Three predictions for the future of print service providers

Very happy New Year. Like many others, the Christmas break gave me a chance to reflect on what went on in 2016 and what 2017 holds in store for us. We all know how wrong predictions have been recently, but nonetheless that won’t stop me making a few!  So, and specifically on what’s in store for print service providers (PSPs) in 2017, here goes: 1) Service providers embrace data-driven intelligence…

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Three case studies that highlight where outsourcing can add value in 2017

As 2017 approaches, organisations are facing up to the challenge posed by increasingly uncertain economic times and determining whether they have the ability to rely on internal resources alone. The Deloitte Global Outsourcing Survey 2016 states that Finance (36%), HR (32%) and IT (31%) present highest future opportunities for outsourcing growth, but what other areas can outsourcing add value? Outsourcing is an evolving industry – encompassing many areas of operations…

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Data protection: Are you set for GDPR?

Businesses have less than 18 months to get ready for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, also known as GDPR. But what is GDPR and what challenges might it pose to European businesses? If you’re unfamiliar with the legislation that’s coming into force (officially known as Directive 95/46/EC), here’s a top-line summary: Businesses must have explicit consent to use a wide variety of data Companies will have to hire…

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Why it’s time to put documents at the heart of your digital agenda

How much time each day do your employees spend on manual processes involving documents? Handling physical documents is a cumbersome chore and then most of these files only gather dust in basements and filing cabinets somewhere in your building. They are seldom easy to access and, as this mountain of paper stacks up, so does the time required to manage it. So how much time do they spend? A couple…

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Robots: coming to an office near you

I recently found myself asking: how long until robot companions join us in the workplace? The question was triggered by a recent report by UK MPs warning more needs to be done to upskill humans to future-proof us from the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machines. The machines are certainly on their way – but where are they going, and where will they take us? The (almost natural) territory…

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