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2017 eNewsletters
July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:A gentle reminder, if you haven’t had more than enough of voting recently (elections, Eurovision, Love Island!)...
Talking heads
The Fujitsu Information Capture Conference saw an expert roundtable discussion on Digital Transformation and how it will impact on the information...
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:It’s hard to believe it, but nominations for the 2017 DM Awards are now open...
A revolution in bank scanning
PDFs, office documents, e-mails and texts are everywhere. Most organisations recognise the need to classify and organise these asset types...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to our April eNewsletter, which includes an interview with Peter Ortmanns of IRIS on the importance of partnerships to business success...
A revolution in bank scanning
Emmedi's 4Cheque software has become the most time-saving and cost-effective way to scan and manage all bank documents - including cheques - from a single device...
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to our April eNewsletter, which includes an interview with Peter Ortmanns of IRIS on the importance of partnerships to business success...
The home straight
Despite the widespread use of high-speed scanners in mortgage document processing, throughput has been tended to be limited by the significant volume of variable-sized and multiple-formatted items that require...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to our March eNewsletter, which includes a news item from M-Files focused on a worrying but perhaps not uncommon prediction: that enterprises are in danger of drowning in the ever-growing mass of information...
Faster access to film and fiche
Converting microfilm or microfiche slides and aperture cards into digital files is becoming one of the most time-saving and cost-effective ways of ensuring valuable records...
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to our February eNewsletter, which includes an interesting update on the state of play in making the UK health service ‘paperless at the point of delivery’, as was envisaged in 2013 by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt....
Paperless NHS: the slow revolution
Most NHS trusts claim to be making good progress in the drive to deliver digital systems, says Ryan Jordan of data centre company 4D
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to our first eNewsletter of 2017, which includes a thought provoking piece from Solarwinds’ Kong Yang looking at the growth in Cloud storage...
Storage wars
How does Cloud storage really compare to more traditional physical storage? Kong Yang of SolarWinds explores the advantages and disadvantages of both...
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2016 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Our last eNewsletter of the year comes just a couple of weeks after the 2016 DM Awards, so the memory of our tenth annual ceremony is still fresh in our minds...
The Challenge of Digital Obsolescence
EASY Software's Howard Frear has been thinking about how changes in recording media can affect the big problem of business archiving
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Our November eNewsletter includes an interview with a Document Manager regular, AIIM’s chief evangelist John Mancini. One of the reasons John gets so much coverage in our pages is that he is always guaranteed to stir up....
The right tool for the job
The digitisation of patient records has become increasingly popular recently. As David Wilkinson of Storetec explains, with important information being captured and immediately availability to staff, this is an essential facility for any practice
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This edition of our eNewsletter includes a very unusual contributed article - not from a vendor, but an end user, talking in alarmingly honest terms about the process that his business went through in selecting a DM supplier for the first time....
The right tool for the job
Rokas Radziunas is Process Improvement Manager at Canadian oil industry manufacturer Triple D Bending. Here he shares his personal experiences of the ups and downs of selecting a document management system for the first time...
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of our Document Manager eNewsletter includes a thought-provoking piece from Iron Mountain’s Gavin Siggers looking at the potential impact on IT strategy of the upcoming European Commission’s...
Human resourceful
David Wilkinson of Storetec examines the issues - and potential benefits - involved in moving towards a 'paper-lite' HR function...
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of our Document Manager eNewsletter includes a thought-provoking piece from Iron Mountain’s Gavin Siggers looking at the potential impact on IT strategy of the upcoming European Commission’s...
People and paper: the well-intentioned threat of data protection and privacy
Gavin Siggers, Director of Professional Services at Iron Mountain, examines some of the data and information management issues surrounding the European Commission's...
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:After what feels like an interminable build-up - and more than a few false starts - I am delighted to be able to finally announce that the DM Awards 2016 is ...
E-forms: are you missing a trick?
Advances in electronic forms could offer significant benefits to organisations trying to remove...
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:According to a fascinating Analysis piece in this issue of our e-Newsletter (‘Smart MFPS on the rise), barely a third of European companies are planning for a ‘digital world’ - despite more and more...
Taking capture step by step
Ashley Keil, Sales Director at ibml, argues in favour of a multi-step approach to transactional scanning processes
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:We find ourselves, as this e-newsletter is being prepared for distribution, on the verge of announcing the DM Awards 2016 - this will be the tenth year of our awards ceremony, and we have some big plans to mark this anniversary...
Signed, sealed, delivered
Contracts are a critical success factor in today's business environment, contributing...
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Is your business wasting two months of every year because of inefficient document processes? It sounds absurd, but that is the finding of a recent IDC research study highlighted in our news pages in this issue...
Serving the next generation of ECM users
Delivering 'content in context' will be key for ECM businesses as a variety of factors...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Can it be true at last? Is the wider world really becoming aware of the benefits of going paper-free, after so many years of the phrase seeming like a ‘holy grail’ to the DM/ECM industry?...
