Whitepapers

Variable Data Printing Understanding the Opportunities and Alternatives

<h6></h6> <p><img style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px" title="Capture3" border="0" alt="Capture3" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Capture3.jpg" width="190" height="241" /> The Marketing Challenge</p> <p>Marketing professionals today are faced with tremendous pressure to validate their marketing performance. According to the CMO Council, publishers of “Marketing Outlook 2007,” marketers consider measurement, improved efficiencies, and customer knowledge to be their top challenges. Over the past few years these challenges have impacted the tenure of many Chief Marketing Officers (CMO) in both B-to-B and B-to-C environments. According to a study by executive search firm Spencer Stuart, the average tenure for a CMO was down to 23 months in 2006.</p> <p>The role of the CMO has also changed over the years. Their influence on an organization, as well as the expectations by other executives, is very high. The Spencer Stuart study found that nearly three-quarters of CEOs and board members consider the marketing organization “highly influential and strategic” in the enterprise, but nearly two-thirds say that their top marketers don’t provide adequate ROI with which to gauge marketing’s true performance. The report was based on interviews with more than 1,200 senior marketers, 300 CEOs and board members, and 35 corporate recruiters.</p> <p>To be successful, marketing organizations need to implement more integrated marketing strategies and deploy tools that enable them to better track marketing ROI and performance. A key component to their marketing mix must be to leverage direct response initiatives. Direct response campaigns enable marketers to personalize their communications, track their effectiveness, and allow marketers to optimize programs when needed.</p>

HP StorageWorks X1000/X3000 Network Storage Systems

<p><img style="border-right-width: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px" title="Capture" border="0" alt="Capture" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Capture_5.jpg" width="190" height="241" /> Overview</p>

Xerox® Secure Print Your Piece of Mind for Confidential Documents

<p><img style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px" title="Capture" border="0" alt="Capture" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Capture_4.jpg" width="190" height="239" /> Xerox Has The Answer</p> <p>Use the Xerox® Secure Print feature. If you don’t want your confidential or private documents to be left in the output tray, open for viewing, or even taken by someone else, Secure Print allows you to control the print timing of your documents. You can now optimize your print solution by using a workgroup device to print all your documents, without worrying about security!</p> <p>Here’s an example: <br />You need to print your company’s product roadmap or an employee’s development plan. In the past, you may have used a personal printer to print these types of files. With Secure Print, the workgroup printer becomes your own personal printer! Print the file, and in the print Properties section, select Secure Print from the menu (this varies from device to device: see your user manual for exact instructions). Select a passcode of your choice and send the job to be printed. The job is held in the job list until you release it. At the device control panel, type in your passcode and the document prints. You control when the print takes place! Best of all, if multiple jobs are held using the same passcode,they are all released for printing at once – making it easy and quick for you to collect your jobs.</p> <p>Secure Print is typically found in the Properties, Job Type, or Output Options menu. See the user guide for details on how to use Secure Print with your workgroup product.</p> <p>Xerox Secure Print: Your solution for confidential or private documents.</p>

Power Consumption The Hidden Costs of Copiers and Printers

<p><img style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px" title="Capture" border="0" alt="Capture" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Capture_3.jpg" width="190" height="239" /> Executive Summary</p> <p>Did you know that office equipment is one of the fastest growing electricity uses in commercial buildings in North America? Office equipment consumes approximately 7% of commercial electricity or $1.8 billion in costs to businesses.</p> <p>Although many organizations are adopting greener business practices, energy consumption due to office equipment and related energy systems, including air conditioning to displace the heat generated from such equipment, is expected to rise. Reducing the amount of this electricity has important environmental and economic benefits. By choosing energy-efficient equipment, purchasers can save a substantial amount on electricity costs, as much as 95% for products such as monitors and printers.</p> <p>For organizations seeking to purchase printing equipment, understanding power consumption and the role it plays in the environment is critical to maintaining a green workplace—and can have a positive impact on the bottom line. Although many printer manufacturers’ are listening to buyers and beginning to launch products that use less energy, buyers need to understand how energy consumption works to be able to purchase a model that is best suited for their organizational needs and printing output volume.</p> <p>This white paper will explain how to accurately read printer and copier specification labels so that potential users can calculate the energy consumption the organization will use. It will also provide tips on saving energy and other ways of going green in your business environment.</p>

Expanding the MFP Ecosystem with Xerox’s Extensible Interface Platform (EIP)

