Headline Rollup for January 9, 2018
Big news. There is now one less remote monitoring software in the industry today.
With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion – and that’s not including computers and phones – in 2018, Internet of Things will clearly continue to be a hot topic.
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always a dead zone from a business perspective. Come Jan. 2, it’s all hands on deck, buoyed by a feeling of renewed purpose and the desire to jump out of the chute running. Pour out the leftover eggnog and toss those goofy 2018 glasses into the trash, because it’s time to bulldoze head-first into the business plan and get a jump on the competition.
LAS VEGAS (CES 2018 booth 42964) — Today, Ricoh unveiled a compact, affordable Direct to Garment (DTG) printer that empowers users to quickly and easily produce high-quality applications on a variety of fabrics. The RICOH Ri 100 fits easily on desks and counters, combining with its ease-of-use to make it a perfect fit for environments not traditionally dedicated to print, such as souvenir shops and small businesses. As many organizations and individuals seek ways to expand their portfolios or enhance brand loyalty, the RICOH Ri 100 is a cost-effective way to achieve these goals.
The online giant’s patent for 3D printing might worry smaller businesses unable to compete.
As of the 2nd of January, online retail megalith Amazon holds the patent for a 3D printing production system, which can accept custom orders, for either pick-up or delivery. This is different to the 3D printing section of its website, which still only offers hardware and supplies for 3D printing, rather than a custom offering, reports SupplyChainDive.
Private equity fund, Monomoy, has revealed that it has completed the sale of Katun to the Taiwanese firm, General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.
Monomoy Capital Partners, a private equity fund which specialises in deep value investing and business improvement in middle-market companies, has announced the completion of the sale of Katun to Taiwan’s General Plastic Industrial.
The OEM has been recognised by Transform Magazine for its Workplace Hub brand communication.
Konica Minolta’s Workplace Hub brand has been recognised for its brand communication and activation approach, with four prizes at the Transform Awards Asia. The OEM, alongside Frank, Bright & Abel, its strategic communications and brand agency, was the recipient of two Gold Prizes, one Bronze Prize, and one Highly Commended certification by Transform Magazine.