September 21, 2012

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: September 21, 2012

Can you believe we are about to change into Fall? As the last days of Summer wind down the print and mail industry is ramping up for a busy trade show season. Top of mind for many in the industry is GRAPH EXPO, but there are other shows like IBM Information OnDemand and Document Strategy Forum that will also engage the transactional document print and archive industries. As we cross into 4Q other the outlook for 2013 and the needs of our organizations and customers are also getting a lot of focus.

With that in mind we have pulled some interesting articles that might just help you assess what you need to see in Chicago at GRAPH EXPO, a question about your critical turning point, why Cross-media needs Print and a digital mailbox services that has turned away from a cloud hosting environment.

There is also some exciting news coming from Crawford Technologies next week. We have been busy back in our R&D department and have new announcements early next week. 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 share some of our latest innovations and what we will be demonstrating at GRAPH EXPO 2012.

Have you discovered The Printerverse at GRAPH EXPO 2012? If not, check our page and 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.

*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?


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

Graph Expo Highlights (via DPS Magazine)—if you are looking for what you might want to see at GRAPH EXPO 2012 this October 7-10 in Chicago, DPS Magazine has you covered.

What’s Your “Critical Turning Point” 1:1 Technology? (via The Digital Nirvana)—this thoughtful article from Heidi Tolliver-Walker asks readers for input on 1:1 printing and what stands out as a critical turning point. Have thoughts on the subject, make sure you drop a comment by this article and check out the humorous “we have all been there” story from Heidi.

Cross-media needs print as its first point of contact (via PrintWeek) —with all of the digital channels and interaction points out in the market today, does print still have a place to engage the public? Follow the link to this article to find out how print continues to be a necessary part of first contact with the outside world.

Digital Post shuns cloud for mail service (via IT News) —today the move to Cloud technologies seems to be the next big pushing in applications and storage. However, there are some areas of the business world that are still opting out of Cloud technologies. For many it will be a surprise that one such business is a Digital Mailbox Service set to take a strong hold in the Australian market. Find out why they are shying away from a Cloud infrastructure.

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.