This guest blog was contributed by Scott Cullen | 9/13/13
If you were starting your career today, would you consider a position in the imaging industry? I ask that because there’s a school of thought these days that it’s a dying industry, so why would anyone in their right mind become a part of it? The good old days are well behind us, and winter, to use a “Game of Thrones” phrase, is coming. Hardware sales and printed output are trending downward, and software solutions and services are the wave of the future. And making money off of solutions and services is something plenty of old-school imaging technology dealers are still trying to figure out how to do.
This guest blog was contributed by Kim Louden | 9/27/13
Last year, my husband and I found ourselves pulling into our driveway each night and finding it easy to ignore our overgrown shrubs and trees, a bathroom that was outdated, and generally settling for what was adequate. We were comfortable, and it was easier to just overlook things we wanted or needed to improve because we were getting by just fine. But several months ago, we started investing in some remodeling projects and new landscaping because we understood that if we didn’t take the time to make these updates, the value of our home would decrease.
This guest blog was contributed by Michael Rich | 9/25/13
With MPS gaining momentum and growing in popularity, there is no shortage of suppliers ready to jump on the bandwagon. Today, virtually every equipment manufacturer is selling some form of MPS. Likewise, most traditional office equipment dealers and resellers have adopted MPS programs – even retail stores and computer dealers. Meanwhile, channel providers that previously had little desire to sell printers or MFPs – IT VARs and managed service providers (MSPs) – are now getting into the game to expand their services portfolio and drive new revenue opportunities.
This guest blog was contributed by Scott Cullen | 10/24/13
If I were an office technology/imaging channel dealer today there’d be something wrong with me if I didn’t pursue the health-care option. What I mean by that is there’s no better vertical to target than the health care industry, particularly if my business needs a sales infusion.