Commercial Printing

Commercial printers surveyed Report published by Printing Impressions magazine, based on research conducted by NAPCO Research and PRINTING United Alliance 4% of businesses saw sales increase in past year Average of 25.9% increase 1% have reduction in revenue Average of 25.1% decrease

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Industry News

Canon rating is downgraded Moody’s Investor Service announced it has downgraded Canon issuer rating from A3.A to Baa1 Reflects steady demand decline in Canon’s core copier/printer business Expects that Canon’s profit and cash flow will be squeezed

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Konica Minolta Announces Leadership Changes

Konica Minolta Announces Leadership Changes to Support Digital Transformation Initiatives  March 2, 2021 News Ramsey, NJ, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced leadership changes to support the company’s internal and customer-focused digital transformation strategy. The changes are designed to augment its Digital Experience-as-a-Service (DX-as-a-Service) and Internet of Things (IoT)

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Happy Texas Independence Day!

WASHINGTON-ON-THE-BRAZOS STATE HISTORIC SITE WASHINGTON-ON-THE-BRAZOS STATE HISTORIC SITE 23400 Park Road 12 Washington, Texas   77880 (lat:30.3259 lon:-96.1551)  Phone: 936-878-2214 Email:  Visiting Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is an enjoyable experience on two levels. First, the expansive park grounds along the Brazos River provide a beautiful setting for picnicking, sightseeing and birdwatching. And secondly, the Star of the Republic

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The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook

Economic Outlook Conference 2021     ► SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Conference Agenda 7:30 a.m.: Registration 8:00 a.m.: Welcome 8:20 a.m.: National Update  9:00 a.m.: Community Update 10:00 a.m.: Economy Update 11:00 a.m.: Port Panel 12:00 p.m.: Keynote Luncheon 1:00 p.m.: Adjournment Event Sponsors Kean Miller Presenting Sponsor VIP Reception Sponsor Keynote Sponsor WIFI Sponsor Platinum Sponsor Lanyard Sponsor Mask

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New Kyocera Evolution Series

Introducing the New Kyocera Evolution Series, Designed to Meet the Challenges of Today’s Changing Workplace Thursday, February 25, 2021 ENX Magazine Fairfield, NJ (Feb. 25, 2021) — With the unprecedented challenges and pains facing organizations across all industries during this period of great change, Kyocera has risen to the occasion by taking the next step in

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Worldwide growth in printers/MFPs sold

Data published by IDC regarding 4th quarter of 2020 including consumer and office printers and MFPs sold worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market saw overall shipments grow 5.6% year over year (YoY) grew to approximately 27.0 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020 shipment value during the quarter declined 5.1% to $11.1 billion inkjet units

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Intalere

Intalere adds vendors to its GPO Intalere is one of the largest national healthcare group purchasing organizations in the U.S. (Konica Minolta is a contracted vendor with Intalere GPO) Now offering respiratory therapy products from Vapotherm, Inc. of Exeter, NH Also now offering orthopedic soft goods and bracing from Bird & Cronin of Eagan, MN

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Cyber Security

HP predicts more cyberattacks in 2021 New report published by HP forecasts threats in 2021 “anticipates an increase in…ransomware, message hijacking, insider threats, corporate email corruption…” “the consequences of the pandemic have weakened security within companies” “corporate data is less and less secure” “We should expect cybercriminals to identify and exploit any new vulnerabilities that

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Report on cloud-based print management

Report on cloud-based print management Research published by Quocirca Customer’s IT managers are looking to deploy, secure, monitor and managed connected printers and MFPs, including those at remote locations, from a central Web dashboard Alerts for supplies and service Rules based printing Generate usage and sustainability reports Cloud-based printing Discover printers and print without installing

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Space City Weather

The latest on extremely cold weather coming to Houston, and snowfall potential February 11, 2021 at 6:57 am by Eric Berger The Arctic front has pushed all the way off the coast and temperatures this morning are in the 30s and 40s. Welcome to your new reality, Houston. It’s possible the region won’t see temperatures in the 60s

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Cycreekstoptheflooding.com

Raveneaux and the $160 million gambit To significantly reduce flooding along Cypress Creek we need about 25,000 acre/feet of detention.  That is about 3.9 square miles of detention facilities along our 30-mile-long creek.  Why, you ask?  Because the creek area is “over developed” – too many roofs, streets, parking lots, too much impervious surface.  Rain

