Author: Maximilian Spies

Max Spies, a true professional, is a printing technician and business economist. As an ERP specialist at zipcon consulting GmbH, he researches throughout the entire value-added chain and delves into the depths of the company's divisions. People, processes, and tools are equally important to him in his observations. With curiosity, backbone, and a healthy dose of the Allgäu's fighting spirit, he is able to gather information. His comprehensible expertise is the basis for result-oriented concepts in customer projects. Max Spies has been in the printing industry for 35 years, worked as a journalist for "Deutscher Drucker" and writes guest articles for the trade magazines "Druckmarkt" and "Grafische Revue Österreich". Prior to joining zipcon, he worked for an ERP software provider in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and is an active networker in this economic region. (Profiles also at Xing, LinkedIn)

Market 0

There are said to be people who stick “Please no advertising” on their mailboxes. However, according to a representative survey by the Market and Opinion Research Institute Civey, 75 percent of households say they agree with the voluntary delivery of informative and advertising mail. Therefore, I immediately set off on foot to the office and carefully observed every mailbox.

Trends 0

A process-oriented quality management system is an effective tool for securing and increasing the success of a company. For small and medium-sized companies, simple instructions with practical aids for implementation are often lacking. Our article offers a preliminary orientation on the way to achieving optimization. There is a standard for effective and comprehensive quality management.

Market 0

I see the pictures of the flood and I am speechless. The appeals from WDR and aid organizations are following and Alena Buyx from the German Ethics Council is also calling for donations via Twitter. A post from a friend, Haeme Ulrich, snapped me out of my work and notified me of the appeal from the Verband Druck + Medien Nord-West (Northwest Printing and Media Association).

Trends 0

While scientific journalism is not a side effect of the pandemic, its popularity is. Marketing departments are taking advantage of this popularity:  When lean or agile don’t quite catch on as buzzwords, products and services are advertised as “scientifically proven.” But what is actually scientific? In some cases, universities have quite clear definitions.

Trends 0

A chat with an artificial intelligence – a gimmick or accessible machine learning? Our author wants to know whether the app “Replika” really is a virtual friend as advertised or just a chatbot. In a self-experiment, he puts the AI app to the test.  Influenced by my research into AI methods, I came across a report about the app, Replika. Replika is an instant messaging app that lets you chat 24/7 supposedly with an AI.

Market 0

The current episode of the jabberfish podcast is dedicated to looking into the crystal ball: Where is the future of artificial intelligence (AI) heading? At the suggestion of Ingo Eichel (Adobe), Bernd Zipper and Haeme Ulrich discuss the developments at the intersection of real AI and machine learning.

People 0

Bernd Zipper met digitally with Christoph Clermont and Christoph Schacht of Printess to find out what product this new startup has launched and what it’s all about. We have Printess here and two of its three founders are on the microphone, namely Christoph Clermont and Christoph Schacht. Hello, hello to you.

People 0

Bernd Zipper talked to two of the three founders of printess, Christoph Clermont and Christoph Schacht, to find out exactly what printess is about and what makes it so special. The two veterans of the online print industry talk about their new web-to-print editor and explain the differences and improvements to the already familiar browser editors.

Market 0

Druckfisch.de has been developing and marketing webshop solutions for print stores for four years. The focus is on B2B offerings, i.e. enabling a print store to offer its own customers a web store. The company is not an inexperienced start-up trying out something new in the home office with a chai latte in hand.

1 2 3 4