Agents of change
The insurance industry is undergoing a 'digital transformation', says Sabine Holocher...
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Operating on a fragmented scanning and document capture infrastructure is a stark reality for many enterprises today. Often companies have legacy scanning and capture solutions due to the purchase of point solutions by...
Time to change platform
Standardising on one platform for scanning and capture can reduce operational costs...
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Our last e-newsletter of 2015 includes an interview with AIIM’s John Mancini, who always manages to articulate the direction of the industry in a way that makes for fascinating reading...
Evolve or die?
Records and Information Managers are struggling to survive in consumer focused businesses,...
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2015 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Our first e-newsletter of 2016 includes news from Epson that suggests that we are still a long way from achieving the much-vaunted 'paperless workplace'. And despite the fact...
Outsourced DM is (nearly) always a good idea
EASY Software UK's Howard Frear believes that the move to outsource Document Management...
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Another year, another hugely successful DM Awards at London's Hotel Russell: I have to thank everyone who attended as well as our own team behind the scenes for making it such a terrific event...
The big issue
Nik Stanbridge, VP Marketing, Arkivum argues that many enterprises simply do not fully...
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:It is not often that an article in Document Manager is split into two parts, but that is what we've had to do in order to accommodate 'The smarter way to work', which begins...
Five ways to transform financial services applications
Dan Lucarini of ibml suggests five 'transformative benefits' of intelligent document...
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the DM magazine e-newsletter includes a heartfelt plea from EASY Software's Howard Frear to take a long hard look at how we all use email...
EDRM in health care: the next step
Use of established technologies to solve patient information problems in NHS Trusts is viable...
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:By the time you read this edition of our e-newsletter, voting will be open for this year's DM Award winners - it really doesn't seem like nearly a year since the last event! The finalists have been announced...
The patient approach
The UK government continues to press for a paperless NHS, but Dr Vijay Magon of CCube Solutions...
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of our e-Newsletter includes a fascinating and timely reminder from EASY Software's Howard Frear that, while we within our industry tend to assume that everybody...
No time to relax
Document management is still not on everyone's 'Must-Have' list, argues Howard Frear, Director of Sales and Marketing, EASY Software UK.
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:It doesn't seem like any time at all since I was last donning my cummerbund and cuff-links for the 2014 DM Awards, yet here I am announcing the dates for this year's voting....
Meta is better
Understanding the importance of metadata is crucial for 'next generation' Information Management...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Multi-channel capture is a phrase that has been bandied around for a number of years now, ever since business leaders realised that there is as much useful....
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere
Markus Pichler, Director of Solutions at ABBYY, discusses the growth of compliance-led multi-channel capture processes
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The biggest news in the industry as this edition of our newsletter is being finalised is the proposed acquisition of Kofax by Lexmark....
Preservation order
Compliance, by its very nature, can only go one way, but some companies still falsely believe that they can demonstrate after...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the DM e-newsletter contains some fascinating reading for anyone interested in the future of the sector: EASY Software's Howard Frear takes a look at the trends affecting the industry,...
Continental drift
As we look to 2015, asks Sabine Holocher of PFU, is it worth revisiting the question, 'Will Europe go completely paperless'?
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:One of the key items in this edition our our e-Newsletter is the 'Who's winning in the paper wars?' feature from our good friends at AIIM (www.aiim.org).The annual Paper Wars research...
Who's winning in the paper wars?
Hot on the heels of their recent 'Paper Wars 2014' research study, Doug Miles,...
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the first Document Manager eNewsletter of 2015 - and many thanks to the many readers who took the time to contact us after our last edition with their thoughts...
Compliance - raising standards
Dr Vijay Magon, Managing Director of CCube Solutions, explains how regulatory...
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2014 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to the December issue of the Document Manager e-Newsletter, which as ever features a broad selection of editorial content covering the entire gamut of document/content...
Think big, start small
Bill Jones of ibml discusses the best approach to standardising on a single scan/capture platform...
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to our November e-Newsletter, coming hot on the heels of last month's DM Awards 2014, which was our biggest and best night yet...
Growing pains
Tom Williams, Consultant Paediatrician at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB)...
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to our October e-Newsletter, which this month boasts an embarrassment of one-to-one interviews...
The vital asset for today's government, part 2
In the first of a two-part in-depth analysis, Sean Tang, Vice President of International Business at Laserfiche, summarises a recent white paper looking at ECM deployments in government functions
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to our September e-Newsletter, which as ever covers a wide selection of DM/ECM-related topics...
More than just a scanner company
The PFU Fujitsu International Channel Conference (ICC) was originally intended to run over three years: 2014...
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:I want to begin with another reminder about this year's DM Awards: nominations are open now – go to www.dmawards.com to see the full list of categories and to let us know which products or companies you feel have gone the extra mile for your business this year.
