Kevin Flanigan

President &CEO - I founded DocuServe in 1994 and oversee all aspects of the operation. DocuServe has become an industry leader in the digital age of "print-on-demand." Prior to DocuServe, I gained valuable management experience while working for prominent equipment manufactures such as Pitney Bowes, Savin, and Ricoh Corporations. I Have a B.A. in Business Administration from Hartwick College.
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WHAT IS THAT ?

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A nostalgic look at tools used every day in the graphics industry.  Let’s just say in a time NOT so long ago…  If you were involved with printing you knew about hot type vs. cold type, what galleys and headline type were.    Do you know what CompuGraphics machines were used for, or when you

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would use Pro White?  Usage of letter press vs. offset. Or that offset required everything to be pasted down, with rubber cement until waxers were state of the art.  Type galleys, headlines and position only (PO) photos where adhered to boards to be shot by a production camera, which exposed the film which were developed into negatives. The negative where stripped into forms/flats. Photo where shot separately, photos needed to be shot with screens placed at precise angles. 

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BYOD – do you know where your content is?

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When employees improperly use mobile devices, they put their companies at risk for data breaches. This includes leaving lots of sensitive data on the devices—which can pave the way to leakage of data, plus other issues.

Mobile device use in workplaces is increasing—and so are the associated security risks. Current security measures are lagging behind the increased rate of mobile device use in the corporate realm.

One study not only showed that a lot of company information was left on handsets, but personal information as well was left on, putting employees at risk for personal compromises.

This small study demonstrates a clear need for improved guidelines and policies governing smartphone use and security of the devices. This becomes even more relevant as businesses turn more to cloud storage for data.

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Topics: Secure Content

Spring means Colds Minimize it's affect on the work force

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With warmer weather approaching along with the nasty flu season we had this winter, spring colds are in full swing and the close quarters of the workplace allow coworkers to easily trade germs. Take a few simple steps to prevent illnesses from spreading and promote productivity throughout the workplace.

According to the National Institutes of Health every year there are more than 1 billion cases of the common cold in the United States.

“Fighting germs around the office is about keeping your employees safe and maintaining productivity throughout the peak cold and flu seasons,” said Becky Maier, Better Business Bureau spokesperson. “Encouraging proper hygiene and a liberal leave policy will help maintain a happier, healthier workplace.”

Taking the following steps may protect employees from cold this spring:

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Topics: Revenue Building

Pennies on the floor

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 Pennies on the floor…..#1

Pennies on the floor is a new blog!  Its goal; to Share and recognize great money saving ideas within a cross function of industrie

pennies_3Pennies on the floor… The first time I can remember hearing this phrase was in an email the owner of the company I was working for had sent me regarding a consultant that the investors were sending over to tour our facility.   The term and the surprise visitor had me puzzled.  What spurred the investor to send someone in, what and where were these pennies on the floor?   As a printer turned eCommerce provider and distribution center, we were struggling to maintain manufacturing capabilities.  Ignoring my request to have the visitor guided thru the shop by someone else an appointment was set up.  The visitor showed up early and I greeted him with a cup of coffee.  Noting that he was a bit early, I invited him back to my office as

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Topics: Revenue Building

Eyes on your own paper! Controlled collaboration.

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Controlled collaborative methods - Getting it done!

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As children most of us remember being told to keep our eyes on our own work or paper.   Do not copy someone else’s work.  Not many of us were taught to collaborate.  In some cases it was deemed cheating, and asking for help was a sign of intellectual weakness.  Working together doesn’t always come easy.  Some of us like to work alone,  I often find myself thinking it’s faster to do it myself rather than have to explain what needs to be done.  However I’ve learned the benefits of working collaboratively. Shared ownership of the tasks at hand, result in a better end product, need more?   The success of social media marketing is a great example of how the many working together, sharing information provides tremendous, measurable result.

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“Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much” 

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Topics: Secure Content

  

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