Tagged With "Print Audit"

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Scodix to Launch Scodix Ultra Press at Print 13

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News – For Immediate Distribution Scodix to Launch Scodix Ultra Press at Print 13 The production speed and features of the new Scodix Ultra™ make this print enhancement digital press ideal for commercial print service providers, folding cartons packaging convertors, web-to-print shops and trade finishers CHICAGO – September 3, 2013 – Scodix, the leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announced they will be launching the industry’s fastest...
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Xeikon, Konica Minolta and Xerox Are Among the Top Presenters at PIA’s Digital Printing Think Tank III In NYC On February 21st, 2019

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New York, N.Y. – Printing Industries Alliance, announced that Xeikon, Xerox and Konica Minolta are among the top presenters for their DIGITAL PRINT THINK TANK III scheduled for Thursday February 21st 2019. Reservations are available for presentation slots, non-presentation sponsorships and attendees. The event will take place in Manhattan at Club 101, located at 101 Park Avenue, NY, NY at 40th Street. Presentation slots are being limited. Several have already been committed and more will be...
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Xerox CTO interviewed

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- Naresh Shanker, Chief Technology Officer, was interviewed by Forbes magazine - Previous to Xerox was CIO of Palm Computing and Hewlett Packard Enterprise - “What intrigued me was that I have the unique opportunity to transform and revitalize the Xerox brand and business from a business operating model and a digital transformation perspective so that it is easy for customers to engage” February 9th, o “to transform the product portfolio across the workplace solution landscape, the graphics...
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How a Short Conversation about Print Audit Print Rules Landed a $40K Order

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A few months ago, I was able to secure an appointment with a prospect on the premise that we might be able to lower their costs by reducing their copy and print overage charges from their current vendor. The overage pitch was not my idea, but was borrowed from Paul Giorgi from Print Audit . I've been using the overage pitch off an on over the last few months. During our survey, I was able to discover that the prospect has two MFP devices, one color and one black. The color unit had a speed...
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Print Audit® Releases Print Audit 6.7.5

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Print Audit® Releases Print Audit 6.7.5 The latest release of Print Audit 6, which features several tracking enhancements and fixes, is available free of charge to current users. Calgary, Alberta - September 4, 2013 - Print Audit®, the print management company, has released a new version of its flagship print tracking software, Print Audit 6. Print Audit 6.7.5 includes several enhancements and fixes to the program’s tracking client as well as installation and configuration improvements.
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More Firing Than Hiring? 4 Proven Ways To Hire Right The First Time

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More Firing Than Hiring? 4 Proven Ways To Hire Right The First Time by Print Audit Do you want to hire fast or do you want the right person? I just read an article that highlighted a recruiter that made 120 hires in one year . Pretty impressive. What the article didn’t talk about, though, is how many of those 120 are still in those roles and if they are making valuable contributions to the organization. Read more of this post
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Margins Getting Tight? Saving Money AND Increasing Marketing Effectiveness

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If you are a small to medium sized business you may be looking for ways to grow by developing a more effective marketing program. You also know that the world is changing and what might have been effective even 5 years ago might not do the trick today. That’s why we’ve written this blog! To help you shorten your cycles and to more effectively build a marketing strategy that won’t break the bank. A traditional marketing department for a small to medium sized business focuses on 2 key areas:...
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By The Numbers: 2015-2016 Industry Printing Statistics Are Out And The Details Are Surprising

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By The Numbers: 2015-2016 Industry Printing Statistics Are Out And The Details Are Surprising By West McDonald, Oct 19, 2017 9:29:17 AM We all know that “big data”, when gathered and analyzed, can tell a story like no other. Print Audit has run the numbers on user-based print behavior and compiled a compilation of some of the most interesting findings which you will read about now. We compiled rich user, document and device-based data from 2015 and 2016 and built Insight BI dashboards to...
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Print Audit® Opens Additional Attendee Spots for Exclusive Top 100 Summit