<p><img style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px" title="Capture" border="0" alt="Capture" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Capture_2.jpg" width="190" height="260" /> Introduction <br />This white paper has been prepared on behalf of Xerox Corporation by Bissett Communications, publisher of The MFP Report newsletter. It updates a previous white paper (From Peripheral to Platform: MFP Software Development Tools and Xerox’s Extensible Interface Platform) released in October 2006, when Xerox announced its Extensible Interface Platform. EIP is a Web services application development environment that enables software developers to create server-based applications that seamlessly interact with Xerox multifunction printers (MFPs) in the office via the device control panel.</p> <p>Significant changes have occurred since EIP debuted, thus warranting an updated assessment. The market for MFP software tools has expanded dramatically with regard to the number of participating MFP manufacturers, the scope and level of interest among independent software vendors (ISVs), the evolution of the software tools and partnering programs, and the receptivity of businesses and sales channels to MFP-related software. At the same time, Xerox has gained substantial experience with EIP and has implemented many aspects of its partnering program that were planned but not yet implemented in 2006. This updated and expanded white paper is divided into six sections: <br /> The first section describes the relevance of MFP software platforms such as EIP from the perspective of MFP customers, software developers, MFP sales channels, and MFP vendors. <br /> The second section provides a historical overview of the MFP solutions market, highlighting the convergence between document management and MFP-based document capture as a backdrop for the development of today’s MFP software platforms. <br /> The third section considers MFP software development platforms in greater depth, including the relative merits of the two main technical approaches. Also assessed are key business considerations regarding the way vendors bring their tools to market. <br /> The fourth section provides a more detailed assessment of Xerox’s EIP, including its origins, development, components, capabilities and device dependency. Also included is a comparison of EIP to competing MFP software <br />application platforms. <br /> The fifth section focuses on Xerox’s EIP business strategy, including its partner program and go-to-market activities, and compares Xerox approach to that of key competitors. <br /> The sixth section concludes with an overall assessment of EIP, pointing to the continuing opportunities and challenges Xerox faces in the MFP solutions marketplace.</p>

HP StoreOnce: Reinventing Data Deduplication

<p><img style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px" title="Capture" border="0" alt="Capture" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Capture_1.jpg" width="190" height="238" /> Executive summary</p> <p>Rather than spending IT dollars on infrastructure and overheads, today’s businesses need their IT dollars to go toward delivering new applications to help them to be more competitive in the business they're in, help them enter new businesses, and to support business transformation. Businesses everywhere are counting on IT to deliver more value to their business. HP believes that IT has the resources to do it. The problem is, because of the sprawl of data and systems, those resources are tangled up in the overheads of legacy architectures and inflexible stacks of IT.</p> <p>Data explosion is a primary contributor to IT sprawl, inefficiency, and waste. The data growth challenge is particularly acute when looking at how much time and money customers spend in managing data protection processes and the ever growing mountain of archival and offline data. The digital data universe grew to 800 billion gigabytes in 2009, an increase of 62 percent from the 2008 figures, and it doesn’t stop there; the digital data universe is expected to grow by 44 times between 2010 and 2020.1 It’s no surprise then, that a 2010 Storage Priorities Survey. Data deduplication has emerged as one of the fastest growing datacenter technologies in recent years. With the ability to decrease redundancy and so retain typically 20x more data on disk, it continues to attract tremendous interest in response to data growth. However, implementations of first generations of deduplication technology have become extremely complex, with numerous point solutions, rigid solution stacks, scalability limitations, and fragmented heterogeneous approaches. This complexity results in increased risk, extra cost, and management overhead. reported that Enterprise storage managers list two of their three top storage priorities to be related to data protection; namely data backup and disaster recovery. Data deduplication continues to be the likeliest new technology to be added to backup operations, with 61 percent of customers in the storage priorities survey either deploying or evaluating it, and that’s on top of the 23 percent of current deduplication users.</p> <p>Data deduplication has emerged as one of the fastest growing datacenter technologies in recent years. With the ability to decrease redundancy and so retain typically 20x more data on disk, it continues to attract tremendous interest in response to data growth. However, implementations of first generations of deduplication technology have become extremely complex, with numerous point solutions, rigid solution stacks, scalability limitations, and fragmented heterogeneous approaches. This complexity results in increased risk, extra cost, and management overhead.</p> <p>This whitepaper introduces and describes StoreOnce software, next-generation deduplication technology from HP that allows for better management, higher performance, and more efficient data protection, while providing IT administrators with a cost-effective way to control unrelenting data growth.</p>

HP Personal Workstations Step-By-Step Instructions for Upgrading Windows Vista or Windows XP Systems to Windows 7

