Headline Rollup for December 6, 2016

HP Inc. Redefines Security Practices in Managed Print Services for World’s Most Secure Printing

Palo Alto, Calif. Dec. 5, 2016 — HP Inc., the global leader in printing, today announced it has redesigned HP Managed Print Services (MPS) to help protect corporate print environments against cyberattacks with the world’s most secure printing1.

Ricoh’s new high-volume, digital color MFPs deliver enhanced customization and productivity

MALVERN, Pa.Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced a new digital color multifunction printer (MFP) series that feature enhanced usability and boosts productivity for high-volume environments. The ENERGY STAR® certified RICOH MP C6503 and RICOH MP C8003 color MFPs are Ricoh’s high-speed solutions for larger office workgroups, printing documents in vibrant color or sharp black-and-white at speeds up to 80 pages per minute (ppm). Packaged with Ricoh’s latest Smart Operation Panel technology, these new systems facilitate better collaboration across all types of locations and work styles.

Yurchak Printing teams with Ricoh to thrive in today’s changing book printing landscape

MALVERN, Pa.Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced that Yurchak Printing, a book manufacturer serving book printing and commercial print industries, has grown its capabilities and streamlined its operations to better handle growing demand for short runs. By partnering with Ricoh to replace three aging toner devices with a single InfoPrint 5000 MP production print inkjet platform, Yurchak has increased productivity, quality and reliability. In addition, the company has added RICOH TotalFlow BatchBuilder which has resulted in the reduction of waste, increased accuracy and decreased turnaround times.

Cartridge retailer surveys workplace desires

British workers were said to be more realistic in what they want in the office.

According to Cartridge People’s survey, reported by The Global Reporter, workers in Britain are more practical in what they wish to see in the workplace. Over 1,000 British workers from offices and home were asked to fill in the survey, and the report showed diversity in the way different companies approached the issue.

HP Inc EMEA discusses 2016

The OEM’s President for the EMEA, Nick Lazaridis, looked over the “historic” last 12 months in an interview.

CBR interviewed Lazaridis, noting that post-split, the OEM and HPE have “moved to establish their new brand and identity”, with Lazaridis noting that he’s found the first year of business to be “simply incredible”, adding that “we set out to reinvent everything”, and that “in that time we’ve come such a long way, and forged a very firm foundation for our future”. For him, “taking the helm of EMEA’s largest start-up has been hugely exciting, and a privilege”, as well as “extremely rewarding”.

Top 5 Growth Opportunities for IT pros

Recent stock market tumbles notwithstanding, the IT job market appears poised for higher growth in 2016. Between very low unemployment in the information sector—2.9 percent at the end of 2015—and bullish outlooks from IT hiring managers, opportunities to move in and move up are likely this year. Here are some areas of growth IT pros should consider to ride that swelling wave to success.

Ink and Toner Compared

The decision of which printer to use can affect cost effectiveness and convenience.

Autodesk boss explains why 3D printing failed to take off despite the hype

The 3D printing bubble has burst, according to Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski, who says that slow consumer take-up had forced a change in the company’s strategy.

20/20 Year in Review: What’s in Store for Drupa 2020

2016 marked another riveting drupa, where the printing industry and its major players put their best innovation forward, demonstrating their latest technology advancements along with a few surprises. drupa 2016 put a focus on digital printing across manufacturers and ever-expanding application possibilities. The packaging segment also assumed a seat at the drupa table. Indeed, the landscape of drupa is changing as the industry evolves with market demands. In looking back at drupa 2016 with 20/20 hindsight, this article will explore emerging trends, pockets of print growth and what we can expect at drupa 2020. 

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