Weakened Asia Forces Canon to Revise FY Outlook

On October 27, 2015, Canon reported its third quarter 2015 results. Consolidated net sales for the quarter were $7.7 billion (an increase of 6.1 percent year-to-year (YTY)). Gross profit for the quarter increased 8.7 percent YTY. This increase in revenue comes thanks to the steady demand for multifunction and color devices in developed markets, although the demand for monochrome devices declined due to the economic slowdown in China and Southeast Asia. Sales of consumables also declined compared to their strong showing in the same period last year.

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Canon Offers Refillable Ink Range in India, Brother in EMEA; Capital Business Systems Acquired by GIS, Marco by Norwest Equity Partners, and Embatex by Turbon; FX to Focus on Services and Software; CIO Magazine Goes Digital-Only; HP Consider Inkjet Sheetfed

Canon Offers Refillable Ink Range in India, Brother in EMEA; Capital Business Systems Acquired by GIS, Marco by Norwest Equity Partners, and Embatex by Turbon; FX to Focus on Services and Software; CIO Magazine Goes Digital-Only; HP Consider Inkjet Sheetfed

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Lexmark Third Quarter: Challenges, Successes, and Strategic Alternatives

On October 27, 2015, Lexmark announced its third quarter 2015 earnings. Third quarter total revenue was reported at $868 million, a decline of 6 percent year-to-year (YTY) or nearly flat YTY disregarding currency impacts. Excluding the Inkjet Exit revenue, core revenue was reported as $837 million, a 3 percent YTY decline, with growth in the Enterprise Software division offset by currency, laser hardware and supplies softness, and inkjet exit.

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Static Control Announces Chemical Toner Breakthrough

Static Control Components, Inc. (Static Control) claims it is the first aftermarket vendor to release an OEM-quality, polyester chemically produced toner (CPT). Its first qualified cartridges in the new PolySphere Toner line will be used in the Dell 5130, with additional sets to be released for Fuji Xerox and Lexmark devices.

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Think You Are Doing Predictive Analytics? Guess Again – Continuing the Predictive Analytics Discussion for the Imaging Industry

Photizo Group continues its launch of predictive analytics applications for the imaging industry with a new webinar series, “Uncovering Predictive Analytics”. Predictive analytics delivers the opportunity to fully leverage data – gathered from office imaging devices, commercial printers and presses, and imaging monitoring software – to drive unparalleled efficiency and profitability. The new webinar series…

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Epson Financial Results; Essendant Might Help Clear Staples/Office Depot Merger; Stratasys Warns on Q3; Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Down; Konica Minolta in Top 100 on Sustainability; Overstock Parts Network Doubles; IBM, Jasper on IoT; Mobile Payments

Epson Financial Results; Essendant Might Help Clear Staples/Office Depot Merger; Stratasys Warns on Q3; Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Down; Konica Minolta in Top 100 on Sustainability; Overstock Parts Network Doubles; IBM, Jasper on IoT; Mobile Payments

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Epson Continues to Put Pressure on Low-end Color Laser Market

Epson announced its fastest letter-sized inkjet small workgroup printer and multifunction printer as it continues its assault on the low-end color laser market.

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Teens Driven to Share More Photos

One-third (33 percent) of teens selected Instagram, the photo-sharing site, as their most important social network in a recent survey. Facebook was the fourth most popular social network at 15 percent. Both websites offer users the ability to upload and share photos with other users.

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What is the future of Lexmark – and its employees?

Lexmark International announced today that it is pursuing strategic alternatives to unlock “the intrinsic value created by the company.” Among the options may be a sale of the company.

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EFI Record Revenue; Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000; OKI Wide-Format at SGIA; Sappi Prices Rise; Dell Big Data; IBM Watson Analytics; Managed (Print) Services; Essendant 3Q

EFI Record Revenue; Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000; OKI Wide-Format at SGIA;
Sappi Prices Rise; Dell Big Data; IBM Watson Analytics; Managed (Print) Services; Essendant 3Q

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Seiko Epson Delivers 40% Growth

Akita Epson Corporation will invest approximately 3.4 billion yen ($25.0M) to build a manufacturing facility that will triple Seiko Epson’s inkjet printhead production for its high-capacity ink tank printers and business inkjet printers.

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All-Inclusive MPS Contracts See Higher Fallout Rates

Do contract structures have anything to do with why customers are quitting MPS? The current results suggest a deadly mix brewing in the market.

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Adobe Jumps Ahead of EU Digital Signature Provisions

Last week, Adobe announced updates to its Document Cloud software, including a Workflow Designer; digital signatures; Enterprise Mobility Management; Signature Capture; and expanded integrations with Workday, Salesforce, and Ariba. Adobe also announced that it has partnered with Dropbox. This partnership will allow Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud and Adobe Acrobat Reader customers to access and manipulate…

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Canon Looking to Bring Its Own Technology to 3D Printing

At the Canon Expo held recently in Paris, the company announced plans to enter the 3D printing market with a system developed in-house. Canon already sells 3D printers from 3D Systems in Japan, and is entering the European market in February this year. Although an actual commercial product is still some two years away, the company showed parts built by the prototype system and discussed its plans.

