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HP to Acquire Open-Source Provider Eucalyptus as Part of Open-Source Cloud Building

Hewlett-Packard reports that it’s negotiated a definitive agreement to acquire Eucalyptus, a provider of open-source software for building private and hybrid enterprise cloud services. After the transaction closes, Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos, a longtime advocate of open source, will join HP as senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud business, reporting to HP […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/8/2014 – Major Initiatives from Xerox, HP, Samsung; Ricoh In-House 3D Printers; More

This week, our big news is from Xerox and Hewlett-Packard, with both companies making big announcements – with Xerox focusing on small- and mid-size business MFPs and more, and HP focusing on printer/MFP security. Of note with Xerox is a new managed print services program available for its channel partners under which channel partners provide […]

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HP Locks Down Printers with New Security Features, Advisory Services, ArcSight Printer Integration, Cloud Pull Print, More

When most people think of security in the enterprise, they think of PC, network, and cyber security, but many don’t consider the printer/copier/MFP. But as Hewlett-Packard explains, today’s printer/copier, or MFP, can be a significant risk in the enterprise – whether it’s a sales person copying their customer list to take to another company, confidential […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/25/2014 – New HP Instant Ink-Subscription All-in-Ones; Canon Supports Android; Latest Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments; More

Photo credit: ecstaticist / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Cost per Page (CPP): At its most basic, CPP is the cost of imaging supplies used per standard page, including ink or toner, imaging drums, fuser units, transfer belts, etc. Why are we talking about CPP? The reason is that although […]

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IDC: Worldwide Large-Format Printer Shipments Enjoy Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Growth; Epson Makes Gains

According to the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker, the large format printer (LFP) market recorded year-over-year growth of 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), with more than 77,000 units shipped. Shipment value, however, declined slightly to $786 million in the quarter, with year-over-year […]

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HP Launches Four New Mobile-Printing Friendly Inkjet All-in-Ones with Instant Ink Program

Hewlett-Packard has introduced four new color inkjet All-in-Ones for home and home-office users, the Envy 7640 e-All-in-One, Envy 5640 e-All-in-One, Envy 5660 e-All-in-One, and Officejet 5740 e-All-in-One, all designed to make it easy for users to print from smartphones and tablets, including iOS, Android, ChromeOS, Windows 8, and the Kindle Fire HDX. All of the new […]

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HP Chairman and CEO Meg Whitman Accepts ALS ICE Bucket Challenge

After a challenge from Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell, Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Meg Whitman has accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. After an icy dousing, Whitman then nominated former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, General Motors CEO Mary Barra, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  

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IDC: Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Declines for First Time in Three Quarters; Samsung Makes Gains

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in the past three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), resulting in a -2.3 percent year-over-year decrease, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in its […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/18/2014 – New Memjet Print Engine, Printer Revenue Down at HP, More

This week, the big news was Hewlett-Packard’s reporting of its results for third-quarter 2014. The good news is that HP achieved a slight revenue increase after several quarters of revenue decline, the bad news was lower printer revenue, including lower supplies revenue. However, HP CEO Meg Whitman was overall pleased with HP’s performance. According to […]

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Slight Revenue Increase for HP; Printing Revenue Down, but PC Revenue Up

Hewlett-Packard reported results for its third quarter, with net revenue of $27.6 billion, up 1 percent from the previous year. Third-quarter GAAP earnings per share were $0.52, down 27 percent from the third quarter a year ago, and down from HP’s previously provided outlook of $0.59 to $0.63 per share. Earnings were $1 billion, down 29 […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/11/2014 – Printer, MFP Shipments Up; Key Legal Rulings for MPHJ Technology, Kodak; More

This week, some of the most interesting news came from market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) with its Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker (which covers printers, MFPs, and copiers that print on and/or scan A2- to A4-size media). According to IDC, the Western Europe market for printers/MFPs/copiers enjoyed its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, with shipments […]

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Authorities Seize 35,000 Counterfeit Printer Ink Cartridges in Saudi Arabia

Arab News reports that Saudi Arabia authorities have seized some 35,000 counterfeit fake Canon and Hewlett-Packard printer cartridges. According to Arab News, field inspectors for the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce and Industry confiscated more than 35,000 fake printer ink cartridges in Riyadh. The inspectors said the poor-quality ink cartridges were designed to be marketed […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/4/2014 – HP ‘Instant Ink Professional;” Ricoh, Sharp Financials; More

What do you do if the supplies for your product are being made and sold by unauthorized third parties and are cutting into your revenue stream? You either a) enforce your patents through litigation to end the sale of those supplies, and/or b) make your supplies more economical and easier to obtain. Canon Inc. continues […]

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New HP ‘Instant Ink Professional’ – Print up to 2,000 Pages per Month for $59.99

Hewlett-Packard has introduced Instant Ink Professional, an ink-cartridge subscription program under which users pay a monthly fee to have ink cartridges automatically delivered to them whenever ink levels become low, enabling, for instance, users to print 2,000 pages per month for $59.99 per month. This latest program follows up on HP’s Instant Ink program introduced […]

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HP Accuses Autonomy Founder Michael Lynch of Fraud, Files Lawsuit

The Guardian reports that Hewlett-Packard has filed a lawsuit against Autonomy founder and former chief executive Michael Lynch, accusing Lynch of fraud. HP filed the lawsuit on August 4th; it also said it would sue Autonomy’s former financial officer Sushovan Hussain. According to The Guardian: “Hussain is seeking to block HP’s settlement of three shareholder […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/21/2014 – Strong Quarters for Lexmark, Canon; Epson Invests Big in Inkjet; More

Both Lexmark and Canon Inc. continue to report strong financial results. In the case of Lexmark (which has been all quiet on the hardware front lately), revenue from its Perceptive Software division and managed print services (MPS) continues to drive growth. In particular with Lexmark, MPS revenue grew 14 percent compared to the same quarter […]

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Meg Whitman is New Chairman of HP; Other Board Changes Announced

Hewlett-Packard reports that Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors, and current director Pat Russo has been appointed lead independent director. Additionally, Klaus Kleinfeld, chief executive and chairman of Alcoa, has been appointed to the board, bringing the total number of board members to 12. […]

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U.S. Air Force Selects HP for Printers under Five-Year Contract; HP Also Extends Global Hardware Contract with Shell

Hewlett-Packard reported today that the United States Air Force has issued it a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement for HP single-function printers, MFPs, and their consumables for its Digital Printing and Imaging initiative (DPI). The Air Force’s DPI initiative is based on five key elements of its imaging and printing environment, including savings, security, standardization, simplification, […]

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