Will M&A’s Be Part of Canon Growth Strategy?

Canon’s track record over the past three years shows the firm’s eagerness to give back to shareholders, yet many overseas investors are saying that Canon should direct more money to forward-looking investment, including M&As, according to an article in The Nikkei. During that time, Canon paid a total of ¥450 billion ($4.27 billion) or so in dividends…

Read More

CES International 2014: Adopting New Technology, Adapting Old Technology

Say goodbye to the Consumer Electronics Show. Well, maybe. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has dictated on all of its press materials that the name of the show, here forthwith, shall be the “International CES” primarily to get away from just being a U.S. electronic gadgets get together. Too bad the news organizations didn’t get…

Read More

Who is Most Often Involved in MPS Decisions in Western Europe?

In 2013, IT departments once again topped the list of decision makers involved in selecting and negotiating MPS provider’s contracts. Over half of decision makers Photizo surveyed work in the IT department, while another 40 percent indicated that they work in either facilities management or purchasing. Our View Not surprisingly, IT is heavily involved in…

Read More

Forecast Perspective: Worldwide Bulk Toner Shipments Show Increase Through 2017

Surprisingly, with all of the talk about the demise of the hardcopy industry, the bulk toner market is expected to have steady growth through 2017. One of the reasons for this is the movement to color multifunction printers (MFPs) and monochrome MFPs, which show worldwide bulk toner shipment increases of 9.9 percent and 1.2 percent,…

Read More

Worldwide Office and Home Hard Copy Media Sales Continue Decline

Photizo Group’s 2013 Second Half Forecast update shows that revenues from paper and specialty media in the office and the home are expected to decline to $29.6 billion in 2017, down from $33.0 billion in 2012. Despite the improvements in the economy and as more people return to work, changes in the workplace, including greater…

Read More