Monday, June 25, 2007

Iron Mountain RM

Looks like Iron Mountain has bought Accutrac, which develops records management software for both hard copy and electronic documents. Last issue, June 15, we talked with Iron Mountain about its increased focus on document imaging and the Accutrac software should help with that. Accutrac has partnerships with the likes of TAB, Omtool, and ImageTag, all of whom are in the document imaging space. Iron Mountain already has an investment in ImageTag.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Xerox Search

Xerox has introduced some new search technology. We're not sure how this fits in with the rest of its product lines, but as is typical with Xerox it seems like pretty cool technology.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Cardiff, Standards

This is a fairly interesting announcement for a couple reasons: First off, it dicusses a standard that involves straight through processing (STP). STP is a great term for capture, workflow, document imaging processes. Also, it illustrates some of the advantageous Cardiff is starting to gain in the market with its combined e-forms/paper capture strategy. Mark Seamans, Cardiff's CEO, was in town today to meet with us, and he explained how Cardiff is leveraging Autonomy's presense, along with its fairly unique combination of technologies, to make some real headway. We admit we had some initial doubts about the ties between forms processing and e-forms, but Cardiff's recent success seems to be proving its on the right path. More from our interview with Seamans in our next issue.

Adobe -Kinko's

Feels good to be able to post again. I started having some major computer problems a couple weeks ago, regarding the power port to my laptop, which I use for almost everything I do. Turns out to be a common problem with Dell laptops that the power port comes loose from the mother board, or something along those lines, and Chuck over at Complete Computers here in Erie, soldered it back together for me, actually, according to him at least, improving on the original design of the machine. Hopefully this works, as I have been a bit crippled over the past week especially... that all said, I have been inspired to carry on by the talk given this week at ReadSoft's annual conference in New Orleans. That keynote is the GM of Superdome and oversaw its resurrection. We're talking a $200 million project, so I guess the $125 I spent to fix my laptop wasn't so bad afterall.

Anyhow, this deal between Kinko's and Adobe is probably one that should have been worked out long ago.