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Amy 2018 120by Amy Weiss   

Sounds impressive, but is it really?

The January 31 announcement from Xerox and Fujifilm that they were entering an agreement to combine Xerox with Fuji Xerox was not entirely surprising, considering that rumors had been circulating for most of the month of January, since the Wall Street Journal reported earlier in the month that the two companies were in talks.

GregWalterscolorsqby Greg Walters    

A recent article on America’s dying industries on the website 24/7 Wall St. included industries such as “curtain and linen mills,” “formal wear and costume rental” and “professional employer organizations.” To perhaps no one’s surprise it also included industries including “bookstores and news dealers,” “newspaper publishers,” “other publishers” and, coming in last on the list, “office supplies, except paper, manufacturing.”

Lauren Fordsqby Lauren Ford   

Did you know the average consumer makes their way through 60 percent of the sales cycle before your sales team gets involved? Let me take a minute to explain. In the past, sales would have complete control over the information shared with their prospective customers. From product functionality to testimonials, if a potential customer had a question, they’d call sales. The problem is that’s not how it works anymore.

PA 2018 120by Patricia Ames  

Jim Dotter is President of Virginia Business Systems and an expert in document management solutions including printers, MFPs, scanners, software, solutions and managed services. He recently became president of the Select Dealer Group, an independent dealer peer-to-peer group whose CEOs meet three times per year to share best practices. The group, also known as SDG, is comprised of office equipment and systems dealer members who are serious about implementing the ProFinance Model for Success in their dealerships. I spoke with Jim recently to ask about SDG and how dealers are benefiting from the group’s models and approaches.

sarahcuster2016 sqby Sarah Custer   

If you’re like me, you hate the idea of waste. Whether it’s money, resources or time, it’s a shame to throw something valuable down the drain. Many pride themselves on running their homes and businesses with as little waste as possible. 

CES 2018 wrapped after dazzling the world with a glimpse into the future. More than 3,900 exhibitors showcased world-changing technologies that spanned more than 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space across Las Vegas – the largest show floor in CES’ 51-year history. There were 860,732 tweets about CES 2018 and 450,554 uses of the #CES2018 hashtag. From major international brands to the more than 900 startups participating in Eureka Park (home for CES startups) CES 2018 truly reflected the vibrant global tech industry. Read more.

PA 2018 120by Patricia Ames   

James Bond would not be pleased. Last week, reports confirmed rumors that vulnerabilities in processors manufactured by Intel, AMD and ARM indeed existed. Somehow, the vulnerability has gone undiscovered for over two decades (at least officially), and affects chips manufactured since as early as 1995. Even more surprisingly, researchers from four different organizations spread out across the globe — Graz’s University of Technology, Cyberus Technology, Google’s Project Zero and Paul Kocher — each reported to Intel that they had discovered the bug within a month of each other. Since the news broke, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and other tech giants have released patches, but some experts are skeptical as to whether they will be effective or not.  

GregWalterscolorsqby Greg Walters   

What does "scan once, print many" mean?  Anyone?  Bueller ... ? Back in the good old days of analog copiers, pagers and dinosaurs, the scanner on copiers needed to take a “picture” for every copy made: When 10 copies were requested, the scanner moved across the original 10 times.  You can imagine how this added to the wear and tear of a device and repeated, on-site service. 

Henning Volkmer ThinPrintby Henning Volkmer  

When analyzing your business process, how much consideration do you give to your print environment?  Much like all areas of business, print management has evolved over the last few years, with more options to simplify and increase productivity and cost-savings within an organization.

EricStavola Picby Eric Stavola   

Most businesses today just can’t keep up with the way information is created and technology utilized. Simply put, traditional workplace models can’t keep up with the way businesses work today.