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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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PretonSaver Can Now be Used to Verify Printing-Cost Savings with Xerox ColorQube Printers

Preton, a provider of software for reducing printing costs, and based in Tel Aviv, Israel, reports that its patented Pixel Optimization and analysis software technology can now be used to help users achieve even greater savings on color printing using Xerox ColorQube’s solid-ink color printers. “Color printing adds tremendous value to documents but there is […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/19/2014 – New Print-Management Solutions for Konica Minolta, Kyocera; Inkjet Strong in Production; More

There was no new office-imaging hardware this week, but two vendors introduced print-management solutions: Konica Minolta reported that NSi Output Manager is now available for its bizhub MFPs, while Kyocera Document Solutions reported that Argos OnBoard Print Management is now available for its HyPAS-enabled MFPs. These print-management solutions provide not only tracking of MFP activity […]

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Xerox Loses $72 Million Contract with Nevada Health Insurance Exchange

The Las-Vegas Review Journal reports that the board of the Nevada Silver State Health Exchange has moved to end its contract with Xerox, which the state alleges fell behind on building the Nevada Health Build Link. As we reported in early April, several Nevada residents filed a class-action lawsuit against Xerox, alleging that they had enrolled […]

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Xerox CEO Burns: ‘Services Business is our Engine for Revenue Growth’

At its annual meeting of shareholders held today, Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns highlighted Xerox’s financial position, the benefits of its services-led, technology-driven portfolio, and how the company is aligning resources and investments for profitable growth. In her address to shareholders, Burns said, “Our Services business is our engine for increased revenue, our Document Technology business is the […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/12/2014 – More Good News from Japan, Western Europe, Mopria

Good news this week from Japan and Western Europe. This week in news from Japan, Sharp finally returns to a profitable year, Konica Minolta reports a stellar year, boosted by sales of bizhub MFPs, while OKI also reports a profitable year, with sales of its office MFPs up. Previously in the last several weeks, Epson reported a sharp improvement for its fiscal year, with sales of its […]

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Rapid Refill Stores Now Selling Xerox-Brand Toner, Ink for HP and Brother Printers

Xerox reports that Rapid Refill ink- and toner-cartridge stores across the United States are now selling Xerox-brand toner cartridges for Hewlett-Packard and Brother printers. Xerox claims its cartridges for HP and Brother printers equal or exceed the original equipment manufacturer standards in page yield, “but at a fraction of the cost,” and have a 100-percent unconditional […]

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Growth in Western Europe Printer, Multifunctional Market Continues into Fourth Quarter

According to the latest Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC), the Western European printer and MFP markets grew 7.1% year-over-year in first-quarter 2014 — the fourth quarter of continuous growth in the region. Note that in its hard-copy peripheral research, IDC, IDC includes single-function printers, printer-based multifunctional systems (MFPs), and single-function digital […]

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Xerox Responds to Texas AG’s Lawsuit Alleging Fraudulent Medicaid Dental Claims

Xerox has responded to a suit filed by the Texas Attorney General’s office regarding Xerox’s performance as a state contractor administering the state’s Medicaid orthodontic program. The state’s Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has also decided to replace Xerox as Medicaid provider. The Texas Attorney General’s office filed the suit against Xerox on May […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/5/2014 – Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Forge Ahead; Setback for Kodak, More

Though this was a bit of a slow week in the industry, two things stood out: both Konica Minolta and Lexmark continue to forge ahead. Konica Minolta, which was the largest exhibitor at the IPEX production-printing trade show in February, and acquired French production-printing company MGI Digital Graphic Technology in January, continues to bolster its […]

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Top Xerox Executives Sell $8.9 Million in Xerox Shares

Barron’s reports that in a three-day period, April 29- May 1, five top Xerox executives, including CEO Ursula M. Burns, sold 745,100 shares for $8,950,919, at an average of $12.01 per share. CEO Burns sold 300,000 Xerox shares for $3,599,790. According to Barron’s, she now holds 1,002,886 Xerox shares, which is less than one percent of […]

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Top News for the Week of 4/28/2014 – Xerox Upgrades Print Security, Mopria Certification Soon; Sharp Improvement for Ricoh, Epson; More

This week, Xerox was in the spotlight, introducing several new products and solutions for virtually everyone. For enterprises, there was the Xerox Secure Print Manager Suite, with everything from user accounting to print rules. For commercial printers, there’s the new 100-ppm Versant 2100 Press, and for small and mid-size businesses, the 65-ppm Phaser 4622. Along […]

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