Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Acrobat 8

Here's an interesting post that discusses the latest release of Adobe's popular Acrobat softawre. It seems to say that Adobe has done such a great job with previous version of Acrobat, and with promoting PDF as a de facto standard, that its new technology in this area is pretty blase. Kind of an interesting concept and one that plays right along with Nuance's strategy behind its PDF Converter (the Avis of PDF) product.


Monday, September 11, 2006

German Patent Office

IBM has landed a contract to install a document management and workflow system at the German Patent Office. From this article, it seems like they weren't using any form of electronic document system before, but I find that hard to beleive. I think the conversion of patent documents to digital images was one of the first biggest projects undertaken in the U.S. Anyways, from what I can tell the U.S. Patent Office is trying to upgrade it's digital imaging system. I think I'll try and track down some details.


Friday, September 08, 2006

Xerox expands service bureaus

Lot of document imaging-centric news coming out of Xerox. Guess there having a big press event in New York where they're announcing all this.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Patriot Act

In this industry, we love to talk about how compliance drives buisness. After years of talk, we definitely saw a lot of this in regards to meeting HIPAA requirements. The Patriot Act has been another buzzword related to compliance. And while we've haven't seen a lot of traction direclty related to it to date, this joint solution by FileNet and BearingPoint seems like it should score some wins.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Xerox AOL

Intersting story that just moved about Xerox Global Services landing a big document imaging installation contract with AOL. I'm interested to know what kind of hardware and sofware will be used to fill the bill. May do a follow-up for the newsletter.