This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The First Week in October 2003

 

In the office on Friday we had a chat about the manufacturers in the industry.  My thoughts centered around KonicaMinolta and the great job they're doing with diversifying.  Ricoh was at the bottom of the list. 

Enjoy the threads from ten years ago this week:

Ricoh Offers Managed Print Services to Reduce Printing Complexity

. In the past, printing was simple as everyone either shared one device or had a personal printer. Now the printing landscape is more complex with multiple printers, multifunction products (MFPs), servers and drivers comprising the output environment picture. In addition, users are continuously increasing their standards in regard to results, security, sustainability and cost. To address these demands, Ricoh created the MPS offering. This flexible program makes it easy to outsource all or part
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Copier leases spark Town Board cost-savings clash

annual $1,404 is saved only in instances where Smithtown replaces an Icon model printer with a new Toshiba model. In those departments where a Xerox copier is being replaced, the savings only amounts to $14 a month; moreover, in the case of the engineering department, the new printer lease will cost the town an additional $29 per month. Smithtown will also be taking on an additional expense by renting a copier to replace one it already owns, she added. The confusion in facts over cost savings
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Toshiba Releases New Line of MFP’s

copying jobs. The entire line supports print resolutions of 1,200 x 1,200 dots-per-inch (dpi) and 10-bit scanning resolutions of 600 x 600 dpi, allowing the e-STUDIO5520c/6520c/6530c series to provide razor sharp text and superior graphic detail in all printed documents. Unique Toner and Developer Delivery System Unlike traditional color MFPs on the market, the Toshiba e-STUDIO5520c/6520c/6530c line does not require regularly scheduled changing or refilling of developer. Thanks to Toshiba’s unique
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Oce posts Q3 operating loss as slowdown

quarter net profit of 1.7 million euros. Oce, which competes against Canon, Ricoh and Xerox, refrained from giving an outlook for the full year because of the current economic turmoil, but said it expected a positive fee cash flow. Its shares have lost 60 percent so far this year. (Reporting by Harro ten Wolde; editing by Jon Loades-Carter)
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Xerox Borrows 300 Million from Xerox Canada!

to obtain the necessary level of financing to maintain government operations and may be forced to turn to the federal treasury for short-term financing," the Governor wrote to Mr. Paulson. "California is so large that our short cash-flow needs exceed the entire budget of some states." California is big, but it isn't alone. U.S. states are required by law to balance their budgets every year. So they typically borrow cash at the start of the year, paying off those loans when sales and property tax
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Ricoh Fires Ann Moser

Ricoh fired its Senior Vice President of printing solutions, Ann Moser. She joined the company in 2001, and implemented a managed services program, as well as launched several new desktop models. Under her tenure, she increased the amount of dealers carrying Ricoh printers by 30%, and increased Ricoh’s market share. Ms. Moser also won numerous awards, such as: Everything Channel’s Chief Everything Channel Most Powerful Woman of the Channel Did anyone else know about this??? Figure she'll now go
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Photocopy King Pushes Paperless Office

pitch revolves around very basic ideas. It wants customers to move from single-function products such as printers and faxes to now-affordable multi-function systems. In addition, the company stresses that injecting a bit of color into a presentation can illuminate important ideas and save time. (And wouldn’t you know it, Xerox executives highlight their names in indigo on their business cards.) Xerox offers programmable software interface for its multi-function products that allows organizations to
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Re: Ricoh Fires Ann Moser

Here's one that I found: Ricoh Channel Chief Out By Caitlin Moriarity, ChannelWeb 4:26 PM EDT Mon. Sep. 22, 2008 Ricoh Americas has consolidated its printers divisions into one unit, eliminating the position of channel chief Ann Moser, senior vice president of the former printing solutions division. The new head of the consolidated Office Printer Business Group is vice president Matt Sakauchi, formerly the director of printer marketing for Ricoh. Sakauchi will be handling, "all channel
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Re: Ricoh Fires Ann Moser

ago, IBM's top channel chief opted to take an earlier than expected retirement, forcing Richard Hume to jump in sooner than planned. In July, Microsoft split the role of U.S. channel chief Robert Deshaies in half, leaving him with sales and giving another executive marketing responsibilities. While some folks were packing up, others were assuming new roles, such as Ted Bereswill, who takes over as Oracle's top channel chief, or Rob McKernan, U.S. channel chief of APC, who got the keys to the
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Bowing to Xerox a bad move

