Photizo LinkedIn Group Grows to More Than 10,000 members

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Photizo LinkedIn Group Grows to More Than 10,000 members

September 26, 2016

On September 20th, the LinkedIn™ site Imaging Industry Transformation: MPS, ADS, Predictive Analytics, 3D Printing and More surpassed 10,000 members. This group was established in 2008 by the Photizo Group to provide a vendor neutral ‘watering hole’ for industry executives to share information, communicate upcoming events, and post job opportunities. Originally the site was called the Managed Print Services site, but as Photizo Group’s coverage and focus expanded to the entire imaging industry ecosystem, the name was changed to help members take advantage of the expanded charter.

The Imaging Industry Transformation LinkedIn group is the first group to be used to an industry association.  In 2008 this LinkedIn group was used to conduct initial voting to launch and establish the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA).

According to Ed Crowley, CEO of Photizo Group, “I really believe this important milestone validates the need for a digital ‘gathering place’ for our industry where individuals can share information, gather new insights, and establish new collaboration opportunities. It’s also an important way for us to share information with the industry as we fulfill our role as the leading source of intelligence, insights, and advanced analytics solutions for the imaging industry.”

About Photizo Group:

Photizo Group is a leading Marketing Intelligence and Strategic Consulting firm for the imaging industry. The firm launched the industry’s first Advanced Analytics Division in 2015 and is pioneering the use of Predictive Analytics to bring value to the IoT data generated by over 100 million digitally enabled imaging devices installed around the globe. The firm was established in 2006 and has been on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies. It has received three (2011, 2012, and 2014) leadership awards from the Managed Print Services Association. The firm conducts research and consulting in over 40 countries, and has offices in North America and Japan. Photizo Group is headquartered in Lexington Kentucky.

 

Imaging Industry Sees HP Acquisition of Samsung as Transformative

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Imaging Industry Sees HP Acquisition of Samsung as Transformative

September 25, 2016

On September 12th, Hewlett Packard Inc. (Stock Symbol HPQ) announced the acquisition of Samsung’s printer business, the latest in a string of acquisitions in the imaging industry. Photizo Group held a webinar to provide insights and for the industry to provide their assessment of HP’s acquisition. The webinar was attended by 430 imaging industry professionals and a poll was taken to understand the perception of the impact on the industry. The poll included a four-point scale ranging from business as usual (minimal impact), to evolutionary, revolutionary, and transformative (something that radically changes the industry). Surprisingly, 52% of the respondents identified the acquisition as transformative or revolutionary for the industry.  The other 36% believe it is evolutionary while only 12% think the acquisition is ‘business as usual’.

 

According to Ron Iverson, VP of Market Intelligence Services for Photizo Group, “Clearly this poll reflects Iversen, Ronthe significance of the acquisition. HP’s acquisition of core laser technology from Samsung fundamentally changes the balance of power in the HP and Canon relationship – one of the longest lasting and most symbiotic relationships in the imaging industry.” For the last 30 years HP has acquired laser printer engine technology from Canon. The acquisition will also result in significant growth in HP’s inkjet patent portfolio. According to Ed Crowley, CEO of Photizo Group, “HP has a massive financial incentive to grow their inkjet business, particularly given the significant potential of their PageWide array technology. PageWide fundamentally disrupts the existing price performance dynamics of the industry.”

According to Photizo Group, the number of manufacturers in the imaging industry for home and office products has fallen by half from 32 manufacturers in 1980 to only 16 manufacturers. As the industry enters a stage of significant maturity, Photizo Group expects to see further consolidation.

A recording of the “HP Acquires Samsung” webinar is available through this link.

 

About Photizo Group:

 Photizo Group is a leading Marketing Intelligence and Strategic Consulting firm for the imaging industry. The firm launched the industry’s first Advanced Analytics Division in 2015 and is pioneering the use of Predictive Analytics to bring value to the IoT data generated by over 100 million digitally enabled imaging devices installed globally. The firm was established in 2006 in Versailles KY, and has twice been on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies. It has received three (2011, 2012, and 2014) leadership awards from the Managed Print Services Association. The firm conducts research and consulting in over 40 countries globally, and has offices in North America and Japan. Photizo Group is headquartered in Lexington Kentucky.