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As part of continued efforts to expand Konica Minolta's North American reach, the company today announces that Konica Minolta Business Solutions Canada has acquired Pitney Bowes Canada’s Document Imaging Solutions (DIS) business.
Consisting of the hardware and document management software solutions segment, Pitney Bowes Canada DIS generated approximately CAN$82 million in revenue in 2013. The acquisition supports Konica Minolta’s North American growth strategy by allowing the company to significantly expand its existing Document Imaging Solutions business to commercial and corporate accounts in Canada.(Read Full Article)
Notable Solutions Hosts eNgage 2014 Conference Focusing on the Future of Business Process Automation
Notable Solutions, a leading provider of secure information collection and output management solutions, is bringing together industry experts, partners, vendors and customers at eNgage 2014, an industry-wide conference that will focus on the key business trends that are shaping the future of business process automation. The event will be held in the Baltimore Harbor, Pier 5 Waterfront Hotel, on June 4 and 5.(Read Full Article)
Acquisition to Enhance Enterprise Content Management Business Practice.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has acquired AMS Imaging, New England’s premier enterprise content management solution provider, to support and further expand the company’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) business practice growth strategy.
MeadWestvaco (MWV) has chosen to renew its partnership with Xerox (NYSE: XRX) for IT management services as the global packaging company continues to grow in targeted packaging and specialty chemicals markets.(Read Full Article)
Quocirca’s recent research reveals that SMBs are becoming more confident in their adoption of managed pint services (MPS). However, the approach taken leads to varying levels of success.
SMBs are the backbone to any economy—according to the European Commission they represent more than 99% of businesses. Like their enterprise counterparts, SMBs rely on technology as an enabler to drive business productivity.(Read Full Article)
Despite an overall four per cent decline in printer hardware unit sales in Western Europe, laser multi-functional printers (MFPs) grew nearly 10 per cent during 2013.(Read Full Article)
According to analyst Context, inkjet single-function printers were among the hardest hit, losing 12 per cent of unit sales, while inkjet MFPs fell three per cent and laser single-function printers dipped nine per cent.
Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today announced the acquisition of Smart Data Consulting to expand its e-discovery services and technology consulting capabilities designed for law firms and corporations.(Read Full Article)
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the launch of the Samsung Team of Empowered Partners (STEP), an enhanced channel program that provides Samsung’s expanding partner network with the resources and support needed to drive growth and improve their bottom lines.(Read Full Article)
Brother UK has appointed Mike Mulholland to lead its services and solutions team.
Brother’s services and solutions team will focus on BPS and MPS (managed print services) programmes across all of its channel routes to market.(Read Full Article)
OKI Data Americas announces the appointment of Mark Hansinger to Vice President of U.S. Channel Sales. In his new role, Hansinger is responsible for developing the sales strategies required to achieve the U.S. Channel Sales hardware and consumables revenue goals. He will lead the OKI Data U.S. Distribution Channel Account Managers, DMR/Etail Channel Account Managers and the National Sales Director for Solution Provider Sales to this end. With this appointment, OKI Data Americas underscores its commitment to channel development and success.(Read Full Article)
The new 2014 Channel Profitability Report by The 2112 Group finds that solution provider net revenue climbed in 2013 despite the profitability of products and services falling – in some cases dramatically.
The average solution provider posted profits between 11 percent and 15 percent of gross revenue in 2013, up slightly over 2012. Moreover, solution providers are reaping more take-home cash than they did in 2010, when the average profit was just 6 percent to 10 percent of gross revenue.(Read Full Article)
The company has been expanding its managed print services operations (or MPS ), and using its foothold in the AEC industry as a strong starting point. MPS is pretty simple on the face of it. Companies like Xerox (XRX) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) basically ...(Read Full Article)
Xerox CEO Ursula Burns explains how Xerox is changing, and why we’re changing, in a free-wheeling Fortune.com interview.(Read Full Article)
By Gregory Pings, manager, Content Marketing for Xerox
The neat thing about working for Ursula Burns? She says some really interesting stuff. The kind of stuff that, if you slap it up on a headline, people will stop and say “Whoa! I gotta read this.”
