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Xerox’s Earnings Down for Second Quarter Due to Lower MFP and Printer Sales

Xerox today reported a 2-percent slip in earnings for its second quarter, due to lower revenues from its MPF-and-printer Document Technology Business. Net income for the second quarter was  $266 million, versus $271 million for the second quarter a year ago. Revenue declined to $5.29 billion, versus $5.39 billion for the second quarter a year […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/14/2014 – Survey Shows Disparity in Attitudes Towards Digital-Imaging Technologies; Epson Wide-Format Inkjet; Canon Lawsuits; More

This week, Canon U.S.A. released the first of what will be annual surveys that examine the attitudes of both IT and non-IT executives towards key trends in our industry – cloud-based document management, mobile printing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and managed print services (MPS). Unfortunately, it seems IT executives will have to work hard […]

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‘Mispuffs?’ Check out this Review of Xerox’s First Successful Copier, the 914

Over at his blog, gatesnotes.com, Microsoft’s Bill Gates recently discussed one of the best business books he says he’s ever read, John Brooks’ Business Adventures, which was published in the 1960s, and reviews Xerox’s first commercially successful copier, the 914, which was introduced in 1957. We’re told many operators were initially frightened of the copier. […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/7/2014 – Konica Minolta Strategy Conference, Canon Announces New Industry Group for Deterring Patent Trolls, More

This week, we visited with Konica Minolta, which gave us an intriguing snapshot of not only where the company is now, but where it’s headed – and that’s everything from production printing, to A4, managed IT services, cloud and mobile solutions, and 3D printing. Meanwhile, Canon and Xerox each addressed some of the bad guys […]

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Xerox Supporting Raids Against Black-Market Printer and Copier Consumables’ Suppliers Around the World

Xerox reports that it’s recently supported raids and prosecutions around the world to protect customers from counterfeit printer and copier consumables and products, use of which, it says, results in damaged printer and copier/MFPs, shoddy output, and higher costs. According to The Imaging Supplies Coalition, the estimated worldwide impact of counterfeiting is $3.5 to $5 […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/30/2014 – Good News for Production Printing; Average Copier Sales-Manager Compensation; More

Is this a trend? It sure seems like it. Last week, we reported on IDC research showing that the worldwide large-format printer market enjoyed its third consecutive quarter of growth in terms of both unit shipments and shipment value (7.4 percent and 3.7 percent respectively) for first-quarter 2014. This week, IDC delivered more good news, […]

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Jeff Jacobson is New President of Xerox Technology

Xerox announced today that Jeff Jacobson will serve as the new president of the Xerox Technology Business, with current president Armando Zagalo de Lima retiring. Jacobson joined Xerox in February of 2012 from Presstek, where he served as the company’s president and chief executive officer since 2007, adding the title of chairman in 2009. Presstek […]

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Five Vendors Named Global Leaders in Managed Print Services

U.K.-based market research and analyst firm Quocirca has released its report, Managed Print Services Landscape, 2014, which names five digital-imaging vendors the market leaders in managed print services: Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Ricoh, Lexmark International, and Canon. According to Quocirca, Xerox is currently the leader in the managed print services (MPS) market, with the report stating, “Xerox […]

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New Xerox Document Scanners Use Image Processing Chip for Faster Document Scanning

Xerox is launching its new DocuMate 5445 ($895) and 5460 ($1,095 MSRP) document scanners that include On-Board Acuity PDF file, a built-in chip that Xerox says makes it faster for office workers to create clean, black-and-white images of their original documents. Functions such as cropping and removing blank pages are controlled by the chip,  rather than by […]

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IDC: Global Production-Printing Market Achieves Double-Digit Growth in First-Quarter 2014

The worldwide production-print market enjoyed double-digit, year-over-year growth in terms of both unit shipment and shipment value during first-quarter 2014 (1Q14). Unit shipments grew 32.1 percent to approximately 9,300 units (printers and MFPs), and shipment value increased 14.4 percent to more than $1.1 billion during the quarter, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Production […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/9/2014 – HP PageWide Inkjet for Large Format, Xerox Targeting High-Speed Inkjet, More

This week, inkjet was again in the news, with inkjet news from Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, and Xerox. In particular, this week’s inkjet news involved the commercial and production high-speed inkjet segment – a segment IDC recently pinpointed as enjoying exceptional growth. According to IDC research, the worldwide continuous-feed, digital production-printing market is experiencing a major technology […]

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Xerox Gets Approval to Acquire ISG Health-Payments Businesses for $225 Million

Law360 reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted approval for Xerox’s $225 million acquisition of ISG Holdings, a health-care technology firm. Xerox had announced its plans to acquire ISG on May 6th in order to strengthen its workers-compensation business products and services offered to property- and casualty-insurance clients. Under the deal, Xerox will […]

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Xerox Joins SERI, a Non-Profit Group for Recycling

Xerox has joined the Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) coalition to help launch a program to encourage companies to responsibly re-use and recycle electronics. For its part, SERI’s mission is to promote safe and sustainable electronics reuse and recycling worldwide. The coalition, which was previously known as R2 Solutions, is a non-profit organization devoted to advancing […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/2/2014 – Epson, Brother Ramp up Business Printers; Inside Pharos Beacon; Konica Minolta to Sell 3D Printers; More

Lots of interesting news and analysis this week. First, it’s official: Konica Minolta will be the first to sell 3D printers – sourced from partner 3D Systems – through the U.S. office-equipment channel. We actually learned about this last September at Konica Minolta’s annual dealer meeting, and the idea was enthusiastically received by dealers. Konica […]

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Xerox Opens Inkjet Innovation Centre to Showcase Impika Inkjet Commercial Print

Xerox has just opened a new showroom designed to showcase aqueous inkjet commercial printing systems and products. Called the Impika Inkjet Innovation Centre, and located in Aubagne, France, the showroom is a 91,000-square foot (8,454 square-meter) facility that features Impika’s inkjet devices, adjacent to Impika’s expanded research-and-development and production facilities. In February 2013, Xerox purchased […]

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Xerox’s Dahill Office Expanding in Texas

Dahill Office Technology Corporation, a Xerox Company – announced today that the company is relocating and expanding to new combined 80,000 square ft. facilities in San Antonio, Texas. The corporate headquarters, sales and administration location will be at Fountainhead Tower, 8200 Interstate Highway 10 West, San Antonio, Texas, 78230.  The larger warehouse and logistics location […]

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Xerox Beats HP for $500 Million N.Y. Medicaid Deal

From Bloomberg: Xerox Corp. (XRX) won an estimated $500 million contract to replace New York’s Medicaid management system, the biggest in the U.S. The five-year computer-services agreement must still be approved by the state comptroller, according to an e-mail from Bill Schwarz, a spokesman for the New York Health Department. Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), which runs the current […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/27/2014 – Ink Still Flowing at HP; Ricoh Goes Retail; More

Last week, the big news was about Hewlett-Packard, which reported essentially flat revenue growth for its first quarter. versus its first quarter a year ago. However, in a May 22nd conference call, HP executives provided a deeper look at revenue (HP: Printing, Ink, Continues to Bolster Revenue). Interestingly, while HP’s total printer-hardware revenue was down […]

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