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Oct. 15 2018
There are new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) lease accounting standards taking effect December 15, 2018 that will impact the way companies account for their leases. Since most mailing equ
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Oct. 9 2018
An unfortunate yet chronic criticism of the Postal Service is that it seems to not understand its commercial customers’ businesses. What they do, why they do it, what their business objectives are... View More
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Oct. 4 2018
As always, I want to thank all of our readers who completed part one of our annual survey. This survey provides an extremely valuable benchmark of industry wages, certifications... View More
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Oct. 2 2018
On July 30, 2018, the OIG released a study entitled Millennials and the Mail. Millennials, defined as adults between 18 and 34, check their mailboxes less frequently than older generations, yet they en
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Oct. 2 2018
Some of the most common causes of HIPAA violations are compliance problems associated with what the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) calls “willful neglect.” The OCR is a government entity... View More
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Oct. 1 2018
For many transactional First-Class mailers, managing regulatory compliance around notification documents can be a huge task. When consulting with property and casualty insurers, the discussion is almo
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Oct. 1 2018
This originally appeared in the September/October, 2018 issue of Mailing Systems Technology.As a mailer, you took the right steps to select a service provider for your documents. The request for... View More
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Sept. 28 2018
The first jobs run on your new inkjet press are likely to be legacy applications previously run on toner-based printers or offset presses. That's not a bad strategy. You’ll be starting with s... View More
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Sept. 26 2018
This originally appeared in the September/October, 2018 issue of Mailing Systems Technology. Certain things in life, like wire clothes hangers and tangled holiday lights, are just so annoying tha... View More
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Sept. 24 2018
Unlike legacy IMb Tracing, which only provided piece tracking for subscribers, the U.S. Postal Service’s Informed Visibility (IV) makes a variety of data available from a single system... View More
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Sept. 21 2018
The printing technology portion of the mailing process has seen revolutions over the last few decades. Pre-printed forms overprinted with impact printers grew into pre-printed forms overprinted... View More
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Sept. 19 2018
The foundation of all successful marketing is repetition, a concept that all marketers know but very few understand. As we round the bend towards 2019, new ways to market are as common as diet fads. O
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Sept. 17 2018
Mailers in many industries have specific regulations about certain types of addresses. Various addresses have restrictions as to what can be sent, who will be used to complete delivery, and what maile
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Sept. 14 2018
On April 12, President Trump issued an executive order establishing a task force on the United States Postal Service. The order directed the task force to evaluate the Postal Service’s finance... View More
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Sept. 12 2018
I am a card-carrying member of the Baby Boomer generation (defined as ages 54-72). Until fairly recently, Baby Boomers (i.e., Boomers) were the largest-sized generation in the history of our country... View More
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Sept. 11 2018
One of my favorite sayings is that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is never more true than when it comes to protecting a company’s data. Even a simple mistake like using the... View More
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Sept. 10 2018
Does your company create documents containing information like patient health data, credit card transactions, or student records? Is some of that mail occasionally undeliverable?... View More
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Sept. 6 2018
Mail can be the doorway for an interactive conversation with the customer, but it can be a bit overwhelming to get started. If you are going to embark on this communications journey with your customer
QuestionMarks
Aug. 31 2018
Everyone has one claim to fame in life. Mine is that I am the (self-proclaimed) top expert on mailing systems in the United States. I have not been able to tell anyone about this until now because the
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Aug. 29 2018
Clients of print/mail service providers aren't usually customer communication experts. They view their vendors as the last steps in a process. Data goes in, and mail comes out. When it comes to... View More

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