Headline Rollup for December 18, 2017

Toshiba and Western Digital close to ending legal dispute

TOKYO — Toshiba and Western Digital are close to resolving a months-long dispute that has threatened to block the Japanese group’s attempt to sell a flash memory chip unit, a deal that would help rebuild the company’s shattered finances.

HP completes purchase of Samsung’s printer business for $1.05 billion

HP Inc., maker of printers and personal computers, on Wednesday said it completed its purchase of Samsung Electronics’ printer business in a deal valued at $1.05 billion.

8 crucial questions to ask potential print management companies

Print management has moved far beyond fixing machines and managing supplies. Now it’s a key strategic consideration for your business, helping you operate more efficiently, cut costs, streamline processes and provide better service to employees and customers.

Carl Icahn declares war on Xerox

“Xerox desperately needs new leadership,” Icahn wrote in a caustic letter to company shareholders Tuesday. “There is still time for change — but very little.”

What Next? Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

Changing customer preferences, increased mobility, tightening regulation and technological change are reshaping the print industry. As such, 2017 was a year of mixed fortunes for global manufacturers. Market consolidation has seen HP, Xerox and Lexmark reform and refocus on their traditional print business while vendors such as Konica Minolta, Ricoh and Sharp continue to expand their IT services capabilities. One thing that all vendors have in common, however, is a strategy focused on driving relevance of print technology and services in the ‘future workplace’. So what are the trends that offer manufacturers the best chance of seeing their strategies successfully come to fruition in 2018?

Canon ends 2017 on a high

Canon U.S.A., Inc. has revealed this week that Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI), an independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware, and services, has recognised three solutions offered by Canon with BLI’s 2018 Document Imaging Software “Pick” awards:

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