August 3, 2012

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: August 3, 2012

Welcome to the first week of August; this is a time of year where many of us in the Enterprise Output Management and Enterprise Content Management industries are planning for the coming busy trade show season. It is also a time when many people are on vacation, so while our customers, partners, followers and employees take time with their friends and family we are keeping an eye on what is new, exciting and relevant in the news.


This week we look at the different types of inkjet (it might surprise you how many there are), liquid toner and the connection to Australia, Pitney Bowes in the financial news, an interview with a leader in Digital Mail, news from Manilla on their provider base and an innovative use of a QR code.

Which type of inkjet impacts your business the most?

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Defining Different Types of Inkjet Printing: Industrial, Functional, Decorative, 3D… (via InfoBlog)—many of us are familiar with inkjet printing being used in production printing, say for transactional documents; what about other uses? Learn more about the different uses for inkjet printing.

Aussie connection to digital’s next frontier (via ProPrint)—at Drupa part of the future of printing buzz was liquid toner. In this article, Frank Romano looks at the “Aussie” connection to what some are hailing as the next frontier of digital printing.

Brean Murray Downgrades Pitney Bowes (PBI) To 'Hold', Sees Balanced Risk Reward (via iStockAnaylst)—while this news might seem to be negative, we see an interesting glimmer around Pitney Bowes’ new digital mail offering Volly. Read on to see how it may impact the status of financial investment ratings.

Interview with John Payne, Zumbox (via—in this interview John Payne talks about what the Digital Mailbox Services business looks like now, why email just won’t cut it for consumers, how Zumbox is competing with the postal service and why he joined Zumbox. Gain insight on digital mail from someone banking on the success of this new method of communicating with customers.’s List of Regional and National Providers Soars to 3,000 (via Manilla)—for many the question of whether to adopt one Digital Mailbox Service or another is which providers they have signed up. After all, without the right providers the value to the customer is limited. Manilla has seen a significant increase to their provider list, find out how it almost double from their recent press release.

Justin forges social media partnership with (via—still wondering what the uses for QR codes are? Take a look at this innovative, dare we say speedy, campaign to give fans access to someone they admire and cheer for.

Webinar: Top Considerations For Your ECM Strategy Future (via CrawfordTech)— Crawford Technologies invites you to join us and learn about the latest strategies and top considerations for storing, loading and organizing high volume transactional documents in EMC Documentum. Join us to learn what you can do now that EMC has announced “end of life” for Archive Services for Reports and how to leverage the 80% of document and report content that is not housed in your EMC Documentum system.


The August edition of The Crawford Courier is in production, until it hits the street be sure to check out the June edition. It is full of must read content! If you would like to read our HTML format click here.

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