Brick and mortar businesses are being threatened by online giants. Margins are getting squeezed.  New players on the block translate into diminishing turnover. Traditional versus Dynamic. Tried and tested versus new and modern. The New World brings with it a new set of challenges.  
The constantly changing dynamics in an increasingly digital, web-connected world forces printers to shape up or ship out. The mantra here is ‘never stop learning’.  Moving out of their comfort zones and  adapting to changing requirements is the prerequisite of survival. Printers and designers say they feel that if they don’t offer web services they risk losing the client.  
This issue of PrintWeek examines the risk of allowing smart phones on the shop floor, terming them as not only a distraction, but a health and safety issue. The article also urges management to lead by example. Countering that argument was the concern that family life and responsibilites cannot be completely cut out during the working hours, emergencies due to young children and aging parents would require access to mobile phones.  Our Better Business features digital printing for the packaging sector especially for the advertisement opportunities it brings.
So grab your copy of PrintWeek MEA today.
Shilpa Jasani is the editor of PrintWeek MEA magazine.