This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago (First Week of August 2014)

 

What an amazing week! 

We closed our month 7 business days ago and all of those orders that didn't close for July have closed this week.  Seems I'm HOT!  

Similar to a baseball hitter that's in a hot streak, in sales it seems that almost everything you touch pans out. One of the things I've learned is that when you're hot you don't slow down. You don't take the attitude of "well I just had a great week and I'll relax next week, because I'm so far out in front".  Wrong Batman, since you're HOT now is the time to continue the streak, continue prospecting and to set those appointments.  Every time that baseball player gets an AB it's an opportunity to get another hit.  When sales people get hot they need to continue the same efforts that got them HOT!  #neverstopprospecting

Enjoy these threads from 5 years ago this week!

Konica Minolta, Sharp, Dell, Canon and HP MFP's spew credentials when probed

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=""amp;gt;amp;lt;/aamp;gt; High end Konica Minolta, Sharp, Dell, Canon and HP enterprise multi function printers spewed usernames, email addresses and passwords from address books, even after some vendors released fixes. They coughed up Active Directory usernames and application data and offered hostname information. "We're able to gain access to Active Directory environments by extracting useable credential data from multi-function printers 40 to 50 percent of the time," Heiland ( @percent_x ) said
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Whitman Hanson Regional School District Streamlines Printing With Konica Minolta

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RAMSEY, NJ, Aug 04, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Whitman Hanson Regional School District in Whitman, MA has implemented a print solution from Konica Minolta and Collegiate Press, a local facilities management provider, to standardize printing across the district. Leveraging EFI Digital Storefront from Konica Minolta, the complete solution helped the district streamline print job submissions and eliminate
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Konica Minolta's bizhub PRESS 1250 series awarded renowned BLI PRO Award

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substantial value to our customers' businesses continue to be recognised," says Leon Minnie, product manager of production systems at Konica Minolta South Africa. "After having won the BLI PRO Award last year for our bizhub PRESS C7000, the award for our monochrome flagship bizhub PRESS1250 is a great achievement for us and proves Konica Minolta's leading position in the production printing industry as well as the outstanding quality of our systems." The bizhub PRESS 1250 series represents
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RICOH UNVEILS NEW CUSTOMER INNOVATION CENTER, SHOWCASING ITS FULL PRODUCTION PRINT PORTFOLIO OF SOLUTIONS

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Malvern, PA, August 4, 2014 - Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced the unveiling of its Customer Innovation Center in Boulder, Colo. This unique, fully-operational facility highlights the full spectrum of Ricoh’s production print offerings including its market-leading cutsheet and continuous feed devices, wide format solutions and software components for transactional, commercial and in-plant printers, among a full portfolio of solutions. As part of the new Customer Innovation Center
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS SEE BIG PERFORMANCE WITH RICOH SERVICES

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high information mobility, meaning information is easily accessible to the right people in the right form at the right time to help the team compete with its NFL rivals. “With Ricoh, rather than just selling us printers, their team serves as a strategic information asset,” said Bob Stirton, Director of IT for the Chiefs. “They sit down with us quarterly, review metrics and discuss ideas to help us improve performance in many ways. They also show up several hours early on game day to provide support
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Océ PlotWave 500 Large Format Printing System to Print Faster, Share Faster and Finish Projects Faster

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cloud integration, these productive capabilities enable users to print faster, share faster and finish projects faster, making the OcÉ PlotWave 500 a labor-saving investment. "OcÉ large format technical document printers are known for its high productivity and simplicity for AEC, manufacturing, and design engineering professionals," said Junichi Yo****ake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Based on the market demand for more flexible
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Canon U.S.A. Awarded 2014 Conservation Colleague Award by Friends of Acadia

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Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ ChoiceAward for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for thepast three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-basedconsumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates an Award-Winning Start to 2014

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of printer models. Twice a year, BLI recognizes printing hardware and software that deliver outstanding performance within their respective industry categories. Most recently Canon received five Summer 2014 "Pick" awards for three multi-function printers including the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7260 MFP, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4251 MFP, imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8205, and two software solutions including the Scan to Worldox Solution, and the Intelligent Grading Solution. Other 2014 awards from BLI include the
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7 Technologies That I Used to Use While Selling Copiers

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particular, I remember selling many paper feed trays for word processors. Much like a document feeder on a copier, with the word processor you could load the letter head and then tell the system to type (print) multiple copies of the document. Phone Booths Phone Cardsw: Before, the Phone in a Bag, well, there were those good old fashioned phone booths. If you were running late for an appointment (which happened quite often) there were no apps likewaze, map quest or GPS, you had to find a phone booth
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Brother Unveils First in Class 3-Inch Mobile Label and Receipt Printer with Full-Color Display and Dual Wireless Connectivity at RSPA RetailNOW Show

