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Re: Brent Hoskins Celebrates 30 Years With BTA

Art Post ·
Congrats Brent! You've been an awesome steward of BTA for the last 30 years! Now let's hope for another 30!
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Re: OKC-based company IMAGENET wants to keep employees’ $1,200 stimulus payments….

Art Post ·
I have some time to read through the link and it seems they bowed to pressure and have changed their policy. Thank goodness for that
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Re: OKC-based company IMAGENET wants to keep employees’ $1,200 stimulus payments….

Jason H ·
Good god. what a piece of work (Putting it nicely). Talk about screwing over your employees. At what point did this seem like a good idea for a company of Pats size. I know everyone is hurting but the 100 mil dealer is not hurting like the 5-10 mil dealer right now in my opinion. Glad he bowed to the pressure but that should have never been considered.
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Re: Post-Virus We Must Defeat The Zombie Companies!

SalesServiceGuy ·
Although I am 60% on board with your move to A4 strategy, most of the rest of the stuff you are posting is "knocking it out of the park"! I would like to see a poll. As a business owner, during COVID-19 would you prefer? 1). No lease payments for 90 days 2). 1/2 price lease payments for one year The auto industry is pushing no payments for 90 days but I think business owners are more concerned about cash flow for the next year. I think the correct strategy is to offer as part of your...
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Re: Post-Virus We Must Defeat The Zombie Companies!

Ray Stasiezcko ·
SalesServiceGuy, I would suggest that a payment strategy is not something I see valuable at all. Customers need help deferring payments on what they already own. In all do respect. A payment strategy is not helpful to end user strictly based on selling a new MFP. The Imaging Channel's resellers who only sell print equipment are going to find themselves in serious trouble. Customers don't need to upgrade their all already oversold A3 to another one. Dealers should credit back the unused...
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Re: Post-Virus We Must Defeat The Zombie Companies!

SalesServiceGuy ·
We generally do not build in prepaid copy/ print blocks into our leases. We do give away free copy prints up front but only intended as a short term bonus. We do normally charge a $25.00 minimum monthly maintenance fee but have waived that until the economy rebuilds momentum. I am in Canada, lease vendors are currently offering 90 day payment deferrals added back on at the end of term for those customers who request them. Leases expire every month and customers are happy with the equipment...
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Re: Post-Virus We Must Defeat The Zombie Companies!

Ray Stasiezcko ·
SalesServiceGuy I will discuss this more on tomorrows "End of The Day With Ray!" Have a great evening
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Re: Post-Virus We Must Defeat The Zombie Companies!

SalesServiceGuy ·
I have to dial back the 1/2 price payments for one year. Most SMB business will only get lease approved for a six month Step lease. So for those customers wanting to preserve cash flow, a six month 1/2 price lease cost followed by a 60 month regular cost lease would be the best offer. On a $5k lease this would add approx $139.00 to the total finance costs spread over 66 months ($2.00 month).
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Re: TeamLogic IT Opens in Denver

Art Post ·
Wow, franchised IT.
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Re: STRONG EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FOR drupa 2020

Art Post ·
I'm really going to try to get to this event! It's a once in a lifetime gig
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Re: Canon celebrates 30th anniversary of launch of first Bubble Jet inkjet printer

Art Post ·
Brings back many xclint memories. I sold the Canon bubblejet color printer in the late eighties or early nineties. We got list for everyone of them. I forget the model number but it was the only one that was sheetfeed and could do upto 12x18 or 13x19. Can anyone recall that model number BJC 810?
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Re: Océ VarioPrint i300 iQuarius Technologies (Video)

Art Post ·
Has anyone seen this video? The technology is amazing! iQuarius not be confused with Aquarius
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Re: Memjet and Canon Enter Into Cross-License Inkjet Technology Agreement

Art Post ·
This announcement is HUGE! For a wide format buff like me, this gives Canon the ability to compete with HP PageWide. It will probably be a few years before we see any print devices, but we all know time goes so quickly. In addition we'll probably see A3 ink MFP's also. Just boggles my mind that the likes of KIP, nor Ricoh has committed to Memjet's waterfall print head yet
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Re: Memjet and Canon Enter Into Cross-License Inkjet Technology Agreement

VinceMcHugh ·
Art, I agree. The first thing I thought of when I saw this was this may be Canon's answer to HP's PageWide A3s as well as Wide Format. Vince
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Re: Memjet and Canon Enter Into Cross-License Inkjet Technology Agreement

GR81 ·
Canon needs to make serious improvements to the technology, The Oce Velocity, and the Xerox IJP 2000 were both Memjet large format machines and both were epic failures. Why would KIP get involved with Memjet? The 800 and 900 series machines are doing great against the HP Pagewide. If Canon can implement there printhead technology into the Memjet Printhead we may have something.
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Re: Memjet and Canon Enter Into Cross-License Inkjet Technology Agreement

