Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Daily MFP Industry Notes from around the World 8/17/2011

·    Indiana Business Equipment recently completed a studyofthe county's use of printers, copiers, fax machines and multi-purposes devices, with an eye toward serving the county's needs as a single, central vendor. On Monday, Copyco Office Solutions came before the commissioners with  a  similar proposal.

·   FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011  -- EFI (Nasdaq:EFII) today announced it has teamed with Xerox Corporation to provide customers worldwide with the EFI Digital StoreFront™ (DSF) Web-to-Print solution, giving print providers a new front door to their business. Available first in the United States, Xerox Corporation's direct sales team and channel partners are now offering the award-winning solution. Read more here

·   ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug 17, 2011  -- Xerox Corporation will manage global print operations across more than 460 Cisco offices, making printing services easily accessible to employees working from different locations, using a variety of desktop and mobile devices.

As part of a new managed print services (MPS) strategy, Xerox will provide the Cisco workforce with more cost-effective ways to produce and manage documents, improving the efficiency of the print environment by 20 percent. Using the Xerox Enterprise Print Services (EPS) platform to support a new cloud-based mobile print solution, Cisco will allow employees to securely print from any device, anytime, anywhere without downloading software, mapping to a printer or booting up their laptops. Read more here

·   Dunlap, Ill. — The Dunlap school board approved a centralized printing program on Aug. 10 that will save $350,000 over the next five years.

Currently, the district has 337 printers, along with 11 copiers, eight fax machines and seven multi-functional devices.
Read more here

·    BBT Group, a supplier of office copier and print products, purchased the Preston-based company for an undisclosed sum. The Coventry company, which opened an office at Salford Quays earlier this year, said the deal would boost its presence in the North West.
"Oakham Business Systems has a great reputation with very loyal customers and is an excellent fit for our business," said Philip Runciman, director of BBT Group. "The acquisition offers Oakham clients an expanded portfolio of products and services including document management and managed print services." BBT Group has a turnover of about £6m and employs 50 staff. Runciman added: "This is an exciting time for the business as we grow our nationwide offering and extend our presence in the North West."

·   Toshiba and Lexmark are partnering to nudge the managed print services market forward. Specifically, Toshiba Encompass managed print services now leverage Lexmark Fleet Manager 2.o software. As we’ve said before: A growing number of technology vendors are promoting managed print solutions… but only about 20 percent of MSPmentor 100 companies have embraced managed print services so far. Here’s the update.  Read more here

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