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Archive for August, 2009

Printer manufacturers increase the intensity in the battle for Managed Print Services customers

Friday, August 28th, 2009 - Posted in News, Strategy, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #0922/2 – With the economy hitting the bottom lines of corporations and SMEs hard, large printer manufacturers are increasingly targeting the MPS arena as a means to build their own annuity revenues while companies look for ways to reduce costs. For instance, Hewlett-Packard and Oki Printing Solutions have recently announced measures to encourage new customers to sign up for their MPS offerings while Xerox has pulled its enterprise MPS offering down to be accessible to small and medium-sized companies.

Kyocera supplies price increases rub firmly against the grain

Monday, August 10th, 2009 - Posted in Pricing, Supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #0922/1 – In an unusual move, underlining the extraordinary nature of the financial climate that the UK in particular finds itself in, Kyocera in the UK has increased supplies prices on just one product range, following the general increases applied a little over six months ago. Significant increases, averaging 11%, are imposed on products only launched at that time. This is highly unusual for Kyocera, whose pricing policy does not usually allow for price adjustments after launch.