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Robert Godwin on Hiring a Developer Does Not Get You Good Software:
Mr.Meyers letter is quite a proposal, almost romantic!
 

Mark Myers on Hiring a Developer Does Not Get You Good Software:
Re-hiring a developer does not get you good software Well, this is definitely a subject that is very close to my heart and I found the article extremely interesting as it clearly illustrates and highlights all the features I tried to include whe
 

John Leininger on GenXers Are Taking Over Print: Now What?:
Heidi, I have judged many print competition and I can tell you that if I am looking at production color is only one component. Color has almost become a constant for printers with so much control now. Bindery has to do more with individual set-up
 

Martin Bailey on Packaging and Labels: Is Technology the Primary Driver for Change?:
Great, thanks Dave. Looking forward to it!
 

David L. Zwang on Packaging and Labels: Is Technology the Primary Driver for Change?:
Martin. You are absolutely spot on. If we look at digital document publishing, it was the developments in design and prepress that really helped drive the actual print technology development. We will be addressing just those requirements that will fu
 

Martin Bailey on Packaging and Labels: Is Technology the Primary Driver for Change?:
If I can say this without understating the challenges remaining for digital print in packaging and label: the actual print step is usually not the biggest hurdle to overcome; all the rest of the workflow also needs to adapt to many more, much shorter
 

Dharminder Biharie on Packaging and Labels: Is Technology the Primary Driver for Change?:
Hi David, But the big difference is today: platform business driven companies who have graphics arts history. Some of them will outperform the traditional ones. The world has changed. The "old" way of doing things is under pressure. Look at hotel
 

David L. Zwang on Packaging and Labels: Is Technology the Primary Driver for Change?:
You can use digital technology to reduce cost, or to add value. This is something we have seen repeated time and time again. There will undoubtedly be many cases of both as we move further into the realm of digital packaging....
 

Dharminder Biharie on Packaging and Labels: Is Technology the Primary Driver for Change?:
Hello David, I think the most printers will confuse the business plan with a business model to make digital packaging business. The opportunity is definitive there. Only you need to unlock the potential. Digital has always been there to solve a
 

Amy Watson on Redtie Releases its Lowest Priced Entry Point for Web To Print :
its really awesome to know that most of the web to print solution providers are tend to reduce the price of printing, which finally urge end user to come online for their printing news.
 

Robert Godwin on Hunkeler Innovationdays: Off to a Great Start:
Cary, Interesting observation of the 'ecosystem' between print manufacturing and finishing. Now, about those scantily clad dancers...
 

David L. Zwang on Packaging and Labels: Is Technology the Primary Driver for Change?:
Hi Chris I totally understand your point and concern. Suppliers are looking for the growth areas, and packaging and 'industrial print' (definition to come...) are the prime targets. One of the reasons I decided to take the Label and Packaging sectio
 

chris jordan on Packaging and Labels: Is Technology the Primary Driver for Change?:
Hi David, your article is one that is exercising many minds particularly suppliers. Since the early 90's with EFI I have participated in the many changes in digital presses. The number of suppliers targeting packaging and labels is far beyond that of
 

Chuck Werninger on Clemson University: Contributing to the Printing Industry Talent Pool:
Keep up the great work, Dr. Walker. We're trying to encourage our students to investigate modern printing careers and need vibrant graphics education programs like yours to teach them what they'll need to know. Without a steady stream of excited new
 

Michael Jahn on Software Focus: Staying on Main Street:
Great of you to share Jen! While I might agree that a Print MIS developer might try an avoid adding an a Laundry API, I do think there is a valid argument for the enabling modules / support for things that may not have been "why you purchased".
 

Robert Godwin on Software Focus: Staying on Main Street:
Jen- Good advice as usual. Do one thing and do it well is better for software design. Trying to be a 'Jack of all trades' leads to being a master of none. Dealing with MS Dynamics 365 is an example of how multiple systems with very similar capabili
 

Murray Oles on Hiring a Developer Does Not Get You Good Software:
Printers and prepress companies have been writing software for decades. Some are better than others. Since the mid 1980s the industry has defined its competitive advantage largely through process automation. When it comes to the quality of software
 

Robert Godwin on Hiring a Developer Does Not Get You Good Software:
Surprised that Agile development has not been mentioned. Only way to go. My team consists of 4 domestic (US) developers plus developers on staff and remotely located both in the US and Europe. Without Sprints and Scrum Masters continuous deployment (
 

Louis Caron on Hiring a Developer Does Not Get You Good Software:
I have spent years on both sides of the software development discussion. The one thing that I have learned is program coding is the easy part. The hard part is the design and that requires ownership by the users. Users writing specs, in my experie
 

Jennifer Matt on Hiring a Developer Does Not Get You Good Software:
Another comment came in through email that I think is worth noting here. Look around your business. Do you have mission critical software that has a single point of failure? I'm not talking about servers, I'm talking about the fact that there is (
 

Jennifer Matt on Hiring a Developer Does Not Get You Good Software:
Chris, This is why assembling pieces of software to solve a unique business challenge is more interesting to developers. It gives them more diverse experience with more technologies. For example, when customers have a unique w2p challenge that c
 

chris jordan on Hiring a Developer Does Not Get You Good Software:
Great article by Jen. Like her I try to talk printers out of building their own software. It is not too difficult to build the first version of an application, but developers get bored very quickly and are motivated by the latest tech, not supporting
 

Harvey Hirsch on Even the Digital Media Markets are Changing in The Third Wave:
This is nothing new, Joe. In the past creative people went to their printers to get ideas for their clients. Now creative people go to the internet as they think print has lost relevance. Sadly, the print industry has tried all sorts of chicanery lik
 

Wayne Lynn on Even the Digital Media Markets are Changing in The Third Wave:
Dr Joe, not only are some of us in the printing industry not getting it right but now we're seeking the "experts" in digital media misinterpreting trends and events. One point to emphasize here: if you can't figure out where to position your company
 

David L. Zwang on Packaging and Labels: Is The Next Big Thing Already Here?:
Hi Chris.. I absolutely plan to address costs, drivers, limitations, etc. Stay tuned!
 

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