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COVID-19 vaccination registration

Recently, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) launched a new COVID-19 vaccination registration portal inviting residents to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine waitlist. To ensure fair access for elderly residents, working families, and vulnerable populations, registrants on the waitlist are selected through a randomization and prioritization process rather than on a  first-come, first-served basis. While

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Technical Service On-Site

Sidestepping a Pandemic: Dealers Chart Challenges of Delivering Technical Service On-Site Thursday, February 4, 2021 Erik Cagle Ah, the joys of being a service technician during the age of COVID-19. Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Check. Gloves? Got ‘em. Disinfectant spray for machines? Right here. Maybe disposable work mats and booties, or anything else that

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Industry News

Xerox reports on last quarter’s earnings 4th quarter total revenue was down 21% to $1.93 billion Operating income down 55.2% to $184 million Net income was down 71.1% to $77 million Equipment revenue down 17.2% to $510 million Color A4 MFP installs down 22% B/w A4 MFP installs up 22% Color A3 MFP installs down

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Konica Minolta Leads in Brand Loyalty

Konica Minolta Leads in Brand Loyalty for Fourteenth Consecutive Year Posted on January 27, 2021 by IA Staff Konica Minolta Leads in Brand Loyalty for Fourteenth Consecutive Year Posted on January 27, 2021 by IA Staff Company Again Ranked #1 in MFP Copier Category in Brand Keys’ Customer Loyalty Engagement Index Ramsey, NJ, — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced today

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Cargo Ship Containers Lost at Sea

  Here’s Why You’re Waiting On Hardware, Parts And Supplies Posted on January 26, 2021 by IA Staff Are you waiting on machine deliveries that don’t seem to be coming? Are you suddenly finding your supplies and parts are backordered? The second biggest cargo ship loss in history may be the reason why, with over 1,800 containers going

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HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates

Froedtert Health of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, notified 760 patients that their PHI was exposed after being illegally accessed by a former employee. Hendrick Health of Abilene, TX notified 640,436 patients that their PHI was exposed after ransomware attack. Salem Clinic of Oregon notified 20,000 patients that their PHI was exposed after ransomware attack hit Metro Presort,

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Survey of remote workers

Quocirca survey of remote workers Study of employees who are working from home during 2020 52% expect to work flexibly between home and office in 2021 18% expect to work completely from home 35% expect to return to office full time 23% have been provided with home printer 86% have printer at home 42% have

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Industry News

Canon to reorganize Goal is to diversify revenue and sales Will focus on growing revenue in medical equipment, security monitoring cameras, OLED panel manufacturing and commercial/industrial printing Hope to account for 40% of sales by 12/2025 Is developing new printing systems for package and label printing Seeks to alleviate office printer/MFP revenue declines Also plans

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Security

78% of Organizations To Increase Print Security Spending Following A Dramatic Drop in IT Confidence in Enterprise Print Infrastructure Security Posted on January 14, 2021 by IA Staff Burgess Hill, United Kingdom, January 14, 2021 – Ringdale®, the provider of FollowMe®, the leading print management solution for Enterprise and Government organizations today announces the results of new research

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Environment Management System Award

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe announces that its Environment Management System (EMS) has once again been awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification by TÜV Rheinland. EMS was first granted this certification in 2017.  With its Environmental Management System (EMS), Konica Minolta is committed to reducing its environmental impact, complying with Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) legislation and

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Konica Minolta Color Consistency Award

Keypoint Intelligence Reveals Winner of Inaugural BLI Color A3 Consistency Award It is the exceptional models that deliver the most consistent color over time, which subsequently translates to greater uptime, repeatable output, and, most importantly, returning customers. FAIRFIELD, N.J. (PRWEB) January 13, 2021 Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software,

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Security

HIPAA & Cybersecurity Updates ZDNet magazine now reports that 50% of hacking attacks on healthcare industry involve ransomware. The federal government announced that the year 2020 set a record for number of breaches in the U.S. healthcare industry. Socialarks, a social media management company, exposed 400 gigabytes of personal info from 214 million users due

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