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Print Audit® Opens Additional Attendee Spots for Exclusive Top 100 Summit April 8, 2015 Calgary, Alberta - April 8, 2015 - Print Audit®, the company that helps office equipment dealers grow their businesses, announced today that due to high demand it has extended the registration limit for the Top 100 Summit from 40 to 50. The Summit is an invitation-only, all expenses paid (less airfare) event for some of the proven leaders in Managed Print today. The event will take place at The Chateaux,...
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Print Audit Insight Webinar

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here's the link, I previewed it on Friday and it's unreal.  I can see MIF field placements by county, in addition I can drill down with customers and find inefficiencies with their printing habits.  You've got to see this!!! ...
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Coloring Outside the Lines: How Child’s Play Changed Crayola

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Coloring Outside the Lines: How Child’s Play Changed Crayola Posted on September 3, 2015 by Print Audit As positive as I try to be, I find myself getting a wee bit more cynical and a touch more cranky every year. Once bitten and twice shy I suppose. Every once in awhile, however, I see a company or a person doing something really cool and I find myself believing, once again, that surprisingly simple things can make a huge difference. Recently my wife shared with me a project she is working...
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Getting the Most Out of Your Support Experience – Part I: How to Fix a Broken Fence

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The ‘Net is full of horror stories from both those providing support and those requiring support. Sadly, both groups want exactly the same thing – to have an issue addressed as quickly, as painlessly and as thoroughly as possible. From the point of view of those whose job it is to provide support, no matter how well prepared we are, inbound support calls are always “reverse cold calls.” We never know what or who we will be dealing with. Folks calling in for support can do a little...
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Conducting a Killer Planning Session with your Team

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Conducting a Killer Planning Session with your Team by Print Audit Getting motivated to write is tough. It has been months since I started this series and I have started, put off, continued and started again. I have had the best luck writing these on a plane which is where I am now – flying from Nashville through Toronto back to Calgary. Read more of this post
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Print Audit Announces the Top 100 List of Companies

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Print Audit Announces the Top 100 List of Companies June 2, 2014 Calgary, Alberta - June 2, 2014 - Print Audit® announced today the creation of a Top 100 list of companies, which they believe will be responsible for transforming the imaging industry. Currently, the industry is undergoing an unprecedented level of change. Some examples are: In March, 2014, International Paper closed its largest mill located in Courtand, Alabama, reducing their paper making capacity by about one third, or...
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Print Audit Premier Helps Dove Data Products Increase Annual Revenue by 3.7 Million

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Print Audit Premier Helps Dove Data Products Increase Annual Revenue by 3.7 Million August 6, 2013 Print Audit® has published a new case study which reveals how the Premier program has helped Dove Data Products increase annual revenue by 3.7 million Calgary, Alberta - August 6, 2013 - Print Audit® has published a new case study which reveals how the Premier program has helped Dove Data Products add over 3.7 million in annual revenue. Premier, winner of the 2013 MPSA Leadership Award For Best...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago (Last Week of July 2014)

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Yesterday marked the end of the month for me. Thus we have seven months in the books and so far 2019 has been awesome. August brings us those "dog days" of summer and many objections due to vacations, not enough time, get back to me after Labor Day or you can't get anyone to respond. I get it, and I've adjusted my habits over the years. August needs to be one of the biggest prospecting months in the year. The time you spend prospecting in August will pay HUGE dividends moving into the last...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Last Week of December 2009)

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The time was about 4:30PM on the 23rd of this month. I had just left the office and was on my way home after submitting three orders that day. I had another verbal on an order and was waiting on docs to come to me. If I did receive the docs I could process from the home office. It was the end of a very good year. I had a short chat with my VP of Sales in the car about the day. A great comment was made about my "drive" and that meant a lot especially at this point in my sales career. Great...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago (First Week of April 2014)

