Get 2 Know Mike Feldman, Sr. VP of Global Document Outsourcing Business Group at Xerox.
Mike was kind enough to spend a few minutes with us on this informative Q&A interview.Here’s your chance to learn more about this influential person that calls the MPS community “home”.
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Ricoh Continues to Build Upon its Position as a ‘Market Leader’ in Managed Print Services TOKYO, May 20, 2013 — Ricoh continues to be ranked as a global market leader by all major analysts' reports published on MPS in 2012, including a new report from Quocirca entitled "Managed Print Services (MPS) Landscape, 2013". The report states, "Ricoh has a strong value proposition to deliver MPS to large enterprises — managing both their office and production print environments." Quocirca, headquar(Read Full Article)
Despite marketplace challenges and shifting business models, solution providers remain exceedingly profitable, as services fill their wallets with cash. The 2112 Group’s “Profitability in the Channel” report reveals several key trends about solution provider profitability. Here are five things you need to know about channel profitability.(Read Full Article)
In the firm's report, Managed Print Services Landscape, 2013, Lexmark achieved the highest scores possible in the areas of MPS strategy, geographical reach, document workflow and mobile printing support, among others. The report, which provides an(Read Full Article)
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) announced it has again been positioned as a leader in managed print services (MPS) by leading European-based industry analyst firm Quocirca.
In the firm's report, Managed Print Services Landscape, 2013, Lexmark achieved the highest scores possible in the areas of MPS strategy, geographical reach, document workflow and mobile printing support, among others.(Read Full Article)
Swiss Post has signed an agreement with Pitney Bowes Limited and Pitney Bowes Ireland Limited concerning the purchase of their mailroom and document management services in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. (PRWeb May 16, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10740756.htm(Read Full Article)
Samsung's profitable smartphone business has caused the South Korean company's cash to swell to nearly $40 billion, with a net cash position of $28.5 billion when debt is factored in.(Read Full Article)
Paper-based information is not often thought about in today's Big Data picture, which tends to focus on the proliferation of unstructured data from sources such as blogs, social media and video that is growing at exponential rates compared to traditional enterprise data. Yet paper documents are an important part of corporate business operations, often containing valuable information that must be captured, stored, organised and analysed.(Read Full Article)
Buyers Laboratory Awards SAMSUNG with “5 Star Ratings” for Environmental Performance of Print Devices
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., May 13, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced that Buyers Lab LLC (BLI), a leading independent tester of document imaging products, has awarded print devices CLX-6260FW, CLX-6260FD and CLP-680ND with “5 Star Ratings” for environmental performance. In addition, eight of its A3 and A4 multi-function printers (MFPs) as well as SyncThru Admin 6 device management solution have won BLI 2013 “Pick” Awards with an excellent rating in more than half a dozen categories.(Read Full Article)
Recognizing a need to evolve beyond its printing business, it has purchased eight software companies since 2010 and is attacking the growing issue of "unstructured information"—digital content within an organization that's valuable when needed but doesn't otherwise have a clear home, like an ERP system. In these days of ongoing big-data conversations, Lexmark's combination of now hardware and software puts it in a unique position, but one that it says stays true to its heritage of solving problems.(Read Full Article)
- ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Xerox (NYSE: XRX) earned the top position in worldwide managed print services (MPS) for the fourth consecutive year, according to a new report by analyst research group Quocirca. The report which was issued today, cites Xerox’s lead due to continued expansion and investment in its MPS platform and the unrivaled geographical depth, breadth and consistency of its offering in an increasingly competitive marketplace.(Read Full Article)
UniPrint™ and A Gain Crayon Partner to Provide Best In Class Printing Solutions in Denmark Reseller Program expands to serve local area
Toronto, Canada, May 7, 2013 – UniPrint (www.uniprint.net), the leader in printing virtualization, announced today its reseller partnership in Denmark with A Gain Crayon, a leader in the optimization of software investments. Together, UniPrint and A Gain Crayon will provide best in class printing solutions to serve customers in the local region.(Read Full Article)
Ernst & Young Names Notable Solutions’ CEO, Mehdi Tehranchi, as Finalist in Entrepreneur of the Year
Rockville, MD – (May 2, 2013) – Ernst & Young LLP announced recently that Notable Solutions’ (NSi) CEO and Co-Founder, Mehdi Tehranchi, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in Greater Washington. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who are demonstrating excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 80 nominations.(Read Full Article)
Mark Mathews, President and CEO of Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. TABS - has announced that he is leaving Toshiba after 20 years of service. He explained that there was a wide variety of reasons why he chose to leave at this time, personal and professional.
