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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago (Last Week of February 2015)

There's a cool thread I did years ago about the history of the fax. We sold tons of faxes in the eighties and had a lot of fun doing it. It was not uncommon to sell multiple units along with boxes and boxes of thermal paper. There's also a cool thread about some fun that we had with selling fax machines. Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week! Konica Minolta Rewarded for Sustainable Investment Standards With Globally Renowned Distinctions Art Post · 2/24/1510:41 PM improve our...

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Last Week of February 2010)

Recently we had a contest for all of the salespeople at Stratix. It was not a demo contest but more about telling the awesome Stratix story to our clients. There were judges and then group winners for each branch. The group winners would then have the face off. Years ago we had this contest and I failed miserably, I was so bad that I wanted to be shot. I have a hard time memorizing anything that has to be word for word, not sure what my issue is but I have an issue. This will make a good...

This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago (Last Week of February 2005)

Why would this week be different than the rest of the weeks in February? Since I depleted by pipeline at the end of the year it's been quite the struggle to rebuild. Thus I'm no where near where I need to be with February coming to an end on Monday for me. To make matters worse I'm off to Aruba the first week of March for our Presidents Club Trip. I was able to add a couple of large opportunities this week, one for MNS and the other for 30 plus devices. At this time both are March or April...

Prognostications for the Next Decade in the Copier Industry

Ten years ago I was a mere 53 years of age in 2010. Some news I remember was the start of the "War for A4" MFPs, Ricoh launched APP2ME (gone but not forgotten) and Canon purchased Oce for $1 Billion dollars (Oce brand is now gone also). Funny thing about time, as more of it passes by we tend to only remember the BIG moments and forget about all the small moments that led to those BIG moments in our industry. What will the next 10 years bring to our industry? Will it be feast or famine for...

It Won't Work! Is the motto of the unimaginative, and the Cry of the Insecure

The XEROX/HP saga playing out is proving that many can't see past what's in front of them and have limited imagination to assist them in discovering how things could be, based on how things should be. It has been a few months since Xerox took the bold action and beat HP to the table in a merger discussion. BUT XEROX IS TOO SMALL TO BUY- THE GREAT BIG HP!! Say those looking with no imagination. Yes, HP should have approached Xerox. HP having three times the market cap acquiring the smaller...

Is Buzzword Bingo Exposing You As An Empty Suit?

Buzz-riddled descriptive words may sound impressive but despite sounding important, there's usually little meaning nor substance behind the words. Way too many in sales are using the same standard sets of sales jargon to describe situations as a replacement for just speaking plain old normal language. They rely on buzzwords to communicate concepts rather than explaining what they mean. Let's get real for a moment... do you think this makes you sound or look smart? I bet it only adds more...

MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for February 15th, 2020

MSP & MSSP Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group ARCOA Group is here to help you successfully manage your IT Asset Disposition process. We help you recover value from retired electronic equipment through responsible methods of reuse and recycling. We ensure proper handling of assets which may contain data, while being environment stewards for assets that have no reuse value and are headed for recycling. We’ve built a robust de-manufacturing process to offer additional options for asset...

This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago (Third Week of February 2015)

It's late and the last post of the night for me. Enjoy! bid tabulation for Ricoh Toshiba Xerox.pdf Art Post · 2/21/1511:05 PM Blog Post This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago Fourth Week of February 2005 Art Post · 2/21/1511:36 PM Canon and would appreciate any and Xerox6030 With P/S 2/25/05 10:23 AM Topic by Guest Does anyone know anything about The Xerox 6030 wide format copier that prints and scans and how it compares to the Ricoh 240 Ricoh MV310 2/24/05 7:28 AM...

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Third Week of February 2010)

Still chatting about today. It was an awesome day for me. For something that I didn't think I would perform well in, let's just say I nailed it. Yes, there's still plenty of fight in this old dog when it comes to selling! Enjoy these threads from Ten Years Ago This Week! Océ and Konica Minolta revise production print alliance Guest · 2/17/1010:21 PM marketing manager for production printing at Konica Minolta Australia, told ProPrint the two companies will continue to sell OEM products under...

