Industry News

Ricoh posts last quarter’s earnings Total sales down 26.2% to 352.2 billion yen ($3.3 billion) Gross profit down 33.8% to 122 billion yen Operating profit was a loss of 21.2 billion yen Profit attributable to owners of parent was a loss of 18.6 billion yen Office Printing division hardware sales down 32.1% to 174.7 billion

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Industry News – Xerox

Xerox downgraded the Fitch Ratings credit-rating agency announced that it revised its Rating Outlook for Xerox from Stable to Negative firm said its rating actions followed Xerox’s second-quarter revenue decline of 35% noted that lost post-sale revenue (such as toner cartridges, paper, etc.), which declined 34%, will likely not be recovered. Xerox’s business “has also

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Canon confirms major ransomware attack has taken down its systems

Canon confirms major ransomware attack has taken down its systems By Joel Khalili 3 days ago Canon ransomware attack takes down website, email and various other services (Image credit: Canon) Update: An internal memo delivered to Canon staff has confirmed the company is suffering the effects of a ransomware attack. “Canon U.S.A, Inc. and its subsidiaries understand the

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Reward in Risk

Agent of Change: Kyocera Difference Maker Oscar Sanchez Sees Reward in Risk Thursday, August 6, 2020 Erik Cagle Oscar Sanchez, Kyocera The great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy once observed, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” But with all due respect to the man who penned “War and Peace,”

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Congressman Dan Crenshaw Thursday August 6 at 9:00 am

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce’s ongoing KEYNOTE SERIES will feature Congressman Dan Crenshaw at 9:00 am Thursday August 6. www.HoustonNWChamber.org This event is presented by Lone Star College – University Park   AND   cycreekstoptheflooding.com “Get insight into what is going on in Washington DC in regards to COVID, local flood control and the possibility of additional

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Work from home study

Work from home study published Survey research published by Harvard Business Review Studied all the employees that Microsoft sent home to work remotely “People were ‘on’ four more hours a week, on average” Work days on average are now longer People were taking time out during the day for things like: Walking dog Teaching child

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Toner Cartridges

Ninestar battles OEMs over firmware Ninestar of China, owner of Lexmark, is launching new solution which is being advertised as helping customers use its non-OEM toner cartridges by getting around manufacturer’s firmware that prevents non-OEM cartridges Named the “Upgrade without Unpacking Solution”, updates cartridges affected by firmware upgrades without opening the packaging Claims that its

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Security

Xerox security issue in MFPs/printers Company sent out a bulletin warning that some of its devices are at risk from the Ripple20 security vulnerability Ripple20 affects devices that use Treck Software to manage their TCP/IP stack The bulletin lists a number of devices that are made by Fujifilm for Xerox that have this issue ‘we

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HIPAA & Cybersecurity Update

HIPAA & Cybersecurity Update Walmart was sued for allegedly violating California’s new data breach law, in regards to lack of proper security with a large amount of customers have their info exposed. Walmart notified an unknown number of pharmacy customers that their PHI was exposed after several of its California stores were looted by rioters.

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Universal Print

Microsoft to launch Universal Print Offered public preview of new technology on 7/21 and 7/22 during Microsoft Inspire event New technology advertised as eliminating need for customers to have print servers on site, and getting rid need to maintain all print drivers, print queues and firmware Claims it currently costs customers up to $4000 per

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Remote Work Not So Great?

