Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Xerox "The Week in Review"
Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places!
- A judge in New York granted Xerox’s motion to dismiss an antitrust claim made against the company. Media Sciences, maker of generic printer supplies for Xerox printers, was trying to establish that Xerox maintained an unfair monopoly on the market for cartridges & ink for its printers. Xerox is still suing Media Sciences for patent infringement.
- Xerox announced it will license software from Preo Software Inc. of Alberta, Calgary, Canada. The software supposedly will allow end users to measure their color coverage on their documents that they plan on printing to their new Xerox ColorQube color wax copier. In theory, this would allow users to know upfront what their cost per click would be before they actually print the page, and get billed by Xerox.
- Xerox’s ACS division announced it won a $4 million contract from the State of Wyoming to develop an electronic health record and health information exchange portal.
- ACS, a division of Xerox, also announced it won a bid to provide employee benefits administration from Ford Motor Company. Terms and revenue not announced.
- In order to be named the “Official Copier of the Olympics”, Xerox used to pay $50 million per year to the International Olympic Committee.
- The Association of Retired Xerox Employees (ARXE) claim that 25% of its members (8,000 of 33,000) will be affected by the elimination of supplemental health care coverage provided by Xerox. The group, led by David Coriale, filed a lawsuit in Rochester federal court to try and force Xerox to reinstate the benefits.
- Xerox launched CategoriX software, which will supposedly automatically classify documents for the legal vertical market. Pricing not announced.
- Xerox also plans on launching a program to provide managed print services in the cloud. “The managed print services in the cloud will be targeted at mid-market companies having a sizeable number of imaging and printing devices. The services will be offered on per-device, per-month basis.” Said Princy Bhatnagar, a Director in Xerox’s Office Business Group.