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In today’s world of instant gratification, it is really hard to be patient. Rather than walking down the hall to talk to your colleague, you can email them from 20 feet away and then march down the hall 15 minutes later to say “didn’t you get my email?”. In the information age, most of us have forgotten what it’s like to not be instantly connected whether we are on vacation, in a restaurant and now even on planes. It has largely destroyed our ability to be patient.
Parenting and your print MIS have many characteristics in common. They are both long-term investments that essentially never end. There is great potential combined with great frustration and common stages that you will pass through before feeling any sense of accomplishment – always in retrospect.
Do you approach change as an incremental, keep everyone comfortable manner? Or do you see how much the external conditions have changed while your company has stayed still? Is your print software able to support your current and future business needs?
Let’s get one thing perfectly clear, you DO NOT invest in print software to run your business as it is today. The whole point of software is to enable you to run your business differently - creating more efficiency.
Twenty years ago when we described the function of marketing we would have started with terms like “creative” and “messaging.” Then we would have talked about distribution channels for getting these creative assets and messages out to the target audiences, primarily consisting of print, TV, and radio.
Every business owner has ideas, plans, and a vision for what they want their company to become. There is never a shortage of ideas; there is a severe lack of execution. Good project management can convert more of your ideas to reality through a disciplined execution process that annoys most people involved (especially impatient, attention deficit prone business owners).
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Viki Solutions' Vproof Online Proofing Integrated with OpenText Media Management to Optimize Approval Workflows
CHILI Publish to Make its Dscoop Debut in DC
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EFI Self-Serve Print Products Now Available with Canon MFPs
RIT’s School of Media Sciences receives donation of cutting-edge print software solutions
Web-to-Print Workflow Webinar Presented by Enfocus and Aleyant to Show Powerful Benefits of Marrying Switch and Pressero
Caldera Heralds New Era of Production Efficiency with Nexio
Allegra Network Chooses Award-Winning Avanti Slingshot from Ricoh
callas software to publicly show all-new pdfChip at CeBIT
Crawford Technologies PRO Transform Plus Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle WebCenter Content 11g
Pitney Bowes’s Spectrum Technology Platform to Optimize Kering’s Customer Data Management
With Objectif Lune’s Capture OnTheGo, carry your forms, not the paper!
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PTI Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation
Published: December 10, 2014
As part of a Print Software video series, we are asking web-to-print vendors about three important topics; integration, mobile, and implementation. Forrest Leighton from PTI describes Marcom Central's vision around integration, mobile, and implementation.
PageDNA Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation
Published: November 26, 2014
As part of a Print Software video series, we are asking web-to-print vendors about three important topics; integration, mobile, and implementation. Steve Enstad from PageDNA describes PageDNA's company's and product's vision around integration, mobile, and implementation.
Transitioning Your Print MIS
Published: November 14, 2014
Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about what printers need to bring to the table in a Print MIS transition project.
Workflow Innovation a Hot Topic
Published: October 27, 2014
Cary Sherburne interviews Kevin Horey, VP & GM of Workflow & Solutions at Xerox. They talk workflow innovations, what Xerox has to offer with their products, and what makes workflow a hot topic.