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Archive for May, 2010

Inkjet points the way as the printing technology of the future

Friday, May 21st, 2010 - Posted in Environmental, Hardware, New Products, Print Technology, Printer Market, Printing culture, Total Cost of Printing | 1 Comment »

Issue #1008/1 – IPEX 2010 at the NEC exhibition centre in Birmingham, UK, was the scene for the first showing of several new high-speed continuous feed web production print units – utilising inkjet technology – and pointing the way towards the future of production printing. Could this development ultimately influence the office printing market?

Study predicts the end of the office as we know it – if true, the face of the printer industry would be changed forever

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Posted in Environmental, Managed Print Services, Pricing, Printer Market, Printing culture, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1007/1 – Reports are emerging of an academic study, involving both Microsoft and the Institute of Directors in the UK, suggesting that remote working will/should expand dramatically and that companies should reduce their office space in favour of either home working or renting space for employees in shared bureau facilities – or both. This would have major implications on the way IT is delivered and also on the profile of the printer and MFP market. This article considers some of the conditions, benefits and downsides relating to the demise of the office as we know it, together with consequences for printer and MFP manufacturers.