Lease Rates to Increase

At CIT, we take pride in being easy to work with and maintaining open communications with you. In that spirit, we want to inform you that we plan to increase our lease rates beginning August 1, 2018. Please submit your credit applications by the end of July so we can get them approved before the

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Pro-Tech 2018

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) has announced that Office Systems of Texas of Houston has been honored with the 2018 Pro-Tech Service Award. The Pro-Tech Award recognizes those Konica Minolta dealerships that demonstrate the highest commitment to customer support and satisfaction. “Konica Minolta is committed to assuring the highest performance standards across our organization,”

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Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 UV Inkjet

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. announced at drupa, the International Trade Fair showcasing state-of-the-art technologies, the successful launch of its AccurioJet KM-1 high-speed UV Inkjet press with initial sales to North American companies Cohber Press and PostcardMania. Designed to allow commercial printers to produce high-quality, short-run print jobs, the AccurioJet KM-1 is ideal for

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Konica Minolta aquires MWAi & strengthens SAP ties

Live Wire:KONICA MINOLTA SETS OFF PRE-FOURTH FIREWORKS WITH MWAi ACQUISITION – The Cannata Report MWA, an accredited SAP Business One Gold Partner, reseller and development organization, was awarded the SAP Innovation Partner of the Year Award. The unique capabilities acquired will integrate with All Covered’s Business Consulting Services Practice to deliver unparalleled end-to-end project scoping,

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Declaration of Independence

“In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to another, and to assume the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the

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PaperCut via Konica Minolta

PaperCut is the #1 print management solution for education opportunities with essential features designed for K-12 and Higher Education including: Mobility Print  |  Scan to Cloud  |  Job Ticketing  |  80+ Reports Campus Card Integration  |  Web-Based Administration  |  Print Policies Secure Print Release  |  Payment Gateways  |  Rules-Based Routing

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Industry News

Lexmark being scrutinized by feds? According to report in Bloomberg News, Lexmark may be under scrutiny as it was named in a report published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Security concerns as Lexmark is now owned by Ninestar of China (fka Zhuhai Seine Technology Co.), and recently caused Lexmark to lose a printer/MFP

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Healthcare News

GE to exit healthcare business General Electric said it will sell off its $19.1 billion healthcare unit as part of a new plan to refocus the company lost its spot on the Dow Jones industrial average refocus on power, aviation and renewable energy In 2017, GE’s healthcare business posted $19.1 billion in revenue and $3.4

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Industry News

Fujifilm battles Xerox Xerox’s new CEO, John Visentin, send a letter to Fujifilm stating it spurned a sale to Fujiflim due to an accounting scandal at Fuji Xerox called it “massive” and “ongoing” fraud that permeated a key part of the sale. Xerox threatened to back out of partnership, where almost all Xerox branded MFPs

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Technology Trends

Technology Trends EKTA SAHASI TO UNITE LEADERSHIP OF KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS INNOVATION CENTER AND RESEARCH DIVISION Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has announced that Ekta Sahasi has expanded her leadership role to include managing director of research and member of the Konica Minolta Global Strategic Council. She will continue serving as vice president of

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Tonight the Full Moon and Saturn

Late Wednesday night (June 27), the moon and Saturn will be extremely close in the sky, and both will be opposite from the sun — a lineup that will attract the attention of even casual skywatchers. Sometimes, sky almanacs referencing the position of the planets will use the term “opposition.” But what exactly does that

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Harbor Christian Academy

Harbor Christian Academy will be opening for the fall semester 2018 and will begin with Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. The plan is to grow and serve K-12. Harbor Christian Academy wants to make a classical Christian education possible for children from mostly economically disadvantaged situations.  The school looks forward to bringing the gospel to

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Two and one half BILLION DOLLARS Harris County Flood Control Bond August 25 VOTE

2018 HCFCD BOND PROGRAM INFORMATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Harris County Commissioners Court plans to call a bond election for August 25, 2018, for the Harris County Flood Control District. Registered voters in Harris County will be asked to vote on what could be $2.5 billion in bonds for flood risk reduction projects throughout the county. > 2018 Bond Proposed

