Headline Rollup for November 17, 2016

Fuji Xerox Announces 16 Multifunction Devices Based on Smart Work Gateway Concept to Innovate Business Processes TOKYO, November 15, 2016 – To realize its new Smart Work Gateway concept, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. announces 16 models of digital color multifunction devices—eight models for each of ApeosPort-VI C and DocuCentre-VI C series—which have evolved to link with its…

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Headline Rollup for November 15, 2016

Lexmark Healthcare Launches New Solutions to Better Enable Patient-Centered Care Healthcare Delivery Organizations now have greater access, visibility and control over content that lives outside core clinical systems. Why HP Inc. Needs to Win the 3D Printing Market The PC king’s Achilles’ heel is its printer division, which could be remedied by its full-fledged foray…

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Headline Rollup for November 10, 2016

New Photizo 2016 Printer Hardware Forecast and Perspective Today, Photizo Group announced the availability of a new 2016 Printer Hardware Forecast and Perspective. The hardware forecast includes both laser and inkjet printer data, spanning the period 2013 through 2020. The forecast is available as a global forecast covering North America, EMEA, Latin America, and Asia…

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Headline Rollup for November 8, 2016

Konica Minolta Opens a Strategic Business Base in France to Strengthen Its Industrial Printing Business Tokyo (November 7, 2016) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has opened a strategic business base in France to facilitate the growth of its industrial printing business. Established as part of a global management strategy, this is…

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Business Intelligence Digest – October 2016

Download the business-intelligence-digest-october-2016 Enjoy all the articles that we published in October … in one convenient PDF document.

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Headline Rollup for November 3, 2016

HP Inc. marks one year of reinvention PALO ALTO, CA, Nov. 1, 2016 – One year ago today, HP Inc. was created as a result of the largest separation in corporate history. At that moment, the Silicon Valley pioneer began a journey of reinvention as a new company with the heart and energy of a…

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Headline Rollup for November 1, 2016

Samsung’s printer employees to receive 60 mln won each in competition SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Yonhap) — About 6,000 employees of Samsung Electronics Co.’s printer business will receive about 60 million won (US$52,378) each in compensation, an industry source said Saturday, as Samsung agreed to sell its printer business to HP Inc. Epson Marks Construction of…

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Headline Rollup for October 25, 2016

Lexmark Offers Printer Guarantee Through Channel Four-year guarantee available to customers buying certain printers through partners Design Patents: Redrawing the boundaries of ownership Imagine the situation where the manufacturer of your car restricts you to drive your car only on weekdays or compels you to fill fuel at a specified fuel station. Yes, this could…

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Headline Rollup for October 20, 2016

Xerox Services Survey Finds Retention Tops Cost Management for Employers’ 2017 Priorities Employers appear to be loosening their purse strings as they shift their focus from cost control to rewarding top performers. Fifty-three percent of respondents in Xerox (NYSE: XRX) HR Services’ 2017 Compensation Planning Survey report that their highest priority in the coming year…

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Headline Rollup for October 18, 2016

Hewlett Packard Laying Off up to 4,000 Employees HP Inc. expects to lay off between 3,000 and 4,000 employees in the next three years amid slumping demand for its products, the company said Thursday. Xerox – Yeah, Xerox – Has Found a Way to Bust Carpool Lane Cheaters JOSEPH AVERKAMP COLLECTS stories about how people break…

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Headline Rollup for October 13, 2016

Sharp Corporation Appoints Doug Albregts as President and CEO of Sharp Electronics Corporation MAHWAH, N.J., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Corporation today announces the appointment of Doug Albregts to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), their wholly owned subsidiary that manages the Americas business. As part of Sharp Corporation’s recent strategic alliance…

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Headline Rollup for October 11, 2016

Why HP Thinks 3D Printing is the Future CEO Q&A: George Brasher, the hardware firm’s UK boss, discusses innovating as a big business, disrupting manufacturing and mastering first time management. OKI Data reveals newest ColorPainter printer OKI Data Infotech Corp., announced an addition to their line-up of high end printers with the new 64-inch wide-format ColorPainter 3-64s printer.…

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Headline Rollup for October 6, 2016

HP Inc. Introduces New ScanJet Scanners for SMBs and Enterprise Customers PALO ALTO, Calif., October 5, 2016 — HP Inc. today announced four next generation business scanners that meet a wide range of scanning needs from general office to complex workflows. Significantly faster and more robust than previous models – with optional mobile capability –…

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Headline Rollup for October 4, 2016

Launch Digital Transformation from an MPS Foundation Have you started your paper-to-digital transformation yet? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Many organizations put this off because they just don’t know where to start. The whole idea of digital business is overwhelming – but urgent. HP to Stop Blocking Some Third-Party Ink Cartridges HP…

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Headline Rollup for September 29, 2016

Canon Launches New imagePRESS C65 Color Digital Press for the Creative Community MELVILLE, N.Y., September 23, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new imagePRESS C65 Color Digital Press. Ideal for the creative community, including advertising agencies, graphic design studios, packaging design, marketing departments and more, this model builds…

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Headline Rollup for September 27, 2016

Epson underlines focus on high-tech development Seiko Epson Corporation, Japan’s leading imaging equipment and computer printer manufacturer, has reinforced its commitment to the development of industrial inkjet printers, visual communication, wearable devices and robotics over the next 10 years in a bid to maintain its leadership in the areas Canon Celebrates a Decade of Industry…

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MPS Switching Behavior

Information background

Source: 2015 North America Decision Maker Tracking Study™
Study of over 2,100 IT Decision makers
1,066 Decision Makers who are either using or evaluating MPS providers
Defection data for specific brands is available to study subscribers.
There is a significant difference in defection rate by brand.

