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Hidden treasures

Using technology to discover and extract usable information from unstructured data is helping to realise tangible benefits for businesses across all sectors, explains Dr. Vijay Magon of CCube Solutions.

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Future gazing

US-based research and consultancy firm InfoTrends has published its annual report on the document imaging market, which summarises major activity in the sector during 2011, as well as giving some fascinating insights into likely trends for 2012 and forward as far as 2016.

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White Papers

Intelligent Document Understanding

Kodak's guide to transforming a whirlwind of data, from very different sources and formats, into valuable business knowledge.

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Capture at Point of Entry or Point of Origination?

There's a lot of talk these days about a new approach to distributed scanning dubbed "Point of Origination™," but has the rhetoric gone too far? Ibml's Dan Lucarin considers the key issues.

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Kodak Document Imaging Business sold to KPP

Long period of uncertainty over as Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) announces intention to purchase Document Imaging business.

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Kodak expands desktop scanner range

i3000 range is expanded with two new models.

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New desktop scanner from Canon

DR-C120 aims at effficient processing of documents into the cloud as well as office workflows.

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Finding a solution for lost documents

New office scanners from Xerox Documate range aim to reduce document losses.

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Ricoh transforms document flow

Managed Document Services approach reaps benefits for legal firm.

High performance scanning at CeBit

New InoTec production scanner unveiled at CeBit, to be dsitributed in the UK by Genus.

Revolutionising the digital mailroom

Kofax launches mailroom automation solution.

Scan documents with a mouse swipe

High quality scanning available direct from your mouse with IRIS innovation.

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Inside information

Mark Kirpalani, managing director at Capital Capture, explains how electronic data capture and management can help insurers tackle soaring levels of insurance fraud and establish more efficient claims management processes.

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Your data in their hands

Responding to customers' expectations of multi-channel information access isn't nearly as straightforward as it sounds. Personalised, channel-agnostic content provision requires control of big data, an intelligent and efficient approach to storage, and a means of quickly and dynamically repurposing documents according to the current need. Jeff Mills, VP International for Actuate - Xenos Group, guides companies through the associated challenges.

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Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500

Fujitsu's new ScanSnap offering, the iX500, isn't the first scanner to be useable via wireless, but it's undoubtedly one of the smartest.

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The appliance of science

In the wake of recent announcements regarding a possible takeover by Canon, DM Editor David Tyler speaks to I.R.I.S President and CEO Pierre de Muelenaere at the company's annual conference.

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French connection

They may be a new name to the UK market, but Spigraph has an enviable pedigree across Europe and North Africa. DM Editor David Tyler spoke to the Country Manager of the company's newly launched UK operation, Neil Pearson.

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Welcome to the May edition of the Document Manager Magazine Newsletter

The document and content management industry is an ever-changing sector, and this is illustrated by two items in this, our first e-newsletter. Firstly, the breaking news that Kodak's Document Imaging division may be a target for Brother Industries (assuming no 'better offer' comes through before June) - see our News section on the left. Elsewhere, we feature an interview with the CEO of IRIS, Pierre de Muelenaere - the Belgian recognition specialists are themselves likely to come under the Canon umbrella before too much longer.

Do such large acquisitions mean that the specialist knowledge of the industry will be subsumed by giant office equipment manufacturers? We think not - on the contrary, it seems to reflect the importance of a more solution-oriented approach to the market; an approach that is reflected very nicely in the history of firms such as Kodak and IRIS, who have both been innovators in their fields from the start. Assuming both acquisitions go through as planned, we'd expect both firms to continue to trade as separate entities, exploiting the good names they have in the market and continuing to grow their customer bases - IRIS by virtue of its massively extended potential customer base, and Kodak with its increasing emphasis on software platforms as well as scanning innovation.

We live in interesting times, for sure. To keep on top of all the latest developments in this fast-moving sector, make sure you receive your own copy of the DM e-newsletter regularly.

David Tyler

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