ECM Magazine

  1. How Is The Paperless Office Initiative Faring?
    11/21/2014

    In a new AIIM report, “Paper Wars 2014 — Update from the Battlefield,” researchers examined how well organizations are faring in the progress towards paper-free processes.

  2. Overall Patent Litigations Are Down, But High Tech NPE Activity Continues
    11/14/2014

    A new study by Unified Patents demonstrates that, overall, patent litigations are down for Q3, but 2014 remains on target to be the second most litigious year in history. In fact, total patent litigations are anticipated to top the 5038 litigations in 2012.

  3. CompTIA State Of The Channel Study: Dealing With Details, Drivers Of The Transition To A New Business Model
    11/13/2014

    In its Fourth Annual State of the Channel study, CompTIA asked IT companies to describe the progress of their business transformation. Of the 350 companies surveyed, 24 percent assessed their transformation at a low degree, 55 percent said a moderate degree, and 22 percent said a high degree. Interestingly, in 2012, the responses were low degree, 17 percent; moderate, 59 percent; and high, 24 percent. It might seem like the channel isn’t as far along with business transformation now as it was two years ago.

  4. Creating A Content Marketing Strategy For VARs
    11/3/2014

    It can be tempting for a company to use its content outlets, such as blogs, social media, eBooks, and other articles, as avenues of self-promotion. They use these distribution channels to advertise new products, customer acquisitions, or other business wins. While the business owners and employees may love reading these updates, customers don't. Instead, for value-added resellers (VARs) to ensure the continued loyalty and engagement of their audiences, companies need to create content that appeals to these customers.

  5. IT Professsionals Need To Build Better Relationships With Other Departments, Report Says
    10/31/2014

    IT professionals need to pay more attention to the relationships they have with people in other business units and be less concerned about resources, according to a recent report by Information Week.

  6. IT Channel Advice For Hiring And Managing Exceptional Salespeople
    10/25/2014

    Salespeople are the front line in the fight to gain — and retain — business for IT solutions providers.  As such, you need to choose the right people for your team and manage them with particular care. 

  7. Why A PSA Solution Should Be A Part Of Every IT Provider’s Business
    10/16/2014

    Utilizing PSA solutions can help VARs save valuable hours while providing the tools to improve customer service and generate new revenue.

  8. What To Look For In New IT Employees
    10/8/2014

    When you are interviewing potential new IT employees, are you biased toward a certain personality? A new study by IDG “Introverts vs. Extroverts: Is There an IT Personality?” researched personality types in among IT professionals and sheds light on the perception that they tend to be introverted.

  9. Survey Reveals Search Capabilities Are Vital — But Immature
    9/29/2014

    A recent white paper published by AIIM has found that most organizations are poorly equipped to handle the inquiries and searches that are required of them.

  10. New Study Shows Optimism Among Managed Print Service Providers
    9/3/2014

    Despite the growing emphasis on digital records, print remains a critical function in the business world. According to CompTIA research, 98 percent of U.S. workers printed at least once during the past quarter. Self-reported print volumes tend to follow a bell-shaped curve, with firms at the endpoints on the high side or low side of print output.

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