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Xerox to Sell ITO Division to Atos for $1.05 Billion

December 19, 2014 – Xerox will sell its Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) business to Atos for $1.05 billion prior to closing adjustments, with additional consideration of $50 million subject to the condition of certain assets at closing. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval and is expected to close in the first half […]

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2014 Year in Review: Improving Sales & Market; Inkjet in the Office & Print Shop; 2D Vendors Go 3D; More

We’ve been hard at work in 2014 keeping on top of  the many important events and trends in the printer and copier/MFP industry. Overall, the major trends and developments in 2014 include: a modest overall worldwide recovery for sales and shipments of printers and copier/MFPs; much improved financial results from many Japanese vendors; and the […]

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Xerox Survey: Many Americans are Open to Getting their Medical Records Online

December 16, 2014 – In its annual survey on the use of electronic health records, Xerox found that many Americans are open to getting medical records online if given instruction on how to obtain access by their medical providers. The survey was conducted online in September 2014 by Harris Poll among 2,017 U.S. adults and […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer,MFP Shipment Values Increase in Third Quarter, Slight Decline in Shipments

December 4, 2014 – Worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 3.5 percent year-over-year to $14.9 billion in the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.3 percent year-over-year to 27.5 million units during the same period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices […]

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This Week in Imaging: Further Details on OKI’s 5-Year Warranty; HP’s Latest Financial Results; More

This newsletter is coming to you early this week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States. Plus, it’s snowing fairly hard today in northern New Jersey, and many have the day off. (FYI, northern New Jersey is the North American headquarters for a disproportionate number of major imaging vendors, including Sharp, Konica Minolta, […]

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Xerox Purchases Part of Intrepid Learning Solutions to Enhance its Own Learning-Solutions Portfolio

November 25, 2014 – Last week, Xerox reported that it expanded its learning-solutions portfolio with the acquisition of Intrepid Learning Solutions’ learning services for an undisclosed sum. Xerox ’s acquisition of the Seattle-based firm’s capabilities includes: Consulting services focused on researching and developing company-wide learning strategies, measuring the effectiveness of the programs, and bench-marking against industry […]

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Fuji Xerox Launches Next-Generation Managed Print Services that Support Mobile and Cloud Environments

November 25, 2014 – Fuji Xerox of Tokyo reports that it’s launching Next Generation Managed Print Services (MPS), which it says moves MPS beyond optimization of printing environment to services that optimize clients’ document work processes with enhanced security in mobile and cloud environments. The services will be available in the Asia-Pacific region (Singapore, Australia, Hong […]

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Xerox Takes SupplierPay Pledge to Help Small Suppliers Get Paid Faster

November 21, 2014 – Xerox – and 25 other companies – are taking the SupplierPay Pledge. Launched by President Obama, the initiative is designed to help small businesses working as suppliers to large organizations get paid faster. In the Whitehouse.gov blog, Whitehouse spokesperson Tanya Somanader notes: “On average, corporations take 46 days to pay their invoices […]

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This Week in Imaging: Memjet Rising; Holiday Gift Guide; Smart MFP Ecosystem; Impika; More

It’s getting cold around these parts. Cold enough to huddle around your laser printer in order to soak up some of that wasted energy in the form of dissipated heat. However, if the powers that be at your workplace decide to splurge on the latest big iron – in this case inkjet – from Canon’s […]

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Xerox’s Impika Focusing on Product-Sales Expansion in Asia

Xerox’s Impika reports that it’s strengthening its presence in Asia by building a network of resellers to sell its production inkjet printers for the growing demand for the printing of books, direct mail, catalogs, brochures, invoices, and financial statements. According to research from trade association NPES, China will be the largest print market in the […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/3/2014 – White and Clear Toner; Good Financials; Xerox Paper-Less Solutions; More

This week, several MFP/copier/printer market players, all based in Japan, reported good financial results for their latest quarter. While some of this is due to the favorable effects of a lower-valued Japanese yen versus other currencies, a good part is also due to the strengths of these companies’ digital-imaging technology, as well as favorable markets […]

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New Solutions from Xerox Support Paper-Less Document Processes; Also Now Offering Hyland OnBase and Datawatch Solutions

Xerox is introducing several new offerings designed to make implementing paperless business-document processes easier: Digital Alternatives Tool, ePublishing Services, and Print Awareness Tool, as well as two solutions from partners Hyland Software and Datawatch. Xerox’s Digital Alternatives is software for both Microsoft Windows-based PCs and Apple iPad tablets running iOS 8. It helps automate paper-based workflows […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/20/2014 – HP 3D Printer on the Way? Wasting Time at the ‘Copier’? More

We know it’s been coming, but it seems October 29th may be the day that HP introduces its first HP-developed 3D printer (HP had at one time been selling 3D printers, but they were sourced from another vendor). We’re just speculating at this point, but HP CEO Meg Whitman has cited slow 3D print speed […]

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Mixed Third-Quarter for Xerox; Printer/MFP Revenue Down Six Percent

Xerox reported today results for its third-quarter 2014, with earnings per share of 22 cents, and total revenue of $5.1 billion, down 2 percent. Revenue from the company’s Services business, which represented 57 percent of total revenue, was $2.9 billion, up 1 percent and flat year-over-year. Revenue from the company’s Document Technology business, which represented […]

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Xerox Adds MICR Printing and Coating Options to ciPress Inkjet Production-Printing Systems

Xerox reports that it’s added three new features – Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR), an in-line coating system, and an ink measurement and proofing tool – to its CiPress Production Inkjet Systems. The firm says these enhancements provide a new set of applications – such as printing checks, rebate coupons, and financial forms with MICR printing […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/13/2014 – New Xerox Hardware, ‘Copier’ Dealer Goes 3D; More

This week, we saw new hardware from Xerox – a standalone desktop printer and a desktop All-in-One based on the printer – both designed for small teams and workgroups. Also new is the higher-volume WorkCentre 4265, designed for enterprises and large workgroups, that prints up to 55 ppm, scans up to 70 ipm, and is […]

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Three New A4 Laser Systems from Xerox Target Small-Business to Enterprise Use

Xerox is rolling out a trio of new mono A4 office-imaging systems designed for small business, to enterprise use, the Xerox Phaser 3260, WorkCentre 3215/3225, and WorkCentre 4265. Phaser 3260 and WorkCentre 3215/3225 with Wireless Connectivity and Mobile Printing Designed to support single users or small teams, the Phaser 3260 and WorkCentre 3215/3225 feature built-in wireless […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/29/2014 – Catching up with OKI; Graph Expo; HP Brings the Cloud to Home Users; More

In today’s economy, and especially in the digital-imaging world, resourcefulness is the name of the game. Or to put it another way, when one door closes, another one opens. For instance, that may mean printing outside the office – for example, this week, Hewlett-Packard continues expanding into new digital-print applications, such as heavy-duty commercial inkjet […]

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