<p><img style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px" title="Capture" border="0" alt="Capture" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Capture_0.jpg" width="190" height="241" /> Introduction</p> <p>HP is committed to supporting our customer’s operating system needs. As new operating systems and service packs are introduced, HP engineering teams perform testing to verify compatibility on HP products.This allows our customers to pick the operating system and service pack which best suits their computing environment.</p> <p>This white paper discusses installing Windows 7 on selected HP products. The document provides basic instructions for the installation process. The information contained in this white paper is current as of the date of publication. It is recommended that you refer to <a href="http://www.hp.com/support">http://www.hp.com/support</a> for the most current files.</p> <p>These instructions are provided as a courtesy for customers upgrading to Windows 7.</p> <p>If you need help using a Microsof®t Windows® 7 DVD that was not obtained through the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program from HP, contact Microsoft: <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help">http://windows.microso... Microsoft supports the Windows 7 software under Microsoft warranty terms. However, HP continues to support your PC hardware under the terms of your PC's limited warranty.</p> <p>If you received a Windows 7 Upgrade DVD through the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program from HP and you need assistance beyond these instructions, please contact HP by visiting www.hp.com/go/contacthp.</p> <p>HP recommends that you back up all user data and burn or locate your system recovery disks before beginning any upgrade or re-installation.</p> <p>List of Tested Systems</p> <p>The following HP Personal Workstations are supported for upgrade to Windows 7.</p> <p>Personal Workstations</p> <p>HP Z400 Workstation</p> <p>HP Z600 Workstation</p> <p>HP Z800 Workstation</p> <p>HP xw4600 Workstation</p> <p>HP xw6600 Workstation</p> <p>HP xw8600 Workstation</p> <p>HP xw9400 Workstation</p>

GREEN IS GOOD Duplicators and Inkjet Printers Provide Environmentally Friendly Alternatives to Toner-Based Printers and Copiers

<p><img style="border-right-width: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px" title="Capture" border="0" alt="Capture" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Capture.jpg" width="190" height="241" /> Concern about the environment has become a focal point for consumers and business alike. Issues ranging from global warming to renewable energy resources, water quality, recycling, and green building are no longer topics of discussion only among scientists or environmental protection agencies—they have become part of mainstream conversation all over the world.</p> <p>Initiatives like the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™, and ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, also serve to promote energy conservation and green practices. The Academy Award-winning movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” placed the issue of global warming squarely on tens of thousands of theater and television screens, spurring even greater interest in protecting the environment.</p> <p>Companies looking to go green are examining every facet of their operations. The good news is that they can choose advanced printing technologies that offer conserve energy, reduce waste, and utilize environmentally friendly inks—and do their part to help protect the environment.</p> <p>Saving energy is not only good for business, it’s good for the planet. Energy consumption, including production of electricity, has a strong correlation to many environmental issues. Global warming is just one of those concerns.</p>

Communication Color: Redefining the World of Full Color

<p><img style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px" title="Capture" border="0" alt="Capture" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Capture_12.png" width="190" height="241" /> Overview</p> <p>We live in a world full of color. Research clearly indicates that color has tremendous power to add impact to communications, boosting recall and influencing opinion. Studies done by Pantone® and the internationally recognized Pantone Institute indicate that “consumers are up to 78% more likely to remember a word or phrase printed in color than in black and white… when color is combined with the written word, it impacts consumers with the triple whammy of greater recall, recognition, and attention.”</p> <p>Other research backs up these findings. A study by CAP Ventures discovered that full color variable documents also enhanced customer loyalty and retention, generating 34 percent faster response rates, a 48 percent increase in repeat orders, and a 32 percent increase in overall revenues. According to the Institute for Color Research, up to 90 percent of subconscious judgments about a person, environment, or item are based on color alone.</p> <p>Given these statistics, there is little wonder that, within the domain of copiers and printers, full color technologies offer significant opportunities for growth. Currently, there are 40,000 full color hardware placements and 20 billion copies being generated annually according to CAP Ventures, and these numbers are expected to grow significantly over the next two years.</p> <p>However, the full color playing field has become crowded with a proliferation of players, prices, and products. This array of choices can make the decision on choosing the most appropriate full color technology a confusing and challenging assignment.</p>

Global Records Compliance: What You Need to Know

<p><img style="border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; display: inline; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px" title="Capture2" border="0" alt="Capture2" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Capture2_0.png" width="190" height="241" /> IDC OPINION <br />After the global economic and geopolitical turmoil of the past two and a half years, increased regulatory oversight is expected to become the norm. Organizations therefore need to be cognizant of their obligations and execute plans to manage information consistent with the records management, data retention, and data protection requirements across the countries in which they operate. Corporate written policies should address local requirements, keeping in mind that data protection implies obligations to (1) enforce the smart deletion of data and convenience copies as well as (2) prevent the destruction of critical business records due to legal and regulatory mandates. Written policies should also anticipate and plan for potential cross-border data transfer issues that may arise from these data protection and data retention (legal and regulatory) obligations.</p> <p>Organizations should also have technical protocols in place to enforce these written policies. Operational service-level and cost objectives also demand that organizations seek ways to realize leverage and to have the ability to enforce policies consistently across multiple media and application types. </p> <p>Adopting a global records management, data retention, and data protection framework and employing technology to enforce these policies into technical protocols will provide cost efficiencies and risk mitigation benefits.</p> <p>IN THIS WHITE PAPER <br />This IDC White Paper discusses the impact of the critical records management, data retention, and data protection regulations across key geographies (namely, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia). It concludes with recommendations for developing global information governance best practices. Readers should note that providing legal and regulatory information is not legal advice. IDC does not provide legal advice. Readers should consult with their legal counsel experts accordingly.</p>

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