Bowing to Xerox a bad move Letters to the Editor Posted 2 days ago Editor's Note:This letter is addressed to Chatham- Kent council. With so many people struggling emotionally, physically and financially due to job losses in Chatham- Kent, you have the audacity to award a contract to Xerox, a Torontobased company. What a warm fuzzy feeling to know you were threatened by Xerox's "deal with us or we'll sue." Where is your support for our local businesses? Will Xerox support our community in the
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Ricoh Presents Presentation Builder Tool is now live at

We're excited to announce the release of Ricoh’s Presentation Builder Tool now available at www.RicohPresents.com! Use your ICM Value Proposition Web Tools (RicohConnects, RicohSaves) username and password provided below to access this powerful Presentation Builder tool now and other ICM Value Proposition Web Tools coming soon. What is RicohPresents.com? It's a powerful online tool that helps you create professional PowerPoint presentations for your customers and prospects. Your presentations
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Xerox Canada to lend parent up to $300-million

Breaking News Xerox Canada to lend parent up to $300-million The Canadian Press Friday, October 03, 2008 TORONTO — — Xerox Canada Ltd. says it intends to lend its parent, Xerox Corp., to $300-million, with excess cash that's available to the Toronto-based subsidiary. The loan, to mature on or before Dec. 15, 2009, would be on "commercially reasonable" terms even though it's a related-party transaction. The actual amount of the loan would be reduced by an amount equal to whatever has already
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imageRUNNER C1022 unveiled

Wow, and finally an A3 (no 11x17) from Canon!! Price is competetive for the speed range, the inside seems like they took an existing color laser printer engine and married a scanner to the top. So, not a new engine, but a really cool scanner attachment on top. It looks sweet and will probably sell very well. imageRUNNER C1022 unveiled Canon Unveils the Color imageRUNNER C1022 Series. Canon unveils the new sleek, compact, easy to use and feature-rich Color imageRUNNER C1022 Series. The new
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Age Matters When It Comes to Small Business Owners' Attitudes Toward Office Technolog

fixed computers and printer/copiers increases according to the age of the respondent, while the importance of laptops and handheld devices decreases with that age. Baby Boomers and Veterans are more likely to insist that it is a priority to spend their technology budget on desktops or PCs and printers or copiers, rather than wireless technology. According to the survey, Boomers prefer traditional devices such as fixed computers as opposed to laptop computers. Boomers (84 per cent) say that fixed
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DLL to raise rates

see manufacturers leasing the equipment at Zero percent in order to keep the factories producing? Or would the factories subsidize and entice the leasing companies to extend credit in order to keep sales going? Alot of questions that may or may not be answered. At some point in time the madness needs to stop!
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Re: Around The World with Ricoh

: "Central England is a rugby heartland and the Ricoh Arena a wonderful modern stadium which gets you close to all the action. We're really excited about the prospect of bringing the EDF Energy Cup to a new stadium, one that offers a fantastic setting for back-to-back semi-finals." Tickets will be on sale from October 30 from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.uk, the Ricoh Arena www.ricoharena.com and the subsequent semi-finalists, priced £35, £28, £20 and £10 for Under-15s. The final of the EDF Energy
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Re: Ricoh Offers Managed Print Services to Reduce Printing Complexity

all of the same printers? If you are taking service on different manufactuers you will need service manuals, parts manuals, some type of training and some3 inventory on critical parts, right???? I for one believe that managed print services is the removal of all printers and the re-assement of volumes, needs, costs and workflow! Otherwise, I don't see how you can service the account like you could with all of your own products. A statement like this "Best of all, users only pay for actual output
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Re: imageRUNNER C1022 unveiled

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The picture on the blog looks like a normal Canon. I'm guessing the picture displayed here is the correct one?
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Re: Ricoh Offers Managed Print Services to Reduce Printing Complexity

Jason: Thats what I thought "not to service 30 different models from 8 manufacturers". Seems to me that the new Ricoh brochure and press release and others in the industry seem to be misleading. Art
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