OC STRATEGIC PLAN AND BUSINESS MODEL SAFEGUARD COMPETITIVE POSITION IN 2009 :: UNTERNEHMENSNACHRICHTEN:
"Venlo, The Netherlands, February 4, 2009 - Oc�, an international leader in digital document management, today published its 2008 Annual Report in English and Dutch on investor.oce.com.
This extensive document reviews a range of issues including financial and commercial performance, R&D activities, technological innovation and the role of Oc�as a responsible corporate citizen. The Annual Report will be available in printed form in English and Dutch on 19 February 2009." I don't know as much about Oce as I think I know about Xerox. After all I've been a Xerox fan since the first docutech.
But, "digital document management?" Anybody every consider how crowded that field is? And how much more trust at the C level other players get?
But Printers, wow! There are only about 4 or 5 global players. The cost of entry is huge. (I know at least four of five consultants who become digital document managers by printing business cards with VistaPrint).
People, get over internet fear.
Print has a 500 year old tradition even in the West. We are part of that tradition. Internet? It is telephone + TV + Search + a really big filing cabinet. And the best way to buy more stuff on the planet. But do people in developed countries need more stuff? Can people in less developed countries afford more stuff until they get water, electricity and security?
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The internet is an incremental improvement in telephone. It becomes a disruptive innovation when the eaiser buying and selling eliminates the need for many sales channels. It becomes a disruptive innovation in knowledge creation because everything that is said, is stored. Once stored in can wind up in court. Search adds the capability of finding everything that is stored.
The opportunity for Print is that some, but not many, of those conversations that have been stored, can be searched, found and then printed in the form of newsLetters, Posters and Books for people who want those Print objects.
That's why the tag line on my other blog is Google it. Find it. Print it. Anywhere.