Article published in The Wall Street Journal Company executives interview admitted that 4 months ago, when COVID-19 pandemic started, employees were sent home and were very productive initially Some companies even vowed to give up their physical office spaces entirely. Now, as the work-from-home experiment stretches on, comments include:L projects take longer training is tougher

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Recall of some hand sanitizers

FDA recalls more hand sanitizers due to toxic chemical Kelsie Sandoval July 22, 2020, 12:12 PM FDA recalls more hand sanitzers due to toxic chemical The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the list of hand sanitizers — some sold at Walmart, Costco and other national chains — being recalled to at least 75 recently,

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Ninestar

“Dear valued customer, Important notice for printers using HP 952xl, 902xl inkjet cartridges! HP recently released new firmware and push consumer to upgrade. When consumer upgrades their firmware, the printer will not recognize current third party HP 952xl, 902xl inkjet cartridges. Ninestar Technology helps customer downgrade firmware and keep using third party HP 952xl, 902xl

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Konica Minolta Launches Workplace Hub Pro

Konica Minolta Launches Workplace Hub Pro  July 15, 2020 News Ramsey, NJ — Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), today announced Workplace Hub Pro, further strengthening its all-in-one IT offering to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Joining the Hub and Edge solutions in the next-generation Workplace Hub portfolio, the newly launched device combines powerful, smart

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Print Drivers

Are Print Drivers About to Be Obsolete? On March 2, Microsoft announced a private preview of its Universal Print solution. A lot has changed since then – for example, like so many events, this week’s Microsoft Inspire will be digital. One item on the agenda of the event for Microsoft partners is the public preview

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Print Survey Results

HP publishes print survey results 73% of respondents agreed that their current printing strategy needs to change 69%= will be digitizing workflows 70% = security if a large concern 90% = print helps keep them more organized 90% = print helps keep them more engaged more in meetings 82% = are more effective with print

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Security Risk from devices

HP & Samsung devices have security risk CyberMDX Security published a bulletin warning of devices that can be compromised by hackers Devices that are impacted are those that use Treck software to manage their TCP/IP stack due to Ripple20 vulnerability Devices named in the report with this security vulnerability include some of the following models:

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Kyocera makes wearable for COVID-19

Kyocera makes wearable for COVID-19 The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) Medical Hospital is working with Kyocera to be able to deliver rehab therapy to patients while closely monitoring their vital signs develop and now test a wearable device that helps rehab specialists work with their patients via the

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Ransomware

Xerox Alleged Maze Ransomware Victim According to BleepingComputer, Maze ransomware claims to have captured 100GB of Xerox data as of June 25th. Xerox has yet to confirm this cyberattack but Maze is offering 10 screenshots of Xerox files as proof of breach. “Specifically, one image shows that hosts on ‘eu.xerox.net,’ managed by Xerox Corporation, were compromised.

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Is your Printer vunerable?

New security vulnerability for printer/MFPs? Reported by ZDNet magazine and JSOF Security a new vulnerability, named “Ripple20” that may impact some brands of MFPs and printers Impacts devices that use code from Treck Software (based in Cincinnati, Ohio) to manage their TCP/IP stack, which allows the printer/MFPs to connect to the Internet via TCP/IP connections

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Texas Association of Business

Texas Business Applauds Governor Abbott for Instituting Face Covering for All   Today in Austin Governor Abbott signed Executive Order No. GA-29 requiring all citizens of the state of Texas to use face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster. “Texas business applauds Governor Abbott for making the right decision implementing a statewide face covering order aimed

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Reopening Texas, the next phase

Good morning, Yesterday afternoon, Governor Abbott announced the next phase of reopening Texas, which allows businesses to operate at up to 50 percent capacity, with limited exceptions. The announcement follows the phased approach to reopening businesses across Texas initiated on April 27 in the Governor’s Report to Open Texas. This new phase also allows for the

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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean is between June 1st and November 1st and our local weather forecasters have been reminding us to plan for our family’s emergency needs for a 72-hour period. They recommend setting aside a supply of bottled water, non-perishable foods that need no cooking, a new supply of batteries,

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New solution

ThinPrint launches new solution Now offering “ezeep Hub” Offering print rendering in the cloud to eliminate complex print driver and print server management, using Microsoft Azure cloud platform Cloud printing developed specifically for Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Allows company branches and remote offices to have immediate print availability Almost all existing and new printer models

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