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Thursday, 14 January 2016 00:00

Lasefiche EMPOWER Event Continues to Grow

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LONG BEACH, CA – It was good to return to the Laserfiche EMPOWER Conference this year after a three-year hiatus. Last time I had the opportunity to attend was 2012. I had planned to go in 2013, but a snowstorm changed that. Since that 2012 event, I haven't really had a chance to connect with the Laserfiche executive team. And there have been big changes to that team over that time. In 2013, Tom Wayman, VP of marketing and product strategy, died. The next year, his mother and company founder and CEO Nien-Ling Wacker passed away. (Both had awards named after them that were presented at this year's conference.) Nien-Ling's husband Chris Wacker has taken over as CEO, with CTO Karl Chan having added president to his title. In 2014, Laserfiche named Thomas Phelps IV as its VP of corporate strategy and marketing. During the last few years, Laserfiche has…
Friday, 23 October 2015 00:00

Lexmark Looking for a Buyer

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Today, Lexmark announced that its Board of Directors has "authorized the exploration of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value." After the announcement was made, Lexmark's stock rose more than 6% (as of this posting), lifting the company's market cap to $2.1B. This is not that great of a valuation for a company that bills itself as a "$3.7B global technology company that includes a $1.5B Higher Value Solutions business comprised of Enterprise Software (ES) and Managed Print Services (MPS)." That Enterprise Software business, of course, includes Perceptive, Kofax, ReadSoft, Brainware, and some other ECM-focused companies that have been rolled up since 2010. Most recently, Lexmark acquired Kofax for $1B in a somewhat surprising deal. It followed up by appointing Kofax CEO Reynolds Bish as president of Lexmark ES, which has about a $700M annual run rate. Unfortunately, investors were less than thrilled with the guidance Lexmark presented for its overall…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 00:00

Is There HV Potential for Capture with Mobile Devices?

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Here's a preview of an article that scheduled to run in tomorrow's (Oct. 16) edition of DIR: scanPAD is a German startup that has created a new apparatus designed to enable smartphones to act as document scanners, mini photo studios, and even overhead projectors. According to a press sheet, the scanPAD leverages patent-pending nanotechnology to hold and stabilize smartphones, as well as documents. Shaped like a desklamp (see image), the scanPAD holds a smartphone in place above whatever the user is trying to capture. For documents, the base of the scanPAD has a microsuction surface designed to not only hold documents, but also smooth and flatten them. It is designed to work with whatever document capture app a user has installed on their phone. The reverse side of the microsuction pad features a bluescreen that enables users to take pictures with a transparent/replaceable background. The device can also be used…
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  • Independent Studies Confirm Corporate Dependence on Printers, Scanners, and Related Devices

    For the past forty years, businesses have pursued the promise of the “paperless office.” Even with advances in imaging technology, companies of all sizes continue a heavy dependence on printing as a key element of their workflow. Two separate studies completed for Brother International Corporation underscore corporate reliance on printers and devices that combine printing, scanning, and other functions.

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  • infoSource Establishes New Scanner Industry Segmentation Definition

     infoSource has redefined the way it will report on document class scanners sold across more than sixty countries in the Americas, Europe, the
    Middle East, and Africa. infoSource finalized its new scanner market segmentation recommendation to the industry, based on months of feedback and group discussions with a variety of vendors.

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  • A2iA Awarded U.S. Patent for Mobile Toolkit Technology

    A2iA (@A2iA), an award-winning developer of software for the worldwide data capture, document processing, and payment systems markets, announced today that it
    has been granted Patent No. 9,160,946 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers automated capture features in A2iA’s on-device, offline mobile data capture and image analysis software.

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  • Xamcor to Present M&A Webinars to Help SMB Companies

    Xamcor, Inc., the leading M&A company focused on the Information Management marketplace announces a new Webinar series focused on the SMB marketplace. The
    initial Webinar focuses on the Basics of an M&A Sale Transaction, and will be on Wednesday, December 10, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. EST; 10 a.m. PST, and 6:00 p.m. GMT

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