This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago (Third Week of February 2005)

Finally! A decent day and some movement on some accounts. It's been a six week drought with a few small deals here and there. I will still struggle to hit my monthly budget, but a least there's light at the end of the tunnel. Still no time to waste since I'll be on vacation for the first week in March. Presidents Club one more time for this old dog! Enjoy these cool threads from 15 years ago this week! Look what Canon has Color imageCLASS MF8170c Guest · 2/22/057:59 PM Color imageCLASS...

Contex Launches New Video Series on the Keys to Successful Large Format Scanning

Videos Outline Four Critical Requirements for High-Quality Images and Exemplary Scanning Experiences Chantilly, VA — January 30, 2020 — Contex , the world leader in large format scanning, today announces a new series of informative videos that share the keys to a successful large format scanning process. Comprising four short videos, Contex’s new series is ideal for anyone who wants to learn the essentials of large format scanning, from hardware and software options to productivity and image...

Truck & Trailer dealership implements DocuWare to streamline business transactions, improve communications and operate more efficiently

Truck & Trailer dealership implements DocuWare to streamline business transactions, improve communications and operate more efficiently A heavy duty truck & trailer dealership, Peterbilt of Wyoming is a third-generation, family owned and operated business with five locations. They custom build and service trucks for many industries. With 5,000 customers, the dealership processes thousands of truck-related orders, including new sales, repairs, service orders and warranty. Previously,...

What Do You Do When You Need Competitive Copier Specs?

Years ago and I'm talking before the dawn of the internet. There were only a few ways you could get information on other manufacturers copiers. BI (before internet) 1) Call your competitor and ask to speak to a sales person and fib about who you are, your company, and give a BS call back number. We did this many times in order to get answers to those speed, feed and feature questions. In many cases we got snagged and had to hang up. 2) Another way was to get your significant other to do your...

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ComportSecure Recognized as Elite 150 Managed IT Service Provider on CRN's 2020 MSP500 List

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ComportSecure , the fast-growing Cloud and Managed IT Service division of Comport, announced today that it has again been listed on the CRN® Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list for 2020. This annual list identifies North American managed services providers that create solutions for complex IT issues that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on IT investments. As an MSP Elite 150, ComportSecure is recognized for its capabilities in hybrid...Read More...
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Cohere Cyber Secure announces Fully Integrated "Cyber-Managed Security as a Service ...

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NEW YORK , Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohere Cyber Secure, LLC ("Cohere") today announced a fully integrated "Cyber Managed Security-as-a-Service" offering. The objective was to layer a maze of overlapping technologies, so Cohere's Cyber SIEM becomes the foundation to ensuring maximum protection. The service is designed for business operations looking for a single sourced set of cyber protective solutions, and to ensuring regulatory compliance. (PRNewsfoto/Cohere Cyber Secure, LLC) Alex...Read More...
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Loffler Companies Named to CRN's 2020 MSP 500 Elite 150 list for Excellence in Managed IT ...

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MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) February 21, 2020 Loffler Companies announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Loffler Companies to its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This popular list identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on investments for their customers. These accomplished MSPs work tirelessly to guide their customers and create...Read More...
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Laserfiche Recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Content Services ...

