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Paper is not Dead: Long Live Paper

Paper is not Dead: Long Live Paper Futuristic science-fiction films and series primarily differ in politics, outlook, and technology. But they almost all have one thing in common, paper is practically non-existent. Rather than paper currency, the residents of the future use cards, chips, or codes to access digital funds. Even the offices and workspaces are highly digitized, with records, agreements, and communications all held in computers. Access to this information is through fancy-looking...

Cloud Printing & The Opportunities are Endless

My third opportunity in the last 45 days or so is turning be very intriguing, especially when peeps like me are looking for other opportunities rather than copiers. I'm one of the more fortunate sales people in my industry since I get paid a few weeks after I send in the signed paper work/documents. From a recent poll on P4PHotel (here), more than 91.2% only get paid when hardware is delivered and the deal is funded. I also understand that COVID has sped changed our upgrade process for ever,...

Are Your First Impressions Leading To Cohesive Connection Or Incoherent Disengagement?

Are your first impressions and encounters causing people to lean into your conversations or lean back? We’ve all heard the importance of first impressions, but do you know just how important they are when it comes to the initial encounter with a future new client? First impressions become a filter many use for all future interactions with someone. In some instances it becomes difficult to change someone’s first impression of us. Whether they are accurate or not, it normally takes a long time...

Xerox CEO John Visentin dies at 59

Printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp said on Wednesday Chief Executive Officer John Visentin, 59, has died due to complications from an ongoing illness. Xerox (XRX) called Visentin’s death unexpected and said it has named Steve Bandrowczak, president and chief operations officer, as interim CEO. Visentin, who was also the vice chairman, joined Xerox as its CEO in May 2018 after he was nominated by Carl Icahn. The activist investor’s firm is the biggest shareholder of the company, according to...

Managed Print Services Reduces Costs & Problems for Remote Offices

Remote transition from office to home (or remote office) has evolved rapidly over the last year. According to Buffer research , almost 98% of people surveyed shared that they would prefer to work remotely, at least part of the time, over the remainder of their career. And if employers are going to keep employees, they will need to focus on fitting a new demand to prevent losing those they do manage to entice into the fold. Managed print services are a go-to way of ensuring workers are...

On Vacation For Quite a Few Days

Taking some time off, I need to recharge and get my head straight for the final six months of 2022. I find that the first week of the first quarter is best. Imagine that, every year this coincides with the 4th of July! -=Good Selling=-

The Last Day and the First Day of My..........Quarter

Pretty cool date today. The last day before vacation, the first day of the new quarter and my first order for new quarter would be a great start the last day of vacation and the first day of the quarter, right? My first appointment I thought would be wishy washy as best with an existing account. Seems there was an new Chief IT director with my account. I had the ominous email a week to ten days ago asking for all sorts of info on their copiers. When I get that type of email it's usually not...

Sales Professionals Make Self-Reflection A Habit, Not Deflection… What About You?

What are your values? What are your strengths? How do you want to be perceived? The nature of sales often creates mental turmoil (self-induced at times), craziness and chaos; creating a way to level-set and refocus on what’s important is valuable. Being able to set aside alone time regularly through self-reflection becomes a powerful technique to help you be more successful. Let me ask you a question, how far and how much have you grown in your sales life? Now think about this quote by...

Many Good People Have Left our Copier Industry

I was told today that a good friend and a great member of our site decided to leave the industry. I was asked not to make mention of that persons name until it's formal. I hate what the last almost three years has done to our industry. It was great that many of us made it through COVID, however the last 12 months of not being able to get copier/device is the straw that will or has broken many backs. I've never seen it this bad in my 42 years and feel we are losing too many of those good...

