For Bob Wright, the true joy of his job as assistant vice president, Print and Distribution, at Unum Global Programs, comes from helping his company’s business leaders do their jobs better. During the 32 years he has spent with the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based provider of disability, life and voluntary insurance products, Wright has moved his department away from the mindset of simply waiting for jobs to arrive, and reshaped it into a genuine business unit for the company.
In my conversations with managers across the country, one challenge constantly surfaces: justifying the resources (people, budgets and equipment) needed to run an excellent operation. This is one of the biggest challenges that I face too, but over time I've learned ways to be successful in acquiring these necessary resources.
Now in its 18th year, the On Demand Conference and Exposition tried something new this time when it moved south of the Mason-Dixon line to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Not everyone was happy with the results. Though some exhibits were packed at intervals, others were not so busy. Perhaps the absence of key companies like Xerox, Kodak, Presstek and Standard caused some potential attendees to skip this year's event. Or maybe D.C. was too far for the Northeast day trippers who attended previous years' shows in Philadelphia, Boston and New York.
At the 2011 National Postal Forum (NPF), InfoPrint Solutions will be showcasing its new Managed Automated Document Factory (ADF) Services, the industry's first managed workflow service powered by the cloud.
Ricoh realigned its production print resources with the formation of Ricoh Production Print Solutions (RPPS), incorporating InfoPrint Solutions and the Ricoh Production Printing Business Group’s marketing and planning resources from Japan. The organization will reportedly provide a more effective and efficient approach in a competitive marketplace.
Last week, the On Demand Conference and Exposition completed its 2011 run at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The venue itself ended up being part of the story because it contributed to the event feeling more like a conference with an exhibit hall, rather than a trade show with an education track
Portland General Electric (PGE) recently moved a step closer to its goal of providing transpromo communications to customers when it installed two InfoPrint Solutions (IPS) 5000 color digital ink-jet printers in its in-plant.
INTERQUEST has announced an impressive lineup of presenters for its 2010 Digital Printing in Government and Higher Education Forum, to take place in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, November 17 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.
Any in-plant manager lucky enough to be in Chicago last month for Graph Expo got to witness some significant developments in the world of graphic arts. Dubbed “The Inkjet Graph Expo” by some, the show featured more inkjet technology than most in-plant managers had ever seen in one place.