Headline Rollups for October 11, 2017

Hundreds of Printers Expose Backend Panels and Password Reset Functions Online

A security researcher has found nearly 700 Brother printers left exposed online, allowing access to the password reset function to anyone who knows what to look for.

Sharp Announces Contract Award For Reseller Within State Of California

Montvale, NJ (Oct. 4, 2017) — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), is pleased to announce that technology provider Smile Business Products has won the State of California’s recent copier contract award for mid-range multifunction printers (MFPs).

China approves US$1.1 billion buyout of Samsung’s print business

China said on Thursday it has approved HP Inc’s US$1.1 billion purchase of Samsung Electronics’ printer business with certain restrictions, citing concerns about the US firm’s dominance of the domestic laser printer market.

Canon U.S.A. and Nuance Document Imaging Reignite Collaboration and Introduce eCopy Compatibility to Canon’s Latest imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series

Canon to Provide Enhanced Support for Nuance Document Imaging eCopy Product

BURLINGTON, Mass., OCTOBER 10, 2017 – To meet growing business customer demands for document workflow solutions and continue to offer exceptional quality in service and support for MFPs, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and Nuance Communications(NASDAQ: NUAN), reignite their collaboration and announce that eCopy ShareScan is now compatible on Canon’s latest imageRUNNER ADVANCE series, effective immediately. In addition, Canon will provide enhanced support for the Nuance Document Imaging eCopy product, including ShareScan and PDF Pro Office.

ETIRA responds to HP leaflet

ETIRA has issued a response to HP´s recently released leaflet, which made inaccurate statements about the quality, safety and environmental impact of reman cartridges.

The Recycler reported last week on the release of a new HP leaflet warning against the dangers of cloned cartridges. In the leaflet, HP also offers a damning description of remanufactured cartridges, claiming they “do not adhere to quality, safety or environmental standards”.

New printer pushes the boundaries

A new project on Kickstarter is a new open source printer that allows consumers to print anywhere and on anything, including wood, metal and windows.

Digitization Means Different Things to Different People

The digital transformation is on and it is affecting everyone. For some industries, it has created total disruption (can you say Blockbuster and Kodak?) For others it has been an irritant. But it is gaining momentum. Yet a McKinsey study showed that, on average, industries are currently less than 40 percent digitized. As the digital wave is at least a decade or more old, this is somewhat surprising. Some industries, like automotive, are less than 32 percent digitized. Trying to put percentages on this transition, however, is difficult and made harder in terms of how we define digitization and what areas of a company we are focusing on.

Is the Paperless Office Coming?

In 1975, Business Week magazine published an article about the “Office of the Future” in which they made an early prediction for the paperless office. When I entered this industry in 2000, all industry analysts focused on the fact that paper was dead. Document imaging would be a declining business and soon all business and personal content would be digitally born and digitally managed. While that was a great vision, the reality is that the transformation happened much slower than predicted and, frankly, is still nowhere near the overall vision of zero paper on an employee’s desk.

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