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Imaging Industry Financials Under Major Pressure

Photizo Group follows the earnings for selected OEMs (Xerox, Canon, Lexmark, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, and HP) and reports on the results on a quarterly basis. Every once in a while, Photizo develops a synopsis of these company earnings to learn about imaging industry trends related to company revenue and operating income by viewing year-to-year (YtY)…

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Headline Rollup for September 20, 2016

Want a Dell Printer? Unlucky – they’ve stopped selling them Warranties won’t continue beyond 2021 Ahead of the mega-merger with EMC, Dell has decided to quit selling printers as part of its hardware portfolio while its imaging business is being scaled back. Voxel Vision: HP Offers Insights into Industry and Technology at IMTS “In 2014,…

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Where Will You Find Employees?

One of the megatrends over the past five to 10 years is a move to using freelancers. Studies estimate half of the American workforce will soon consist of freelancers, consultants, independent contractors, entrepreneurs, “electronic immigrants,” and so forth. There are many firms that offer these such as, Upwork, Fiverr, Guru, Field Nation, DesignCrowd, WorkMarket, and…

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Imaging Market Evolution – The HP and Samsung Channel Effect

HP Inc. announced that it plans on becoming the dominant player in the A3 copier space This week HP made it clear the copier industry has lacked the technology to improve efficient service, provide affordable color and keep up with security requirements. And, all while announcing an A3 product line with the intent to disrupt…

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Headline Rollup for September 15, 2016

Canon  Solutions America Examines New Opportunities with Floor Graphics MELVILLE, N.Y., September 13, 2016 – Promotional and informational graphics are everywhere – even on the floor. From retail stores to event venues to office spaces, these days everyone is jumping on board to take advantage of the space beneath our feet. Floor graphics give organizations another…

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Toshiba and Canon in the Drone Business?

The Japan Times announced that both Toshiba Corp. and Canon Inc. will be starting separate commercial drone services for clients. Toshiba plans to launch a service that will inspect power cables and steel towers while Canon announced it will sell drones that use Canon’s cameras for surveillance, farming, and remote infrastructure inspection. As Photizo has…

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Headline Rollup for September 13, 2016

Exclusive – Fuji Xerox NZ’s colossal financial loss The digital revolution has continued its whirlwind of growth, leaving some industries by the wayside and completely destroying others. Now, it could be the printer/copier market’s turn. OKI Previews Large Format Printer Range at Visual Impact Sydney! Sydney, 8 September 2016 – OKI, a global manufacturer of…

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Predictions for BI, Analytics, and Big Data

The 2016 Pacific Northwest BI Summit took place in Grants Pass, OR. The conference brings together various IT consultants and vendor executives to discuss technology issues and trends. Each year one of the sessions allows participants to provide their outlook and predict the future in BI, analytics, and big data. The first prediction the group…

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HP Delivers “Shot Heard Around the World”

Announces 16 New LaserJet and PageWide A3 MFPs  September 12 – HP delivered a ‘shot heard around the world’ to copier manufacturers and dealers. Enrique Lores, president, Imaging and Printing, HP Inc. stated, “For decades, the copier industry has lacked the technology to improve efficiency of service, make color affordable, and keep up with security…

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HP Inc. Accelerates Disruption of $55B Copier Segment with Acquisition of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s Printer Business

Aims to reinvent and replace service-intensive copiers with superior multifunction printing Palo Alto, Calif., and Suwon, South Korea, Sept. 12, 2016 — HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), the world leader in printing, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s (005930.KS) printer business in a deal valued at $1.05 billion. The acquisition positions HP to…

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Headline Rollup for September 8, 2016

Konica Minolta Publishes Case Study on xPrint SINGAPORE–(Marketwired – Sep 4, 2016) – Leader in print and enterprise content management Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia today published a case study based on Malaysian online printing firm xPrint. It highlights how Konica Minolta played an integral role in the firm’s success, and the results of its latest PRESS…

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HP Introduces Imaging Industry’s First SaaS Management Platform

September 7 – HP unveiled the industry’s first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) management platform that provides a marketplace and management of applications, users, and devices. HP has named this HP JetAdvantage On Demand Platform. The platform brings together a customer portal, channel partner (reseller) portal, and HP and ISV solutions all with marketplace and infrastructure services. All…

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