This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The First Week in December 2013

 

Okay, we're back to doing three of these a wee.  Where we look back on the threads from, 5, 10 & 15 years ago

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Canon U.S.A. Unveils Océ VarioPrint 6000+ Series of High-Speed, High-Volume Digital Production Printers

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deliver critical savings to print providers. This black-and-white printer is ideal for burgeoning industries -- such as on-demand, digital book printing -- due to its registration accuracy, outstanding print quality, and flexible mixed-media feeding. With its productivity advantage on over-sized media, it is up to 60 percent more productive than current competing digital sheetfed systems. Focus on Sustainability Canon continuously innovates with environmental sustainability at the forefront. The
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This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago (4th Week of November)

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with RFG). Our site is FREE, we do not require any fees, any donations, etc. For the last three years I have been the one to send the... What is SAP Printing? November 24, 2003 7:51 PM Topic by Guest SAP Printing What is SAP PrintingYears ago, the corporate computing environment consisted of a mainframecomputer (host), dumb terminals (workstations), and line printers. Then, in thelate 70s and early 80s, the use of computers started to migrate... SAMSUNG MAKES COLOR LASER PRINTER November
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e-Image Data Announces Lawsuit Against Konica Minolta for Patent Infringement

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Oct 05, 2012 HARTFORD, Wis. – e-Image Data has filed a lawsuit against Konica Minolta and two of its resellers in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin for the infringement on patent number 8,269,890 B2, issued for the company's digital microform imaging apparatus. The patent protects the hardware for the ScanPro2000, a microform scanner used in the world's most prestigious libraries and private companies. The ScanPro 2000's patented technology allows it to: Have a
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Fuji Xerox Expects Multi-Function Devices To Generate RM60 Million In Sales

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effectively and contribute to a greener environment while maximising productivity and cost efficiency," he said. The devices, which combine green solutions and innovative technology, allow users to copy, print, scan and fax. They are priced from RM25,000 to RM60,000. Fuji Xerox has improved the faxing capabilities of these devices with auto distribution feature so users can send faxes to be automatically distributed to folders, email, forwarded to another fax or printed out. The ApeosPort-V C
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Fuji Xerox Korea Releases Facial-Recognition Digital Multi Printer

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recognition process. If the user approaches the multi-printer, the machine senses a change in heat and movement, automatically shifting from an electricity-saving mode to a motion mode in just 3.1 seconds. The ApeosPort-V C775 also provides a translation service. If the user inserts a document that they want to translate into a multi-printer scanner, and select the language on the control panel, a translated document is printed out. It can support four languages including Korean, English
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Konica Minolta South Africa’s innovative solutions to SA’s literacy problem

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initiator, Laetitia Coetzer, special projects manager at Konica Minolta South Africa. "International research indicates that one way to improve literacy and the overall academic performance of learners is for every school to have a well-stocked library." At present, only 8% of schools in South Africa have a functional library, with just one library costing R2.5million to set up, something for which neither the schools, nor the Education Department, have the money. "We wanted to do more, so engaged in
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TOSHIBA RECOGNIZES EXCEPTIONAL DEALERS AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS AT ANNUAL SALES CONFERENCE

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IRVINE, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2013) — Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. ( http://business.toshiba.com ), a leading managed print services (MPS) provider and business printing solutions innovator, recognized eight of its top-performing dealers and international distributors during the company’s annual sales conference – LEAD 2013 – recently in Orlando. The awards ceremony culminated with the naming of Frank Grasso, chief executive officer of Brooklyn, N.Y.-basedTGI Office Automationas Toshiba’s
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Ricoh Vice President of Strategic Marketing Terrie Campbell to present at Business Imaging Expo

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. For details on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions, please visit http://www.ricoh-usa.com . | About Ricoh | Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD). The majority of the
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Canon Demonstrates Creative Application Of Latest Graphic Art Printers At Art Miami And Context 2013 Fairs

