Archive for 'Cloud Computing' Category

Workflow Trends I Saw in 2015

Last updated: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company As I look back over research and interviews I did this past year, I see some areas of workflow automation changing and others struggling to catch on. Here’s what I saw regarding MIS solutions, the cloud, workflow automation, and other solutions:

How SaaS Use is Evolving in the Printing Industry

Last updated: Thursday, November 5, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Back in 2012 I ran a survey on Cloud and SaaS use in the printing and marketing services industry and late this summer I conducted a follow-up study. There has been a lot of change.

Influence the Industry and Compare with Your Competition

Last updated: Friday, March 14, 2014

The 2014 PODi Production Workflow State of the Industry Survey is underway and I especially want the readers of this blog to participate. Hundreds of you read these articles every week, indicating that you have a clear interest and understanding of production workflows. Everyone who completes the survey will receive the analysis report as well [...]

Slick tool to help design, collaborate and sell marketing solutions

Last updated: Monday, June 17, 2013

Have you ever tried to pitch a direct marketing campaign concept to someone who just doesn’t get it? Have you ever struggled to engage a CMO, who only seems to understand PowerPoint slides, to conceptualize, contribute and sign off on a personalized campaign? If so, then you ought to take a look at XMPie Circle [...]

Printer Presence: Way Beyond Web-to-Print

Last updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Printer Presence by Firespring is a cloud-based website solution that provides printers with a professional online presence along with web-to-print and other related services. I interviewed Tawnya Starr, President of Printer Presence, at PODi’s AppForum in Las Vegas. She shared some insights about how the product has evolved, where it is headed, the kinds of [...]

Hunkeler Innovationdays – Big Data needs Big Machines

Last updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Every two years in Luzern in Switzerland an unusual trade show takes place – the Hunkeler Innovationdays. It is a 5-day event with a single focus on high-end finishing applications on digital presses. I travelled from London to snow-bound Luzern for the event last month along with five thousand other visitors from all over the [...]


Last updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012

PODi just ran our first survey of Cloud Computing use in the production printing market and we’re already learning some interesting things. For example, Software as a Service (SaaS) use is widespread among PSPs, MSPs and direct mailers. 78% of the companies surveyed currently use some sort of SaaS and that is expected to rise [...]