March 2016

Demonstrating Mobile Print

I'm thinking about getting an iPad and an Android tablet to put in our showroom so that we can demonstrate different methods of mobile print. Has anyone done this and how is it working for you? There are all kinds of statistics on the amount of webpages accessed from mobile devices and naturally people are going to want to print. I think by demonstrating how easy it can be it might help win some sales.Read More...
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KMBS and GIS buy more dealers

Jason H
What's everyones thoughts on the, what seem to be daily or weekly, acquisitions of local dealers by the directs. I saw today Meridian in Virginia was aquired by KMBS and a dealer in Texas by GIS. My thoughts are this is cyclical and these braches will at some point be sold off and closed like they were in the 90's (if my history is correct). My father tells me all the time about the the manufacturers trying this direct operation crap and how it has failed in the past and will fail again. I...Read More...
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Samsung Dealers??

Jason H
Samsung is trying to get back in our good graces. We've been a dealer since the beginning and have been through the horrible times and the OK times. I spoke with a dealer owner this morning on his thoughts of the new equipment etc. and I am looking for some more feedback as we make a decision on what we are going to do moving forward. Is there any other Samsung dealer owners, sales managers, or reps that would be willing to chat for a few minutes. Probably wouldn't need more than 5 - 10...Read More...
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LONG BEACH, Calif. , March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America today announced the new Epson ® SureColor ® S-Series 64-inch production, roll-to-roll, solvent printer line is now shipping. Poised to become the new benchmark in high-performance solvent printing, the SureColor S-Series, including the flagship SC-S80600 , leverages advanced imaging technologies to provide unparalleled levels of productivity and image quality, plus improved reliability, to the signage, vehicle graphics, and...Read More...
CHICAGO and BIRMINGHAM, Ala. , March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FourKites , the most comprehensive load tracking technology platform in the market, today announced that it has integrated with McLeod Software, the industry leading provider of transportation management software. The integration makes FourKites' tracking technology available to users of McLeod Software's advanced, enterprise-wide, end-to-end brokerage management software, PowerBroker ® . FourKites is integrated with more than 40...Read More...
Newly launched UJV55-320 printer generates strong show sales Amsterdam, March 29, 2016 Mimaki looks back at a successful FESPA. In the first two days of the show, the company reports sales of 30 of its 3.2m wide UJV55-320 printers, launched at the show. In addition, a 180m2/h TS500P-3200 sublimation transfer printer was sold within the first 15 minutes of the show doors opening. Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe comments, “We knew the new UJV55-320 press had a lot...Read More...
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced the launch of its Experience App, a free mobile application designed to give users easy access to a variety of information from trends in printing and business process automation to the latest Canon product information. The comprehensive App, developed by the company's Enterprise Services and Solutions division, is available for both iOS and...Read More...
TAMPA, Fla. , March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accusoft , the leader in content and imaging solutions, today announced the release of version 11.0 of PrizmDoc (formerly Prizm Content Connect), the company's flagship document and image processing product. The release includes several new features that will help developers accelerate product releases and provide enterprise clients with streamlined document workflows that offer improved accuracy and performance. "Our team worked hard to develop a...Read More...
TAMPA, Fla., March 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelliChief, LLC, a provider of automated document management and workflow enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, announces the company's participation at JD Edwards Quest COLLABORATE 16, April 10-14 at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas. " Accounts Payable Automation for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World" will be presented by IntelliChief's Brian Spiro, addressing the Three Stages of Accounts Payable Automation. From capturing AP invoices (and...Read More...
Sharp Corp. shares fell after the Nikkei reported that the electronics manufacturer may post a wider loss for the current fiscal year than analysts had anticipated. Sharp is in the final stages of negotiations with Foxconn Technology Group, which is seeking to acquire the maker of Aquos televisions after years of wrangling. Foxconn has held off on signing a final deal for more than a month as it looks more closely at Sharp’s finances, especially its performance in the current quarter. read...Read More...