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Healthcare IT departments keep spending

Healthcare IT departments keep spending Research published by Marketsandmarkets Global healthcare IT market is expected to grow to $280.25 billion by 2021 Includes hardware, software and services CAGR (cumulative annual growth rate) of 15.9% Undergoing major transformation due to challenge of providing more cost effective personalized care

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HP gets fined for price fixing

HP gets fined for price fixing The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has fined Russia’s subsidiary of HP 2.5 million rubles (about $40,000) for violation of competition legislation, the watchdog’s statement reads. several computer companies signed an anti-competitive agreement which resulted in price fixing at an open e-auction for the computers’ system units supply for the

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Businesses tricked by toner pirate

Businesses tricked by toner pirate Mark Timothy Mushkin of Laguna Beach, CA was arrested and accused of scamming businesses out of $3.3 million in toner scheme 878 different businesses were affected, mostly law firms Set up company named IT Tech Products in Huntington Beach, CA, and billed companies for toner, even though their existing copier

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Future Work Predictions

Statistics about future of work Published by CMO magazine the number of people working projected to reach 163.8 million in 2024. (Source: United States Department Of Labor) share of women in the workforce is projected to reach 47.2% in 2024 (Source: United States Department Of Labor) 78% citing that smart technologies will most significantly change

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Dealer News

One dealer suing competitor Ubeo LLC, formerly known as DOCUmation of Austin, North Texas and East Texas, sued DOCUmation Inc. of San Antonio, TX Claims trademark infringement, unfair competition and breach of contract Filed motion for an injunction to stop DOCUmation from doing business in Austin, Dallas and Houston Demanding unspecified monetary damages and attorney’s

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Cypress Creek

Please make it a priority to attend this meeting. At this point, the county bond will likely be the first significant dollars that are spent to work on new flood mitigation efforts since Harvey. The political reality with bond projects is that the communities that turn out are the ones are heard. So please take this opportunity to

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Flag Day June 14

The National Flag Day Foundation Our mission is to carry on the tradition of the first flag day observance. On June 14th, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10 inch, 38- star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the flag and its

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Industry News

Toshiba Sells its PC Unit to Sharp in $36 Million Deal – Industry Analysts, Inc. BYABRAR AL-HEETI – Toshiba is selling its personal PC business to Sharp. The roughly $36 million deal, announced Tuesday, includes the issuance of $1.8 billion in new shares by Sharp to buy back stock from banks, ZDNet reports. Sharp, which was

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Konica Minolta News

Konica Minolta Europe Acquires IT Company  Langenhagen, Germany, 5 June 2018  Konica Minolta strengthens its position as a full-fledged IT service provider by acquiring Grupo Meridian Konica Minolta Business Solutions announces the acquisition of Grupo Meridian. The Spanish company is a specialist in providing solutions for information technology, communications, technological consulting, outsourcing, IT security and

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Industry News

HP Says It May Cut 5,000 Jobs by 2019, More Than Planned bloomberg.com By Andrew Pollack – HP Inc., the world’s largest personal-computer maker, increased its planned job cuts to 4,500 to 5,000 employees by the end of fiscal 2019, or as many as 1,000 more than the company had estimated as part of a

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NJPA is now Sourcewell

Contract #: 083116-KON   Description: Sourcewell, formerly known as National Joint Powers Alliance (“NJPA”), is one of the most recognized cooperative contracts among buyers in the public sector due to their extensive marketing and education of joint powers contracting. Sourcewells’s cooperative contract purchasing leverages the national purchasing power of more than 50,000 member agencies while

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Aquisition

KONICA MINOLTA ACQUIRES MACPROFESSIONALS INC. Technology giant, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has announced the acquisition of Macprofessionals Inc. Based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the team will become a strategic entity of All Covered, the IT Services division of Konica Minolta. “As part of our strategy to help realize our vision for the Workplace of the

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