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previous models. The new multi-sensor included with this printer provides outstanding color-density detection and allows for full calibration. In addition, the Color Calibration Management Console equipped in this devices, allows users to easily execute and monitor the calibration status of multiple printers on a network from one PC. High-Quality Imaging, Stunning Prints Taking print quality and accuracy to a whole new level, Canon's PIXMA PRO-1 printer delivers stunning, high-quality output
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KYOCERA launches new range of color scanners and printers

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Drum. Kyocera continues its legacy with the new range of A3 MFP’s which has a Drum life of 1.5 lacs pages(3 times than any other equivalent competition product) 9-10.5 lac prints of Mainframe/Machine life(Highest in the industry). For the first time, Kyocera has introduced Color Scanning in its Segment 1 machines (20 ppm or below), which ensures flawless digitization of color documents. Each model is equipped with print box feature, a unique application provided with this new range of printers to
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Ricoh Selects Wind River Simics for Development of Multi-Function Printers

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- from design, test to debug. Ricoh is a global technology company that covers a wide range of businesses segments including office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems, and IT services. Ricoh is using Wind River technology to develop their next generation MFPs that have printing, scanning and copying functionalities. "Ricoh is consistently working to deliver new innovations to the imaging equipment market as well as its peripherals and service market
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Toshiba Enhances e-BRIDGE Print & Capture Mobile App for Android Smartphones and Tablets

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Toshiba Enhances e-BRIDGE Print Capture Mobile App for Android Smartphones and Tablets Mobile Print Software Incorporates Added Scan, Finishing and Eco Capabilities. Irvine, CA. - To address the needs of an ever increasing mobile workforce, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (http://business.toshiba.com) today unveils the latest feature-rich version of its e-BRIDGE™ Print Capture mobile software app. The leading managed print services (MPS) provider and business printing solutions
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Tech Data UK offers resellers easy entry into managed print with Xerox Supplies Services

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Dec 03, 2013 (Menafn - M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --Tech Data UK is working to introduce Xerox SuppliesServices (XSS) software to more channel partners and encourage them to build a managed print services business. By installing the XSS Discovery Agent software on a customers network, resellers can monitor using XSS Command Centre the levels of ink and toner cartridges on the entire estate of printers and MFPs. The service is cloud-based, so resellers can monitor their customers print estate from
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Kyocera Introduces Two New Breakthrough Color TASKalfa MFPs

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, and maximize efficiency by employing the hallmarks of the TASKalfa brand: breakthrough technology, user-friendly features, and seamless compatibility with critical business applications. “The TASKalfa 7551ci and TASKalfa 6551ci are no-nonsense workhorses,” said Danielle Wolowitz, director, product marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “Both of these devices take MFP capabilities to the next level. They output large print runs at blazing speeds—with colors and details that bring a
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SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT POSITION

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SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT POSITION We are working with a major international software company with a dream for transforming information printed on paper into digital documents and transforming technologies into new solutions. Today, with their international offices, they operate in 16+ countries. They have the largest and most comprehensive suite of solutions for Print, Electronic Transactions, Electronic Payment Freight, and Supply Chain for customers and partners. Their products are
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Toshiba Smart Client Manager 2.0 Features Hard Drive Health Monitoring

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/ToshibaUSA, on Twitter at twitter.com/ToshibaUSA, and on YouTube at youtube.com/ToshibaUS. About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS) Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading laptops, tablets, HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc(TM) and media streaming products; physical and
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Xerox named a winner at BLI’s 2014 PRO Awards

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Buyers Laboratory (BLI), the leading independent authority in the document imaging industry, has named Xerox as a winner at its 2014 PRO Awards. The Xerox Colour J75 Press was acknowledged as a best-in-class production print device, specifically for outstanding colour in the light- to mid-volume production section. Having generated tens of millions of impressions on production devices from the leading vendors over several years, BLI's production tests reveal the attributes that distinguish the
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Zambian company DIGIprint expands offering with purchase of latest Xerox wide format press