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the TD-2000 2-inch transportable desktop/mobile printer – with large, easy drop-in roll media and rechargeable battery, and the RuggedJet™ 4-inch mobile label and receipt printers - now with AirPrint - for warehouse and back of store operations. Like all RuggedJet™ products, the new 3-inch printers employ proven thermal printing technology, which delivers high-resolution print quality, extreme reliability and low maintenance costs. The printers are ergonomically designed for comfort and their
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Email Security is Moving Into More Prominent Positions

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trick is to combine sound policies and training with exceptional security software and services before a major threat strikes, as trying to bounce back from one of these events will almost always be more costly - both financially and operationally - than a proactive defense. Additionally, a breach does not have to occur to cause problems for a government agency or health care provider, with noncompliance resulting in weighty audits that strain several departments, hurt reputation and can result in
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AUXILIO Inc. Announces Conversion of Convertible Debt

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environment. Hospitals and health systems benefit from infrastructure and process improvements that immediately reduce the cost of print/digital systems, provide sustainable increases in employee productivity and enables hospital staff to better focus on providing patient care. AUXILIO also provides a healthcare IT advisory and professional services, including information security, risk management and compliance, using the same focused approach on cost savings and operational efficiencies as their
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New TROY m451 SecureUV LaserJet Printer Offers Multiple Cutting-edge Ultraviolet Features for Enhanced Document Security

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TROY Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in the printing and management of security documents, introduces the latest advancement to its growing line of Ultraviolet (UV) security printing solutions. The TROY m451 SecureUV LaserJet Printer, which comes with a specially designed UV cartridge, offers the ability to print select areas of a document with a UV toner that is only visible under a specified UV light. This capability enhances document security to prevent fraud and provides authentication for
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Re: 5 Reasons Why I Like Print Audit Best Over PaperCut

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Great Article! Of course I am a bit biased... I'm not sure if the reader who commented is familiar with the standard rules available in Print Audit 6/PCS Director. They exist under the Printer Profiles section and can be implemented across the board with a click of the mouse. These basic rules address color usage, duplex print as well as limits on pages of print. By definition the basic rules apply across to board to all printing (subject to that Printer Profile). These rules are also MUCH
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Re: The Death of the 48, 60 and 66 Month Lease

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Your dealership is shooting itself in the ass, as is mine and most others who do not pay monthly recurring revenue commissions. It doesn't matter whether it comes from a traditional service agreement, an MPS (does just mean printers) agreement or Managed IT Services agreement. It should all be paid a residual. That aligns how our clients pay us, what ownership says their focus is and how we are compensated. A lot of owners are afraid that reps will grow recurring commissions to the point where
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Color Copier needed in Oregon

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO PURCHASE RICOH MP C5503 MFP In accordance with ORS 279B.055(4)(b) and (c) this is notice that the City of Tualatin intends to purchase one (1) Ricoh MP C5503 MFP and supporting accessories to support copy and print services within the City for a 60-month term. This purchase is to be made using the US Communities contract vehicle. The contract is valued at approximately $17,000. Interested parties must make contact to Lance Harris at 5:00 PM seven (7) days from this
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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Signs Contract with Lynn Imaging

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printing of letting documents. This helps speed the delivery of information to contractors who prefer to work with hard copies. Mike Carter, the President of Lynn Imaging remarked “how excited we are to continue our partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The versatility of the website is displayed in contractor access to free downloads, and the option of purchasing hard copies for those who prefer printed documents. In addition, our unique printer rental program lets the contractors
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Office Gemini Partners with NRI – NRI Becomes the First Large, Multi-City Technology and Data Management Company to Resell the Dokmee Product Line

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PRWEB.COM NewswireHouston, TX (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Through four generations of leadership NRI has grown and evolved from a printing company to a technology innovator. A culture built on evolution and the pursuit of advanced and efficient products and services has resulted in the company consistently reinventing itself, to accommodate and anticipate the needs of past, present and future clients. Harnessing the power of sophisticated technology, NRI continues to help clients leverage new
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Re: Defeating the Check Security Features

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I'm fighting the same battle, we even filled out something for Ricoh, App for change in firmware) and they came back and stated there were not enough machines for them to warrant the change for the check/security feature. Boy are those Japanese dumb! There are thousands of one-ups in the field that have this issue and just because there is not one account with 100 plus units, they will not pursue a firmware upgrade. That's bad business. I did hear that there will be a change on some of the new
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Re: New TROY m451 SecureUV LaserJet Printer Offers Multiple Cutting-edge Ultraviolet Features for Enhanced Document Security

