Operations Manager lately?

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: February 24, 2012

As February starts to wind down a lot of us in the industry are looking toward March for the upcoming events including the AIIM Conference 2012 and the 2012 Xplor Global Conference and Vendor Forum. Crawford Technologies will be at both shows, so be sure to stop by, but until then let’s take a look at what is in the news. This week we have a double shot of news from BtoB Magazine on social media and SEO, a commentary on High-Speed Inkjet and risk and new announcements from the USPS.


In addition we have a look at Digital Mailbox Services.

With the changes coming to the USPS, have you looked into Digital Mailbox Services offerings to support your customers?

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: February 17, 2012


We hope everyone had a heart filled Valentine’s Day. Now, as we wind down the week it is time for the news that has been buzzing around the industry. This week we have a look at a new QR Code Killer, the anticipated unveiling of a new 30% faster high-speed color inkjet printer at drupa, new technologies appearing at Dscoop7 ahead of drupe and news of a large insurance company adopting Digital Postal Mail powered by Zumbox.


As a follow on to the above, we have an article on the EU, mailing and what is next for the region.

Have you looked into Digital Mailbox Services?

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: December 2, 2011

The news this week is a combination of some positive announcements and a sad farewell. Included in this week’s recap of industry news is the idea of digital “razzle dazzle” to boost your direct mail ROI, getting your prints on the move with the cloud, the coming surge in commercial print and the cause and German Manroland files for insolvency.


Germany used to be the home of the printing press, find out what happened to Manroland…

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2017 US Postal Service Upgrades Promotions

Over the last several years, the US Postal Service has run promotions designed to encourage mailers to try new techniques and technologies with their mailed communications while simultaneously saving money. This year, the USPS has improved some of the promotions with greater postage discounts, longer promotional periods, or new ways to qualify.

Additionally, the USPS has unveiled a new promotion, Direct Mail Starter, aimed at encouraging small businesses to take part in promotional programs.

Just Because it Talks, Doesn’t Mean it’s Accessible

Accessibility means different things to different people. For some it means automatic doors, or bank machines at a specific height; for others it can mean a sign language interpreter at a job interview or the right to travel with a service dog. Although every disability is different, all of these accommodations have one thing in common: they need to be done well or they will not be effective.

Document Agility for Health Insurers

It’s hard to believe that it was over four years ago when President Obama finally signed the Patient Protection and Affordability Act (H.R. 3590) – also known as “Obamacare.” While pundits on the right and left continue to argue the potential implications, one thing is clear: the business of health insurance has changed dramatically. The elimination of pre-existing conditions, the expansion of Medicare into rural areas, and broader coverage for both young adults and early retirees are just a few of the impacts. Through it all, the demand for transparency and tighter medical loss ratio requirements continues to transform the way the industry does business.

Know your Archive, Part 1

In today’s online world, businesses connect with their customers via telephone, email, Facebook, SnapChat, Twitter and other digital platforms in addition to traditional paper-based forms of communication. To provide excellent customer service and, in many industries, to meet regulatory requirements, a comprehensive record of customer communications and content is required. There are multiple enterprise-wide archive and content management systems based upon this new paradigm.