More isn’t always better. Software features can potentially add additional value but they also add complexity to the solution – even if they are never used. Ease of use and picking the partner (the people behind the software) is more important than the number of features. Avoid the trap to try and do everything.
Do you want to know what’s most important about the transition we’re going through? Its data. The more you have access to, the higher quality it is, the better you can leverage all the tools available to make information products (both print and digital) more effective.
Just finished listening to Jeff Hayzlett at SES San Francisco, he says his job is to create tension. Move people from the center of the table to the edge. Translation for our industry – off the production floor and into the brains and browsers of our customers.
A focus on hardware keeps us all from embracing what is really changing the printing landscape – the web and software. The web is simultaneously our biggest opportunity and our biggest threat as it delivers many alternatives to print communication.