October 2018

Had a call today from a very reliable source that Global Imaging Systems will be gone as of January 1st. That person did not say what year, but after hearing from a few other peeps at Global yesterday and today, I'm pretty sure it's this coming January 1st. I was told that GLOBAL IMAGING SYSTEMS will be absorbed by Xerox as of January 1st. Although this is a rumor for right now, I'd bet dollars to doughnuts it's true since I had a call from a Global Exec yesterday. Out of the blue that...Read More...
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Manufacturer Support on Bids

Jason H
How is everyone's support from their manufacturer on bids? I am noticing that it seems they do not want to mess with them anymore. We were starting to work on a 40 machine RFP for a fairly large organization. Call my Konica rep and he looks over the RFP and tells me "fantastic, use your dealer pricing".....I said no you need to go and get some pricing support and he said there won't be any extra support. Canon is the same way. Unless its over 250,000 they say there's your price book, use it.Read More...
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BRNO, Czech Republic and DALLAS , Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Y Soft and Konica Minolta today announced Macquarie University has chosen YSoft SafeQ and Konica Minolta's managed print services to manage 240 devices across Macquarie University, servicing 60,000 students. The solution is delivered entirely on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) private cloud. Moving managed print services to the cloud helps reduce server and maintenance costs. YSoft SafeQ's full print management features include...Read More...
San Antonio-based DOCUmation Inc. acquired a competitor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with plans to expand across North and East Texas markets. DOCUmation, which sells printers, copiers and information technology to business customers. bought Documentworx LLC which is based in Arlington between Dallas and Fort Worth for an undisclosed price. Documentworx was founded in 2012 by Perry Langham and David Jones , state incorporation records show. DOCUmation plans to change the company's name to...Read More...
CENTREVILLE, Va. , Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EdgeMicro is expanding its leadership team with the addition of experienced technology executive Martin Capurro , who will serve as Vice President and General Manager of the company. Capurro has extensive go-to-market experience in telecommunications and IT infrastructure that will make him a significant asset to EdgeMicro as the company enters the implementation phase for its rollout of micro data centers at the edge. Martin Capurro is a...Read More...
ST. LOUIS , Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today announced the launch of TierPoint CleanIP™ – the company's fully managed, next-generation firewall service. "Increasingly, IT leaders are looking to secure their enterprises for less cost, with less complexity, greater visibility and more granular control, across users, devices, and applications," said Rob Carter, TierPoint Senior...Read More...
BARCELONA, Spain--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Datto Inc. , the world’s leading provider of IT solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs) and IT service providers (ITSPs), today announced enhancements to all product lines. Announced during DattoCon Barcelona, these innovations are set to deliver major efficiency improvements for MSPs and come just four months after Datto released nearly 20 updates and new features at DattoCon Austin in the U.S. These updates exemplify Datto’s...Read More...
CHICAGO , October 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report " Managed Services Market by Service Type (Managed Security Services, Managed Network Services, Managed IT Infrastructure and Data Center Services), Vertical, Organization Size, Deployment Type, and Region - Global Forecast to 2023 " , published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Managed Services Market is expected to grow from USD 180.5 billion in 2018 to USD 282.0 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 9.3% during the...Read More...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sharp Corp nudged its full-year profit outlook higher on Tuesday amid a turnaround under the ownership of Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn, and said it plans to retire some preferred shares. The Osaka-based electronics maker, a supplier to Apple Inc, said it expects an operating profit of 112 billion yen ($993.88 million) in the year through next March compared with a previous 110 billion yen forecast. The company has slashed costs after being taken over by Foxconn,...Read More...
FULL FRAME SIGNS' ACUITY SELECT 28 FROM FUJIFILM OFFERS HIGH QUALITY OUTPUT FOR THE FILM AND TV INDUSTRY Hanover Park, Ill., October 31, 2018 – Full Frame Signs, a Toronto-area based and family-owned print services provider, expands their print capabilities with Fujifilm’s Acuity Select 28, a versatile and economic UV inkjet press for a wide range of creative print applications. “We are part of the film and television industry out of Toronto, and our finished product will appear on camera,”...Read More...
