Posted on Jan 9 2015 - 8:11am by John Peters
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OKI employees came together in Athens in November to celebrate the company’s first 30 years in Europe In November, OKI employees from across the EMEA region came together in Athens to celebrate the establishment of the company’s first European office in 1984 in Dusseldorf, Germany and to relive 30 years of innovation, including the launch of Europe’s first LED printer in 1989. Today, the company...

Posted on Jan 8 2015 - 2:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Skills shortage leading to bad hires

Over half of small businesses believe the skills shortage is resulting in bad hires, each of which is estimated to cost £13,799 in wages, recruitment costs and wasted time. In a survey of 1,000 small businesses commissioned by Sandler Training, over half (51%) said the poor quality of applicants was having a negative impact on recruitment. Other causes were poor judgement (27%) and a rushed recruitment...

Posted on Jan 8 2015 - 2:05pm by John Peters
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South-West regional hub Balreed has taken on more space in its Bristol office to support growing demand for Managed Services and Production Print Systems and to accommodate a new Innovations area where visitors can see the latest digital print engines in action. Mark Walters, Manager of the Bristol operation, said: “We had outgrown our original office. This investment will allow us to accommodate...

Posted on Jan 7 2015 - 2:05pm by John Peters
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OKI Europe has expanded the range of solutions available for its OKI MC700 Series, MB700 Series and the ES94x5 MFP Series with the launch of FollowMe Embedded from Ringdale and Watchdoc from Doxense. FollowMe Embedded for MFPs featuring OKI’s smart Extendable Platform (sXP) is claimed to significantly reduce installation and ongoing support for channel partners and their customers. Jan Bollmann,...

Posted on Jan 7 2015 - 8:28am by John Peters
Comments Off on The Renaissance of Recruitment

Recruitment and the IT Reseller: The Renaissance of Recruitment More and more companies now engage their own internal recruitment teams or, at the very least, task managers with finding their own recruits, so is the importance of the specialist recruiter on the wane? In the third part of his series on recruitment, Spencer Taylor draws some interesting parallels between professional recruiters and...

Posted on Jan 6 2015 - 2:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Canon UK invests in the next generation

A scheme set up to prepare students in East Lothian for the world of work has been extended to an additional two academies. The Community Benefits project established in 2012 by Canon in partnership with East Lothian Council has proved so successful at Knox Academy that it is now being extended to Dunbar Grammar School and Ross Academy. The initiative aims to improve students’ chances of gaining...

Posted on Jan 6 2015 - 8:06am by John Peters
Comments Off on The Month In Employment Law

Kirsty Senior, Co-Founder and Director of HR software and support service citrusHR, highlights recent developments in employment law and how they might affect your business… 1. Verbal assurances and employment contracts – which take precedence? This came to our attention via an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case, which had first been brought to the European Human Rights Court, where an employee...

Posted on Jan 5 2015 - 2:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on One million views for Printerbase

The YouTube channel of online printer specialist Printerbase has notched up more than one million views since being established in 2010. The channel delivers expert advice, in-depth reviews and clear, concise information on all aspects of print, including unboxing, overview and review videos for all new printers. www.youtube.com/Printerbase ...

Posted on Jan 5 2015 - 7:32am by John Peters
Comments Off on Print Audit Europe has a premier proposition

Phil Madders, Managing Director of Print Audit Europe, speaks to PITR about the firm’s growth in 2014, its plans to expand further in 2015 and how it is creating more value-added opportunities for partners. Print Audit Europe currently has in excess of 120 UK resellers signed up to its newly launched Premier programme. Last year, the firm grew its network by some 40% and, according to Managing Director...

Posted on Dec 24 2014 - 5:03pm by admin
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 18 – Free Download

It should be you Like everyone, I had hoped that by now business would be booming and we would be looking forward to a prosperous 2015. In fact, the recovery remains tentative. Printer sales have recovered this year – businesses couldn’t put off upgrades for ever – but the pressure on prices has depressed the value of sales. And that trend won’t be easy to reverse. In fact, many expect it...