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State of the Industry: Five Years After the Recession

bob As a group, hardware manufacturers are doing modestly well. The days of big quarterly declines are behind us. Most firms — but not all — are reporting at least modest growth. Compared to pre-recession days, however, unit shipments are down in most hardware categories and so is cartridge consumption. As a result, revenue is down for most manufacturers compared to 2007 — and for some it is way down. So, is the state of the industry strong? Well, you tell me.

gapTCOGap TCO Report: Comparison of Four A4 Business Color Inkjet MFPs

This month's edition compares four A4 business color inkjet MFPs: Brother MFC-J870DW, Canon PIXMA MX532, HP OfficeJet 5740, and Epson WorkForce WF-2660.


MPS: Back to the Future

How often do we find ourselves observing that “hindsight is always 20/20”? Take a moment and think back to the beginning of the MPS business and let this article be a warning letter to create a better MPS future.



Becoming the Perpetually Valuable MSP

by Dave Sobel | 10/1/14

As I write this article, I’m in Dusseldorf, Germany, where we are hosting our MAX 2014 conference for the German market. This is the fourth of our series, and the team has flown around the world, visiting Australia, the U.S., the UK, and now mainland Europe. The…

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Digitization

by Jim Lyons | 9/30/14

I spent much of this summer pondering the question “What’s keeping the world from being 100 percent digitized?” I am not confident I am any closer to an answer, but I definitely have come up with some fine points on the question. For my September Observations,…

3D Printing Just Got Interesting

by Amy Weiss | 9/22/14

I was sort-of watching the news the other night, paying the usual amount of attention – half focused on murder, misery, death and destruction, half focused on Clash of Clans – when an interesting combination of phrases caught my ear. Star Trek. 3D printing. Space. It…


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