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Posted on Apr 24 2017 - 8:12pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 41 – Free Download

I suspect that in common with all businesses, the print channel is anticipating the full impact of Brexit now that Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered article 50. In an address to Parliament, May warned there would be consequences for the UK. She said: “We know that UK companies that trade with the EU will have to align with rules agreed by institutions of which we are no longer a part, just...

Posted on Mar 22 2017 - 3:10pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 40 – Free Download

Apparently, Brits are becoming a nation of complainers, according to new research by a nationwide telephone answering service. alldayPA analysed its call data and found that calls of complaint made to its client base of 24,000 UK businesses have trebled over the last fie years, now accounting for almost a fith of all enquiries received. The company’s CEO says that we’re beginning to lose our...

Posted on Feb 24 2017 - 5:36pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 39 – Free Download

Comment I was idly surfig the internet the other day, researching a piece I needed to write. In particular I was looking for an inspirational quote or famous saying about leadership. I didn’t actually fid anything of use, but I did come across this statement: ‘Keep Calm and call the Supply Chain guy’. It was on a website EverythingSupplyChain.com, which funnily enough caters for people working...

Posted on Feb 14 2017 - 8:40pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 38 – Free Download

With commoditisation driving a decline in hardware profi margins, the print channel needs to look beyond transactional sales towards building a services model that enables recurring revenue, new incremental revenue streams and longer term customer relationships. A new Quocirca report (page 28) provides a competitive overview of some of the key channel MPS offerings in the European market. Brexit continues...

Posted on Dec 23 2016 - 2:17pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 37 – Free Download

As another year draws to a close, it seemed pertinent to ask some of the industry’s key vendors for their thoughts on what will have the biggest impact within the print and IT sectors in 2017. As you will read on page 31, there are a number of recurrent themes. Post-Brexit currency flctuations and the very real likelihood that we will see price increases across both hardware and software, is undoubtedly...

Posted on Nov 14 2016 - 11:50am by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 36 – Free Download

Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 36 – Free Download OKI unveiled a brand new colour product refresh in Milan in October, a launch it says will empower businesses to make a big impression, fid out more about the new line-up on page 12. Across the two days, PITR interviewed Takaaki Hagiwara, Managing Director OKI Systems UK and Thomas Seeber, Vice President Channel and Distribution EMEA, about...

Posted on Nov 9 2016 - 12:09pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 35 – Free Download

The news that Samsung is selling its print business to HP has sent shockwaves through the industry. PITR asked a number of resellers and Quocirca analyst Louella Fernandes for their take on this latest acquisition in the print industry (see page 12). According to Photizo Group, the number of manufacturers in the imaging industry for home and offie products has fallen by half, from 32 manufacturers...

Posted on Oct 9 2016 - 2:37pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 34 – Free Download

The news that HP is to buy Samsung’s print business for $1.05 billion came as quite a surprise not least because Samsung has always made a point of declaring how important print is to its future plans. Perhaps it made its point so strongly because to the outsider, its printers and MFPs sit uneasily with Samsung’s more celebrated areas of expertise such as semiconductors, displays and, of course,...

Posted on Aug 29 2016 - 11:39am by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 33 – Free Download

With the after-effects of the EU referendum, changes in government and back-biting in both camps still dominating the headlines, what the future holds is still uncertain. What Brexit will mean to the print industry is a hot topic and in this issue we asked a number of industry stalwarts to comment on any impact, particularly on pricing, to date. The general consensus is that it’s too early to predict...

Posted on Jul 29 2016 - 3:10pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 32 – Free Download

Economic and political uncertainty following the Brexit vote, combined with the falling pound, will be a worry for the reseller community. As fear of recession increases, it will be important for the channel to persuade customers to continue to invest in ICT and push on with their digitisation strategies. Too many workflws remain slow, labour-intensive and paperbased, and where processes are digitised...