CEO Corner: M2, Setting the Operations Standard

During my visits with executives around the globe in reseller, enterprise, and manufacturing organizations, occasionally I find someone who has taken a ‘known’ concept and turned it into something very new to the market. During a recent trip to Britain, I had the opportunity to meet with a CEO who has taken something which is pretty well know – Managed Print Services (MPS) – and really turn it into something new. And that gentleman is John Taylor, CEO of M2.

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A Year of Good Intentions

This is the time of year that people traditionally reflect on the need to improve their situations or themselves. These resolutions for the new year might include setting goals of either a personal or professional nature, but the other part of the “tradition” is how quickly many of these well-intended plans are forgotten or neglected.…

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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…

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Staples Launches “Make More Happen” Campaign

Staples’ brand re-launch, unveiled today, highlights the retailer’s product expansion beyond office supplies. The new “Make More Happen” tagline and campaign highlights how Staples is reinventing itself “to provide every product businesses need to succeed.” To reinforce that Staples is adding thousands of new products beyond office supplies every day, the company is changing its logo…

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Ownership In the Digital Age

As we move away from hard copy in favor of digital files, we may also find that we are moving away from traditional notions of ownership. Whereas it has been a truism that possession is 9/10 of the law, many of us will no longer “possess” our files in any physical sense. Software and data…

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