December 2015

Is This the Death of Lexmark? Firm Rumored to Sell to Konica Minolta Photizo Group has received an unsolicited letter postmarked December 23, 2015 stating that “Paul Rooke, Jeri Isbell, the executive officers of Lexmark, and the Board of Directors are preparing to sell Lexmark to Konica Minolta…”, seemingly confirming our own due diligence and supposition earlier this year . This incendiary letter, penned by the infamous Lexmark Employees for Ethical Conduct (LEEC), pleads with Kentucky’s...Read More...
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Century Business Products technician Craig Doeden has been named the best in the country in a contest for Kyocera. The competition was open to the 2,000 technicians nationwide who work with Kyocera products. Contestants had to qualify regionally for the national finals. “The competition consists of repairing multiple intentionally bugged machines, a written test and verbal questioning from a five-member Kyocera judging panel,” Doeden said. “To make the competition a little more strenuous and...Read More...
TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp <6502.T>, reeling from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, said it intends to ask for a new 300 billion yen ($2.49 billion) credit line by the end of January to fund a large-scale restructuring. Toshiba is likely to approach its lenders for the new commitment line, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. The Nikkei financial daily earlier said it would likely seek help from banks including Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. The move comes after...Read More...
RJ Young, one of the nation’s largest independent office technology dealers, has earned the Ricoh Americas’ Service Excellence Award. Ric Carr, Ricoh technical support manager for the Southern region, and Dru Baker, region VP-dealer division South, presented the award to Steve Huff, vice-president of service for RJ Young. “It is again an honor for our service program to be recognized by a quality partner such as Ricoh”, said Huff. “The Ricoh Service Excellence Award reflects the dedication...Read More...
Note from Art: Some awesome info below: As 2015 draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect back on the past 365 days. Maybe you crushed quota by the biggest margin yet ... or maybe you didn't even come close. Either way, 2016 represents a clean slate to replicate your success or correct your shortcomings. Want to double down on your winning streak or flip your fortune in the new year? Make reading a part of your reflection process. A helpful sales email tip, prospecting hack, or...Read More...
Toshiba Corp ( 6502.T ), reeling from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, intends to ask for an additional 300 billion yen ($2.49 billion) in credit lines by the end of January to fund a large-scale restructuring, the Nikkei business daily reported. Toshiba is likely to approach multiple financial institutions including Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, Nikkei reported, citing Chief Financial Officer Masayoshi Hirata. ( s.nikkei.com/1YJLltx ) The company, which overstated profits...Read More...
Sharp shares spiked as much as 8 percent early on Monday amid reports that Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry , also known as Foxconn Technology, is willing to shell out 300 billion yen ($2.45 billion) for the Japanese electronics giant following months of speculation. However, there are strings attached. Under the proposed deal, Hon Hai—the world's largest contract supplier of electronics products—is demanding Sharp undergo a complete management reshuffle, including the resignation of...Read More...
The Lead link is at the bottom of this thread. Go here to access the lead for the 3D printer that is needed in Tennessee Go here to access the lead for the 3D printer that is needed in Tennessee Go here to access the lead for the 3D printer that is needed in Tennessee Go here to access the lead for the 3D printer that is needed in Tennessee Go here to access the lead for the 3D printer that is needed in Tennessee Go here to access the lead for the 3D printer that is needed in Tennessee Go...Read More...
NORWALK, Conn.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Xerox (NYSE:XRX) has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services Worldwide 1 for the eighth consecutive year. In this report, Gartner examines the expanding role of managed print services (MPS) along with managed content services (MCS), which is tightly coupled with MPS and focuses on communications inside of an organization. In the new report, Gartner positioned Xerox as...Read More...

Samsung 4080 MFP

Jason H
Art, I know this should probably go in the samsung section but I'm trying to get a good quick answer on this machine and I know this section is probably viewed the most. Feel free to move it if you would like. Has anyone sold or used this machine much. My rep wants me to believe it is a replacement for the SCX5935. I wish that machine was still around as they were bulletproof. I have a prospect who has a fleet of 400 machines and is starting to replace small portions of it as lease...Read More...
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The More You Know PSA campaign started back in 1989. Yes, it’s been running that long, which is why that closing jingle with the comet trail star logo has been permanently etched into the minds of generations of NBC viewers. The sheer volume of The More You Know parodies lends credibility to the tagline’s staying power. It’s a brilliantly simple campaign with an equally simple premise: the more informed you are on what matters, the better off you’ll be. For sales people, the ability to form...Read More...
Notice of Request for Proposal RFP # 16-21-737 for Notice of Request for Proposal RFP # 16-21-737 for District-Wide Copier/Multifunctional Device Fleet Equipment and Services The Irving Independent School District (IISD), Dallas County, Texas will receive Proposals for the following: RFP # 16-21-737 for District-Wide Copier/Multifunctional Device Fleet Equipment and Services until 2:00 PM, January 21, 2016, in the Purchasing Office at 2621 W. Airport Frwy, Irving, TX 75062. Pre-Proposal...Read More...

How Cool is this?

Art Post
Art, EFI Connect is around the corner, and you are invited! We cordially invite P4PHotel to be part of a select group of media and analysts at our upcoming EFI Connect users' conference at the Wynn Las Vegas. As one of the largest user conferences in the print industry, Connect is unmatched for its thought-provoking keynote presentations, product displays, and influential industry attendees. Please join us from Tuesday, January 19 th through Thursday, January 21 st . We’re organizing a...Read More...
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Need to make a long story short here.  Got a call a few weeks ago from an IT person (could not even pronounce his name).  They bought a new Ricoh SP830DN printer from a dealer, and that dealer sales person told him that the printer would do color matching.  He called me wanting to add software to "fix" it.  Told him, that's not going to happen. Also told him that if he acted quickly I could give him a 100% trade in credit for SP830DN, took a few weeks to get the appt.Read More...
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PHILADELPHIA and MARSHFIELD, MA—December 22, 2015—The Inkjet Summit 2016 will be held April 18-20, at the exclusive Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The event is organized by nGage Events, the leading producer of hosted model events, and publishing partner Printing Impressions , America’s Most Influential and Widely Read Resource for the Printing Industry. The Inkjet Summit is an invitation-only, hosted event specifically designed for senior managers and business...Read More...
Dec 22, 2015, Downers Grove, Ill. – Cloud computing will become almost as common as turning on the lights; technology vendors and their partners will wrestle over compensation; and businesses will demand better end user experiences from their technology in 2016, according to the research team at CompTIA, the information technology (IT) industry trade association. Each January CompTIA produces its annual IT Industry Outlook , examining the key trends and growth drivers that will shape the IT...Read More...
MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has announced that FabSoft, a software manufacturer of workflow automation solutions, has joined the Sharp Partner Program. FabSoft's Reform Business Platform provides a complete range of workflow solutions engineered to streamline processes such as document capture, Zonal OCR, barcoding, document routing and dot matrix form replacement. In...Read More...
I try to read as much as I can, and every morning I put aside 30 minutes to check out the latest posts from my favorite blogs and writers. In 30 minutes, you can only take in so much. Some posts I read thoroughly, others I open and close again within a matter of seconds. My favorite ones, I share with my team to use. Often, my sales-related decisions rely a lot on guesswork: When do I send? What will they read? In this post, I’m excited to share with you why sales stats are so important and...Read More...
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