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Better Call Art "The Start of Something New"

Better Call Art "The Start of Something New" The pandemic is just about over here in the United States. Many of us are wondering what the post pandemic business environment will be like for sales. During the pandemic many of us had on the job training with how to use Zoom and MS teams to communicate, present and close business. For the most part we adapted, we made mistakes, we made adjustments and long run many of us became more productive. What will be the post pandemic process for those...

Sales Professionals Empathetically Engage, Are You?

In today's business climate where many are operating with fear, anxiety and doubt; those who can lead with an empathetic heart surely stand out. Could creative conversations with your clients seamlessly flow with empathy? I believe genuine, real and raw empathy cannot be faked. If you're saying or doing something merely to check a box and to appear more involved or compassionate, you’ll lose out in the long run, and you will be exposed as an empty suit. Do your clients feel connected with...

The Week in Copiers Ten Years Ago

The Week in Copiers Ten Years Ago First Week of June 2006 Here in the United States when you think about Direct Branch operations it was all about Xerox, Konica Minolta and Ricoh. Those three were the heavy hitters. With Ricoh selling of a lot of direct operations a couple of years ago. In addition with the recent sell of some of the Konica Minolta direct branches the question becomes will we see movement now from Toshiba? It would only be a guess, but I'm thinking we'll see some movement...

The Week in Copiers Fifteen Years Ago

The Week in Copiers Fifteen Years Ago First Week of June 2006 Just eight business days before I end the halfway point for fiscal 2021. So far June is a struggle for me with many clients either stalled or ghosting. I realize the only way to over come the stalled ans ghosted opportunities is to go out and find more opportunities. Enjoy these awesome copier threads from 15 years ago this week! Savin 2824 mikefio22 (Guest) · 6/1/064:24 PM I have recently installed a 2824 with a booklet finisher...

What Comes Around Goes Around...

About a week ago I posted a thread in our forums about an appointment I had with a net new account here in New Jersey. I met with the client on Thursday or Friday of that week, went through the discovery process and got the feeling that this opportunity would have a decision sooner rather than later. The reason for that assumption is because the client just completed building out a new space and the supply chain issues our entire industry is experiencing. It's interesting how no one bats an...

Leading - Remote Workers Through The Glass - It's not about Hybrid

A few years ago, I began suggesting that the new business world and much of life’s activities would occur in what I described as “The intersection between the physical and digital worlds.” It is so imperative for all to embrace the realities of that intersection. It is now mandatory that all leaders understand how to lead from behind the glass in that intersection between the digital and physical worlds. Leaders must stop searching for a utopia where the old way takes power over creating the...

Heartfelt Sales Professionals Are Gifted, What Is Your Gift?

In today's fast paced business environment, people are crazy busy, multitasking and pressed for time. The use of technology has exploded. It is easy to not interact on a 1 to 1 basis. We used to go see someone in person, or at least pick up the phone, now we may go months upon months; only communicating by text, email or social platforms. Looking someone in the eyes is extremely powerful, to give them your undivided attention speaks volumes, to let them hear your voice is extremely...

Selling Copiers During the Pandemic "The 2020 Review"

Late March 2 nd (Monday), 2020 my wife and I arrived in Newark Airport from my Presidents Club trip to Aruba. It truly was a great week although we were peppered every day with news headlines with COVID19. I asked my wife “is this something we should worry about?” Tuesday and Wednesday of the first week back continued to be the normal selling days that I’ve been accustomed to for the last forty years. It was Thursday of that week when the North East USA when the news was stating to shelter...

DocuWare’s Customer Appreciation Week is finally here!

This week, June 7-11, 2021, DocuWare spotlights five companies from the United States and Canada who have been digitally transformed. The winning companies represent industry sectors including higher education, HVAC, non-profit social agency, product packaging and retirement communities. Here are the Customer Appreciation Week winners and their Authorized DocuWare Partners: Clackamas Community College – Solutions Yes, LLC Packaging Specialties, Inc. - AAA Business Systems, Inc. Lohmiller...