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HP Countersues Memjet; Canon Wins Suit in Russia; Ricoh Sells Property, Joins Climate Pledge; Possible Investment in Sharp; DocuWare Grows; Samsung Considers Robots, India; Xerox HR Portal; Huawei Invests in Cloud; IoT at CES

HP Countersues Memjet; Canon Wins Suit in Russia; Ricoh Sells Property, Joins Climate Pledge; Possible Investment in Sharp; DocuWare Grows; Samsung Considers Robots, India; Xerox HR Portal; Huawei Invests in Cloud; IoT at CES

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Business Intelligence Digest – September 2015

Enjoy all of the Business Intelligence articles that we published in September 2015… in one convenient PDF document.

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Adobe e-Sign; Ricoh and Nuance; Sepialine Acquires Technesis; EFI Buys CTI; HP Biggest Drupa Exhibitor; FTC Delays Staples-Office Depot Decision; Dell Global Technology Adoption Index; Mobile Search

Adobe e-Sign; Ricoh and Nuance; Sepialine Acquires Technesis; EFI Buys CTI; HP Biggest Drupa Exhibitor; FTC Delays Staples-Office Depot Decision; Dell Global Technology Adoption Index; Mobile Search

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Thinking About a Price War with HP? Think Again

In light of the upcoming HP split, HP Inc. has been dedicated to using its R&D arm to innovate. A review of its past few product announcements for hardware and supplies shows the company has evaluated print speed, duplex speed, energy consumption, time to first page, and footprint, among other specs. Several key innovations have occurred and were announced that have improved HP’s offerings with regards to these particular characteristics.

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Dell Buys EMC/ Dell and CDW Partnership/ Xerox Healthcare/ Print-Rite Sues Epson/ Spicers Melbourne Strike/ Epson WorkForce Pro WF 6530/ Canon Settles

Michael S. Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake Lead Transaction to Combine Dell and EMC, Creating Premier End-to-End Technology Company The transaction will be valued at about $67 billion, making it one of the largest deals in the technology market, and will include VMware which will remain an independent, public company. Dell and CDW Expand…

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HP Focuses on Fundamentals with Partner First Program

On November 1, 2015 HP, Inc. will officially launch two replacement programs for its PartnerOne channel partner program, coinciding with the company’s split. Will HP’s plan succeed?

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OKI Jumps Into Wide Format with Both Feet

OKI Data Corp has announced the formation of a new company, OKI Data Infotech Corporation, after acquiring the wide format business of Seiko I Infotech Inc.

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HP Partner Programs/ Lexmark Exhibits Software/ Barracuda Acquires Intronis/ Compass – Katun Partnership/ Cisco Data Analytics/ Ricoh – Nuance Partnership/ Dell – EMC Buy/ Protonmail Secure?

HP Introduces New Partner Programs for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. HP unveiled the details of Partner First and Partner Ready, the new partner programs for HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, respectively. Lexmark Brings Expanded Enterprise Software and Solutions Portfolio to Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Lexmark will exhibit its software and solutions for financial…

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Microsoft “Likes” Email

Microsoft is changing Outlook so that users have the ability to “like” and tag others in emails using the “@” symbol. The ability to “like” an email allows users to approve of an email similar to the thumbs-up buttons on Facebook and Twitter. The tag feature would allow users to nudge those already part of…

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Ricoh Announces Compact Color MFP

Ricoh has announced the new MP C306 color multifunction product (MFP). The 31 ppm device features high productivity and what Ricoh calls one of the smallest footprints in its performance class (W: 20.1 inches x D: 23.1 inches x H: 19.9 inches). The MP C306 is aimed at small businesses and workgroups, medical offices, real estate offices and other similar settings.

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Seiko Epson Concerns; FX Sees Revenue Boost From MPS; Autonomy’s Mike Lynch Countersues HP; LumeJet Assets Bought; Konica Minolta Acquires Viztek; Lexmark Printer Business to Suffer; e-Signatures and Lying; Apple Watch at Target

Seiko Epson Concerns; FX Sees Revenue Boost From MPS; Autonomy’s Mike Lynch Countersues HP; LumeJet Assets Bought; Konica Minolta Acquires Viztek; Lexmark Printer Business to Suffer; e-Signatures and Lying; Apple Watch at Target

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Kathryn Mikells, Xerox CFO, Leaves Xerox and Moves On

On October 5, Xerox announced that Kathryn Mikells, the current CFO, will leave the firm on October 31 to pursue “another professional opportunity” with Diageo PLC, the alcoholic beverages company that produces brands such as Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Baileys, and Guinness.

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Imaging 360 Forecast: Media

The worldwide ink and laser media market saw a decline in total shipments in 2014 due to a decrease in worldwide laser media shipments driven by declining laser and inkjet media usage throughout the forecast period. Those in the printing industry know that print volumes are declining, however, it is important to be aware of the rate of decline in media shipments and revenue. It is also important for those in the industry to know if there are areas of opportunity where shipments are not declining or declines are lower.

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One-Third of Managed Print Customers Quit

Why is that over one-third (34 percent) of North American MPS decision makers (2015 Decision Maker Tracking Study) have said they will either quit MPS altogether or switch partners (see figure)? More importantly, is this a sign of things to come in other markets?

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Latin America Leads with Highest Growth Rates in Monochrome and Color Shipments

This forecast perspective provides a backdrop to the worldwide electrophotographic (laser and LED technologies) market including monochrome and color single function printers (SFP) and multifunction printers (MFP) with specific focus on the Latin America region.

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North America Leads in Color MFP Revenue

This forecast perspective provides a backdrop to the worldwide electrophotographic (laser and LED technologies) market including monochrome and color single function printers (SFP) and multifunction printers (MFP) with specific focus on the North America region.

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