In the first six months of the current financial year (April to September), Ricoh witnessed a slight drop in sales, down to ¥988.2 billion ($8.75 billion/€7.71 billion), from the figure of ¥988.8 billion ($8.76 billion/€7.72 billion) in the same period last year – a 1.1 percent decrease. Gross profit also fell, from ¥390.4 billion ($3.46 billion/€3.04 billion) to ¥383.8 billion ($3.4 billion/€2.99 billion), a 1.7 percent drop. However, operating profit more than doubled, rising to ¥52...Read More...
BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 30, 2018--DattoCon-- Datto Inc. , the leading provider of IT solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs), today announced exceptional growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) – serving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through more than 3,000 MSP partners. Globally, Datto now serves more than 500,000 SMEs in over 130 countries through over 14,000 MSPs. Datto unveiled metrics detailing its commitment to the EMEA region,...Read More...
NEW YORK--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC) today announced it will provide customers a managed services offering for VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS) through the VMware Cloud Provider Program MSP model . Available exclusively to partners already enrolled in the VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP), this model enables partners to offer managed and consulting services and includes the necessary tools, training, and expertise required to develop and deliver...Read More...
CLIFTON, N.J. and MINNEAPOLIS , Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NuMSP , a growing national managed service provider offering managed IT and cybersecurity solutions, today announced it is entering the Minnesota SMB IT services market with the acquisition of Network Medics, a full-service information technology (IT) managed service provider, offering comprehensive IT solutions for small and mid-sized businesses throughout the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area. This acquisition continues the...Read More...
New Xerox ConnectKey Printers Uplevel Productivity and Creativity in the Workplace NORWALK, Conn.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Workers can spend more time collaborating and creating colorful marketing materials with two new Xerox (NYSE:XRX) workplace assistant printers that personalize work experiences and support mobility with secure, wireless printing. Designed for medium and large workgroups, the customizable Xerox VersaLink ® C8000 and C9000 A3 Color Printers produce professional color quality,...Read More...
Kyocera Corp. (KYO) reported that its first-half net income to shareholders increased 23.6% to 78.39 billion yen. Earnings per share was 216.04 yen compared to 172.47 yen. For the first-half, sales revenue improved 8.4% to 800.64 billion yen. The company noted that this is due to contributions from merger and acquisition activities conducted during fiscal 2018 and increases in sales in the Components Business and the Document Solutions Group. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, basic...Read More...
Xerox cut 900 people from its global workforce in the third quarter as part of an ongoing restructuring, while reporting it has reduced the severance it pays employees who are losing their jobs, particularly in the United States. In the first full quarter that new CEO John Visentin has led Xerox, after a proxy battle that shifted leadership of the company to activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, the Norwalk-based printing equipment maker reported net income of $89 million in the...Read More...
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MELVILLE, N.Y. , Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To demonstrate how its solutions can help automate lean processes from the factory floor to the front office, Canon U.S.A. , Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, exhibits at AME 2018 (Booth #112/114). Solutions at the show in San Diego from October 29 to November 1 include enterprise content management with the Therefore platform, output management with the uniFLOW platform, imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express, accounts payable...Read More...
Canon Financial Services Wins a BTA Channel Choice Award for Third-Party Leasing MELVILLE, N.Y. , Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In its commitment to supporting the dealer community, Canon Financial Services, a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. , Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, wins a 2018 Channel Choice Award. Granted by Business Technology Association (BTA), the award recognizes Canon Financial Services for its third-party leasing. "We pride ourselves on our commitment to service with...Read More...
NEWS – For Immediate Release EFI Reports Record Third Quarter Revenue For 2018 FREMONT, California -- October 29, 2018 -- Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced its results for the third quarter of 2018. For the three months ended September 30, 2018, the Company reported record third quarter revenue of $257.1 million, up 4% compared to third quarter 2017 revenue of $248.4 million. GAAP net income was $1.9...Read More...
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