Gathering intelligence
Ashley Keil of ibml describes how Big Data challenges can be addressed via Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR) technologies
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The biggest news as this issue of the Document Manager newsletter was....
The Virtual Reality of Big Data
Scanning medical records can ensure the NHS makes best use of historic information - DM Magazine speaks to a selection of users....
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:This issue of the DM e-newsletter includes an in-depth report from the recent Kofax Transform event in San Diego....
The Virtual Reality of Big Data
Getting the best out of a SaaS approach should not mean putting all your eggs in one basket, argues Tony Cheung, CTO at EASY Software
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:More acquisitions in our news pages this month, as mailroom giants Neopost take over Data Capture Solutions (DCS)....
The Virtual Reality of Big Data
The true value of Big Data comes when it is transformed into Big Intelligence, argues Michiel von der Crone, Field Advisory Services Team Director, EMEA, CommVault
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:In recent weeks DM Magazine has been a guest at the annual conferences of both IRIS (in Brussels) and Kofax (in San Diego)...
Seven good reasons to automate Accounts Payable
The Accounts Payable process can be difficult to tame, but it is well worth the effort, explains Thomas S. Senger, Senior Vice President, EMEA Software & Solutions at Kofax
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Perhaps the biggest news story at the moment (discounting flooding and the Winter Olympics!) is the newly announced merger between Dicom and Spigraph...
In praise of baby steps
Tony Cheung, Chief Technology Officer at EASY Software (UK) plc, explains why perfection shouldn't always be your target...
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the first Document Manager e-newsletter of 2014 - our New Year's resolution is to continue to grow our readership after a phenomenally successful first year!...
Is SharePoint too IT-focused?
Doug Miles, Director of Market Intelligence for AIIM, the global community of information management professionals, looks at enterprise use of Microsoft SharePoint and asks 'Why is SharePoint still a DM solution driven mainly by the CIO?'...
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2013 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment: So we approach the end of 2013, and the inevitable ‘looking back over the year’ begins. In the DM/ECM industry we’ve seen a surprisingly positive period, I’d say, in which businesses have increasingly recognised the ROI...
Going, going gone: How close are we to the paperless workplace?
IT vendors have been claiming since the 1990s that automation was about to make paper redundant for routine tasks. Doug Miles of AIIM's Market Intelligence division explores what business needs to do to make the paperless workplace a reality...
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Another year, another DM Awards ceremony: it was great to see so many new and emerging technology companies in attendance at this year's event alongside the established 'big players' in the market...
Business as usual
Eastman Kodak in the USA announced in September that it was exiting 'Chapter 11' bankruptcy, and as part of that strategy the Document Imaging (and Personal Imaging) businesses were to be spun off to the UK Kodak Pension Plan as a new business entity, Kodak Alaris. DM Editor David Tyler finds out more...
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment: This edition of the Document Manager newsletter comes hot on the heels of the DM Awards 2013, which saw nearly 200 of the industry's leading lights come together under one roof to celebrate all that is innovative and interesting...
Microsoft at the cloud tipping point
The SharePoint world is at a significant tipping point, argues John Mancini of AIIM: customers are moving into a hybrid world, with some organisations moving to the cloud, some sticking with on-premise and most opting for a hybrid solution...
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the August edition of the Document Manager e-newsletter, where we are thinking big - Big Data, that is! Jeff Mills of Xenos Actuate offers an indispensable 'cut out and keep' Top Ten things to think about...
Expert ease
Dean Woolliscroft of Spigraph UK examines how organisations can maximise the value they get from the channel by exploiting their pool of solutions experts...
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment: As we swelter in the intense heat (only occasionally relieved by torrential rain, as is usual for British Summertime!), it is hard to look ahead to October - but that is what we are doing right now at DM Magazine, as we are already...
Scan more, print less
Small businesses can save money by replacing their 'print and copy culture' with intelligent document scanning, according to a recent white paper produced on behalf of PFU Fujitsu. DM Magazine takes a closer look at the figures...
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment: We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to our first edition; thank you to all those who took the time to let us know how much you liked it! If you have a colleague who would also find it relevant, do of course feel free...
Does EDM do what it says on the tin?
Do the benefits achieved as a result of implementing document management technologies actually match the intended aims set out beforehand? Howard Frear of EASY Software UK looks at the results of a recent survey of their worldwide customer base...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment: The document and content management industry is an ever-changing sector, and this is illustrated by two items in this, our first e-newsletter...
Hidden treasures
Using technology to discover and extract usable information from unstructured data is helping to realise tangible benefits for businesses across all sectors, explains Dr. Vijay Magon of CCube Solutions...
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment: The document and content management industry is an ever-changing sector, and this is illustrated by two items in this, our first e-newsletter...
Finding a solution for lost documents
New office scanners from Xerox Documate range aim to reduce document losses...
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