SalesServiceGuy ·
Toshiba Tec has been manufacturing inkjet print heads for industry for many years. Japanese manufacturers that make and provide copiers worldwide are facing stagnation in the demand for their products, mainly due to the market saturation in advanced countries and a reduction in profits from consumables. As a result, they have lost their investment incentive for toner-based product development. While they are aggressively investing in and developing products for production and industrial...
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Re: Memjet and Canon Enter Into Cross-License Inkjet Technology Agreement

Art Post ·
I think it was 5 years ago that Toshiba bought memjet licensing, just haven't heard of anything lately. I thought they would be one of the first
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Re: ETCS Announces Acquisition by Datamax

Jason H ·
Two great companies coming together
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Re: 7 Technologies That I Used to Use While Selling Copiers

fisher ·
Don't forget the Palm Pilot.
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Re: 7 Technologies That I Used to Use While Selling Copiers

Art Post ·
Dang, I did forget that!!! I had at least three of them over the years! Good pickup fisher!!
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Re: BTA Southeast & IBPI Partner to Host Consecutive Events

Art Post ·
I'll be there!
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Re: Print4Pay Hotel Enjoys a Day @ Ethos Technologies

jredmon ·
Art, I have also been in the industry for many years…Jan. 1983. Working on Savin Liquid Toner machines. It would be interesting to see the presentation that you have put together to compare the information that you put together here with what goes on in my world in Illinois. Jeff
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Re: Print4Pay Hotel Enjoys a Day @ Ethos Technologies

Art Post ·
Jeff: It's great staring out as techs right? As far as the presentation goes...., Global is going to have to shell out the shekels and then I can come to your place!!
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Re: Print4Pay Hotel Enjoys a Day @ Ethos Technologies

jredmon ·
Art, I will pass this information on to our President of sales Don Phillips for his consideration and I agree with you that your knowledge is worth money. You have yourself a good one and keep up the great work you do. Please feel free to reach out to me if there is anything that I can help you with and or provide for you. Jeff
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Re: BTA West to Host Capture the Magic

bandit41076 ·
Who is going? I need to be with a dealer
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Re: BTA West to Host Capture the Magic

Art Post ·
I won't be there
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Re: Technology is Transforming Communication

Jf ·
As usual, Ray, you're perfectly right. I add something totally in that mood. It happened just yesterday and, maybe, 2 or 3 people missed the history in the making. Over the English Channel, a man made a flight. https://www.lemonde.fr/interna...he_5496464_3210.html https://youtu.be/d9PFPLEC6tw I totally understand your reference to the Communicator in Space Trek. And this one is clearly about Marty McFly's hoverboard in Back to the Future. Dreams made reality!
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Re: Leasing Companies are not Exempt from Changes

Lease Maestro ·
Wow - that was quite the read. While there are a few details that I have a differing opinion on, I cannot agree more with Ray on the the fact that change is coming and the Leasing industry has not choice but to change with it. The question is not "will leasing companies change", but how much will they change and how much will they be able to change within their existing framework. Many of these leasing companies are part of larger banking organizations and will the regulatory and legal...
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Re: Leasing Companies are not Exempt from Changes

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Thanks for commenting the first step to change is the ability to discuss why you should. As all of know change is usually a forced reaction unfortunately. I would say that the real disruptions to any deliverable are those which come from new places. too many see their competitors as someone like them. Today we all need to look in new places. Regarding Quicken I believe the mass market they attract are not 800 plus credit scores. The interest paid by end-users doesn't need to necessary be...
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Re: Dutch media reports Canon Océ job cuts

Art Post ·
Interesting report. They will cut R&D, cut 300 jobs and still spend 90 million euros on R&D. Canon is calling in it's chips to get them profitable
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Re: IMPRESSIVE EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FOR DRUPA 2020

Art Post ·
I need to go to this, anyone looking to sponsor me
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Re: MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for November 9th 2019

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Nice recap Art keep up the great work my friend
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Re: MSP & MSSP Industry Notes for November 9th 2019

Art Post ·
Thax Ray, glad you enjoy them!
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Re: DRUPA WORLD TOUR STARTED

Art Post ·
Who is going? I need to make this trip, lets get a few peeps and enjoy a week in Germany!
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Re: Thomas A. Russo Named First Inductee into BTA Hall of Fame

Art Post ·
Congrats!!!!
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Re: Thomas A. Russo Museum of Business History & Technology

Art Post ·
Wilmington, Delaware, guess I'll be taking me day trip there!
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Re: Canon Launches 64" Océ Colorado 1640 Built on New UVgel Technology

Art Post ·
Wow, this is cool, wonder what the cost is
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Re: Foxconn, Sharp Reportedly Set To Sign Takeover Deal March 31

Art Post ·
with the original deal for $4.3 billion US dollars. Sharp USA reported that 45 million was to go to the North American market for building the business imaging division. In a document from Sharp the 45 million. Since the buy number is now 1/5th less. I would expect that number to now drop to 36 million or so.
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Re: Foxconn, Sharp Reportedly Set To Sign Takeover Deal March 31

