Headline Rollups for April 19, 2018

Predictive Maintenance – Impact on the Imaging Industry Most, if not all of us, in the imaging industry realize that our industry is declining and will continue to decline.   Realizing that their printer revenue, margins, and operating profits will be shrinking, printer manufacturers and resellers are looking at ways to reduce costs and to improve…

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Headline Rollups for April 17, 2018

Konica Minolta, Memjet and SuperWeb – A Partnership for Success Under this three-way partnership, Konica Minolta will add the Memjet-powered WEBjet 200D and WEBjet100D continuous feed inkjet presses to its long line of market-leading production printing devices. Three Toshiba presidents paved road to near-ruin TOKYO — Toshiba on April 1 handed its reins to an outsider for…

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Headline Rollups for April 12, 2018

HP and ImageNet Partner to Accelerate A3 Innovation and Growth LAS VEGAS, April 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today at its most important partner event in the Americas region – Executive Forum 2018 – HP Inc. revealed how it is partnering with ImageNet Consulting, LLC to drive growth in A3 with Smart Device Services (SDS)…

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Headline Rollups for April 10, 2018

How Toner and supplies are wasting your bottom line Office Products and Imaging Technology Providers who support users are going crazy trying to balance profitability with customer service decisions related to replacing supplies at customer locations. Speakeasy: Value In the Space Between Analog and Digital Q&A With Tuan Tran, HP The Imaging Channel has been…

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Headline Rollups for April 5, 2018

Canon U.S.A. names new president Yuichi Ishizuka, Canon U.S.A.’s president and chief operating officer, has taken a new position as president and chief executive officer of Canon’s Europe, Middle East and Africa division. Kazuto Ogawa has been appointed president and C.O.O. of Canon U.S.A. as of April 1. IBM’s Watson, known for AI, takes on…

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Headline Rollups for April 3, 2018

New to Image Recognition? Start with Interesting Face Recognition with Python! Image recognition now is a hot topic in machine learning, artificial intelligence and data analysis. But what is Image recognition? Ricoh appoints new President and Chief Executive Officer in the Americas 30+ year Ricoh leader, Joji Tokunaga, takes the helm of Ricoh in the…

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Headline Rollups for March 29, 2018

Why greener, safer printing will be big on the technology reseller agenda in 2018 The technology distribution market accounts for over 40% of overall end-user IT spending in Europe and is still growing year-on-year, according to a recent study by Bain & Company and the Technology Channels Alliance (TCA)[1]. Technology resellers are a force to…

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Headline Rollups for March 27, 2018

Why We Aren’t an Advanced Analytics Firm, and Why We Don’t Want to Be One! Advanced analytics is in vogue now and a lot of companies are calling themselves advanced analytics companies. From consulting firms to software companies, by calling themselves advanced analytics firms, companies hope to position themselves as being able to add value…

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Headline Rollups for March 22, 2018

What does intelligence taste like? Raspberries, of course As technology improves, more and more devices are being built ‘smart’. Refrigerators are receiving weekly software updates, ovens are sending text message alerts, and even garbage cans require a Wi-Fi connection. Thanks to the internet of things (IoT), the newest generation of devices are not just efficient…

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What does intelligence taste like? Raspberries, of course.

As technology improves, more and more devices are being built ‘smart’. Refrigerators are receiving weekly software updates, ovens are sending text message alerts, and even garbage cans require a Wi-Fi connection. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), the newest generation of devices are not just efficient but also intelligent. As these smart devices start…

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Headline Rollups for March 20, 2018

HP Introduces World’s Smallest Laser Printer in its Class to Fit Any Personal Workspace PALO ALTO, Calif., March 20, 2018 — HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), the global leader in printing, today unveiled the new HP LaserJet Pro M15 and M28 series, the world’s smallest laser in its class1designed to give micro and small business owners…

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Headline Rollups for March 16, 2018

CRISP-DM the Scrum Agile way. Why not! Do you often find yourself in the middle of an infinite data preparation, modeling and testing loop? How about utilizing the rapid-delivery agile software development methodology for your analytics projects? IBM’s Way Out? Sell Itself! I admit I was a little hurt when no one called about what…

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Headline Rollups for March 14, 2018

Will the Real Predictive Analytics Please Stand Up  As an entrepreneur that focuses on utilizing leading edge technology to improve my clients’ businesses, I am often faced with people and companies using buzzwords carelessly, with little to no substance behind their claims. Predictive analytics along with big data, IoT, etc. are all the rage, but…

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Headline Rollups for March 8, 2018

Digital Copiers are Computers, Too – The Importance of Securing Physical Documents The U.S. Federal Trade Commission doesn’t mince words when it comes multifunction printers (MFPs): “Digital copiers are computers,” they say, complete with hard drives, embedded firmware, and the ability to communicate with other network systems. Without the proper security measures in place, MFPs…

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Headline Rollups for March 6, 2018

Nuance Communications Announces Healthcare Workflows Combined Print, Capture and Conversion Solutions Enable Healthcare Organizations to Increase Productivity, Enhance Efficiency and Drive Document Security Emerging Technologies That Will Transform Experiences We’re all aware of the immense impact that technology has had on the ways in which consumers interact with brands. How Your Business Can Take Mobile Print…

