Xerox and IBM team up on Document Center integration

Digital and paper document worlds collide

Xerox announced it will make its Document Center digital copier and workflow products work with IBM's Lotus Notes and Domino. The two companies have also agreed to initiate joint marketing programmes centred on their technologies. According to Xerox president Rick Thoman, the move will allow customers to bring the previously separate operations of managing paper and digital documents. "Document Center becomes the on and off-ramps to the digital document freeway supported by the Lotus Notes and Domino software environment," he said. Xerox also rolled out seven new sub-$500 digital copier/printers and two Document Center machines aimed at mainstream business. One model, the 265ST, is a networked unit that offers scanner, copier and printer functionality and operates far more quickly than previous office digital systems, claimed the company. The two firms' joint marketing initiative will kick in later this year and prepare the way for product rollouts next year. ®

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