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DIGIprint, the authorised Xerox distributor in Zambia, has broadened its offering to customers with the purchase of a Xerox Wide Format IJP 2000 press – the first on the continent – from Bytes Document Solutions, the authorised Xerox distributor in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The purchase was driven by a growing demand for affordable wide format printing, as well as shorter turnaround times and high-quality print products. "Buying the first IJP 2000 press in Africa positions DIGIprint
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RICOH AND PHILADELPHIA EAGLES PARTNER FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE OF FRONT OFFICE OPERATIONS

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and other operations. The extension reaffirms Ricoh’s position as the Official Document Solutions Partner of the Philadelphia Eagles, building on a partnership formed in 2010. The partnership includes management of the Eagles’ fleet of multifunction products (MFPs), production printing devices, laser printers and the supplies they consume. Advanced capture, mobile cloud and green printing solutions help keep information secure while enhancing on-the-go productivity and supporting the
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Ricoh Co Ltd : Now on the Web: Imagine the Year 2036

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products and services with an eye to the future, in collaboration with creators, who map out the future with their imagination, will help to generate even more creative ideas and act as a driving force for change. The corporate tagline "imagine. change." embodies Ricoh's goal of leveraging the collective imaginations of its people to drive change and deliver new value to customers. | About Ricoh | Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print
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My Top Ten Likes for the New Ricoh MP 2553 / 3053 / 3353

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I did not have to price a system with scan/print and a document feeder. Thus the new "53" series enables these systems to have the same features as the recent "03" series of color systems that were launched from Ricoh this year. End result is that these systems should help win some additional market share in Segments 2 3. 250GB hard disk is now standard and also includes data encryption and overwrite. Document Feeder capacity increases to 100 pages. Scan color black images at 79 ipm (images
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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas for 2014"

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at Syracuse in the fourth century. The Saint Lucia ceremony is fairly recent, but it represents the traditional thanksgiving for the return of the sun. Often she is followed by star boys, who wear pointed hats, and carry star wands. 2013 marks the fourth installment for "What I Want from Ricoh for Christmas", last year I was fortunate to finally get a color wide format system that was able to print/scan and copy! In addition Ricoh finally delivered Ricoh ICE (Integrated Cloud Environment), woohoo
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas for 2014"

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Hi Art, We sell the A4 product in Northern Ireland your talking about,we are a Lexmark Business Solutions Dealer and its a Lexmark XM7100 series, upto 70 page per minute staple, scan, print, fax etc all as part of a standard specification at very low CPC. For the desktop we sell the Lexmark XM3150, 42 page per minute A4 mono. 7 inch colour touchscreen and Low CPC also. Good products that are helping us win deals we couldnt win with Sharp or Konica Minolta products. Have a good Christmas from
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Xerox Canada and Datawatch partner to unlock value of data for retail chains, other large enterprise

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Canada Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with regional offices nationwide, Xerox Canada provides extensive, leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size, in industries such as financial services, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, education and transportation. Xerox Canada offers and delivers an exclusive portfolio of leading managed print services (MPS), communication and marketing
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Managing Sales

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Today, I found out that I'll now have to break in my 5th sales manager in less than 4 years. I hate to see anyone lose their job, all I can hope is that person lands and I'll be sorry to see that person go. Even though I've been in the industry for 33 years, it's only in the last 4 years that I've ever had to experience having a sales manager. The first few years of my career had the owner running the show, but there were no quotas, I can say that the only quota was that you made "x" amount of
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31 Ways to Close More Sales (#17 of 31)

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I tell you some of the stuff that I'm reading about selling is......stupid! I agree that selling, and prospecting has changed, but when presented with the opportunity to sign the order...., well we need to get the order signed or not get paid. Being a valued business partner is a valid concern, however you can't become that partner if you don't have any closing skills or can't negotiate (if needed) 17. Call your Manager Close: Are you in a tough negotiation? Has the customer just given you a
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Hit All Your Sales Goals in Just 5 Hours a Day

