Why and How Photizo is Investing in Predictive Analytics

Photizo Group has always tried to be at the leading edge of identifying trends and bringing impactful solutions to our clients. So it’s only natural that we would be early to invest in predictive analytics. We have aligned with IBM to become the premier partner for predictive analytics for the imaging industry and have made significant investments in staffing, technology, and predictive analytics tools.

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Where did all the photo kiosks go?

In a recent Wired article, Instagram trumpeted it now has 400 million users and that 40 billion photos have been shared on its site. Pretty impressive numbers, to say the least. But then it got us thinking about some of the other social media sites and how they compare.

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Will EMC’s Acquisition Be Dell’s Beanstalk?

On 12 October, Dell announced that it would acquire EMC Corporation while maintaining VMware as an independent company. The entire transaction will cost Dell about $67 billion, which is one of the largest deals in the technology field; especially since Dell’s valuation stands at only $25 billion. This deal allows Dell to diversify from the…

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Xerox Versus Counterfeiters: Advantage Xerox

Xerox recently announced two new products, Xerox Printed Memory and Xerox Printed Memory with Cryptographic Security, to combat worldwide counterfeiting. In the imaging industry alone, the U.S.-based Imaging Supplies Coalition estimates the “scope of imaging consumable counterfeit activity is 3.5% to 4%. This represents a cost of over $3 billion.” It’s obvious counterfeiting is a huge worldwide “market,” and Xerox has a lot to gain by coming up with a cost effective and highly secure solution.

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Will FTC’s Feinstein Throw the Switch to Derail Staples/Office Depot Deal?

A source has told the NY Post that the Staples acquisition of Office Depot has hit a roadblock in the form of Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition head Deborah Feinstein. Feinstein’s buy-in is said to be crucial to the success of the deal.

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Xerox Seeks to Combat Deception in Medical System

On September 10, Xerox announced that it has been working with MO HealthNet to combat prescription drug fraud in Missouri through the use of Xerox’s prescription clinical authorization tool. Xerox’s tool gives limited visibility to physicians and pharmacists into other medications that the patient has received and creates a notification system at the pharmacists’ office…

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Xerox Buys inVentiv iPAS; Konica Minolta Debuts Workshare connector; Ricoh Launches eBinder; IPOA Supports Lexmark; Largest Counterfeit Toner Seizure; Sharp Sells HQ Bldgs; HP Fortify; NHS Paperless Goal Shifts; PrintFleet Partners ACM

Xerox Buys inVentiv Patient Access Solutions (iPAS), an inVentiv Health company; Konica Minolta Debuts Workshare connector; Ricoh Launches eBinder; IPOA Adds its Supports to Lexmark Case; Largest Counterfeit Toner Seizure; Sharp Sells HQ Buildings; HP Fortify; NHS Paperless Goal Shifts; PrintFleet Partners with ACM Technologies

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Xerox Acquires RSA Medical; HP Q3; Apogee Buys Balreed; Katun Incorporates MSPCertifed Ratings; Epson Australia Recycles 3 Million Cartridges; Fujifilm Indonesia; Social Networks; IoT Risks

Xerox Acquires RSA Medical; HP Q3 Financial Results Released; Apogee Buys Balreed; Katun Incorporates Print Audit’s MSPCertifed.com Ratings; Epson Australia Recycles 3 Million Cartridges; Fujifilm Strengthens Sales Structure in Indonesia; Social Networks; IoT Risks

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Imaging 360 Forecast: Hardware (Global)

The printing hardware market continues to trend downward, led by inkjet shipment decline and overall decreased revenue. However, patches of growth and opportunity can be identified, leaving select growth opportunities for the strategically aligned.

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Xerox 2Q; Amazon AWS Sales; DocuWare First Half; Stora Enso Cuts Paper; Domtar at SDCC; JK Group Adds Sawgrass; Intel, IBM Cloud; ZVerse & 3D Systems Partner

Xerox 2Q; Amazon AWS Sales; DocuWare First Half; Stora Enso Cuts Paper; Domtar at SDCC; JK Group Adds Sawgrass; Intel, IBM Cloud; ZVerse & 3D Systems Partner

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Xerox Second Quarter Performance Falls Below Previous Guidance

On July 24, 2015, Xerox announced its second quarter 2015 earnings. Total revenue for the quarter was reported as $4.6 billion, down 7 percent year-to-year (YTY). Xerox executives have adjusted full year guidance to indicate revenue is expected to decline 6 percent YTY in constant currency. The company also announced a decrease in the amount to be spent on acquisitions for the year. Ursula Burns, CEO, stated that Xerox’s direction will remain consistent, but it is making several shifts in execution.

