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CharisCo Printer Labs seeks beta testers for Total Cost of Printing app

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 - Posted in Managed Print Services, New Products, News, Productivity Tools, Supplies, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #1207 – CharisCo Printer Labs has reached an exciting juncture with its brand new Total Cost of Printing calculator, tcprojector, now at the beta testing stage. The online application is targeted initially at printer dealers and MPS providers to educate printer purchase decisions by projecting long-lasting value over initial savings and we would like to invite resellers to apply to have free access while beta testing the app over the next few weeks.

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 »
Printelligent

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.

Hewlett-Packard loses direct access to a UK government sector after appeal

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 - Posted in Managed Print Services, News, Printer Market, Reliability, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #1005/2 – Following the unrest and strike action by Hewlett-Packard Staff (EDS employees) in the UK and parts of Europe over recent months (see ), it is now reported that Hewlett-Packard’s rejection from the public sector bidding list in the UK has been confirmed – despite appealing against the original decision.

Concrete proof that Services are essential for survival and growth

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 - Posted in Managed Print Services, News, Printer Market, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #0929/1 – IBM has provided conclusive proof that, in a harsh economic environment, it is those that have a sold services offering that stand the best chance of surviving and even flourishing. IBM posted net profit for the 3rd quarter of 2009 to the tune of $3.2bn, up 14% on Q3 of last year, while all indications so far are that IT hardware sales, and even sales of printer supplies are still flagging badly.

Hewlett-Packard plugs the gap – Extended alliance with Canon brings MFP hardware to bolster expanding Hewlett-Packard MPS offering

Friday, September 18th, 2009 - Posted in Financials, Hardware, Managed Print Services, News, Productivity Tools, Strategy, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #0925/1 – Making the most significant announcement in some time, Hewlett-Packard revealed plans earlier this week to enable a more thorough Managed Print Services (MPS) offering – through an extended alliance with Canon for use of MFP hardware, which finally plugs the yawning gap in Hewlett-Packard’s printer and MFP hardware line-up, and the creation of a range of on-board MFP solutions designed to streamline and enhance the digital workflow in the enterprise.

Free Samsung projector with Samsung printer purchases – great opportunity for small businesses

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 - Posted in Hardware, Special Offers, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #0923/1 – As we enter the ‘new year’, post summer holidays, businesses are still able to take advantage of a great opportunity to acquire a projector free of charge. Projectors are being used by Samsung as an incentive to buy Samsung printers and MFPs – not for much longer though – offer ends in the last week of September.

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.

Lexmark’s Q4 financial results hold more despair but a degree of hope

Friday, February 1st, 2008 - Posted in Financials, New Products, News, Pricing, Strategy, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #0804/1 – Still heading downwards on a slippery slope, Lexmark’s latest financial results show exactly why the company’s strategy needed modifying, suggesting that further action is needed and that there may be some way to go before anyone sees an overall upturn, despite record results in some areas.