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Apologies to everyone, it's been a week that I've never forget. I've always lived by this motto "You never know what the tomorrow's will bring you". Well an awesome tomorrow happened last week. You can read more about that with my recent blog or in the email newsletter for this week. Enjoy these threads from 5 years ago this week! This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago Second Week of April 2004) Art Post · 4/6/148:39 PM With The Launch Of The New e-StudioTM211 c and...
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Focus Is The Shiniest New Object Around – A Fireside Chat with Chris Mee of ImageOne

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Focus Is The Shiniest New Object Around – A Fireside Chat with Chris Mee of ImageOne by Print Audit January is a great month for reflection and planning for the year ahead. Specific to managed print, there are a lot of different opinions on what the future holds. Industry pundits are quite happy to fill your head with their ideas of what office equipment dealers need to do to keep up with the changing times. I personally believe that the best opinions related to the future of managed print...
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Be The Shark: Software Evolution Done Right

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Be The Shark: Software Evolution Done Right by Print Audit Sharks have supposedly existed on earth for over 450 million years. Over time, they evolved into a formidable predator. Their brains became larger, their sense of smell is more advanced,...
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Print Audit® Announces Exclusive, Invitation Only Top 100 Summit

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Print Audit® Announces Exclusive, Invitation Only Top 100 Summit February 12, 2015 Calgary, Alberta - February 12, 2015 - Print Audit® is proud to announce that the Top 100 Summit venue and dates have been selected. The Top 100 Summit will take place at The Chateaux - Deer Valley, in Park City, Utah, on September 25th - 27th, 2015. The Summit will be an exclusive, all expenses paid (less airfare), invitation only event for some of the proven leaders in Managed Print today. “Park City is one...
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Artificial Intelligence & the Office of the Not-So-Distant Future

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Artificial Intelligence & the Office of the Not-So-Distant Future by Print Audit On October 28th of 2013, a company called Vicarious passed the first Turing test. “Huh?”, you might be wondering. In a nutshell, it means that a computer fooled a human being into thinking it was another human being. For those not familiar with Artificial Intelligence, or “AI”, that is a very, very big deal. It is a “humans realizing the earth is round” kind of a big deal. Read more of this post
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Color Me Crazy: The Shocking Truth About Hyperlinks

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  Color Me Crazy: The Shocking Truth About Hyperlinks   by Print Audit   What drives your customers crazy?  Many, many things drive them nuts. A good portion of them are crazy already, or at least unstable. Why else do they...
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7 Deadly Sinners: Prepare To Meet Your Match

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By West McDonald, Vice President of Business Development, Print Audit & Owner, FocusMPS In 2014, Print Audit introduced the world to “ The 7 Deadly Sinners of the Office Equipment Industry. ” We had no idea just how popular and powerful this group of industry experts would be when we brought them all together. It’s almost as though on their own they were strong, but together they were explosive. As of today, the Sinners have officially met their match. Our industry is not just driven by...
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Because Consistent Color Is Paramount, Ricoh Unveils Industry-Leading Color Management Services Offering

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CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2013) - Ricoh (PRINT 13 #1931) -- The wrong color, or color inconsistency from printer to printer, can cost a printing organization dearly in time, money and business. That's why Ricoh Americas Corporation today unveiled Ricoh Color Management Services. The latest in a series of Ricoh Business Information Solutions , Ricoh Color Management Services help ensure customers' color delivery is precise and consistent, every time, across the customer's entire...
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New EFI IQuote Software Brings Innovation to the World of Estimating

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NEWS -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New EFI IQuote Software Brings Innovation to the World of Estimating at Print 13 FOSTER CITY, California -- September 8, 2013 -- EFI ™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that a new version of EFI IQuote estimating software developed for the worldwide market is making its North American debut at the Print 13 trade show in Chicago. The software, one of eight EFI products to win a 2013 MUST SEE ’EMS...
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Because consistent color is paramount, Ricoh unveils industry-leading Color Management Services offering

