Category Archives: Financial Services

Printing in Spook Country

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“Spook Country,” the 2007 novel by William Gibson, introduced the concept of “locative art” to the reading public. Gibson’s character Hollis Henry is constantly searching for works of art with her smartphone; art that Gibson describes as akin to techno graffiti.  His descriptions of art tied to a particular GPS location and viewable with a… Read More »

Desperately Seeking… A Utility Bill

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As a utility consumer, I have needs. I need to be asked how I’m doing. I need to feel needed. I need to be understood. I desire warmth from more than just my HVAC unit. I want to know where my money is going and why I owe as much as I do. Once I… Read More »

Managed Print Services and Print Management Services

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When do two seemingly similar-sounding service offerings present completely different business models? When comparing Managed Print Services to Print Management Services. These sound the same, and in a certain situations can be used interchangeably, however the industry definitions are quite distinct and different. Managed Print Services (aka; MPS), Managed Document Services, Enterprise Printing Services, or… Read More »

Making Print Consistent with Online Experience? Priceless!

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I work at a company that is heavily focused on the online user experience for consumer and corporate identity risk management services – and I’m also a print guy. You might think that print wouldn’t be that important of a competency for us, but you would be wrong. Intersections Inc. (www.intersections.com) is recognized as the preferred partner of major financial institutions providing custom identity management solutions. Clients leverage Intersections’ identity management solutions, offered under their own privately branded labels.

An Economic View from a Different Perspective

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Necessity may be the Mother of invention, but it’s also the Mother of reduction, the Mother of consolidation and ultimately, the Mother of efficiency. The past few years of recessionary behavior has proven to be a Petri dish of sorts that prove this hypothesis.

Vertical Stuff Transaction Printers Should Know

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A quick note on some regulations that are impacting transaction documents in the Financial Services Vertical: 1. Cost Basis Reporting 2. 401(k) Fee Disclosure The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 is best known for the $700 billion bailout provision – but also includes new requirements for financial intermediaries  to report adjusted cost basis  to investors and the… Read More »