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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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New Xerox DocuMate 4830 Scanner up to 67-Percent Faster

Xerox says its new DocuMate 4830 workgroup scanner ($2,495) now includes updated hardware that increases black-and-white scan speeds by 67 percent, from 30 to 50 ppm. Scan speed in duplex mode is 100 images per minute. The scanner has both an A3-size flatbed for scanning larger documents and a 75-page automatic document feeder through which […]

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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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Federal Audit Reveals Texas Agency – not Xerox – Responsible for State’s Medicaid Problems

The Austin American Statesman reports that a Texas state agency – and not Xerox – is responsible for Texas’ Medicaid’s dental-care-overbilling problems, according to an audit conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General: “A federal audit released Monday laid responsibility for hundreds of millions of dollars potentially […]

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Xerox Appoints John Corley President of Xerox Channel Partner Operations

Xerox has appointed John Corley president of its Channel Partner Operations (CPO). The appointment is effective September 1st; Corley succeeds Douraid Zaghouani. Corley has served as senior vice president and general manager for Xerox Canadian Operations, leading Xerox’s Canadian sales operations since January 2008. In this role, he’s been responsible for the sale of all […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/28/2014 – Printer, MFP Revenue Slips at Xerox; OKI, Konica Minolta MFP and Printer Revenue Up; More

In this week’s financial news, Konica Minolta, OKI, Epson, and Kyocera continue to roll along, steadily rebounding from the effects of the recession and appearing poised for future growth now that their customers’ budget restraints appear to be slowly loosening. Of note with most of these vendors is that they offer workflow solutions that can […]

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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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OEM Toner-Cartridge Revenues Increase in Western Europe

London-based IT market-research firm Context reports that OEM toner-cartridge revenues across Western European increased by 2 percent year-over-year in the first 22 weeks of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. According to data published by Context, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) toner-cartridge revenues were driven by Average Selling Prices (ASPs), which increased by 5 […]

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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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