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The wrong color, or color inconsistency from printer to printer, can cost a printing organization dearly in time, money and business. That’s why Ricoh Americas Corporation unveiled Ricoh Color Management Services. The latest in a series of Ricoh Business Information Solutions, Ricoh Color Management Services help ensure customers’ color delivery is precise and consistent, every time, across the customer’s entire production fleet. Consistent color helps customers stay productive and...
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Print Audit® Announces Integration with NewField IT CompleteView User Analytics

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Print Audit® Announces Integration with NewField IT CompleteView User Analytics November 4, 2014 Calgary, Alberta - November 4, 2014 - Print Audit®, the company that helps office equipment dealers grow their businesses, announced today that user print data gathered with Print Audit 6 now integrates with NewField IT’s CompleteView® User Analytics. Print Audit 6 is a suite of print management tools which captures 35 fields of information about each print job. The software tracks who printed,...
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The MPSA is pleased to announce the winners of its Global 2016 MPSA MPS Awards.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE POMPANO BEACH, Fla, July 25, 2016 — The MPSA is pleased to announce the winners of its Global 2016 MPSA MPS Awards. The Global MPSA MPS Awards were established in 2010 to honor those companies that have excelled in various areas related to managed print. Winners serve as shining examples to the community regarding their commitment and expertise in managed print services (MPS). An esteemed judging panel of industry leaders, chosen from the MPSA membership and led by...
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Data Breach Got You Down? 3 Proven Document Security Tips For Office Copy & Print

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By West McDonald, Vice President of Business Development, Print Audit & Owner, FocusMPS Your company data is valuable, and unfortunately, you’re not the only one who thinks so. We live in a world where data theft is becoming a bigger issue every day. Here are some alarming statistics: Growth of 66% CAGR in security incidents ( source ) 19% of US healthcare providers report a security breach in the last year and say that nearly 10% of the time it was from a colleague ( source ) Almost...
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Print Audit Announces Moderator/MC for the 2016 Top 100 Summit

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Calgary, AB - August 15, 2016 - Print Audit® announced today the appointment of Paul Brady, Managing Director of Business Enabled, as the Moderator/MC (Master of Ceremonies) for the 2016 Top 100 Summit . The role is an important one as the Moderator must have the proven ability to guide business leaders of all backgrounds as they spend 3 days together building the business model of the future. Mr. Brady’s experience includes founder and long term managing director of a highly successful...
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RIP: The Death of Privacy

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P: The Death of Privacy by Print Audit A couple of years ago I sat in on a Millennials panel at a COMPTIA event. There were 5 or 6 young folks sitting at the front of the room taking questions from a room of predominantly 50 year old plus business people. It all started off congenially enough but quickly devolved into one of the most contentious and fiery things I have ever witnessed! Read more of this post
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Why Some Car Mechanics Know More About MPS Than Some MPS Providers Do

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Why Some Car Mechanics Know More About MPS Than Some MPS Providers Do by Print Audit Not many people know this about me but I’m a bit of a certified car nut. Since I was 15 I have owned 100’s of cars, everything from Jaguars to Chevy’s to Volkswagen’s. Through my myriad of cars I have become rather handy in repairing cars. I have acquired many tools that not only help me repair cars but also diagnose issues. Read more of this post
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Print Audit: A Year In Review

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Print Audit: A Year In Review By West McDonald, Dec 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM As you’ve no doubt noticed Print Audit has been very, very busy. Our mission this year was to save the office equipment industry through transformation ! In 2016 we decided to put all of our efforts into this mission, and the results have been incredible. Our Premier and Premier Plus members know this first hand, but for others, you might be surprised at all the new things we’ve developed to the betterment of the channel...
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GreatAmerica Financial & Print Audit Introduce First Seat Based Billing Financing Contract

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Calgary, Alberta – January 4, 2017 – GreatAmerica Financial Services, the largest independent small ticket national commercial equipment finance company, announced today that it has partnered with Print Audit® to present the market’s first Seat Based Billing (SBB) financing options for managed print. Office equipment and imaging dealers now have the option to finance managed print agreements under a Seat-based model. Print Audit worked with GreatAmerica to ensure that all SBB variables were...
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Want To Win More and Assess Less? 2016 Assessment Essentials

