March 30, 2012

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: March 30, 2012

Welcome to this weeks edition of the reading list. The Crawfordtech crew is fresh off the road from the AIIM Conference 2012 and the 2012 Xplor International Conference and Vendor Forum. There has been a lot of great interaction with people this week and we hope to continue that momentum as we move through 2012. With the shows the past two weeks we thought it would be good to hold some of the exciting news until after two of the conferences so you, our audience could benefit from the most relevant news possible.


Let’s catch you up on the news for the last couple of weeks; the news we have selected to highlight includes a look at what to expect from drupa in May, NFC-enabled ad in Wired magazine, how to gain access to multiple digital mailbox channels and for the print professionals a question that asks what matters more than price. Also of note are some new announcements from CrawfordTech including an acquisition anda new webinar for April!

If you are looking for something to listen to, then check out our link to the Document Strategy Podcast hosted by Kevin Craine.

Have you heard who we acquired yet?

Lexus Brings First NFC-Enabled Print Ad to Wired Magazine (via PrintMediaCentr)--if you haven't seen an NFC application previously, this is something you are going to want to check out. When we talk about multi-channel delivery and future technology, this is exactly the type of thing we mean. Print can take on a whole new life as an application vehicle for digital technology.

Evolution not revolution; what to expect from drupa 2012 (via PrintWeek)--the last drupa in 2008 was hailed as the 'inkjet drupa' and the trend to digital and inkjet seems to be continuing. Find out PrintWeek's perspective on how this year's show is about the evolution of that technology.

Mailers offered access to competing U.S. digital mail platforms (via Post & Parcel)--have you been waiting for a digital mailbox services that is a clear winner in the market? That could be a long wait as companies fight for market share and adoption as well as the possibility for more companies to enter into this emerging market. This article shows how companies can take advantage of more than one digital mailbox provider today, without having to wait.

What matters more than price? (via PaperSpecs)--does the paper you use and the specifications you require mean more than the price that you might pay to obtain it? Deborah Corn takes a look at this issue and comes to some powerful conclusions. Find out what matters most.

Crawford Technologies Acquires 'ASE Technologies' (via CrawfordTech)--announced at the 2012 Xplor International Conference, the acquisition of ASE Technologies puts CrawfordTech in prime position to further help their current and future customers in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market.

Free Webinar: Digital Mailbox Services: Potential Big Savings and Why You Should Adopt Now (via CrawfordTech)--if you are curious about Digital Mailbox Services or need to know what the value proposition of adopting now versus waiting for a future date, then this is a webinar you won't want to miss. Find out the potential savings, the ease of integration and the value to the customer receiving critical communications.

Looking for something to listen to that is still relevant to the document, print and mail industries? Check out the Document Strategy Podcast hosted by Kevin Craine. Listen by clicking here