Headline Rollup for July 18, 2017

Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check IBM’s Watson unit is receiving heat today in the form of a scathing equity research report from Jefferies’ James Kisner. The group believes that IBM’s investment into Watson will struggle to return value to shareholders. In recent years, IBM has increasingly leaned on Watson as one of its…

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Headline Rollup for July 13, 2017

The sale of Lexmark’s enterprise software unit is finalized Private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday announced that it had completed the acquisition of Lexmark International Inc.’s Enterprise Software business. US computer firm HP puts 195-acre Leixlip campus up for sale US computer maker HP Inc has put its 195-acre Liffey Park Technology Campus in Co Kildare up for…

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Headline Rollups for July 11, 2017

Lexmark names senior vice president/chief financial officer LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 7, 2017) — Lexmark International, Inc. today announced the appointment of Ying (Vivian) Liu as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective Thursday. Kenji Sato Named as President and CEO of Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. MELVILLE, N.Y., July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a…

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Headline Rollup for July 6, 2017

Lexmark hands resellers SME laser range Lexmark is looking to the channel to exclusively take its latest laser printer range out to the SME market across EMEA. Xerox Celebrates an Innovation that Led to Digital Printing In 1969, in his lab in Webster, NY, Xerox engineer Gary Starkweather was challenged with improving the speed of…

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Headline Rollup for June 29, 2017

Fuji Xerox Printers shakes up partner program Local Fuji Xerox Printers partners will see a host of changes to the vendor’s partner program in 2017-2018, including new entitlements for some tiers. HP Inc Is Down Since Its Earnings Report: Can HPQ Rebound? It has been about a month since the last earnings report for HP Inc.…

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Headline Rollup for June 27, 2017

HP Inc (HPQ) Building A Sustainable Growth Recovery Morgan Stanley believes three things have changed since separation that allow for total company growth – innovation, focus, and channel inventory Is Ricoh Circling the Drain? While Toshiba’s financial troubles have been front page industry headlines, Ricoh news has only recently come to light as to how much…

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Headline Rollup for June 22, 2017

Konica Minolta’s Press C1085 Helps Golden Paper Cups in short run jobs UAE – Konica Minolta Business Solutions Middle East, today announced that Golden Paper a UAE based packaging company has added Konica Minolta printing solution to their business. The leading packaging company sought to improve turnaround times, increase production capacity and better quality at…

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Headline Rollup for June 20, 2017

Xerox Signs Two Multi-Brand Dealers on Strength of Company’s Broad Technology Portfolio, Custom Apps Support NORWALK, Conn. — Xerox is recruiting multi-brand dealers seeking to sell the company’s comprehensive and connected office hardware and managed print services portfolio—and Memphis Communication Corporation and Standard Business Systems are the latest to join the Xerox channel partners program. Why Are…

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Headline Rollup for June 15, 2017

Lexmark announces resignation of president and chief executive officer David Reeder, Lexmark president and chief executive officer, has resigned for personal reasons, effective immediately, the company announced today. Xerox Signs Two Multi-Brand Dealers on Strength of Company’s Broad Technology Portfolio, Custom Apps Support NORWALK, Conn. —  Xerox is recruiting multi-brand dealers seeking to sell the company’s…

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Headline Rollups for June 13, 2017

Battle of the Supertank Printers: Canon MegaTank vs. Epson EcoTank Both models save you lots of money on ink, but one clearly outperformed the other. Why Printers Add Secret Tracking Dots They’re almost invisible but contain a hidden code – and now their presence on a leaked document has sparked speculation about their usefulness to…

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Headline Rollup for June 8, 2017

Toshiba Honors Seven Top-Performing Resellers Toshiba America Business Solutions recognized seven of its top-performing U.S. independent resellers with Dealer of the Year recipient, Cincinnati’s Donnellon McCarthy Enterprises leading the list. Toshiba also recognized Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Higher Information Group as its All Star reseller with first-year dealer partner, The Lioce Group in Huntsville, Alabama earning Rookie of the…

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Headline Rollup for June 6, 2017

HP Overtakes Lenovo as Leader in PCs Chinese computer behemoth Lenovo (LNVGY) flourished for years in a mature PC (personal computer) market through cost cutting. However, for the first time in four years, the PC maker has slipped to second place in the PC market. HP Inc. (HPQ) has taken the crown. A tale of…

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Headline Rollup for June 1, 2017

Supreme Court allows resales of used printer cartridges The Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously in favor of a company that sold refilled printer cartridges in a patent case with wide implications for the technology industry. Lexmark’s new leader hits reboot button Lexmark International, Lexington’s storied maker of printers and a key economic engine here…

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Headline Rollup for May 30, 2017

Toshiba Tec unveils hybrid MFP Toshiba Tec Corporation has unveiled the world’s first hybrid multi-function peripheral (MFP) printer, the e-Studio5008LP series. Robert Keegan replaces Ursula Burns as Xerox chairman Xerox Corp. has named Robert Keegan as non-executive chairman, replacing Ursula Burns, who retired from the board of directors on Tuesday. Separately, shareholders approved a reverse…

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Headline Rollup for May 25, 2017

IBM’s Remote Work Reversal Is A Losing Battle Against The New Normal Until recently, IBM was one of the first and biggest proponents of remote work. But no longer. In March, the company began directing thousands of employees to work from set locations or else look for another job, an ultimatum it extended more widely last week. The move is…