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Are you new to Managed Print assessments or are you a seasoned veteran looking to raise your “A” game? Either way it’s a good idea to make sure that your assessment practice is better than the folks you are competing with. There is an all out war for pages and a solid assessment practice can help ensure that you win more business with better profits. Below are 6 great focus areas to help you wow your customers and win more business through assessment selling: 1. Document your assessment...
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The War For The Modern Office Has Begun

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The War For The Modern Office Has Begun by Print Audit In 2015, Print Audit was proud to introduce you to The 7 Deadly Sinners of the Office Equipment Industry. They shared the good, the bad, and the exciting issues facing our channel. Read more of this post
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The First Week in September 2013

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Konica Minolta and Komori Debut World's First 23"x29" Digital Inkjet Press at PRINT 13 Art Post · 9/5/137:08 AM today's highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering a high level in print quality coupled with impressively fast make-ready and open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve the higher productivity and efficiency levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori America Corporation headquarters are in Rolling Meadows, IL with sales and...
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ECi Software Solutions Acquires Print Audit

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FORT WORTH, Texas--( BUSINESS WIRE )--ECi Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions , today announced that it has acquired Print Audit , one of the most comprehensive providers of device and print management solutions worldwide. Print Audit’s product suite includes tools for managed print services (MPS), device data collection and document management for both dealers and users. Print Audit will become part of ECi’s Field Service Division, and the team will...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Fourth Week in July 2008

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Last week seemed to be pretty interesting. I've been working on an order for about six months and was told the paperwork was ready to pick up tomorrow. As soon as I have the docs in hand I'll be writing about this, till then mums is the word. Weekend Copier Notes from 07/27/08 Neal · 7/28/0810:46 AM Russian investors are considering acquiring the company. - Kodak announced it has sold a NexPress 2500 production color system to Mailings Unlimited, a print and mailing house in Portland, Maine.
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Lexmark Introduces Advanced Output Management for Healthcare

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Lexmark Introduces Advanced Output Management for Healthcare New solution frees clinicians to focus on patient care instead of print output tasks. Lexmark International, Inc., a global imaging solutions leader, today announced the availability of Lexmark Advanced Output Management for Healthcare, a solution that combines durable, easy-to-use Lexmark printers with advanced queue management software to provide highly reliable, fast and accurate delivery of healthcare information, freeing...
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Not So Mickey Mouse: What Walt Disney Can Teach Us About Re-Energizing Our Businesses

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Not So Mickey Mouse: What Walt Disney Can Teach Us About Re-Energizing Our Businesses by Print Audit Remember the golden years of Walt Disney? When you think about your favorite Disney flick what comes to mind? Bambi? Snow White? Cinderella? What if I was to suggest that the era of princesses and funny cartoons has been replaced by something far more diverse and grown up? The Walt Disney Company today is far less “Mickey Mouse” and stronger than ever. Read more of this post
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How To Stop Talking About Innovation and Finally Do It

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How To Stop Talking About Innovation and Finally Do It By West McDonald, Nov 1, 2016 10:01:32 AM We all talk about innovation and disruption but few of us actually do anything about it. Sometimes we say we don’t need to Innovate, we just need to hunker down and be better at what we already do. That’s okay. Sometimes. But other times we know it’s not okay and that we need to innovate to survive and thrive. The problem: few know the secrets to successfully move thoughts about innovation into...
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Does The Office Equipment Industry Need Saving?

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Does The Office Equipment Industry Need Saving? By West McDonald, May 3, 2017 10:04:22 AM Print Audit has made it its mission for 2017 to “ save the office equipment industry . ” A pretty bold statement, right? Question is, does the office equipment channel really need saving? And if so, what kinds of things is Print Audit doing to make good on its mission statement? Read more »
 
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