September 14, 2012

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: September 14, 2012

Happy Friday! As usual we have been combing the news for the print, mail and ECM industries. This week we have news from InfoTrends on another chapter in the evolution of the print industry, new features at GRAPH EXPO 2012 that you won’t want to miss, a look at how Doxo is bridging the gap between print and paperless, an announcement from Zumbox and Computershare sure to change the US consumer uptake of Digital Mailbox Services and a look at repurposing content from an ECM system courtesy of

That isn’t all the news either, here at CrawfordTech we have been busy back in our R&D department and have new announcements coming later this month. Make sure you join us for the Production Workflow Battle Royale – GUI vs. Configuration Files; Who Will Win? webinar September 27 at 1 p.m. EST. As part of this webinar we will also give you a preview into the exciting announcements and innovations being demonstrated at GRAPH EXPO 2012.

Speaking of, GRAPH EXPO 2012 is right around the corner; are you going to be there? If you are, be sure to check our page on The Printerverse to find out how to register for our two demonstrations (Digital Mail and Workflow Automation) and a chance to win a free GRAPH EXPO session pass. If you aren’t registered yet for GRAPH EXPO, you can also get access to the show floor and potentially win an EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK pass or entry into PRINT ’13!

*Make sure you sign up by September 24! Winners of the session pass will be that week.

What innovations are you looking for in your business?


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Another Chapter Opens in the Evolution of the Printing Industry (via InfoBlog)—especially as we head into the trade show season for the North American market we hear a lot about the evolution or changes in the print industry. What Chapter is being written this year? Find out from this InfoTrends blog recent release.

GRAPH EXPO Rolls Out New Show Floor Features (via WhatTheyThink?)—from InPlant to The Printerverse, GRAPH EXPO 2012 will have new venues that you won’t want to miss. Find out what is what and where to find it.

Doxo Uses QR Codes To Bridge The Gap Between Paper Bills And Mobile Payments (via TechCrunch) —as the digital mail conversation evolves there are still concerns for how print and digital are going to co-exist. Find out how one Digital Mailbox Service provider is bridging the gap with additional multi-channel communications technology.

Zumbox And Computershare Bring Digital Postal Mail Service To Financial Services Industry (via MarketWatch) —why is this important to the digital mail, print and mailing industries? 7,000 customers, that is why. In this announcement Computershare has brought the Digital Postal Mail powered by Zumbox idea and capabilities right to their customers. With value add like full archival of all financial documents, this is sure to get some attention.

Repurposing Content – SharePoint Expert Blog (via AIIM) —what is “repurposing” from an Enterprise Content Management perspective? And why might It be important to your archive management strategy? Find out in this thoughtful blog post via the AIIM community blog. 

Featured Podcast: Best Practice for B2B Communications (via Document Strategy Podcast) —in this episode Kevin Craine explores the different challenges and opportunities B2B firms face, relative to their B2C brethren and how those challenges and opportunities should be accounted for in the design of your document and communications strategies. How can executives, decision makers, and change agents at B2Bs integrate an effective document strategy? And what does all this mean for document and info-tech industry professionals? 

DM Awards Finalists Announced via Twitter (via @DMMagAndAwards)—Check out all of the Document Manager Magazine Award finalists including Crawford Technologies for Best Software. Want to participate? We would love your vote! Vote today.

Crawford Technologies Releases New White Paper Exploring the Emerging Global Digital Mailbox Revolution (via CrawfordTech)—it is anticipated that billions of paperless transactional documents are set to be delivered to customers worldwide by 2015, yet today only 15% of business mail is delivered electronically. That is why now is the time for organizations to take the leap and implement digital mailbox technology – before their competitors beat them to it. Read the full press release and white paper today.

Be sure to check out the June edition of our newsletter, the Crawford Courier. It is full of must read content!