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Digital transformation and the future of publishing

As the publishing industry goes through a period of rapid and sustained change, it can be valuable to hear from people who have led major global publishers through digital transformations. Liz Schimel was recently an advisor at Apple for Apple News+, and has also been President of Condé Nast China and Chief Digital Officer of Meredith. She sat down with WoodWing CEO Ross Paterson to discuss trends in the publishing industry and where we may be headed next.


Innovations in print, advertising, events and more

How COVID-19 is generating new opportunities for media, with FIPP CEO and President, James Hewes
With every crisis comes opportunity, and that has certainly been the case for many publishers in 2020. We’ve heard from dozens of media companies, large and small, about how the pandemic has impacted them - for the worse, but also for the better.

Distance is no obstacle to great ideas

By Erwin Busselot, Business Innovation & Solutions Director, Commercial Printing Group, Ricoh Europe
Every year Ricoh organises at least one Customer Council where we invite clients from a diverse range of production printing businesses right across Europe to share their thoughts on our market. At the same time, we take the opportunity to listen to their expert feedback on our strategic direction and product pipeline.

Service Robot Boom: Worldwide sales increase by 32% to US$ 11.2 billion

The sales value of professional service robots worldwide has increased by 32% to US$11.2 billion (2018-2019). In the current year, the market is receiving further impetus from the COVID 19 pandemic. This is shown, for example, by the great demand for disinfection robots, logistics robots in factories and warehouses or robots for delivering goods to the front door. This is reported by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) with the publication of the yearbook World Robotics 2020 - Service Robots.

The transformation of working practices and the rise of the hybrid workplace

"If I had to choose one thing that has changed regarding the need for intelligent, connected workplaces in the wake of COVID-19, it's that we now need to write 'CONNECTED' in capital letters," says Olaf Lorenz, Senior General Manager, Digital Transformation Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, describing the rise of "hybrid work" and its implications for the workplaces of the future. For some time now, his company has been supporting its customers in reaping the benefits of further digitalising their work processes. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath have put digital transformation into overdrive. What had been generally seen as a beneficial endeavour quickly became an absolute necessity for businesses to survive: Providing employees with connected digital workplaces, accessible from a variety of locations. Before it could help its customers with their transformation, Konica Minolta had to undergo a profound transformation itself. In this interview, Olaf Lorenz explains the transformation process at Konica Minolta, how his company is helping its customers reach the next level in digital maturity at their organisations, and what he expects workplaces to be like in the future.

Keypoint Intelligence Announces New Study Addressing the Demand and Need for Going Beyond CMYK

Keypoint Intelligence is pleased to announce the launch of a new study entitled CMYK Plus: Commercial Printing Demand, Needs and Opportunity Assessment. This research will define the market demand for services that go beyond CMYK process color including white ink, neon colors, metallic inks, spot color capability and colors for security.

HP Study Unveils the Rise of the ‘Empowered Employee’

As the pandemic accelerates workforce innovation, employees are prioritizing the pursuit of personal passions, reskilling and retraining themselves for the future of work

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today released the results of its HP Workforce Evolution Study (WES) that reveals how the acceleration of digitization and remote work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the need for reskilling, with 6 in 10 office workers in the U.S. and Europe agreeing that lifelong learning is now more important than ever before.

Guarding your digital assets the right way

The European Cyber Security Month in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic
Raising awareness and providing guidance, the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) has an important role in promoting digital security. During the current pandemic, cyber security has grown into an even more business-critical factor. As offices become decentralised and digitally connected, safeguarding IT systems properly is an absolute cornerstone for maintaining and growing business success. Cyber security threats escalate as the amount of remote work increases. Small and medium-sized businesses in particular are struggling to secure their digital workplaces.


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