After Mark's departure and until the successor CEO has been finalized, Noboru Sawada will be the interim CEO.
We wish Mark well and success in his future endeavors.(Read Full Article)
- Xerox continues to strengthen its channel partner operations with the appointment of Toni Clayton-Hine. As Vice President, Global Marketing and Value Proposition for Xerox’s Channel Partner Operations, Clayton-Hine will concentrate on expanding Xerox’s channel presence, giving partners competitive and profitable business opportunities with easy access to the company’s products and services.
Printers, routers, IP cameras, sensors and other Internet-connected devices are increasingly used to launch large distributed denial of service attacks, security firm Prolexic warned in a report this week.
According to Prolexic, there are several security problems with SNMP. Some versions of the protocol transmit data in human readable form and are therefore vulnerable to interception and data modification attacks. The protocol is also vulnerable to IP spoofing because the origin of transmission of an SNMP request cannot be verified. All versions of SNMP are also vulnerable to "brute force" attacks, the company said.
About half of the world's companies will enact BYOD (bring your own device) programs by 2017 and will no longer provide computing devices to employees, a new Gartner report predicts.
Ultimately, only 15 percent of companies will never move to a BYOD model, while 40 percent will offer a choice between BYOD and employer-provided devices, according to the report by Gartner analyst David Willis, which was announced Wednesday.(Read Full Article)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that St. Thomas University located in Miami Gardens, Fla., has implemented a complete desktop to print shop solution, leveraging services, software and hardware from Konica Minolta. In an effort to overhaul its entire print operations, the university replaced its aging student printers with print management software from Pharos and award-winning bizhub® multifunctional products (MFPs) that allow for printing, copying, faxing and scanning from one system. It also added Konica Minolta digital production print systems to its in-plant print copy center and leveraged Konica Minolta Optimized Print Services™ to ...(Read Full Article)
The average number of connected devices per knowledge worker in 2014 will reach 3.3 devices, up from 2.8 in 2012. To accommodate the explosion of smartphone, tablet and other mobile device use in the workplace, Xerox DocuShare®, a Xerox enterprise content management (ECM) offering focused on content management and business workflows, introduces DocuShare Mobile, an offering that allows its existing customers the ability to edit, search and share business content in DocuShare from a mobile device.Mobile workers can access a DocuShare ECM repository securely from their mobile device to search, view and download documents, or share ...(Read Full Article)
The MPS landscape has evolved significantly over the past decade. As core services have become increasingly commoditised, leading providers are looking to differentiate through enhanced services such as BPS and ITS. In the long term, those providers who can support innovation and offer industry-specific business insight will be best positioned to help their customers drive greater business value and sustained long term performance.
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BOULDER, Colo. – April 24, 2013 – Ricoh, a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced a broad range of new features and enhancements to its workflow software and solutions portfolio. These latest updates can now better address the multiple pain points that customers – ranging from large transactional mailers to smaller commercial printers – are facing everyday: errors with manual processes, increasing postal costs, lack of integrity for critical communications documents and much more.(Read Full Article)
Xerox has acquired LaserNetworks, a managed print services (MPS) provider in Canada. Based in Oakville, Ontario, LaserNetworks provides MPS solutions that include print device tracking, centralized service and supply management, and document routing.
In light of recent emails and phone calls from so-called "patent trolls" to office technology dealership customers, the Business Technology Association (BTA) has prepared an educational pamphlet and flyer for dealers to share with customers. The pamphlet provides details on the claims made by patrol trolls regarding the use of the scanning functionality of an MFP and the options end users can consider in response to any letter or communication received.(Read Full Article)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of a cloud-based document management solution that integrates with Konica Minolta's bizhub MFPs.
"KM Document Genius currently is exclusively available through our dealer channel," says John Bent, managing director, Dealer Channel. "Our resellers and their customers have been asking for document solutions that extend the value of the MFP to address scanning, mobility and workflow - KM Document Genius delivers on all counts and is very affordable."