Become an Independent Agent for Color Label Presses

Come and listen about salesperson named Ted A grizzled veteran that always kept his family fed, The one day he was shopping for some food, And into his eyes he saw the glimmering light. Label press that is, color labels presses, high margins Just a little take off from the Beverly Hillbillies lyrics and many of us remember that Jed was out hunting for some food, missed the shot but hit the mark because the bubbling crude spouted from the ground. On June 7th at 4PM EST David Clearman...

The Week in Copiers Fifteen Years Ago

The Week in Copiers Fifteen Years Ago Last Week of May 2006 Another day of rain, wind and temps in the fifties. There's a chance it may all clear out for tomorrow. Enjoy Your Weekend! Enjoy these awesome copier threads from 15 years ago Re: Death of the Copier Salesperson Solutions Guru (Guest) · 5/24/0612:11 PM buying cycle that it yields the same result- limited or no competition. So you ask- "How do I, regardless of tenure and current account base- has a deadly success rate with bringing...

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EFI Reggiani Introduces State-of-the-Art, Industrial Entry-level BLAZE Textile Digital Printer

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NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EFI Reggiani Introduces State-of-the-Art, Industrial Entry-level BLAZE Textile Digital Printer SHANGHAI -- June 11, 2021 -- The new, industrial, entry-level EFI™ Reggiani BLAZE scanning printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is making its debut at the ITMA Asia tradeshow, 12-16 June in Shanghai, China. The high-quality printer is an easy-to-use, smart solution to help textile companies blaze their successful trail into the world of efficient, sustainable...Read More...
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Softline Automates Document Management for Gulliver Group

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London, United Kingdom, June 11, 2021 --( PR.com )-- Gulliver Group unites the Gulliver supermarket chain, the Pobeda (Victory) retail chain covering 26 regions of Russia, as well as office departments, 2 logistics centers, 1 transportation company, and the Fabrika Kukhnya (Kitchen Factory) in-house production facility. Business growth is inevitably associated with an increase in the number of contracts, and last year, the company's management needed to reinvent and automate the content...Read More...
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DuraFast Label Company Now Shipping Epson LabelWorks LW-Z5010PX Bulk Label Printers in ...

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DuraFast Label Company is now shipping two new Epson LabelWorks 2-inch label makers to businesses across Canada. The Epson LW-Z5000PX and LW-Z5010PX printers. TORONTO, ON, CANADA, June 11, 2021 / EINPresswire.com / -- Businesses in Canada often choose Epson LabelWorks label makers for office, warehousing, manufacturing, wire marking, and fieldwork applications. Two new models, the Epson LW-Z5000PX and Epson LW-Z5010PX (as well as kit versions) are now available from DuraFast Label Company.Read More...
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Four directors call for Toshiba shake-up in revolt after explosive probe

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yung-Hoon/File photo Four Toshiba Corp (6502.T) directors called on Friday for a shake-up of its management and board, in a sign of revolt after an investigation found the conglomerate colluded with the Japanese government to "beat up" foreign shareholders. The very public push-back by the independent directors, all non-Japanese, is the latest twist in a scandal that shows how the old guard of Japan Inc, while still powerful, can no longer exert full control over shareholders. It comes a day...Read More...
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Pythian Launches FinOps Managed Services

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NEW YORK, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pythian Services Inc. (“ Pythian ”), a leading data, analytics and cloud services company, announced today that the company has added cloud financial management, also known as FinOps , to its portfolio of Managed Services offerings. By helping organizations better manage the tradeoffs between cost, performance and availability, Pythian’s FinOps services maximize the business value of an enterprise’s cloud investment while saving an average of 25...Read More...
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Seiko Epson : Epson to Deliver Keynote at Virtual AV3 Event and Participate in Product Showcase

