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Heaven sent

Post Offices should take a leaf out of Austria’s book and leave their stamp on the church. Guy Mucklow explains more

Optimum efficiency

Europe ‘s postal market is undergoing a period of change as markets open to increased competition. With postal providers jockeying for position so the number of services and options available to bulk mailers gradually increases. Richard Thompson, Managing Director, Pitney Bowes, outlines how technology and services are enabling businesses to navigate this choice to optimise postage efficiency and spend.

Satisfying the criteria

When seen purely as a telecom network, the postal service is fascinating and unique. It shares with any other government network the reality of hundreds of thousands of users, often handling very sensitive data.

Dot watching

Accountability and traceability are two elements that bring real business advantages for the postal industry. When built into technology, these elements can have an organisational impact as well as a customer benefit. But that is not all – this type of technology can also deliver elegant recovery. What do we mean by that? I’ll explain in a moment.

Technology can help the industry thrive

There has been a lot of discussion recently regarding the future of the postal industry and the need for traditional services to adapt in order to remain sustainable. This discussion has not always taken into account that while technology has been a major challenge to the industry it has also helped provide the solutions. David Picton explains more

A fully integrated communications concept

The increasing demand for an interactive consumer marketplace has led to modernisation in the postal industry being something of a buzzword at the moment. With this in mind, Simon Campbell looks at how posts can bring together physical and electronic delivery 

Modernise or decline: current challenges for the mail market

Ever since the government announced a review of the UK postal services market in December 2007 there has been an underlying element of uncertainty within the mail market. Some of that was removed when Richard Hooper published his long awaited report: Modernise or decline: policies to maintain the universal postal service in the United Kingdom, on 16 December 2008.

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