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Headline Rollup for May 18, 2017

Group companies pulling money out of Toshiba Major Toshiba group companies are parking significantly less money with the troubled conglomerate, seeking to minimize potential risks and appease wary shareholders. Canon Announces uniFLOW Secure Public Print (SPP) License for Konica Minolta Devices Offering increased versatility through its products, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging…

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Headline Rollup for May 16, 2017

Leaders, Innovators, and Builders: The Difference Makers of the Document Imaging Industry For the past few months, ENX Magazine has been asking people in the document imaging industry to name individuals who they feel have made an impact on the industry. Xerox’s Global Imaging Systems Acquires MT Business Technologies; Expands Presence in Ohio Purchase furthers…

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Headline Rollup for May 11, 2017

Xerox releases cloud-based content management system Poor content management results in taking too long to find content, duplicated efforts and insufficient re-use Ricoh launches two new Direct to Garment printers Today Ricoh makes their official entry into the direct to garment printing industry with the release of the RICOH Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 printers.…

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Corrected Ricoh Financials

Today, May 2, 2017, Ricoh announced a favorable adjustment to their financials previously reported on April 11, 2017 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. The good news for Ricoh is that revenue increased by about 29 billion yen which resulted in increases in both operating income and net income.  Q4 2016 revenue was…

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Headline Rollup for May 2, 2017

Ricoh announces a difference between their previous forecast and actual results Ricoh announced today the difference between its forecasted consolidated operating results previously announced on April 11, 2017 and the actual results ended March 31, 2017. Fuji Xerox monitored by Government procurement agency, SFO will consider any new information The Serious Fraud Office will consider…

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Headline Rollup for April 27, 2017

Apex releases new chips Apex announced the new chips on their website for the Ricoh’s series which was launched in the US and Russia November last year and Apex has released the first replacement chips for the SP C377 series. Print Volume Trends: The Facts May Surprise You While the concept of the paperless office was…

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Headline Rollup for April 25, 2017

HP Launches Subscription Printing Service HP has launched a new subscription printing service in Ireland, which works on a flat-rate monthly subscription fee based on how many pages a customer prints per month. Xerox Reports First-Quarter 2017 Earnings APR 25, 2017 – EARNINGS/FINANCIAL, CORPORATE Xerox Brings Together Channel Partners to Experience the Future of Work; Grow Revenue and Enter…

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From Printer Box selling to Workflow and Solution Consulting

It is interesting to see how printer manufacturers are continuing to transform from “box selling” to workflow/solution selling. I have attended a number of printer manufacturer events over the past few months and it is very clear that the focus is no longer on hardware.  Why is that?  Well, the top printer manufacturers all offer…

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Headline Rollup for April 20, 2017

Epson Introduces Powerful, High-Speed WorkForce Pro All-in-One Printers with Compact Space-Saving Design LONG BEACH, Calif., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing printing solutions, today announced the Epson WorkForce® Pro WF-4700-Series and WorkForce Pro WF-3720 all-in-one printers designed for small businesses. OfficeMax acquired by Platinum Equity Financial Review reported that this will make…

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Headline Rollup for April 18, 2017

Samsung-HP: The Long Hello and New Opportunities Ahead Samsung held its Printing Solutions National Dealer Meeting during the last week of March 2017 in sunny Chandler, AZ, with 254 attendees. It was the first opportunity for Samsung and HP jointly address to Samsung dealers and press laying out the roadmap as to what to expect…

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Headline Rollup for April 13, 2017

Earnings release fails to brighten Toshiba’s outlook TOKYO —  Toshiba’s earnings announcement on Tuesday for the nine months ended December has done little to assuage the doubts of the industrial conglomerate’s creditors, as its prospects remain murky. Toshiba sees long odds for Hon Hai’s ¥3 trillion chip bid, sources say Toshiba Corp. may forgo the…

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Headline Rollup for April 11, 2017

How Printer Cartridges Could Change Patent Law as We Know It Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a suit between printer manufacturer Lexmark and a small business that makes its money refilling printer cartridges. The issue, on the surface, if fairly boring: Printer giant Lexmark sued small-time printer cartridge refiller Impressions Products on…

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Headline Rollup for April 6, 2017

HP Inc. Ships World’s Most Advanced and Secure A3 Printers Powerful multi-function printers deliver world-class security and accelerate office of the future Trump officials alarmed China may bid for Toshiba’s Westinghouse unit The Trump administration is so alarmed that Chinese investors may try to purchase Westinghouse Electric Co.’s nuclear business that U.S. officials are trying…

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Headline Rollup for April 4, 2017

Konica Minolta Showcased a Revolutionary Concept for the Workplace of the Future at CeBIT At CeBIT 2017, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe (Konica Minolta) was showcasing revolutionary concepts for the Workplace of the Future. As a representative of this year’s partner country Japan, Konica Minolta used the stage to give insights into what will drive…

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Headline Rollup for March 30, 2017

Largest Product Launch in Xerox History Delivers New Technology to Transform the Workplace Xerox (NYSE: XRX), the company built on innovating the way the world works, is leading another workplace revolution – today launching 29 ConnectKey®-enabled printers and multifunction devices with simple and secure on-the-go capabilities, cloud connectivity, and access to productivity boosting features and…

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