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Ramsey, NJ – January 3, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the partnership with Epic Products International, an Arlington, TX-based designer and manufacturer of equipment that enhances the quality and productivity of the printing process. The venture will enhance Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 program, which markets and promotes the KM-1 to print providers worldwide. 

North Canton, Ohio —Visual Edge Technology, Inc., has acquired Brady Business Systems, one of the leading independent Office Solutions and Document Management dealers in the U.S;  Visual Edge 20th over the past several years.

MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), today announced that it is a recipient of the 2017 Tech Data Marketing and Sales Innovator of the Year Award as part of Tech Data's 13th annual Vendor Summit, held at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. Tech Data's Vendor of the Year award recipients are recognized for their collaboration, enablement programs, strong partnerships, and commitment to Tech Data, its solution providers and the IT channel in the Americas.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (December 20, 2017) — Toshiba America Business Solutions today announced it is renewing its contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers to continue as the preferred copier and service provider of the successful National Football League team.  The deal extends the 10-year partnership for a minimum of five more years.  

FRANKLIN, Mass., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The ink and toner cartridge remanufacturing industry has reached an inflection point. Established in the United States in the 1980s, the remanufacturing industry quickly became a global enterprise and remanufacturers have refurbished billions of cartridges over the past thirty-plus years. Although the industry is well-established and remanufacturers continue to generate billions of dollars in sales each year, remanufacturers are finding it increasingly difficult to thrive and grow as they cope with 21st-century market demands, especially relentless pressures from newly built compatible cartridges, which are often marketed without regard for intellectual property (IP).

Ramsey, NJ, Dec. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a disruptive technology company known for its smart office solutions, today announced the appointment of Laura Blackmer as the Senior Vice President of the Dealer Channel Sales team for Konica Minolta, effective December  15, 2017. Blackmer will report directly to Sam Errigo, Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development. She will be primarily responsible for helping the company’s dealer channel drive growth, leverage emerging market opportunities including All Covered, the managed IT services arm the company acquired in 2011.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (December 18, 2017) – Oval Partners, a San Francisco based multi-family office private equity firm, today announced an exciting new partnership with Flo-Tech, an award winning national provider of managed print services, who has been recognized on numerous occasions for their innovations in the delivery of national managed print solutions.  

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 18, 2017 – Xerox continues to add partners from coast to coast, with Hilyard’s Business Solutions and Rabbit Office Automation the latest to join its channel partner program.

Kansas City, Missouri — At 11 a.m. Central on Jan. 22, 2018, the Business Technology Association (BTA; and Growth Achievement Partners (GAP, will begin the next BTA Strategic Sales Semester ( The first session of this web-based educational offering, taught by Mitch Morgan and Chris Ryne of GAP, had more than 100 sales rep participants. The BTA Strategic Sales Semester will walk attendees through the Strategic Methodology Framework (SMF) — a step-by-step sales process designed for the office technology industry that contemplates transactional and strategic sales. (A free informational webinar that will outline the course and provide for Q&A will be held at 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Register at

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (December 14, 2017) –Oval Partners, a San Francisco based multi-family office private equity firm, today announced a new partnership with Caltronics Business Systems, an independent office technology dealer with 12 offices throughout Northern California and Arizona.