Old Glory ·
I would be surprised if any such discretionary spending can survive unless Fox Con desides to dump a bunch of money into making this acquisition pay off. Remember that Sharp has already cut to the bone and some things probably cannot be cut any further.
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Re: Lexmark to Be Sold for $2.54 Billion

Art Post ·
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Lexmark agrees to be acquired by China’s Apex Technology Posted on April 19, 2016 by M. David Nichols Lexmark International Inc., the beleaguered Lexington-based maker of printers and management software, announced Tuesday evening it has agreed to be acquired by a group of investors headed by China-based Apex Technology and PAG Asian Capital. “What we are announcing this evening is an outcome of our strategic review,” Paul Rooke, Lexmark chairman and chief executive...
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Wide Format Technology Update -The New Canon TM Series Wide Format Technical Series

Art Post ·
Wide Format Technology Update -The New Canon TM Series Wide Format Technical Series Having just completed one of our most successful quarters ever, I can confidently say that one of the main reasons for our sales success in Q4 was the new Canon TM Series printers and MFP systems. This series was introduced by Canon to replace the very successful 78x series which had anchored the Canon iPF wide format line for the last number of years. The 78x series was overdue to be replaced and the...
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ATR opens a new ITAD processing center in Las Vegas expanding Managed IT Services and Secure Destruction services throughout the U.S.

Art Post ·
LAS VEGAS , Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) a global leader in Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD) and Electronic Recycling services is pleased to announce the opening of a new state of the art processing facility in Las Vegas . The new facility will be located at 4120 W Windmill LN, Suite 105, Las Vegas, NV. This will mark the third major expansion in less than 1 year for the Woman Owned ITAD management company who recently relocated their Salt...
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Dutch media reports Canon Océ job cuts

Art Post ·
Canon Océ looks set to cut up to 300 jobs and reduce its R&D spending in a bid to bring its costs down by 10% in 2019, according to Dutch media reports. 2,240 employees work at Canon Océ's Venlo head office. Image: Google Het Financieele Dagblad reported that the Venlo, Netherlands-based company, which was founded in 1877 and acquired by Canon in 2010, is looking to improve its profitability. The company reportedly attributed its decision to a slower than expected take-up of its litho...
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Alphaserve Technologies Achieves record Growth

Art Post ·
NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alphaserve Technologies , a global leader of digital technology services including AI/machine learning, automation, application development and security as well as infrastructure technology services including cloud and managed services, announces the company has achieved record growth in its legal market digital IT services business in 2018. With recently expanded service offerings, Alphaserve expects to exceed revenue projections and anticipates...
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BTA’s FIX: Cost Management for Service 2.0 Scheduled for March 1

Art Post ·
For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Jan. 24, 2019 Brent Hoskins Executive Director Business Technology Association (816) 303-4040 BTA’s FIX: Cost Management for Service 2.0 Scheduled for March 1 BTA members may apply their $150 or $250 educational discount promo code received with their membership toward the tuition fee Kansas City, MO — On March 1, the Business Technology Association (BTA) will present FIX: Cost Management for Service 2.0 at UBEO Business Services of Austin...
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Xerox acquires Vader Systems, steps into $8 billion 3D printing industry

Art Post ·
Xerox , the American manufacturer of printers and photocopiers, has acquired Vader Systems , a New York-based manufacturer of the liquid metal jet 3D printers . As previously reported by 3D printing industry, most recently in October 2018, Xerox has long had eyes on additive manufacturing opportunities . After years of anticipation on its expansion into the 3D printing industry , Xerox made the brief announcement at its Investor’s Day 2019 conference in New York. This acquisition is part of...
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Sharp To Showcase Technology Innovations At 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference

Art Post ·
MONTVALE, N.J. , Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation will showcase its technology innovations at the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. , held February 11 – 15, 2019. During the event, Sharp will collaborate and exhibit with long-standing Sharp Partner Program member RF IDeas. Together, Sharp and RF IDeas will...
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Contex Completes the HD Ultra X Scanner Series with Two New Models

Art Post ·
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Press release from the issuing company Unrivaled scanner series raises the bar in large format scanning ?with unprecedented speed, image quality, and productivity Alleroed, Denmark – Contex, the world leader in large format scanning, today introduces two new models to the HD Ultra X scanner series. The series now includes 36- and 42-inch models, completing the range of scanning solutions for Contex’s newest line of premium scanners. Introduced in 2018 to rave...
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Managed Services Provider NuMSP acquires Info-Link Technologies, Inc.

Art Post ·
CLIFTON, N.J. and MOUNT VERNON, Ohio , Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NuMSP , a growing national managed service provider offering managed IT and cybersecurity solutions, today announced the acquisition of Info-Link Technologies, Inc. , a full-service information technology firm, offering complete network solutions for businesses throughout the greater Columbus area. This acquisition is another step on the path to grow NuMSP offerings targeted to the small and midsize business (SMB) market in...
 
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