Headline Rollup for December 22, 2016

Xerox Names Steve Hoover Chief Technology Officer

NORWALK, Conn. — Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has named Steve Hoover, as chief technology officer, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Hoover currently serves as chief executive officer of PARC, A Xerox Company.


Brother Mobile Solutions Charts Record Growth Fueled by High Demand for Mobile Printing in B2B Markets

WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc. (BMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation, announces record revenue growth to-date in 2016. The company attributes the strong performance of its advanced mobile printing solutions to the rapid expansion of mobile workforces, new demand in business sectors such as retail, transportation, healthcare and field services, and legacy upgrades of mobile technologies across diverse business sectors including public safety.


Canon Ends 2016 on a High Note with Industry Accolades From Buyers Laboratory LLC

MELVILLE, N.Y.Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has recognized Canon with multiple industry honors for select products and solutions, including 2017 Wide Format Printer Line of the Year, awarding the current Canon imagePROGRAF lineup. In addition to this achievement, Canon celebrates various BLI “Pick” Awards distinguishing solutions such as Therefore™ 2016 and uniFLOW V5.4, and some of the latest models from the imagePROGRAF PRO Series, including the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 and imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 large-format printers for the fine art and photography markets, as well as the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000S and imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S large-format printers for the production signage industry.


Counterfeiting with printers continues

A laser printer was used to fake Hong Kong banknotes, while 59 people were saved from human trafficking where printers were being used to create fake documentation.

A 58-year-old man was arrested for allegedly printing fake banknotes in Hong Kong, police only giving the suspect’s surname, Kan, and adding that he has a history of using printers to fake HK$100 ($12/€12), reported ejinsightsHaving allegedly used HK$1,000 ($128/€123) several times in Sham Shui Po, police arrested him. Officials believe that Kan’s greed led to his arrest after he started printing notes that were worth more.


How the Office Products Industry has Failed the Resellers

It’s difficult to escape the general sense of gloom in the office products and supplies industry. We’ve entered a period of great change that’s creating uncertainty which, in turn, is unsettling even the largest players, and further contributing to the general malaise. In this article I’m going to explore some of the failings of the industry to embrace the digital environment we now operate in, and how important addressing these failings are, in order to improve its future outlook.


Bankruptcy Auction Sale of Printelligence™ MPS Software Formerly Owned by Preo Software, Inc

St. Louis, Missouri.  David A. Sosne, the duly-appointed federal trustee of the bankruptcy estate of TechSource360 LLC (the “Trustee”), announces that he is selling by way of auction sale the Printelligence™ MPS software formerly owned by Preo Software, Inc. and certain related assets (collectively, the “MPS Assets”).   The MPS Assets are currently subject to a “stalking horse” bid in the amount of $380,000.  Any competing bids should be submitted to the Trustee on or before January 6, 2017.

Winner of the best Christmas Video – Konica Minolta

Short Youtube video by Konica Minolta


Holiday Gift Guide: 20 Tech Gifts For The Woman In Your Life

From smartphone-sized photo printers to the latest gadgets and flashy notification jewelry, tech gifts are arguably the most fun to give and receive.

CRN rounded up great gift ideas for the lady in your life – even for the ones who appear to have it all. Check out the top 20 tech gifts sure to wow the women on your holiday shopping list.

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