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Book Printing - The Remaking of an Industry

Book printing dates back to the invention of movable type in the fourteenth century. It has undergone surprisingly few process changes in the intervening centuries—rotary letter presses in the industrial revolution, lithography, and more recently, digital printing. Profound changes in the publishing industry, however, are shaking up the book supply chain as never before and remaking how, when, and where books are printed.

Direct mail and catalogues

Although pioneered more than a century ago, direct mail remains a trusted marketing strategy in large part because it is measurable. Printed direct mail is being transformed in response to online and mobile media and changing consumer habits.

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The Evolution of Printing in a Connected World

Multi-channel Communications – Print-based advertising and publishing is rapidly being adapted to a world dominated by multichannel communications.

InfoTrends white paper: Key Trends in Customer Communication Management

This document highlights key customer communication trends and opportunities for print service providers serving the corporate market, as identified by InfoTrends’ recent research study entitled Understanding Vertical Markets in Western Europe: Corporate Communication Requirements.

Time to promote the true value of print

Print is not an easy business. It is becoming increasingly complex beyond that of just a commodity proposition. However, offering integrated value-added services requires new talent within a business – and this is becoming more and more expensive due to the level of expertise.

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The evolution of the book industry

This whitepaper looks at the implications for European Book Manufacturers and Printers.

Offset to Inkjet - The Bridge to Digital for European Book Manufacturers

This white paper is written for the management team in businesses that manufacture books. It describes existing and emerging opportunities in the book marketplace, which is changing as a result of trends related to texbooks, consumer purchase patterns, electronic books, self-publishing and digital Print On-Demand technologies.

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Vendor Landscape: Managed Print Services, a report by Quocirca

This report, by analyst firm Quocirca, analyses the current landscape for Managed Print Services and identifies Ricoh as a 'market leader' - a vendor that leads the market "in both strategic vision and depth of service offering. Leaders have made significant investments in their service portfolio and infrastructure and are supported by strong delivery capabilities.”

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Invoicing electronically can save up to 70%

Ricoh has commissioned independent research from quocirca into the electronic invoicing market. Why is it failing? What’s going to change? Ricoh’s i-Invoicing managed service is perfectly positioned to help organisations cut the costs associated with processing paper-based invoices. It can also increase the effectiveness of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable departments.

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The Ricoh Process Efficiency Index

This whitepaper, conducted in partnership with independent research firm, Coleman Parkes, examines cost and impact of business critical document processes across Europe and identifies where improvements can be made.

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Economist Intelligence Whitepaper

Gearing for growth: Future drivers of corporate productivity: This whitepaper examines what steps businesses in all sectors are taking to improve productivity, especially in the current economic climate.

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Managed Print and Document Services for Controlling Today's - and Tomorrow's - Information Costs

This whitepaper explores the opportunities of managed document services, and the cost and impact of not managing your documents effectively.

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Managing Documents for Success in the New Business Information Paradigm

This research reveals how document workflow initiatives are increasingly being identified as one of the last untapped areas of the IT infrastructure to deliver significant productivity enhancements.

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Document Governance Index

This whitepaper provides insight into document management, how it is governed in Europe and how it fits in today’s economic and technological climate.

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Secure Document Governance

This whitepaper paper examines how European business leaders are managing security within the specific context of document governance.

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Sustainable Document Governance

This whitepaper examines how European business leaders are managing sustainability within the specific context of document governance and where it fits in with today’s economic and technological agenda.

Pruning costs by going green

Why do many well-known companies have green policies and practices? One reason is it's sound business sense: you can save a lot of money by focusing on the basics, which include saving energy, water and waste; measuring to find out where the greatest savings opportunities are and to see if progress is in line with expectations; and always looking to build on what you learn.

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