Craine Art 1117by Kevin Craine for Workflow Magazine

The Federal Trade Commission has opened a probe into Equifax’s historic data breach in which hackers compromised sensitive data on nearly half of all U.S. consumers. Investigators want to know whether or not the breach could have potentially been avoided had the firm been more proactive in employing the latest security patches to their systems. 

Hyland Art 1117by Josh Gatka, Hyland

A few weeks ago, I received a meeting request on behalf of one of our customers directly from an auditor. I know that there are people who dread meeting with auditors, but I actually enjoy these conversations because I get a chance to describe, in detail, the features within our software that enable the protection of data in all states – at rest, in transit and in use. More importantly, I get the opportunity to talk about security best practices and how to easily adopt a defense-in-depth security posture.  

Alaris Art 1117by Petra Beck, Kodak Alaris

Security and privacy are increasing in importance and becoming more political; a challenging situation that has been compounded by frequent news of data breaches from high-profile companies such as Equifax, where the information of more than 145 million Americans was compromised.

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Blogs

Factors to Consider When Creating a Document Imaging Request for Proposal: Part 3
Reza Pazuki

by Reza Pazuki | 01-15-2018 This article series has focused on some key elements to consider when crafting a request for proposal (RFP) for digitizing paper documents. In this final installment, I will spotlight the differences are between day-forward and backfile conversion...

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Trending Topics for Your New Year Planning
Joanne E. Novak

by Joanne E. Novak | 01-08-2018 While most January commentary revolves around trends for the future, I am going to look back to some of my blog topics to reinforce their relevance for the future.

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News

  • Kofax Kicks Off Year of the Robot with $1.8M Kapow Software License Sale

    Irvine, CA, January 18, 2018– Kofax, a leading provider of software to simplify and transform the First Mile™ of business, today announced that a long term Kofax reseller has placed an order for $1.8M of Kofax Kapow to meet rapidly growing demand for robotic process automation (RPA) solutions from its end user customers, reinforcing Kofax’s declaration of 2018 as the Year of the Robot. This partner leverages Kapow software in its own market leading RPA solutions to mimic human actions and automate a wide range of manual, repetitive tasks, driving continuous improvement and significant cost savings for its customers. The partner cited Kofax’s commitment to ongoing innovation as a key driver for its use of Kapow over competitive offerings in the market.

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  • The NPD Group Selects Process Director To Drive Process Agility And Oversight

    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BP Logix, provider of BPM solutions for rapid workflow app development, today announced that The NPD Group, a global provider of information and advisory services, selected Process Director to improve data quality and process agility. Driven by a company-wide mandate to improve processing metrics, provide greater visibility into production status and individual tasks, NPD began its digital transformation. As Operations sponsored the shift to a continuous improvement mindset, NPD Senior management recognized the benefit of streamlining tasks and providing process mapping to enable its customers to accelerate their time-to-market.

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  • Hyland Expands its International Leadership Team

    CLEVELAND – January 16, 2018 – Hyland, a leader in providing software solutions for managing content, processes and cases, has appointed two new executives to lead its international business and sales efforts within Latin America and EMEA & APAC.

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Features

Process Intelligence is Key to Value in IoT systems

Nintex wkfBy Alain Gentilhomme, Nintex

Few topics in technology have captured more mindshare in the past few years than the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite all this discussion, however, one important point never seems to get the emphasis it should: For IoT to deliver on its promise, system designers must treat it not just as a data management challenge but as an opportunity to apply workflow logic and process intelligence.

An Intelligent Blueprint for Managing Document Workflow

Neal wkfBy Ken Neal, Canon Business Process Services

The Dow tells you how stocks are performing this very minute. Your dashboard tells you how your car is performing this very second. An electrocardiogram tells you how your heart is performing beat by beat. Yet when it comes to measuring the performance of document management activities (such as mail/shipping and print/copy center operations), many businesses rely on quarterly results in spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. By most standards, monthly is very aggressive. 

Automation and Innovation: A Force for Good in the Workplace of the Future

konicaby Hugo Palacios, Konica Minolta

Few can deny the power of automation and the impact it has on daily activities. We put faith in it more than we know and depend on a seamless series of actions resulting in a desired outcome.  Think of the diabetic who sets an alert on their phone reminding them to take insulin. They set the time once and forget about it, trusting they’ll hear that beep at the time requested. Or, consider the marathon runner trying to log weekly miles. They turn on their tracker and hit the pavement expecting that their distance, time and even heart rate are captured through the duration of a run.

Ramsey, N.J. – October 8, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of a global Managed Content Services (MCS) program, tailored to increase the efficiency of customers’ individual digital workflows.

Under its Medium-Term Business Plan, “TRANSFORM 2016,” one of Konica Minolta’s major management policies is to expand business by increasing capabilities to provide services and solutions. The company’s MCS capabilities will grow business content management by combining multifunction printers (MPFs) with software to create complete input /output devices to handle customers’ day-to-day business processes.

“Managing and utilizing business content is of paramount concern for all companies, regardless of industry,” says Sam Errigo, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Operational concerns can range from getting the right documents to the right people at the right time to record-keeping and backup file maintenance. As the amount of company paperwork and email expands and security compliance requirements increase, Konica Minolta’s first MCS program will allow companies to address all of these challenges by streamlining and optimizing business processes around their content.”

Konica Minolta’s MCS will allow companies to:

Capture, reformat and retrieve documents more quickly to speed workflow
Scan, save and share documents electronically, reducing paper and energy cost
Organize and categorize document workflow so all employees stay up in the loop from anywhere at any time
Safeguard sensitive information and respond to changing compliance demands

Konica Minolta has been offering consultancy, implementation of infrastructure and managed services for more than 10 years through its Managed Print Services, called OPS. Nearly 6,000 customers worldwide have their processes optimized with the handling and utilization of information through Konica Minolta’s OPS program. With the addition of Managed Content Services, Konica Minolta completes its portfolio by integrating information management with technology and MCS solutions to give customers comprehensive, unified business processes.

Konica Minolta MCS portfolio will be optimized for global as well as local customers, promoting the company’s mission to be an expert in technological innovation while creating integrated business services for the entire document life cycle.

 “Earning the bEST Partner Certification for AutoStore 6.0 further solidifies our strong partnership with Konica Minolta and enables users to easily leverage AutoStore’s secure document capture capabilities for improved information sharing and responsiveness across their organization,” said Mike Morper, Vice President of Marketing at NSi. “Working together, NSi and Konica Minolta make it easier for businesses to remove the delays associated with critical business processes and use real-time information to gain a competitive advantage.” “Earning the bEST Partner Certification for AutoStore 6.0 further solidifies our strong partnership with Konica Minolta and enables users to easily leverage AutoStore’s secure document capture capabilities for improved information sharing and responsiveness across their organization,” said Mike Morper, Vice President of Marketing at NSi. “Working together, NSi and Konica Minolta make it easier for businesses to remove the delays associated with critical business processes and use real-time information to gain a competitive advantage.”

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in enterprise content management, technology optimization and cloud services. Our solutions help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Recognized as a #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty by Brand Keys for seven consecutive years, awarded “MFP (multifunction peripheral) Line of the Year” by Buyers Laboratory LLC, and named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the company focuses on end-to-end business solutions to help your business grow.  Clients trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas. For more information, visit www.countonkonicaminolta.com and follow @KonicaMinoltaUS on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.