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  • When I ask clients about their IT security strategy, I am generally surprised at the responses I receive. Most of the time, they give me a list of security program elements currently in play: firewalls, vulnerability management, IDS, anti-virus, etc.

    But just as a shopping list does not constitute a three-course dinner, a list of elements is not the same as an IT security strategy.  Nor is it the most optimal place to begin building one!

    The next most common response I get, is that there is no formal, documented security strategy in place. The company simply “does its best to keep hackers out and protect against breaches”. (more…)

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    The Print Production Industry – A Marketer’s Perspective

    As a marketer, there’s nothing I enjoy better than observing brand and consumer product trends or, in marketing speak, consumer packaged goods (CPG) In the words of one of my favorite marketing gurus, Jim Joseph, “marketing is a spectator sport and we all learn by watching brands in action.” These days, in my role at Konica Minolta, my view into consumer products and brands is filtered through the lens of our clients, commercial printers and converters, who’s industry is being redefined by both consumer demands and digital trends. And while there are many trends influencing the print industry, I would argue that there are three, broad marketing trends driving much of the disruption we are witnessing today. (more…)

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    Over the years, I have adopted an ‘agile’ mindset, while earning several industry agile certifications in the process. By agile, I am referring to adopting a set of attitudes supportive of a working environment that reflects respect, collaboration, improvement and learning cycles, pride in ownership, a focus on delivering value, and the ability to adapt to change. (more…)

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    ECM Eases The Struggle With Managing Information

    , BIS Program Manager, ecm practitioner

    If you break down the ways that every business operates, you’ll realize that it’s all based on flows of information and content. We rely on data and information to make sales, pay bills, hire and onboard employees, manage their records and so much more. For as long as we can remember, our businesses have operated on the same basic manual- and paper-laden processes that are now being challenged with new technology and regulations. (more…)

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    Delivering paperwork from desk to desk, requesting written approval, manually searching for correspondence – all of these tasks are inefficient and time-consuming. Implementing a process automation solution can transform your existing routine from ineffective to exceptional.

    Process automation blends people and their work together into one streamlined performance, creating a strategic foundation for daily operations to take place, boosting productivity, simplifying collaboration and improving the quality of output. Imagine how much more work your team can get done by automating document-driven tasks from capture to routing, escalation and even tracking. Beyond conventional record-keeping activities, automation has the inherent strength to handle the most complex business functions, enabling your organization to better manage daily activities. (more…)

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    It’s Not ‘All Or Nothing’ With ECM

    , BIS Program Manager, ecm practitioner

    One of the biggest drawbacks organizations have that keep them from implementing new technologies and changes is budget. It’s the most important resource you need in order to spearhead a new project.

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    There are many different factors that need to be carefully considered and evaluated when choosing the right Content Management (CN) solution to fit your organization. One of the main things to consider is having an ECM platform that will integrate with your current ERP/legacy systems/line of business applications, and any other systems in your IT environment. Integration is key to a successful ECM adoption within your organization. It will cut down on training costs and will let people work from the systems they are familiar and comfortable with already. (more…)

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    ISTE 2017 Recap: Learning Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation

    , Manager, Government and Education Solutions

    iste-2017As an educator, my summers should be typically lighter with school sessions out. But since I represent Konica Minolta at the popular International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference each June, I get to teach administrators and educators about the latest technologies for educators we offer and hear from them about the hot issues on their minds. I recently attended ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, TX – along with about 20,000 other attendees – and learned a great deal from them myself. (more…)

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    Artificial intelligence, commonly referred to as AI, has great potential to increase efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings within the legal industry. But the ability to make decisions autonomously without any human involvement has caused concern in some legal circles as to the ethical implications. Specifically, a literal artificial decision does not apply the same critical thinking, intuition, and professional judgement traditionally practiced by a seasoned lawyer.   (more…)

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    Creating The Workplace Of The Future To Support Digital Transformation

    , Vice President, Global Client Services and Solutions

    The technology industry is buzzing with predictions about what the Workplace of the Future™ will look like. Despite the many discussions, we’re really only on the brink of truly understanding what will make up the workplace. In the past, the concept of work has been focused on units of labor or inputs and outputs. Today, technology is shifting the paradigm of work. You only have to consider the following statistics to realize the idea of work being centered on a physical place is no longer valid: [i] (more…)

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