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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Larry Levine ·
Love it Art! Curious what HP does with this acquisition.
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Art Post ·
Yup we'll see, it's interesting that I had a conversation about the pagewide technology at the Top 100 Summit.
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

SalesServiceGuy ·
Thanks HP for taking Samsung out of the picture and giving me a new line to put doubt in customers minds when competing against Samsung.
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

SalesServiceGuy ·
I think everybody was thinking who in the copier industry was Samsung planning on buying. Nobody thought that it would be Samsung who got bought up. It is not like they needed the money. I think there was some corporate pride at Samsung that they would become #1 in any industry that they entered. It must have been obvious to Samsung that to conquer the consumer electronics industry is one thing put to conquer the business to business copier industry was unlikely.
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Tom Koenig ·
Interesting observations Art.
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

gra8dane ·
I think I figured out what happened. Their PR company accidentally sent out a press release from 15 years ago, not realizing that the core messages they put out were no longer relevant. It's like having Comcast put out a press release that they just bought an ISP and they are going to completely disrupt the dial-up internet market.
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

KimL ·
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Kyocera Guy ·
My coworkers and I are scratching our heads too.
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

SalesServiceGuy ·
PRINTING BUSINESS UNIT DIVESTMENT GUIDANCE Following is communications guidance on the Samsung Printer Business Unit Divestment includes: The Samsung Electronics Press Release Q&A for Samsung Employees and Partners Samsung Printing Business Unit Divestment Statement “Samsung Electronics has reached an agreement to sell the entire global operations and assets of its printing business to HP Inc. This transaction is part of the Company’s efforts to concentrate on its core business areas.
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

SalesServiceGuy ·
What is puzzling to me is almost the same day that HP announced they were purchasing Samsung's print business, they launched a major new product line. Are they going to ditch the new Samsung line? Did HP buy Samsung's print business to take out a competitor and get the recurring revenue from parts, supplies and cpc contracts. To me, HP has always been an abbreviation for "hardly profitable".
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Art Post ·
I had the time at lunch today to listen to a recorded webex meeting from Photizo that offered up speculation on why HP bought Samsung. Here's my takeaways: Patents, more than 6,500 of them 1,500 world class engineers The eventual replacement of all canon marking engines with Samsung Thus, as there was much hype about the purchase of Samsung, I don't think was for the laser based engines, but more for the patents, the engineers, and the laser engines for HP printers. In addition, HP will now...
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

SalesServiceGuy ·
Any idea what an "in-cave stacker stapler is? Is this the same as an Inner Finisher which fits inside the body of the copier and takes up no floor space?
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

SalesServiceGuy ·
I hope HP (Hardly Profitable)'s idea of market innovation is not to make the whole industry hardly profitable. Outside sales reps need to make a buck and will not flock to a new product that dramatically reduces their commission on every sale. Kind of like the A3 to A4 transition of a few years ago. Sales reps do not want to be forced to try and sell a lot more boxes to earn the same income regardless of how great the technology might be. Did that, been there.
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Art Post ·
not here, I was going to google it to see
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Art Post ·
I'm not sure......will be interesting to see how the industry responds. I think it may be time for HaaS or Seat Based Billing for MFP's. Get ahead of the curve and tie up your accounts now!
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Art Post ·
Maybe they are calling the exit area in the MFP a cave, because it is surrounded on at least two sides. The finisher then sits in the cave?
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Art Post ·
Picked this up today: Seems these new PageWide devices will offer tiered billing just the like the tried and test HP Edgeline. Wow, this could get very exciting!
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

SalesServiceGuy ·
As of this date, BLI has published no specs on the new A3 product line. HP's website has posted a few images. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-ne...s/2016/GPC_2016.html Tiered billing has been offered by Kyocera and Xerox for a few years. I think the tiers are very low and a customer quickly gets knocked up to Tier 3 full or above market price.
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Re: 5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Art Post ·
Yup, because these models will not be available until May of 2017. I agree, most are pushed up, and I'm not to worried
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Re: Buyers Laboratory Acquires InfoTrends

Art Post ·
heard rumors that most dealers and some leasing companies are quite upset about the new BLI billing for this services. Anyone have anything else on that? No more billing by the seat, billing is now figured on the amount of employees
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Re: BTA's 'Building My Business' Webinar Series

Keith Thompson ·
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Buyers Laboratory Acquires InfoTrends

Art Post ·
Buyers Laboratory, LLC (BLI) announced that it has acquired InfoTrends, a division of Questex, LLC. BLI is the leading provider of independent test based analytical information, competitive intelligence, sales enablement and related services to the global digital imaging industry. InfoTrends is the leading provider of strategic market analysis, research and advisory services to the global digital imaging industry with deep specializations in the production printing & digital media,...
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ITEX 2016 Unveils Full Conference Program

Art Post ·
ITEX 2016 Unveils Full Conference Program March event in Fort Lauderdale will feature new opportunities for education, connection and collaboration (Weymouth, MA) January 12, 2016...ITEX National Conference and Expo, the office equipment and solutions channel’s premier event, today unveiled the full conference program for the 2016 event which takes place March 7 – 9, 2016 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dedicated to providing attendees with the insight...
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Independent Studies Confirm Corporate Dependence on Printers, Scanners, and Related Devices

Art Post ·
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. , Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past forty years, businesses have pursued the promise of the "paperless office." Even with advances in imaging technology, companies of all sizes continue a heavy dependence on printing as a key element of their workflow. Two separate studies completed for Brother International Corporation underscore corporate reliance on printers and devices that combine printing, scanning, and other functions. "Although technological advances and...
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ITEX 2016 Announces Keynote Lineup

