April 2014

by Kevin DeYoung, Qualpath

I’ve been in this industry for 30 years, starting as a sales rep and consequently founding two successful startups. I also ran an international division for a publicly traded company. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and had my fair share of successes. Fortunately, I had great mentors and partners along the way. Some people say I’m successful, but like beauty, it’s all in the eye of the beholder.

by Amy Weiss

Albany, N.Y., is a hotbed of lawyers. Surprising? Well, maybe not when you think about it. New York State has the second-highest number of lawyers per capita in the United States (Washington, D.C., not surprisingly, takes the top spot in that category). And while, again not surprisingly, Manhattan takes the top spot within New York, that state’s capital city of Albany comes in second.

by Robert Palmer

HP’s 2014 Industry Analyst Summit, held March 4–6 in Boston, was a showcase event attended by more than 300 analysts from around the world.

by Brad Roderick, TonerCycle/InkCycle

For the record, I am not a huge sports nut. My dad quotes players, coaches, stats and sports trivia dating back to his childhood. A good friend knows the college, the high school, and maybe even the elementary school of every player, past and present, on his favorite teams. One relative cares little about any of the details or even about specific teams; he just loves to watch any sport on T.V. — even golf. I am the odd man out. I have little interest in specific teams, players, or coaches.

by Sarah Henderson, West Point Products

I recently reread “Good to Great” by Jim Collins, and I was struck how the author comes to the conclusion that there is no silver bullet for making a good company become a great company. The same can be said about MPS programs as they are modeled within the imaging industry.

by Charles Brewer, Actionable Intelligence

The recession adversely affected the low end of the markets for personal and workgroup printers and MFPs. The impact was so profound that the market all but collapsed.

by Robert Palmer

On March 24, Hewlett-Packard announced the latest in a series of groundbreaking ink-based printing products targeted at business users.

by Patricia Ames

At Toshiba’s 2013 LEAD conference we heard executives speak about digital signage, plans for the future and the managed print market. After the event we sat down with Joe Contreras to dig a little deeper.

by Patricia Ames

The Imaging Channel sat down with Frank Mallozzi at EFI’s Connect conference in Las Vegas to catch up on the company’s activities in 2014. Here’s what we discovered.