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Archive for May, 2011

The acquisition race is on – Hewlett-Packard announces deal to acquire Managed Print Services company, Printelligent

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 - Posted in Managed Print Services, News, Printer Market, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #1113/2 – Further consolidating the Managed Print Services (MPS) market, Hewlett-Packard today issued press releases announcing that it has signed an agreement to acquire Printelligent, a US company that pioneered the principle of Managed Document Solutions as far back as 1993.

Xerox buys its way further into Managed Print market with purchase of NewField IT

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - Posted in Managed Print Services, News, Productivity Tools, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »
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Issue #1113/1 – Seeking to strengthen its grip on the global Managed Print Services (MPS) market, Xerox has announced its acquisition of NewField IT, a leading consultancy, optimisation and MPS company in the UK and the US.

Lexmark Genesis, Part 2 – fast, high quality printing or slow, financial black hole?

Friday, May 20th, 2011 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, Pricing, Print Technology, Total Cost of Printing, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #1112 – Genesis undoubtedly has its upsides and the innovative use of flash scan technology in a desktop device is effective. However, as reviewed in the first article about Genesis, there are downsides to Lexmark’s implementation of the technology and, although print quality is excellent, Total Cost of Printing is appalling. In this article we look at installation, usability, print quality and cost of printing.

Aggressive but humorous marketing of low cost commercial printing

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Posted in Pricing, Special Offers, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1111 – As companies fight to gain business in a tough environment, one commercial printing company is taking an aggressive stance in its targeting of new customers, deliberately hoping to discredit its competition as committing price-crime.