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HP Expands Automated Consumables Ordering, Makes MPS Program Available for New Regions

Hewlett-Packard – stressing that printing remains a “core part of its business” – has announced new services and solutions designed to help businesses better manage and maintain their printer fleets. The new offerings, which are available directly from HP and its channel partners, include: Automated toner- and ink-cartridge ordering and replacement with new HP SureSupply solutions. […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/24/2014 – Good Quarter for HP, New Solutions for Healthcare, More

Solutions At the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference that’s dedicated to healthcare IT and was held this week in Orlando, Florida, several imaging vendors showcased new and existing solutions for making the capture, distribution, storage, and retrieval of healthcare records into Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems more efficient and less error-prone. Konica […]

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Xerox Joins Managed Print Services Advocacy Group

The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) reports that Xerox has joined the association. Xerox joins more than 1,000 other MPSA members that participate in outreach to advance the awareness and value of managed print services (MPS). The MPSA is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the MPS industry. Its focus is on the development of […]

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Top News for Week of 2/17/2014 – Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Continues Recovery; First Mopria-Certified MFP; More

New Products The big news this week was Hewlett-Packard’s introduction of the first imaging device that’s Mopria-certified for mobile printing. What’s key is that the new Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476 will make printing from Android devices as easy as tapping on a button. Making Android mobile printing as easy as possible makes sense, as […]

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Print Audit Print-Management Solution Certified Compatible with Small-Screen Ricoh MFPs

Print Audit reports that Ricoh’s PCS Director Embedded 6.1.9, a print-management solution powered by Print Audit, has been tested by the Ricoh product-testing team and is certified as compatible with Ricoh’s line of small screen MFPs, including the MP 301 and MP C305 models.  PCS Director is a Ricoh OEM software print-management tool for Ricoh […]

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Xerox Lands Print-Services Contract with Purdue University

Xerox reports that it’s landed a Centralized Print Services(CPS) contract with Purdue University, under which it says it expects to generate a cost savings of up to 15 percent for printing services and document-production operations for the university. Xerox will provide technology, software, and process re-engineering in the university’s four print operations across Indiana, which encompass […]

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PrintFleet’s Remote Print-Management Solution now Available for Epson Business-Class Printers

Epson America reports that it’s negotiated an agreement with print-management solution provider PrintFleet under which PrintFleet will provide data-collection for Epson business printers. PrintFleet software is now able to accurately and rapidly collect, analyze and deliver data from Epson’s extensive line of business printers in order to streamline Managed Print Services (MPS) deployments. Epson says its […]

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Lexmark Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter and Full Year: Record Revenue Growth for Perceptive Software and MPS

Lexmark International today reported financial results for both its fourth quarter and full-year 2013. For its fourth quarter, revenue was up 4 percent versus the same quarter a year ago, and would have been up 11 percent excluding the decline in its inkjet business, which it has exited. Full-year revenue was also up 4 percent, excluding […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/20/2014 – Ricoh Expands Managed Services with Acquisition, Memjet Expands C6000 Distribution, More

Acquisitions Three interesting acquisitions were announced this week. Konica Minolta acquires a stake in French digital-press maker MGI, while Ricoh make a big move to bolster its services-division with the acquisition of mindSHIFT from Best Buy. MGI, among other things, manages thousands of desktop PCs across the United States. While Ricoh didn’t say how much […]

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Lexmark’s Pay-as-you-Go ‘My Pages’ Printing for Small and Mid-Size Businesses – Purchase Prints at Touch Screen

One of Lexmark International’s newest programs for SMB customers is My Pages – a pay-as-you-go channel program under which companies pay for only the prints they need and can purchase more prints at the Lexmark printer’s touch screen. Under the program, the customer first purchases the Lexmark My Pages printer that best meets their needs. […]

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Ricoh to Acquire Managed Services Provider mindSHIFT Technologies

Ricoh today announced that it’s reached an agreement to buy mindSHIFT Technologies, a provider of managed IT, cloud, data-center, and professional services to small and mid-sized organizations, from Best Buy. The acquisition is the latest strategic investment by Ricoh, and is designed to expand and deepen Ricoh’s services portfolio. mindSHIFT, a Managed Services provider in the United States […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/13/2014 – MPHJ Technology Sues Government, Anonymous Owner Revealed; Sharp Mono A3 MFPs Shipping, More

New Hardware Sharp keeps rolling along. News is that Sharp has launched new mid- to high-volume mono A3 MFPs that follows news that it’s supplying HP with similar products. Here’s some intriguing synergy for you: Contex introduces six new wide-format scanning solutions that were jointly developed with Hewlett-Packard. Speaking of rolling along, Epson continues to […]

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IDC: Asia-Pacific, Excluding Japan, Print Services Market to Break $6 Billion Mark by 2017

Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) print services [Managed Print Services (MPS) and Basic Print Services (BPS)] market will cross the US$6 billion barrier by 2017, and 2014 will be a pivotal year to drive market expansion into broader customer segment as well as revenue growth, says IDC. The move away from hardware to service proves […]

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AUXILLIO Awarded Five-Year MPS Contract for University of California Healthcare Centers

AUXILIO, Inc.  of Mission Viejo, California, and provider of Managed Print Services (MPS) for health care, announced today that it was awarded a five-year service agreement by UCSD Health System, operators of the UC San Diego Medical Center, UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, and the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. With over 850 physicians and […]

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HP Wins MPS Contract with Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Hewlett-Packard reports that national healthcare provider Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has selected HP Partner Managed Print Services (MPS) to deliver a print infrastructure to support its patient care. CTCA helps patients fight cancer using advanced technology with a personalized approach. Its personnel rely on printing as part of their daily jobs, with approximately 30 million pages printed […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/6/2014 – Samsung Researching Inkjet, Coca-Cola Hit by Scan-Patent Lawsuit, Lantronix xPrintServer for Google Cloud Printing, More

New Hardware Everybody’s doing it! Mitsubishi throws its hat into the ring with the announcement that it will enter the North American 3D printer market with a hybrid 3D printer purposed for manufacturing. Lantronix continues to innovate and announces the xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition, a product that enables devices to print to networked and […]

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Canon U.S.A. Launches Updated Managed Document Services with New Cloud-Based Monitoring, Reporting, Supply Shipment

Canon U.S.A. is updating its Canon Managed Document Services (MDS) with a new MDS Cloud Platform that provides tools and services to help businesses design, implement, and centrally manage the infrastructure for the flow and output of printed and electronic documents. The enhancements will be offered through Canon U.S.A and the Canon Dealer Channel, allowing […]

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HP Rolling out New High-Volume MFPs from Sharp, the S900 Series, for Managed Print Services Contracts

Today in Barcelona, Spain, at its HP Discover Conference, Hewlett-Packard introduced new four new high-volume MFPs, called the S900 Series, which will only be available for Managed Print Services (MPS) contracts and HP Partner MPS agreements. Recently, rumors began circulating that Sharp Corporation of Japan would be supplying HP with high-volume MFPs, and these new MFPs […]

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