PDF continues to make a big impact on business process worldwide. That much was clear at the recent PDF Days in Washington D.C. and New York City. Certainly PDF technology has evolved over the past couple of decades and there is a multitude of ways that the standard can be applied to business processes in the complex business environment companies are operating within today.

The crew from the PDF Association kept us on our toes during our 4-minute vendor talk – if you know us, you know how passionate we are about PDF and could talk for days on the subject – but WHEW we stuck to our 4 minutes and didn’t get the hook! I was also honoured to have the opportunity to, together with Peter Duff, Adlib CEO and PDF Association Board Vice-Chair, deliver an informative keynote address on the perils of “dark data” and “dirty data” and how PDF can help organizations gain control of vital content. All in all, we were proud to be among a fantastic selection of speakers at these events who spoke about the great number of benefits of PDF.

Getting from Point A to Point B

Speaking quite literally, getting from Point A to Point B meant Peter and I on a bus with our industry friends. What a great way to get from event to event. Sure, it was a 12-hour “ordeal” (not at all, it was pure fun!) but we learned a lot along the way. Similarly, those of us who have been working with PDF technology in the trenches to bring the best possible benefits to organizations worldwide have learned a lot along the way. We’ve learned that there are many different uses for PDF even within the same organization. We’ve learned what organizations in different industries need in terms of content management and we’ve responded to those needs with better and better versions of Adlib PDF to help with processes from capture to compliance to archiving to collaboration. And we won’t stop here! We are committed to continuous learning and the constant improvement of Adlib PDF.

Exploring the PDF Standard

The PDF Association has been around for quite some time. It has evolved as we have and now more than ever provides fantastic opportunities for learning about the value of PDF and how it might apply to your business. I would encourage you to continue to check out upcoming events and attend if you can. The learning experience is tremendous.