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Bill is the successful CEO of the most effective sales organization in his industry. In just ten years, his company has skyrocketed from $0 to $50M with organic growth in the very traditional copier industry. He attributes much of his success to developing a first-class sales team and asking his salespeople to sell only five hours per day. But, what is the “Five Hour Sales Day”? go here for more special thanx to Adrian for emailing me this link!
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Document Services Industry Veteran Peter Mier Joins OBRIEN as Director of Business Development Read more about Document Services Industry Veteran Peter Mier Joins OBRIEN as Director of Business Development

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OBRIEN, a provider of industry leading solutions in regulated information management for nearly 40 years, announced today that Peter Mier, an industry veteran in the document management and outsourcing industry, has joined the company as Director, Business Development. In his new position, Mier will report directly to CEO Kevin O'Brien and will spearhead the company's print and mail division. With over 30 years in the document services industry, Mier brings to OBRIEN a wealth of experience and
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Ingram Micro Awards SAMSUNG with 2013 Smart Partner Award

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committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales. We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit samsung.com/business , call
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INTELLEDOX RELEASES INFINITI VERSION 8.4 FOR CLOUD AND MOBILE

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Compuware Changepoint. It uses the native power of Microsoft Office while leveraging a sophisticated rules engine and powerful reporting features to produce compliant, data-driven documents and improve customer experiences. Unlike other business process automation software that can only produce outputs in one type of file or format, Infiniti generates documents in formats such as Microsoft Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations and XML files. These files can then be routed to a print queue
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OKI Data Americas To Sponsor And Participate In The Business Imaging Expo

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4545 – The CX3535/CX4545 are high performance A3 color multifunction printers (MFPs) that provide exceptional color output, plus high-speed print, scan, copy and optional fax functionality for demanding, medium to large workgroups. C941dn – The revolutionary new C941dn digital LED A3 color printer meets a wide range of graphic arts and commercial printing needs, and features the first five station toner configuration with cyan, magenta, yellow and black, plus white or clear in the fifth position to
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How Can a Scanning Workflow be Created on a Copier?

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What is Workflow? Workflow is the movement of documents and information throughout anorganization in-order to make decisions and complete any required processing that they create". I found this on the FileBound site. I know that most of my clients are using theirmultifunctionalcopiers to scan, but it wasn't until the launch of the new Ricoh Metis multifunctional copier series that I felt that I needed to dig deeper with my prospects and clients about how they are using the scanning on the
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Actionable Intelligence Enters Fifth Year with New Website and Special Promotion

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subscription price of $299. This is a limited-time offer that will end after January 31, so potential subscribers should take advantage of the savings while the offer lasts. About Actionable Intelligence Actionable Intelligence is the leading source for news, analysis, and research on the digital printer and MFP industry and the original and third-party consumables business. Actionable Intelligence provides clients with customized research and consulting, as well as up-to-date news and strategic
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Cabinet Announces Upgrade to WEB Browser-Based Document Management Solution

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– Cabinet specializes in industry-specific configurations designed to help businesses quickly achieve paperless solutions that scale with business growth and deliver bottom-line savings. Every business has the right to go paperless. With Cabinet, yours can. Learn more at http://www.cabinetpaperless.com or on Twitter at @cabinetSAFE . ### Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/...12/prweb11396194.htm
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Ciber Wins Managed Services and Project Management Contract with One of the Largest Associations in the U.S.