DUBLIN--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/psfn86/managed_security ) has announced the addition of the "Managed Security Services Market - Global Forecast to 2020" report to their offering. “Managed Security Services Market - Global Forecast to 2020” The Managed Security Services market size is expected to grow from USD 17.79 Billion in 2015 to USD 35.53 Billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 14.8% during the forecast period. Major growth...Read More...
Mar. 29, 2016 Continuum’s Michael Barnes Speaks on Panel Addressing MSPs Challenges at Intel Solutions Summit – March 29 – April 1, 2016 – Kissimmee, Florida BOSTON – March 29, 2016 – Continuum ® , the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, is exhibiting at the Intel ® Solutions Summit (ISS), taking place on Tuesday, March 29 – Friday, April 1, 2016 in Kissimmee, Florida. In September 2015, Continuum announced including Intel vPro™ technology in its Remote Monitoring and...Read More...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. , March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arisant, LLC, a Platinum-level member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN), today announced that it has become a Solutions Partner for Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. (CIIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. , Inc., and is now able to offer enhancements to its clients' Oracle products. The relationship between Arisant and CIIS was formed to bring together Arisant's software lifecycle implementation service offerings...Read More...
Print4Pay Hotel Receives 2015 Constant Contact All Star Award Recognized for achievements using online marketing tools to drive success HIGHLANDS, NJ — 3/29/2016 – Print4Pay Hotel, a leading provider of web based information and collaboration for the Imaging Industry, has been named a 2015 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact ® , Inc. , the trusted marketing advisor to hundreds of thousands of small organizations worldwide. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10% of Constant...Read More...
IRVINE, Calif. , March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba — www.telecom.toshiba.com ) today announced that its UCedge® has won a 2016 UC Product of the Year Award from TMC , a global, integrated media company. Winners of the 2016 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award will be published in the April 2016 edition of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine . "It gives me great pleasure to honor Toshiba as a 2016...Read More...
Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, aka Foxconn Technology Group, and Japan’s Sharp plan to sign an agreement Thursday giving the former company a controlling stake in the latter through its purchase of newly issued equity for an estimated 389 billion yen ($3.44 billion), the Nikkei Asian Review reported Saturday, citing people familiar with the negotiations. The world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer and the beleaguered maker of consumer electronics products were on track to...Read More...
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docSTAR to Hold Drawing for VISIO 4K Ultra HD Smart TV in Booth 804 NEW ORLEANS, LA --(Marketwired - March 28, 2016) - docSTAR, an award-winning developer of Enterprise Content Management and automated accounts payable software will showcase its eclipse Smart AP Automation Solution in booth #804 at Microsoft Envision 2016. This year's event will be held April 4-6 in New Orleans, LA. "docSTAR provides an integrated AP automation solution that empowers organizations of all sizes to realize...Read More...
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it presented at the recent PAC-12 Environmental Health and Safety (EH &S) Director's Conference, hosted by Arizona State University in March. Held in Tempe, AZ, the annual conference brings together environmental health and safety leaders in the higher education community and provides insight into risk and emergency management and other...Read More...
MELVILLE, N.Y. , March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Canon U.S.A. , Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that it has received the 2016 ENERGY STAR "Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Award" from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products. Canon's accomplishments relating to ENERGY STAR will be celebrated at a special event held in Washington D.C. on...Read More...
Is Office Printing Increasing or Declining? Answer: YES Posted on March 23, 2016 by Print Audit By West McDonald, Vice President of Business Development, Print Audit & Owner, FocusMPS If you are in the office equipment industry one of the things you rely on is people printing. As your primary revenue source relies on the equipment and supplies that allow people to print you need to ask a very important question: Are people printing more or less than they used to? read the rest hereRead More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2016 GreatAmerica Announces Training Dates for Sales Simplicity Seminars with Alex Rogers 5-time Inc. 500 Recognized MSP Leader Shares Managed IT Sales Secrets (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) – GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation and Collabrance LLC announced today they will host three Sales Simplicity Seminars in 2016 at GreatAmerica Iowa headquarters. The Managed IT sales training will be conducted by Alex Rogers, founder of the Master IT consulting firm...Read More...
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