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"In the third quarter, Managed Print Services and Perceptive Software combined revenue grew 20 percent, representing nearly one third of Lexmark's total revenue, and is on track to exceed $1 billion this year," said Paul Rooke, Lexmark chairman and chief executive officer. "Our strong results reflect the work we have been doing to transform Lexmark to a solutions company, creating a unique portfolio of higher value imaging and software solutions.(Read Full Article)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the availability of the Nuance Copitrak System Software (CSS) with the Copitrak Integrated (v2.0.5) bizhub MFP client. Previewed at Legal Tech 2014 earlier this year and part of the EnvisionIT Legal solution suite, the Copitrak solution enables law firms, legal departments and professional service firms to track client-related data and recover office-related expenditures directly from the control panel of Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs.(Read Full Article)
Xerox will support Allegion’s infrastructure by managing IT services 24/7, allowing Allegion to continue keeping people safe wherever they live, work or visit through the their core offerings of security products and services. Allegion’s information will be hosted in a Xerox’s global data centers, providing resiliency to Allegion’s business.(Read Full Article)
Quocirca has published a study into channel managed print services (MPS) in Europe, seeing it as a way to address the SMB space. The report has been produced to give an overview of the key channel MPS offerings. The report points out that, in a highly ...(Read Full Article)
Allina Health found that refining print processes with Xerox Managed Print Services led to notable cost benefits and smoother workflow.(Read Full Article)
A new study by IT industry association CompTIA shows that managed print service providers are feeling optimistic about their future growth prospects. According to CompTIA's Trends in Managed Services study, some 86 per cent of managed print services ...(Read Full Article)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of a global Managed Content Services (MCS) program, tailored to increase the efficiency of customers’ individual digital workflows.(Read Full Article)
Partners should take note of datacenter market disruption sooner rather than later
Resellers and other providers of datacenter IT should prepare for another squeeze on vendor margins in the next three years.
According to Gartner VP Joe Skorupa, the datacenter infrastructure market is being disrupted from several directions, and one result is likely to be even tighter vendor margins - meaning less for the channel partner further down the supply chain.(Read Full Article)
News that Hewlett-Packard is breaking into two companies continues to reverberate through the channel. While the ultimate impact on HP partners and customers remains unclear, the new entities will have plenty of options for plying their futures(Read Full Article)
Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today announced its acquisition of Consilience Software, Inc., an Austin-based company providing case management and workflow automation software to the public sector.
Consilience’s proprietary Maven Case Management System uses data and process analytics to help government agencies extract more value from their information.(Read Full Article)
The two companies will be Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.
HP Inc. will be the leading personal systems and printing company delivering innovations that will empower people to create, interact and inspire like never before.
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will build upon HP’s leading position in servers, storage, networking, converged systems, services and software as well as its OpenStack Helion cloud platform.(Read Full Article)
Tokyo (October 3, 2014) – As a part of global Managed Content Services (MCS) program, Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the expansion of its strategic alliance with Hyland Software, Inc. (Hyland). With this expansion, new ECM services will be offered for U.S., Asia-Pacific, Japan and Europe.(Read Full Article)
Since people are closely connected to printers in the workplace, you can’t change one without changing the behavior of the other. When the City of Riverside, California launched a Managed Print Services strategy, user behavior was an important consideration.(Read Full Article)
Lexmark's Perceptive Software positioned in Leader's Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management
Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today announced that Perceptive Software has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leader's Quadrant for enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, 2014. Gartner evaluated 22 vendors in its Sept. 25, 2014, iteration of the annual Magic Quadrant for ECM.(Read Full Article)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Rick Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer for Konica Minolta, has been named 'Executive of the Year' for the fourth consecutive year by THE CANNATA REPORT a leading print and digital media resource for the office products and workflow solutions industry for 33 years and counting.(Read Full Article)
Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced its lineup of innovations at GRAPH EXPO 14, featuring its extensive portfolio of new and enhanced hardware, software and services. With award-winning offerings that span from digital cutsheet, wide-format and inkjet continuous feed devices; to critical communications and workflow offerings, to digital marketing and color management services, Ricoh is defining what production print means to businesses today and in the future.(Read Full Article)
Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced its new RICOH TotalFlow Path workflow solution – a hardware-agnostic offering designed to intelligently connect multiple production print processes, ultimately increasing automation. It allows printers to redefine workflows; merge stages of the print process, including applications such as web-to-print, pre-press, print management etc. ; and enable information to flow swiftly and easily while keeping overall operating costs low.(Read Full Article)
Xerox offers more ways to simplify with the release of FreeFlow Core 4.0 – software that easily and quickly constructs workflows that intelligently automate file preparation. Building on its successful launch last year, the enhanced browser-based software solution comes with two new optional modules: the Output Management Module and the Variable Data Printing Module.(Read Full Article)
Tokyo, September 8, 2014 –Ricoh Company, Ltd. today announced the launch of an additive manufacturing business (AM Business) centered on 3D printers. Through this new business, Ricoh will sell 3D printers and its associated output service directly to manufacturing customers, as well as provide consulting services to these customers using first-hand knowledge and experience.(Read Full Article)
IDC has recognized Ricoh as a leader in worldwide Managed Print and Document Services as part of its “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document Services 2014 Hardcopy Vendor Assessment — Focus on Managed Workflow Services.”(Read Full Article)
Xerox’s Channel Partner Operations group recently announced three new offerings to help channel partners generate additional revenue streams and sell MPS as part of its Keys To New Business Program.
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IDC's 2014 MPDS IDS MarketScape report results are out and Lexmark once again won a spot as an industry leader in Managed Print and Document Services.(Read Full Article)
The report states that Lexmark differentiates its offerings from competitors in a number of ways including: broad technology ownership, deep industry expertise, global capabilities and customer intimacy.
This is a great article if you don't know much about Xerox and want to have a good basic understanding of the company. This article gives you some of the basic info. on Xerox and meaningful statistics, for example:
- Xerox has changed its business model by diversifying into outsourcing services
- Hardware sales now make up about 40% of sales
- More than 2/3s sales in US, has good growth opportunities in Europe and emerging markets
Xerox has been recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document Services 2014 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis for the fourth time.
“Enterprises are looking for new ways to manage information so they are integrating print and document workflows into their current infrastructure,” said Mike Feldman, president, Large Enterprise Operations, Xerox. “Our proven approach helps clients handle their information more efficiently while operating more effectively.”