Headline Rollups for March 27, 2018

Why We Aren’t an Advanced Analytics Firm, and Why We Don’t Want to Be One!

Advanced analytics is in vogue now and a lot of companies are calling themselves advanced analytics companies. From consulting firms to software companies, by calling themselves advanced analytics firms, companies hope to position themselves as being able to add value to customers businesses by helping them ‘sort through’ their data and turn it into meaningful business action.

Ricoh’s troubles extend beyond massive write-downs

TOKYO — As Ricoh braces for a flood of red ink in the year through March 31 from heavy impairment losses on overseas units, the company maintains that its painful structural reform is succeeding and that next year will bring recovery.

Two Chinese firms can 3D print an electric car in three days, sell it for $10K

Shanghai-based 3D printing materials company Polymaker and X Electrical Vehicle Limited (XEV) recently launched a small car that breaks traditional automotive manufacturing molds. XEV’s base is in Hong Kong with a design studio in Italy and manufacturing in China.

Fujifilm and Xerox – Match made in heaven?

While the USD 6.1-bn takeover of Xerox by Fujifilm has sent the world into a tizzy, Sriraam Selvam breaks down what the deal could mean to the future of the company

Japan’s Ricoh to book $1.72bn impairment loss as North American business slumps

TOKYO (Reuters) — Japanese office equipment maker Ricoh Co Ltd on Friday said it would book an impairment loss of 180 billion yen ($1.72 billion), citing a slump in North American business as users shift from print to digital.

Managed Print Services vs. Managed Services Providers

It was billed as the “great debate.”

On one side, “Managed Service Providers(MSP’s) Should Get into Managed Print Services”, on the other, “MSPs Shouldn’t Bother.” I didn’t get the hype – maybe because I’ve done it from front and behind – saved an MpS practice inside a VAR/MSP and created an MSP within a copier dealer.

Sharp Electronics Corporation Expands Direct, Regional Sales Coverage Of Managed Network Services

MONTVALE, N.J., March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announced today that it is expanding its direct regional sales coverage of managed network services in the Midwest by acquiring ZLan Partners, Inc.

Kyocera announces change in directors

The OEM has announced that it has decided to change its directors.

The decision was made at a meeting of the Board of Directors held on 26 March 2018.

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