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Laserfiche — a leading global provider of intelligent content management and business process automation — has been named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Content Services Platforms . Gartner defines content services platforms (CSPs) as integrated platforms that provide content-focused services, repositories, APIs, solutions and business processing tools to support digital business and transformation. “We believe that being recognized as a 2020 Customers’ Choice underscores...Read More...
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Icahn Suggested HP Buy Xerox With Offer About to Go Public

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(Bloomberg) -- Xerox Holdings Corp.’s largest shareholder made a suggestion as the printer maker was preparing to go public with its takeover offer for HP Inc. in November: buy us instead. Activist investor Carl Icahn raised the idea of HP acquiring Xerox for $45 a share in a phone call with HP Chief Executive Officer Enrique Lores in November, according to people familiar with the matter. HP executives viewed the proposal as over-valuing Xerox and decided not to pursue it, said the people,...Read More...
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Konica Minolta Expands Smart, Connected bizhub® i-Series Line

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Three New Color A3 Multifunctional Printers Added to Award-winning Portfolio Ramsey, NJ, (February 20, 2020) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc . (Konica Minolta), a leader in world-class printing technology, has expanded its new bizhub i-Series with the launch of three new color A3 multifunctional printers (MFPs.) The new bizhub C450i, bizhub C550i and bizhub C650i are a part of the next-generation multifunctional device portfolio designed to empower digital workflows. Like all...Read More...
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CloudScale365, Inc. Acquires eApps Hosting

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudScale365, Inc ., a global leader of Managed IT Services to businesses worldwide, announces the acquisition of eApps Hosting and its Create-a-Cloud platform. The eApps acquisition meets the market demand for non-Microsoft based solutions by expanding CloudScale365's solutions portfolio, with the technology and staff to provide premier services in the LINUX cloud to companies of any size. eApps VCS Platform provides customers freedom to...Read More...
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Logicalis Honored on CRN's 2020 MSP 500 for Seventh Consecutive Year

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Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, announced today that CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company has named Logicalis to its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list. This popular list identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on investments for their customers. These accomplished MSPs work tirelessly to guide their customers and create solutions for complex IT...Read More...
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ComportSecure Recognized as Elite 150 Managed IT Service Provider on CRN's 2020 MSP500 List

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RAMSEY, N.J. , Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ComportSecure , the fast-growing Cloud and Managed IT Service division of Comport, announced today that it has again been listed on the CRN® Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list for 2020. This annual list identifies North American managed services providers that create solutions for complex IT issues that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on IT investments. As an MSP Elite 150, ComportSecure...Read More...
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Stratosphere Networks Named to CRN's 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 List

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CHICAGO (PRWEB) February 20, 2020 Stratosphere Networks has been named to the 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company , for the third consecutive year. The annual list highlights top North American technology providers and consultants that demonstrate innovative approaches to delivering managed services. The organizations included on the list help their clients improve operational efficiencies and systems to maximize...Read More...
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ViON Recognized on CRN's 2020 MSP500 List

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HERNDON, Va. – February 19, 2020 – ViON, a cloud service provider and market leader in the design, delivery and maintenance of mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions, announced today that CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company has named ViON to its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Elite 150 category. This popular list identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on...Read More...
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Iron Bow Adds Cisco® Hosted Collaboration Solution for Defense to its Services Suite

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Herndon, VA. – February 19, 2020 – Iron Bow Technologies a leading technology solutions provider to government, commercial, and healthcare markets, today announced it has met the rigorous criteria set forth by Cisco® and is now authorized to offer their Hosted Collaboration Solutions for Defense to its customers. Cisco® Hosted Collaboration Solution for Defense ( HCS-D ) provides cloud-based, unified communications and collaboration applications within a highly secure, virtualized platform...Read More...
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Atmosera Named a Top Managed Services Provider by The Channel Company

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PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) February 19, 2020 Atmosera, a leading Microsoft Azure cloud services provider, has been named to CRN’s 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list for the fourth consecutive year. The publication also placed Atmosera on its more exclusive Security 100 list. The MSP 500 list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose forward-thinking approach to providing managed services is changing the landscape of the IT channel. Security 100...Read More...
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Xamin Named to CRN's 2020 MSP500 List

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CHICAGO--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Xamin , a leading provider of managed IT services for highly regulated and reputation-sensitive companies, announced today that CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company has recognized Xamin on its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Pioneer 250 category. In today’s constantly evolving business and technology environments, MSPs play a critical role in helping companies leverage new technologies without losing focus of their key business goals.Read More...

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