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 once the regulatory approval is granted for HP’s acquisition of Samsung’s printing business later this year.

Xerox CEO: Our journey from paper docs to printed electronics

CEO Jeff Jacobson on how Xerox will transcend it roots, and emerge from a declining industry by investing in new technologies.

Ricoh plans huge shake up to escape decline

Ricoh is undergoing a massive corporate shake up that will deliver savings of ¥100 billion by 2019, resulting in curtailing some activities and across the board redundancies.

Toshiba and Nuance in software deal

Toshiba has added Nuance’s flagship document solutions AutoStore and Equitrac to its product portfolio. Through the strategic partnership with Nuance, Toshiba extends its range of document solutions to improve workflows, manage output and help businesses operate more efficiently and securely.

Why Metrics Matter to the Channel

Channel partners are a key revenue driver and, in some cases, they are the only go-to-market strategy for channel-centric companies. But tech vendors that aren’t measuring partner metrics and engagement activities are hampering the success of their channel partners, according to a survey of 319 channel managers.

BYOD & Guest Printing

Similarly, enabling printing for contractors, partners and guests has traditionally been difficult. The need to help install and configure printers for guests, not to mention the need to monitor and control what and how much they print, makes guest printing an IT nightmare.

Foreigners streaming into Japan at record pace

TOKYO — The net inflow of foreign residents into Japan was the largest ever during the last statistical year, as the government pushes policies to attract foreign workers to lessen the economic repercussions from a declining and graying population.

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