Headline Rollup for March 7, 2017

Will the Samsung Scandal Threaten HP Printer Deal?

The heir and de facto leader of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, was arrested on February 17th in connection to the corruption and influence peddling scandal that may remove impeached South Korean President, Park Guen-hye, from power. Lee and four other Samsung executives, according to The Washington Post, “will stand trial in the coming months on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to the massive scandal.” The date for what many in South Korea are calling the ‘trail of the century’ has been set for Thursday, March 9th.


Epson discusses the paperless office

ITWeb reported that Epson Europe commissioned a survey of over 2,400 workers across the EMEA, and the results showed that 81 percent of South Africans who took part said they “considered printing vital in helping them work effectively”, while 76 percent felt that a paperless office was unrealistic despite increased digitisation.


26 Reasons You Still Might Need an MPS Assessment

You might be surprised at how many ways Managed Print Services (MPS) can improve your business. While cost is often the main driver for exploring MPS, its value can touch many other areas of your enterprise. You won’t know how much until you have an MPS assessment. That’s the first step in learning where and how MPS can transform your document environment.


Cartridge World discusses printing costs

The franchise talked about cutting printing costs in the US during the National Consumer Protection Week.

According to Cartridge World, printer ink “costs more per gallon than human blood” or even fuel and champagne, and therefore it is important to help consumers make informed decisions on what to spend their money on when it comes to printing. In a campaign that will run from 5 to 11 March, and the franchise will be advising US citizens on which brands of cartridges and printers are the best value, as well as offering solutions for business and home users.


Eco-Solvents: A Vibrant Alternative

Printed books. Movie theaters. Brick-and-mortar stores. Just three things that the “experts” indicated would almost immediately disappear once another technology came along that provided the user with an alternative method of delivering the product (the internet, video tapes/DVDs, and online retailers, respectively). But while it’s true that the disruptive alternatives have had their impact, their forerunners are still very much a part of our lives.


How Small and Mid-Size Businesses Improve Security with Cloud and Network Print Solutions

Ask most small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owners and managers about their top concerns and you’ll typically hear answers along the line of “money,” “efficiency” and “security.” A recent survey by Xerox and Coleman Parkes Research reinforces this: Among more than 1,000 small and medium businesses worldwide, the top-ranked business priorities included “growing the business,” “increased productivity through improved workflow/business processes,” “reduced printing costs” and “improved security/disaster recovery.”


Apex launches replacement Ricoh chips

Apex stated that the chips are “first-to-market” and feature “consistent performance”, noting that the OEM launched the monochrome laser printer last December, and that it features a print speed of 40ppm and “supports mobile printing” with both AirPrint and the OEM’s own Smart Device Print&Scan functionality. The chips are available for sampling on request and “consulting [is] sincerely welcome”.

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