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Dealer acquisition update

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Dealer acquisition update Century Business Technologies of Kansas announced it has acquired Office Solutions, Inc. of Kansas Century is a Ricoh dealer with 11 locations in Kansas OSI is a Kyocera, Ricoh & Sharp dealer Purchase price not announced Just Solutions Inc. of Rochester, NY announced it has acquired Managed Services Team of New YorkRead More...
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FMAudit offers new option

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FMAudit offers new option FMAudit is a provider of software for managed print services (MPS) offerings, and is owned by ECi software Announced that it now offers a link to the DocuWare ROI Calculator DocuWare is a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and is a division of RicohRead More...
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Epson launches new wide format printer

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Epson launches new wide format printer Now offering the SureColor P8570D color inkjet system Holds up to 2 rolls of paper, up to 44” wide Uses 2.64” PrecisionCore MicroTFP piezo crystal inkjet head technology Uses 6 colors of UltraChrome PRO inks Handles media up to 1.5mm thick 4.3” color LCD touchscreen Base MSRP of $6445.00Read More...
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Ricoh survey of office workers

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Ricoh survey of office workers 73% say they trust their company to invest in technology to meet future needs 75% are optimistic about opportunities that technology could bring to their career 85% expect their employer to provide tools and training to help them adapt to new roles 53% believe their employer currently provides right technology and office culture 34% think they will be working with robots and/or AI over next 5 years 35% say it is difficult to feel motivated and engaged when...Read More...
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Konica Minolta Announces Organizational Changes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Konica Minolta Announces Organizational Changes Regional Realignment and Shared Services Approach Accelerate DX Strategy Ramsey, NJ -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc . (Konica Minolta) today announced organizational changes to accelerate its digital transformation (DX) strategy, achieve greater business continuity and drive sustained growth for the company. Konica Minolta continues to make bold moves to organize their direct sales model with the aim of...Read More...
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Node4 acquires risual to strengthen Microsoft Cloud capabilities and UK Public Sector footprint

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Cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP) Node4 , has today announced the acquisition of risual , an IT managed services and solutions provider and Microsoft Gold Partner employing 170 staff in the UK. As a Microsoft Expert for 17 years, risual has deep solution and service knowledge across Microsoft platforms and is a specialist in transforming clients in cloud, business and digital. Backed by Providence Equity Partners to build on its strong organic growth, Node4...Read More...
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Cybersecurity employees are quitting

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Cybersecurity employees are quitting Survey of cybersecurity professionals published by Bridewell Security 95% are experiencing factors that would make them likely to quit in next 12 months 42% say a cyber breach is inevitable and do not want it to tarnish their career 40% say stress and burnout are heavily impacting their personal lives 72% say attacks are increasing since start of Ukraine war 79% think their business will be significantly disrupted by ransomware in next 12 months 87% fear...Read More...
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Nextgen Group acquires stake in Sydney IT channel digital marketing firm Elastic Digital

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Distributor Nextgen Group has acquired a strategic stake in Sydney digital marketing agency for the IT channel Elastic Digital. Elastic Digital specialises in digital marketing services for IT channel companies across vendors, distributors and resellers mostly based overseas, principally in the United States. The company also has a strategic partnership with global channel marketing platform ZiftONE. In its announcement, Nextgen said the acquisition came following a commissioned review by...Read More...
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Shanghai police database was hacked and records of 1 billion Chinese citizens stolen

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According to a Reuters news report, hackers stole the personal data of nearly a billion Chinese citizens from a police database in Shanghai. This was the biggest data breach in the history of cybercrime. Anonymous Internet users have been identified as “China Dan”. https://worldakkam.com/shanghai-police-database-was-hacked-and-records-of-1-billion-chinese-citizens-stolen/799769/Read More...
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Kyocera Document Solutions named HPE Rising Star for UK and Ireland 2022

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Kyocera Document Solutions named HPE Rising Star for UK and Ireland 2022 Kyocera Document Solutions UK has been presented with the HPE Rising Star Award for UK and Ireland 2022, held at the HPE Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas on 27-29 June, all of which help ensure partners are delivering an excellent customer experience. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the winners of the HPE Partner of the Year Awards 2022 in recognition of HPE partners who exemplify commitment and success in...Read More...
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Kodak ships new production print device

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Kodak ships new production print device Now offering the Prosper Ultra 520 production color inkjet system CMYK color inkset using nanoparticulate water-based pigment inks 3.75 picoliter ink droplet size Webfed design (uses rolls of paper) Handles media from 42gsm to 270gsm Top speed of 500 feet per minute 600x1800dpi 200lpi Match up to 93% of Pantone Solid Coated colors Uses UltraStream continuous inkjet printheads Uses electrostatic deflection to increase jetting speeds and reduce size of...Read More...

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