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Epson to Deliver Keynote at Virtual AV3 Event and Participate in Product Showcase Epson to Present on Transformative Projection and Showcase its Latest Laser Solutions for Signage, Education and Large Venues June 10, 2021 Large Venue Projectors , Projectors , Classroom Projectors , Digital Signage MEDIA ALERT: LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. - June 10, 2021 Who: Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, 1 today announced it will be participating in the virtual AV 3 event on June 17,...Read More...
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Kwizda Agro Speeds up Its Packaging Process With Fabasoft Approve

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LINZ, Austria--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Kwizda Agro, a leading provider of crop protection products, is digitalizing its packaging process with Fabasoft Approve. Predefined workflows expedite the content review and print approval processes for legally mandated informational texts and improve planning reliability. Fabasoft Approve provides a common data environment for all parties involved. The packaging process standardized there ensures transparent review and approval processes. Now, internal and...Read More...
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Kian-Backed ECS / My IT Buys Network Technologies

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ECS / My IT , a provider of managed IT services to small and midsized organizations, completed the acquisition of Network Technologies , a Kansas City-based managed services provider. Network Tech provides managed IT services, strategy and support to the small to medium sized business community across a range of industries throughout the Midwest. The company’s robust client base and solid reputation, along with its leadership position within the financial services space, further strengthens...Read More...
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Skyline Technology Solutions Selects RapidDeploy as Their Partner for Delivering Secure Video to ...

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BALTIMORE , June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Skyline Technology Solutions (Skyline) announces they have chosen RapidDeploy for their NG-911 call taker interface. This new partnership enables video integration capability of Skyline's tens of thousands of managed Claris live video feeds with RapidDeploy's Radius 911 Tactical Map and Nimbus Cloud Aided Dispatch. This generally available integration will intuitively display available Skyline video feeds in proximity to emergency calls, giving...Read More...
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Logicalis US Strengthens Professional and Managed Services Teams

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NEW YORK , June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its growth strategy for 2021, Logicalis US , an international IT solution and managed services provider, has increased its focus on Professional and Managed Services with the appointment of two executives. The company has recently promoted Jessica Soqui to Vice President of Professional Services, and welcomed Raphe Reeves to the Logicalis team as Vice President of Managed Services. "Investing in Professional and Managed Services is a...Read More...
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ECS / My IT Acquires Network Technologies

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SHREVEPORT, La. , June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ECS / My IT, a leading provider of managed IT services to small and midsized organizations, completed the acquisition of Network Technologies ("Network Tech"), a Kansas City -based managed services provider. Network Tech has over 25 years of experience providing best-in-class managed IT services, strategy and support to the small to medium sized business ("SMB") community across a range of industries throughout the Midwest. The company's robust...Read More...
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Buchanan Technologies Obtains SOC 2 Type 2 Certification for Managed Services

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GRAPEVINE, TX – June 7, 2021 – Buchanan Technologies, a leading managed IT services provider, announced that it has completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 certification for its Managed Services system. Conducted by Moss Adams, a fully integrated professional services firm, the certification asserts that Buchanan’s managed services practices and related policies, procedures, and operations meet the rigorous SOC 2 standards for security, availability, processing integrity,...Read More...
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Four key points from investigation into Toshiba's governance

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s influential trade ministry colluded with Toshiba Corp’s management to unduly influence a key shareholder vote last year, the report of an independent probe released on Thursday found. [L2N2NS0EL] Here are some takeaways from the report: TOSHIBA ASKED MINISTRY FOR HELP Toshiba’s management turned to the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) for assistance ahead of its annual general meeting (AGM), as it faced pressure from activist shareholders. “Toshiba...Read More...
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FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division Welcomes Packaging Pro Ken Brown

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FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division Welcomes Packaging Pro Ken Brown Hanover Park, I ll. , June 10, 2021 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announces the appointment of Ken Brown to the newly created role of Global Category Specialist, Labels and Packaging. With projections pointing to significant growth in the packaging solutions space, Fujifilm continues to invest in experienced talent and new digital solutions to meet increasing...Read More...

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