Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is using the solutions of U.S. cloud technology supplier PTC to further expand its portfolio for the growth segment of services. The two companies are successfully working together with a broad focus on the Internet of Things (IoT). As a result, Heidelberg can continue adding further Web-based services to its already successful portfolio. “PTC technologies provide the basis for us to take digitization of the Heidelberg portfolio to the next level,” explains CEO Gerold Linzbach. “The key challenge in the future will be providing our customers with the information they need from the masses of machine data available — to profitable effect. This means turning big data into smart data to make our customers more competitive. The digital age also requires us to make this smart data available via a state-of-the-art customer portal and, with this in mind, we will be presenting our Heidelberg Assistant concept study at drupa 2016.”
The Boston Globe is planning to cut jobs at its Taunton printing, mailing and delivery hub over the next several weeks, another sign that the facility once touted as a centerpiece of John Henry’s plan to make the newspaper profitable again is struggling to live up to those hopes.
Boston Globe Media Partners LLC has decided to outsource the mailroom contract for one of its longtime moneymakers, its Globe Direct marketing service, according to multiple sources. Inserting and mailing work associated with Globe Direct — a direct mail marketing service that brings in tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue — has long been performed by Globe employees affiliated with Teamsters Local 1, the Boston Mailers Union.
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