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Five Need-to-Know Trends in MPS

by Ken Stewart on
NEED TO KNOW

With total worldwide managed print services (MPS) revenue reaching $18.9 billion in 2013, Photizo predicts that MPS will equate to 30 percent of office printing revenues by 2018. Although printed pages—the bellwether of the print industry’s health—continue to fall, the total number of managed pages remains on the rise. Despite the downward pressure most industry […]

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Creating Value: Notes from the Ricoh Global Analyst Summit

by eacrowley on
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The first global analyst summit hosted by Ricoh provided insight into the executive team, current and future technology platforms, and services offerings. The event centered around communicating Ricoh’s dedication to transforming into a services-led company to the analyst community. Zenji Miura, Ricoh CEO, took an open approach, sharing both the progress and challenges faced in […]

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I’d Like to Buy the World a [Personalized] Coke

by apriede on
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Unless you are living under a rock, by now you have seen all of the “personalized” Coke bottles that the Coca-Cola Company introduced as part of its “Share a Coke” campaign. (Coca-Cola introduced the “Share a Coke” campaign in Australia in 2011 and launched it in the United States this summer.) I say, “personalized,” because […]

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Prinstagram: A Bit of Nostalgia Floating in the Cloud

by Ryan Kelly on
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Recently I found out about Prinstagram, a service that delighted me. Offered by a company called Social Print, Prinstagram allows you to print photos directly from your Instagram account.   I am a huge fan of the photo-sharing social media platform, Instagram. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I agree. I left […]

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Service-Centric Business Opportunities: People

by eacrowley on
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An overview of the people you need to successfully run a service-centric business model.  An expansion of the last installment of the service-centric business opportunities vlog series – Keys to Executing a Service-Centric Business Model.

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IBM Unveils Cognitive Computing: Even Smarter Devices?

by Silena Thornsberry on
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Technology companies are continuously pushing the envelope in order to make smarter products. An article in Information Week explains more about IBM’s announcement that they had created a computer chip that can work much like a neuron in the brain. This is particularly interesting to me because my bachelor’s degree is in psychology. Traditionally, computers […]

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How Did You Score? Channel Partners Rank the OEMs

by Ken Stewart on
Partners

We learned a lot in our recent Channel Partner Loyalty Study for Western Europe, and thought we’d share just a bit of recent findings. We began by analyzing the current state of six OEM MPS programs, their capabilities, and their partners’ loyalty drivers and detractors in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom (U.K.). We included […]

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Which Europe Are You Referring To?

by Rob Sethre on
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Many colleagues and friends know that I spent nearly two decades living and working in Europe, mostly in international management roles. It was a fascinating and enriching time, and very occasionally I think it might be fun to go back – for example, when we have visitors who stay for three weeks that go back […]

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Rise of the Business Ink Jet Machine

by apriede on
ChalkSuccess

For the past several years, we have watched as chart after chart shows the downward trend of the worldwide imaging industry. Whether you look at unit shipments, average selling prices, or revenue, most of the trend lines are down, some more than others. While working on Photizo Group’s 2014 ink and toner forecasts, which we […]

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The Importance of Personal 3D Printers To The Growth of 3D Printing

by Scott Dunham on
Arrows

Last week, Photizo Group released its official market sizing and forecast for the low-cost 3D printing market, also commonly referred to as the “personal” 3D printing market. Some may be surprised to see a lucrative market opportunity emerging at such a quick pace from a segment that has yet to really figure out what it […]

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