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Xerox: Adds New Tools for XPPS, Wins NHS Contract, Appoints MD in India; Konica Minolta Buys WEBCOM, Sawae; EFI Gets Matan, Reggiani; Cisco Picks Up OpenDNS; Amazon Cloud Drive for Mobile; Toshiba: $800M Error; IT Services Industry Has a Problem

Xerox: Adds New Tools for XPPS, Wins NHS Contract, Appoints MD in India; Konica Minolta Buys WEBCOM, Sawae; EFI Gets Matan, Reggiani; Cisco Picks Up OpenDNS; Amazon Cloud Drive for Mobile; Toshiba: $800M Error; IT Services Industry Has a Problem

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What the Sanctions Have Brought: 2015 Russian Office Printing Market

Photizo Group has engaged with a Russian office printing market insider, Dr. Stanislav Malinskiy, delivering an in-depth analysis of the Russian office printing market, and the impact of United States sanctions. Dr. Stanislav Malinskiy and Photizo Group work together to help you understand: how sanctions are impacting buyer intent key shifts occurring in the procurement…

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Street Prices for Monochrome Laser Single-Function Printers

These charts from Context show street prices in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom for monochrome laser single-function printers (SFPs) from May 2014 to April 2015. All prices are in local currency (euro for France, Germany, Italy, and Spain and the British pound for the United Kingdom). For more information, contact Context at…

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Best Selling Monochrome Laser SFPs

These charts from Context show the best-selling monochrome laser single-function printers (SFPs) amongst the top 50 best-selling laser single-function printers, from April 2014 to March 2015, based on unit sales from the channel to end users in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. All average sales prices (ASPs) are presented in local currency…

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Cost Per Page for Monochrome Laser SFPs

These charts from Context show the cost per page for selected monochrome laser single-function printers (SFPs) in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom for May 2014 to April 2015. All cost per page data is presented in local currency (the euro for France and Germany and the British pound for the United Kingdom). For more…

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Best Selling Monochrome Laser Multifunction Printers

CONTEXT World Limited These charts from Context show the best-selling monochrome laser multifunction printers amongst the top 50 best-selling laser multifunction printers, from February 2014 to January 2015, based on unit sales from the channel to end users in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. All average sales prices (ASPs) are presented in…

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Xerox Expands EA Toner Plant; HP Acquires ConteXtream; Dell Cloud Printers; Europe’s Printing Habits; E-Paper Credit Card Security; Paperless Delhi; Mobile Not Killing Desktop; Yamada Denki Closes Stores

Xerox Expands EA Toner Plant; HP Acquires ConteXtream; Dell Cloud Printers; Europe’s Printing Habits; E-Paper Credit Card Security; Paperless Delhi; Mobile Not Killing Desktop; Yamada Denki Closes Stores

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Xerox Acquires Ground in Healthcare Analytics Market

Xerox is one of several Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that have taken a particular interest in the healthcare industry. On May 18, Xerox announced the acquisition of Healthy Communities Institute (HCI), a cloud-based public health data company. HCI will be integrated with Midas+’s JuvoTM Care Performance Analytics Platform. Midas+ is a Xerox company that provides…

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Cost Per Page for Color Laser Multifunction Printers

These charts from Context show the cost per page for selected color laser multifunction printers (MFPs) in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom for April 2014 to March 2015. All cost per page data is presented in local currency (the euro for France and Germany and the British pound for the United Kingdom). For more…

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Best Selling Color Laser Multifunction Printers

These charts from Context show the best-selling color laser multifunction printers amongst the top 50 best-selling laser multifunction printers, from March 2014 to February 2015, based on unit sales from the channel to end users in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. All average sales prices (ASPs) are presented in local currency (i.e.…

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Street Prices for Color Laser Multifunction Printers

These charts from Context show street prices in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom for color laser multifunction printers (MFPs) from April 2014 to March 2015. All prices are in local currency (euro for France, Germany, Italy, and Spain and the British pound for the United Kingdom). For more information, contact Context at…

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Xerox Seeks to Drive Results with Innovation

On April 28, 2015, Xerox announced a bevvy of new solutions and services in what it calls the Next Generation of MPS. In the face of continued financial headwinds, will this drive results?

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Xerox Lowers Full Year Guidance on Back of “Difficult” First Quarter

On April 24, 2015, Xerox announced its first quarter 2015 earnings. Total revenue for the quarter was reported as $4.5 billion, down six percent year-to-year (YTY). Xerox adjusted its 2015 full year guidance based on the lower-than-expected Services margins, lowering earnings per share (EPS) by $0.05, to range between $0.95 and $1.01. Other factors that…

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Who Wants to Take on Facebook?

HP has announced it will sell Snapfish to District Photo, including its technology assets and employees. Meanwhile, Canon Europe has stated it will purchase London-based photo sharing startup Lifecake.

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Cost Per Page for Select Monochrome Laser Multifunction Printers

CONTEXT World Limited These charts from Context show the cost per page for selected monochrome (mono) laser multifunction printers (MFPs) in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom for March 2014 to February 2015. All cost per page data is presented in local currency (the euro for France and Germany and the British pound for the…

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Xerox Is No Sleeping Tiger on Brand Protection Efforts

As the supplies market continues to experience greater competition, particularly on the basis of price, many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have turned greater focus toward combatting illegal aftermarket products. Many OEMs have made headlines due to their pursuit of lawsuits alleging intellectual property violations, while Xerox Corporation has been comparatively reticent, leading some to conclude…

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Best Selling Inkjet Single-Function Printers

These charts from Context show the best-selling inkjet single-function printers amongst the top 50 best-selling inkjet printers, from January 2014 to December 2014, based on unit sales from the channel to end users in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. All average sales prices (ASPs) are presented in local currency (i.e. euro in…

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