Art Post ·
(Weymouth, MA) January 26, 2016…ITEX National Conference and Expo, the office equipment and imaging channel’s premier event, is pleased to announce its power house lineup of keynote speakers at the 2016 event taking place at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Monday, March 7th through Wednesday, March 9th. Featuring two and a half days of information and education, coupled with an Executive Workshop, Expo Hall, and networking activities, attendees will learn how to...
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And they said our society was going paperless

Art Post ·
Note from Art: It's a year old but a decent read, keeps me focused on what companies I need to focus my efforts on. Much has been written – and much has been discussed – about the future of printing and its evolution over the next few years. We have heard that we’ll be a paperless society with the advancement of technology and the increase in the use of smart phones, tablets, and mobile devices. As it is now, we still have paper, we (as a society) are working harder than ever, and we’re...
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Buyers Lab has acquired ITEX Show?

Art Post ·
Buyers Lab purchased Infotrends. They may have also acquired the Itex Show and seem to be moving the content of the event from a trade show format to a conference format, which may have a negative effect on the buyer attendance of the event. Received this in an email, and I can't confirm or deny, can someone else help with this?
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Print Audit Partners with InfoTrends to Bring Market Analysis Data to Premier Members

Art Post ·
Print Audit Partners with InfoTrends to Bring Market Analysis Data to Premier Members February 18, 2015 Calgary, Alberta - February 18, 2015 - Print Audit®, the company that helps office equipment dealers grow their businesses, announced today that it has partnered with InfoTrends to bring powerful market analysis data to Print Audit Premier members. The new Print Audit offering, which is known as Premier Market Metrics, will enable Premier members to benchmark their market penetration...
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Canon Solutions America Invites Corporate In-plant Managers to take the Performance Challenge

Art Post ·
September 29, 2014 MELVILLE, N.Y., September 29, 2014 — Canon Solutions America, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., today announced the release of the Performance Challenge , a new web-based operational workflow assessment tool. Developed in collaboration with InfoTrends, a leading industry research and analyst firm, the Performance Challenge can help in-plant managers gain insight into how well their current operational processes are performing measured against industry benchmarks and best...
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Buyers Lab Announces Acquisition of InfoTrends

Art Post ·
Buyers Lab and InfoTrends Launch New Brand and Logo New name reflects unique depth and range of capabilities in the document imaging industry Fairfield, N.J., December 1, 2016 – Buyers Laboratory, LLC (BLI) has announced a new milestone in its acquisition of InfoTrends: a new corporate brand identity. Buyers Lab and InfoTrends have come together to form Keypoint Intelligence, a new market intelligence company offering market insights and responsive tools to clients in the digital imaging...
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5 Questions for HP about the Acquisition of Samsung Printer Business Unit

Art Post ·
It's obvious that HP's CEO Deon Weisler may not have the pulse of the copier channel especially when he releases a statement that reads: "What we're doing is disrupting an outdated , old $55 billion copier market with superior multi-functional printing and that's the core takeaway. Some questions I'd like to ask Weisler would be: 1. How is the current copier channel out dated? Last time I checked Samsung also uses Xerographic technology to print & copy. 2. Why are you investing into the...
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InfoTrends Launches New Study on Opportunities in Graphic Communications & Specialty Printing

Art Post ·
Keypoint Intelligence Weymouth, MA (PRWEB) August 15, 2017 InfoTrends (a division of Keypoint Intelligence) has announced a new study focused on growth opportunities for graphic communication and specialty print providers. In this study, InfoTrends will survey graphic communication providers to identify best practices of firms succeeding in offering sign, display, and specialty graphics. Study completion is set for December 2017. Graphic communication providers are investigating new ways to...
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Xerox and Fujifilm North America Partner to Expand Inkjet Portfolios

Art Post ·
NORWALK, Conn. — September 11, 2017 — Xerox and FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division today announced a reseller agreement for Xerox to market and sell the Fujifilm J Press 720S in the U.S. and Canada. The J Press 720S is a sheetfed inkjet press that has the quality and robustness of an offset press as well as the versatility to handle short press runs. The J Press 720S has a 29.5 inch x 20.9 inch sheet size and runs both coated and uncoated standard offset stock,...
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Where’s the Packaging Opportunity for Commercial Printers?

Art Post ·
Commentary & Analysis Where’s the Packaging Opportunity for Commercial Printers? The ongoing digital transformation has created problems for commercial printers, namely electronic displacement. As a result, many have turned to digital wide-format equipment to add new revenue streams. Nevertheless, with more PSPs adapting wide format, this service is no longer the differentiator it once was. Commercial printers looking for the next value-add product stream should examine packaging,...
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Re: Independent Studies Confirm Corporate Dependence on Printers, Scanners, and Related Devices

Art Post ·
Shared "pods," consisting of All-in-One and single function printers, offer superior monochrome and color imaging. Deployed within 25-35 feet of each workgroup to increase employee productivity, the "pods" are scalable, secure, and can be easily accessed by mobile workers. Me: What comes around goes around, those of us in the copier industry have been touting this concept for the last 10 years! Paper is NOT going away easily!
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Managed Print Stats

Art Post ·
- As reported by Gartner - 1 to 3% = portion of company’s annual revenue that is spent on printing - 40% = percentage of IT and Help Desk calls that are printer related - 4 to 1 = ratio of employees to printers in average office (Gartner believes that optimum is 10 to 1) - 27 lbs. = amount of paper used by average office worker - 7000 gallons = amount of water saved by recycling one ton of paper - 10-30% = percent of printing costs that can be cut with a managed print services program o 27%...
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