Executive Vice President and COO Moves to Top Position within Organization
Chris Dewart has been appointed to President and Chief Executive Officer of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. replacing Mr. Mark Miyamoto who is returning to Konica Minolta Inc. headquarters in Japan.(Read Full Article)
Many enterprises are turning to a managed print service (MPS) to minimise the headache of managing an often complex and costly print environment. Through device consolidation, optimisation of hardware and software and continuous monitoring, MPS is helping to reduce costs - both financial and environmental, lower the IT print management burden and improve user productivity.(Read Full Article)
Many managed service providers are clinging to the notion that they are distinctly different from peers selling various forms of cloud services. The reality is smart solution providers are leveraging and melding the power of various products and services to create hybrid business models that deliver better outcomes.(Read Full Article)
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Managed Print Services (MPS) market to grow at a CAGR of 10.75 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need for significant cost reduction. The Global Managed Print Services (MPS) market has also been witnessing the increase in demand for cloud service offerings. However, the lack of transparency of service level agreements could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.(Read Full Article)
By Katherine O’Brien, Senior Editor, American Printer(Read Full Article)
Barbara StainbrookI have truly enjoyed getting to know Barbara Stainbrook through the five chapter article series recently published in OutputLinks eNews. As the Senior Vice President, U.S. Direct Sales for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Barbara has worked with other organization senior leaders to foster a customer-centric culture at Konica Minolta, designed to develop meaningful relationships, and cultivate true business partnerships through a proven process.
Each year, the Business Technology Association (BTA; www.bta.org) provides a comprehensive look at the performance of office technology hardware vendors/manufacturers, based on the balloting of independent dealers. The results determine the winners for the association's annual Channel's Choice Awards program. They are also used to produce a comprehensive report, made available to BTA members.
Ballots for the 2014 Channel's Choice Awards may be cast online by visiting www.bta.org/2014ChannelsChoiceBallot. Completed ballots are due to BTA by Monday, March 31, 2014.(Read Full Article)
Xerox (NYSE: XRX) announced today the appointment of Robert Zapfel as president, Xerox Services and an executive vice president of the corporation reporting to Xerox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ursula Burns.
- Zapfel is a 35-year veteran of IBM who helped guide the transformation of the company’s Services business to a profitable model with a sharp focus on delivering excellence to clients. He left the company in 2013.
- Today 55 percent of Xerox’s revenue is generated by its Services business, and is expected to be two-thirds by 2017
HP has announced a number of new services and solutions aimed at helping business to better manage and maintain their printer fleets. The new offerings are aimed at helping organisations to reduce costs, increase productivity and improve efficiencies. The new services and solutions will be be provided directly through HP and its channel partners. They are aimed at 'small and medium-sized ...(Read Full Article)
Xerox has launched a Personalized Application Builder and an enhanced Global Partner Program to help channel partners drive revenue growth and strengthen client relationships. The tools will help connect partners with technology and services to simplify their everyday business processes.
The Personalized Application Builder will help partners personalize solutions including office, managed print services and production, to meet their customers’ unique needs. The enhanced partner program will deliver a 30 percent increase in benefits for partners. The program will include access to competitive labs, integrated proposal generators, virtual demos and more. A new SmartPad app will allow the mobile sales ...(Read Full Article)
Best practices is a broad term that suggests there is just one optimal way to perform each industry procedure. Of course, those who attend the meetings and get involved with the collaborative groups that collect and help design these recommendations understand how far from the truth that perception is. Rather than limiting the creativity and options for those who engage in them, best practices are more inclusive and frequently offer a broad range of valuable options to help individuals, teams or organizations improve their results.(Read Full Article)
Can a vendor be channel-friendly and still sell direct? It’s an age-old issue that’s been revived in social media circles as some question the legitimacy of vendors’ channel position when they sell direct, too. The true meaning of ‘channel friendly’ isn’t cut and dry.(Read Full Article)