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establishing PMOs for other large organizations -coupled with our experience delivering in a managed services model - were key to this engagement," said Tony Phillips, senior vice president of Sales at Ciber. "Our 15-year relationship with the association also gives us in-depth understanding of current-state processes and procedures. That provides ample leverage for successful completion of a project this large and complex." Ciber will dedicate a team of senior-level project managers and business
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Envelopes on MP C3003

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I have a client that needs to get a color MFP to run business envelopes and the square invitation envelopes. I'm not worried about the standard business envelopes but am uncertain as to whether this can run the invitation envelopes. I would go down the path of a dedicated envelope printer, but they only have room for one machine need to run 80 lb. cover stock as well. Does anyone know if this series can run this type of envelopes?
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Fujitsu Launches "PaperStream IP" Image Enhancement Solution

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to help organizations boost their document capture productivity and create long-term ROI." Built on decades of technology refinement, PaperStream IP improves on numerous industry enhancement features while bringing many other specialized features to market such as edge repair fills in torn and ripped paper, multi-stream capability for fast output of different color formats simultaneously without slowing down scans, and blur correction for smooth dot matrix print and better OCR and reproduction
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Global Document Management Systems Market to 2016 with EMC, IBM, Microsoft & OpenText Dominating

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vendors, increasing security concerns. The key vendors dominating this space include: EMC Corp. IBM Corp. Microsoft Corp. OpenText Corp. The other vendors mentioned in the report are: Alfresco Software Ltd. Hewlett-Packard Hyland Software, Inc. Oracle Corp. SpringCM Inc. Xerox Corp. Key Topics Covered: 01. Executive Summary 02. List of Abbreviations 03. Introduction 04. Market Research Methodology 05. Scope of the Report 06. Market Landscape 07. SaaS-based and On-premise DMS 08. End-User
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SunGard Availability Services Strikes Third Quarter Sweet Spot with Customer Migrations, Delivers Customizable IT Solutions Read more about SunGard Availability Services Strikes Third Quarter Sweet Spot with Customer Migrations, Delivers Customizable IT

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and business continuity management software. With approximately five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard Availability Services helps customers improve the resilience of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process andtechnologyto address enterprise IT availability needs. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to
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Two Intronis Executives Recognized as Leading Experts in Managed Services by MSPmentor

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CHELMSFORD, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 -- Intronis, Inc., a provider of world-class cloud backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions for the IT channel, today announced its Co-founder and Vice President of Channel Development Neal Bradbury, and Vice President of Sales Rob Merklinger have been named to Nine Lives Media's 2013 MSPmentor 250 . The 2013 MSPmentor 250 list represents the world's leading managed services experts, entrepreneurs and executives. Bradbury and Merklinger are
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U.K. Court Approves Reduction of Capital for Kofax plc

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IRVINE, Calif., Dec 04, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kofax(R) plc, a leading provider of smart process applications for the business critical First Mile(TM) of customer interactions, today announced earlier this day the U.K. Court confirmed the reduction of capital as part of the Scheme of Arrangement to effect the change of domicile of the parent company of the Kofax group of companies to Bermuda. In order for the Scheme of Arrangement to become effective, this U.K. Court Order and Reduction Order
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Whitlock Announces Promotions in Executive Leadership

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Vice President, joined Whitlock as the Vice President of Sales in September 2012. His engaging leadership style has resulted in stronger relationships with Whitlock’s key customers and partners, and has delivered significant improvements in business development, sales and supporting operations. Jack provides strategic direction to Whitlock’s Regional Directors and Account Executives, and has become a champion of the Whitlock culture and brand. “The entire Whitlock team is better prepared to both
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Managed Security Service Market (CPE, Cloud/Hosted and Hybrid ...

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Netology Chooses Xand for Cloud, Colocation, and Disaster Recovery Partnership

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facilities, Mr. DAgostino said. The strong presentation of Xands data centers not only impressed our team, but has also helped Netology grow its brand by allowing us to show our clients the level of investment weve made in our infrastructure security and redundancy. In addition to state-of-the-art data center facilities, Netology also cites Xands high level of customer service as a key differentiator. The personal touch from Xands sales and support staff has been consistently helpful to Netology and our
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