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Simple Lessons on E-Signatures [Infographic]


In the past few months, we've heard a lot of speculation why e-signature software has been so slow to gain traction — from legal and security issues to worker resistance and misunderstandings about how to use them.

But Sam Thorpe, director of product at San Francisco-based Nitro, a document productivity company, blames it on simple lack of education.

"A lot of people are unaware of the benefits or potential return on investment (ROI) of e-signatures,“ he said.

Are You Managing Documents Like It's 1990? [Infographic]


Forget file-sharing services like Dropbox, Box, Nitro, Syncplicity and OneDrive for Business. Ditto for high resolution monitors, tablets and digital signatures. 

More than a third of us are working with documents and collaborating the old fashioned way, via email, printing and editing, hand signing and scanning -- you get the idea. So says a survey conducted by Nitro and the PDF Association. It looked at the way 1200 knowledge workers in 56 countries across 13 industries and 10 professions used documents on the job. And it’s not just small companies that we’re talking about, but those with as many as 10,000 employees as well. 

Nitro: From Down Under to Over $15M

Document productivity company Nitro, originally founded in Melbourne, Australia, will beef up its San Francisco headquarters after raising $15M from Bay Area venture capitalists (VCs) in a bid to go after the big fish of document management, including Adobe and Citrix.

Nitro's products, including Nitro Pro and Nitro Cloud, enable document sharing in the enterprise. This includes the ability to sign and share documents and exchange them on mobile devices.

Nitro Targets Adobe Acrobat with New Release

Digital document management solutions vendor Nitro is introducing Nitro Pro 8.5, the newest release of its flagship desktop PDF application. Nitro is positioning Nitro Pro 8.5 as a replacement for Adobe Acrobat.

Bunchball Launches Nitro for Salesforce: Expands Gamification Reach to Customer Service

Gamification solution provider Bunchball has released Nitro for Salesforce, a product designed to enhance customer support services and sales teams engagement.

Nitro Lands US$ 3.5 Million in Funding; Enterprise Collaboration Competition Heats Up

Document collaboration solutions provider Nitro plans to expand its cloud engineering team to fuel product innovation.

GRC Roll-up: IBM Builds Security Division, SharePoint Conference GRC Releases #spc11

GRC releases this week are dominated by the SharePoint conference, but there have been a couple of interesting acquisitions too with IBM announcing that it is buying Q1 Labs for enhanced security and what looks like the start of a serious move to develop its security division, while McAfee, recently acquired by Intel, has announced it is buying Nitro.

Nitro Makes Competitive Blast into PDF Market


If you are looking for an alternative to Adobe Acrobat for PDF creation and manipulation, look no further. Nitro PDF Software follows up the March release of Nitro PDF Express with the release of a new version of Nitro PDF Professional.

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