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I don't get it, other than being a spy, why would I print something I could not see?
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Re: The Death of the 48, 60 and 66 Month Lease

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And they aren't giving anyone any real incentive to sell MNS. It's where we need be living, but if I can't make decent money it, & our company isn't excelling at it, I am better off selling our past than what should be our future.
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Re: The Death of the 48, 60 and 66 Month Lease

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My company is actually excelling in it with technology, staff, and programs available. With me, I have a high revenue quota each month, MNS does not count towards revenue and bonus. Hardware and IT Block time counts, so what's a salesperson suppose to do? I'm finding it hard to balance both and close deals for both.
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Buffalo's Copier Fax Business Technologies Takes Document Service to the Next Level

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- When Copier Fax Business Technologies was founded in 1990, the company sold two main products."Copiers and fax machines. That was the hot item. Everybody was using copiers," said the company's business technologies president, Al Scibetta.But that business phase was short-lived. Just five years later, technology changed the company forever."In 1995 was the beginning of the digital era of copiers. And that's when copiers became more than copiers. They became printers. They became
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Defeating the Check Security Features

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Any advice on defeating or cheating the check security features on new Ricoh devices. Sold a machine yesterday to a funeral home and they have to copy death certificates all the time. Guess what.....THEY COME OUT BLACK TOO!!!!
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For those that sell OCE wide format system!

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Question: Out of the box (with not options), can any of the oCE wide format system batch print .dwg's? I thought yes, however another person in the office stated no. Who is right or wrong? If only a certain model please tell us which ones. ty
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DocuWare Achieves 5-Star Ranking

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document regardless of its source allowing users to store, search, view, download, edit, and integrate documents in their everyday business processes. The Intelligent Indexing Service helps save time by eliminating the need for filing documents by hand; it learns as each document is stored and uses this knowledge to automate future indexing. BLI is considered one of the imaging industry's leading independent testing and review providers for MFPs, printers, scanners and software solutions and
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NetDocuments Names New CEO on the Heels of $25 Million Investment

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in a variety of positions including sales, management, and business development, most recently, serving as the General Manager for the UK/EMEA region. As the General Manager, he was able to establish regional datacenters and implementation teams in the United Kingdom , further expanding NetDocuments' international efforts. "The legal technology landscape is seeing dramatic shifts towards cloud-based applications, specifically document management, and increasingly, firms are moving towards
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OKI Data Americas Earns Respected Technology Industry Credential

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and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor Series digital production printers. In addition, its Multimedia Production Platform category of production-quality A3 color devices meets a wide-range of graphic arts and commercial printing needs. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data offers a broad portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to
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Nonprofits invited to sign up for office makeover

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Appleton company MBM invites nonprofits in northeastern Wisconsin to enter its new 360 My Office charity initiative. The contest provides nonprofit organizations in 17 counties in Wisconsin the opportunity to win a $10,000 or a $15,000 office technology makeover. Additionally, three runners-up will receive a printer valued at $1,000. The makeover by MBM — a leading provider of copiers, printers, IT services, managed print services and document management solutions — may include a black-and
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Re: Plotbase and Bluebeam PDF plotting issues

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We are having a similar issue from .pdf's that are sent to one of our engineering companies from some architects. Some files print fine and others don't. Asking the customer what his clients use for .pdf ing got us no where. If they are using Adobe Acrobat, is there is a select for "print as image"?
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Re: Plotbase and Bluebeam PDF plotting issues

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yes, there is a "Print as Image" in Acrobat as well.
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Re: 5 Reasons Why Cold Calling is NOT Dead

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Art, great article. I was listening to a podcast the other day and they were alluding to the fact that cold calling is dead and social media marketing has replaced it. While I believe both are necessary, there still doesn't seem to be any substitute for face to face contact. You get so much more information! AsFrank Betcher puts it in hisbook "How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling", if you"act" enthusiastic you will become enthusiastic.
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Re: Plotbase and Bluebeam PDF plotting issues

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Got the Bluebeam issue resolved with Plotworks. New question! Does anyone know why I cannot get the Webprint tool to come up when I enter the ip address/webprint? I have called Ricoh and they said to make sure the Tiff/GL Filter card is installed in the machine, which it is, and then it should work. Doesn't work. Any ideas???? Haven't had this many questions about a wide format in years. Thanks, J.
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