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Headline Rollup for March 1, 2018

Deason seeks to nominate new Xerox board Despite missing a deadline for putting forth directors, Darwin Deason is looking to nominate a full slate to Xerox’s board (NYSE:XRX). Digital Transformation Gets Easier with New Knowledge Platform CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Digital Transformation is one of the hottest technology trends but many organizational leaders find digital…

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Headline Rollups for February 27, 2018

HP Sees Double-Digit PC, Printer Sales Growth; CEO Touts High-Margin 3-D Printer Business Model Substantial growth in personal systems and printing hardware and supplies gave HP a 14 percent jump in revenues during its first fiscal quarter of 2018. HP continues the redefinition of inkjet’s potential with High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) Inkjet technology is…

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Headline Rollups for February 22, 2018

2018 One Canon Event Three members of the Virtulytix team were privileged to attend the One Canon 2018 Press / Analyst event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The team included Ron Iversen, VP Market Intelligence Services; Mario Diaz, VP Consulting and Channel Research, and Ed Crowley, Chief Thought Leader for Virtulytix. It was a wonderful venue…

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Headline Rollup for February 20, 2018

Canon Discusses Strong 2017 Growth, Future Plans During Press Event Earlier this week in Hollywood, Fla., Canon brought together dozens of industry press and analysts for its annual One Canon Event, where they had the chance to talk with Canon executives, customers and partners, hear about upcoming Canon technology introductions and get an update on…

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Headline Rollups for February 15, 2018

Xerox investor files lawsuit in attempt to stymie deal Billionaire Deason sold his Affiliated Computer Services business to Xerox in 2010 for $6.4bn (£4.6bn) and is Xerox’s third-largest shareholder. Together with Xerox’s biggest individual shareholder Carl Icahn, he had already penned an open letter to Xerox shareholders urging them to reject the takeover deal. Canon Solutions America and Agile Cybersecurity Solutions Join Forces…

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Headline Rollup for February 13, 2018

Xerox Responds to Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason Open Letter NORWALK, Conn. — Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today issued the following letter from its Board of Directors to its shareholders in response to the February 12, 2018 letter from Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason Xerox Enhances Channel Partner Productivity with New MPS Essentials Suite Xerox channel partners now…

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Headline Rollup for February 9, 2018

The New Hybrid Dealer Is Coming – Are you Ready? During an interview with ZDNet back in 2010, when I was CEO of Photizo Group, I made the prediction that hybrid dealers would dominate the MPS market. At this time, the term hybrid dealer was still pretty new. We began using it in 2008 during…

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Headline Rollups for February 1, 2018

Fuji Xerox Acquires Xerox Fujifilm Holdings is taking over Xerox, Xerox will be rolled into the existing Fuji Xerox company. In a rather creative deal, Fuji Xerox will raise $6.1B (USD) in bank debt to buy back the 75% ownership position that FujiFilm currently holds in Fuji Xerox. Then, Fujifilm will use the $6.1B proceeds from…

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Headline Rollups for January 30, 2018

3D Scanning Technology from HP to Provide NFL Players with Custom Cleat Recommendations Palo Alto, Calif., Jan. 29, 2018 – HP Inc. and the NFL today announced the use of an innovative new footwear solution— FitStation powered by HP—that uses 3D scanning to provide players with personalized cleat recommendations. Konica Minolta Continues to Lead in…

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Headline Rollup for January 26, 2018

Lexmark Announces MFP Kiosks for Government Lexmark International, Inc., a global imaging solutions leader, today announced Lexmark MFP Kiosk for Government, a solution that utilizes award-winning Lexmark Smart multi-function products (MFPs) as self-service platform devices that enable agencies to better serve visiting constituents with increased efficiency, security and compliance. The Times Are A-Changin’ For Change…

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Headline Rollups for January 23, 2018

FORTUNE Magazine Places Canon Among “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2018 MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Inc., its parent company, has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for 2018, demonstrating its strong standing within the global business…

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Headline Rollups for January 18, 2018

Apple, Xerox, IBM And Fumbling The Future Thirty-five years ago this week, Apple introduced a computer that changed the way people communicated with their electronic devices, using graphical icons and visual indicators rather than punched cards or text-based commands. HP’s Quest to Revolutionize Printing Technology HP is on a quest to reinvent printing for the…

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Headline Rollup for January 16, 2018

First MPSA Webinar of 2018 – The Hidden Costs of Toner – How To Optimize Your Margin Opportunity Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 12:00pm ET In this webinar, we will help you understand the lost margin associated with replacing toner cartridges before they are empty. Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off 2018 with Announcement of New Executive…

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Headline Rollups from January 11, 2018

Cubinote releases new mobile printers The company is debuting its latest pair of products at a consumer electronics conference in Las Vegas. Electronics innovation specialists Cubinote, a subsidiary of Knectek Labs Inc., is set to unveil two new printing devices at the imminent CES 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Canon places top five in…

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Headline Rollup for January 9, 2018

Instant Analysis: What the ECi PrintFleet Acquisition Means to Your Dealership Big news. There is now one less remote monitoring software in the industry today.   The Internet Of Things (IOT) Will Be Massive In 2018: Here Are The 4 Predictions From IBM With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion –…

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