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15 March - InfoPrint Solutions Company, a Ricoh company, announced the launch of its first utility-specific conference "Go Beyond the Meter" and a line-up of keynote speakers recognized throughout the utilities industry as thought leaders. This peer-to-peer forum, scheduled for April 27-28 in Boulder, Colo., will bring together utilities companies of all sizes to identify, discuss and share emerging trends and technological advances in customer communications strategies and implementations.
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IN the NEWS
9 March - IMS Intermodal LLC, an Eatontown third-party logistics (3PL) provider, is now expediting transactions with a significant number of its international and domestic clients through the use of ACOM Solutions, Inc.’s EZConnect EDI software tool, it was announced by ACOM Senior Vice President James R. Scott. Launched in 1995, IMS manages the operations and technology needed for movement of cargo for a large number of internationally-oriented clients, including shipping lines, direct shippers, customs brokers, freight forwarders and other logistics providers. IMS uses all available land transportation resources and the latest technology in order to maximize the solutions that we can offer to their clients.
9 March - Questex Media, producers of the On Demand 2011 Exposition and the Publishing Xchange Conference, announced that this year’s winner of the Business Transformation Award will be unveiled next Wednesday, March 23rd, at 5:00 pm in conjunction with the Publishing Xchange Conference. The annual award honors innovative firms in the commercial printing, publishing, in-plant, and digital communications services markets that have recently transformed their businesses to better serve their customers, the industry, their community, or their corporate interests.
7 March - MGI Digital Graphic Technology, the manufacturer of digital printing and finishing solutions, announced that The Herald, Inc. has installed a Meteor DP60 Pro® multi-substrate digital press. The Meteor DP60 Pro has opened up a host of new marketing and print opportunities for The Herald, with projects ranging from PURLs and QR codes, to variable-data direct mail campaigns to short runs of retail packaging, to 13” x 47” static cling window signage along with other traditional commercial print jobs. The Herald is also venturing into the high-margin gift card market, taking advantage of the Meteor DP60 Pro’s plastic print capabilities.
NEWS from IBM
14 March - IBM announced the first stage of a $22.5 million project to create an electronic healthcare records (EHR) system for the province of Manitoba has gone live, providing clinicians with unprecedented access to their patients' lab results, dispensed drug records and immunization histories, in seconds.
14 March - IBM announced new software and the creation a new consulting practice dedicated to the emerging category of "Smarter Commerce," which is focused on helping companies swiftly adapt to rising customer demands in today's digitally transformed marketplace.
NEWS from XEROX
NAMES in the NEWS
8 March - Transformations Inc., a recognized leader in process improvement software for manufacturing sites and distribution centers across the United States, has appointed Ryan Semanchik as partner and president. Semanchik, who holds an equity interest in Transformations Inc., was most recently Director of Operations for the Southeast Region of Kubra, a multi-channel print, mail, electronic billing and payment services provider, where he developed and implemented multiple high-level projects. http://www.transfrm.com/ryan_semanchik_press_release.html