Posted on Jun 1 2015 - 2:15pm by John Peters
Comments Off on 60 seconds with… Phil Jones, Managing Director, Brother UK

What’s having the greatest impact on your business at the moment? Shifting revenues – traditional channel structures are becoming very blurred – and creating a dynamic supply chain, which makes it harder to know where to best position resources. Where do you see the next big opportunity? Anything services related. Fill in the gap: (what you currently do) as a service. It takes investment to...

Posted on Jun 1 2015 - 12:04pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Print IT Reseller Magazine – Issue 22 – Free Download

On June 24 the AIIM Forum UK returns to Earls Court, London. At a time of change in the electronic content management industry, it is an unmissable opportunity to get up to speed with recent developments. For resellers, ECM is a logical addition to a print and imaging offering. Organisations have had years to implement ECM systems, but many still persist with paper-based, manual processes. Digitisation...

Posted on May 29 2015 - 9:24am by John Peters
Comments Off on Bridging the paper-digital divide

Zodiak Rights is bringing its catalogues to life with an augmented reality app developed by Blue Sky Creative. The market leader in the worldwide distribution of television programming commissioned Blue Sky Creative to create interactive catalogues promoting Wallander, Location, Location and other programmes for the annual MIPCOM event in Cannes. Pointing an iPad at static images in the catalogue...

Posted on May 28 2015 - 9:19am by John Peters
Comments Off on UTAX (UK) signs up Isle of Man partner

UTAX (UK) Ltd has signed an exclusive Partnership Agreement with Bridson & Horrox, a supplier of stationery and print services on the Isle of Man. The agreement will help Bridson & Horrox Group deliver managed print services to the offshore financial industry and local IT service companies. Bridson & Horrox Group managing director Darren Horrox said that he was attracted to UTAX by its...

Posted on May 27 2015 - 9:45am by John Peters
Comments Off on Epson has established an MPS dealer network for its RIPS business inkjets

Following a lengthy interlude since their launch last year, Epson has finally started to sell its Workforce Pro RIPS inkjet devices through a network of 26 dealers, including ASL, Bytek Ltd, Contrac, Sapphire Print Solutions and Scan DB. Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS) devices have been specially designed for managed print services (MPS) and come with extra large ink sacks containing three years...

Posted on May 26 2015 - 9:37am by John Peters
Comments Off on Sharp’s Cloud Portal Office adds even more value

Designed to take office productivity to a whole new level, Sharp’s Cloud Portal Office creates new opportunities for channel partners to secure a new revenue stream by adding further value to Sharp MFPs. With this document sharing and collaboration solution, Sharp is meeting the demands of Generation Cloud, empowering its partners to capture a larger chunk of a growing market. Industry analysts...

Posted on May 25 2015 - 9:21am by John Peters
Comments Off on Business process are getting clogged up with paper, claims Adobe as it launches its document cloud

More than four out of five (83%) professionals believe their productivity and effectiveness at work is being hampered by outdated document processes, according to a study of 5,000 office workers released by Adobe to coincide with the launch of Adobe Document Cloud (see below). Paper Jam:  Why Documents are Dragging Us Downreveals that 74% of professionals in the US, UK, Germany, France and Australia...

Posted on May 22 2015 - 9:18am by John Peters
Comments Off on Reasons to love mail

Not everyone prefers digital communications. As this selection of recent research findings show, there are many occasions when, and reasons why, a posted letter is still the best option 7 out of 10 people prefer to receive legal or banking information in the form of a letter. Just over one quarter of us are happy to receive such information via email. Less than 1% think a phone call or text message...

Posted on May 21 2015 - 9:07am by John Peters
Comments Off on Wet ink signatures still a major cause of printing

Free e-signing services with every subscription to Adobe Document Cloud is likely to be a major attraction as the need to add a signature to a document remains a major cause of printing. According to research by ARX, a leading provider of digital signature solutions recently acquired by DocuSign, more than one third of all printed documents are printed for the sole purpose of adding a signature. The...

Posted on May 20 2015 - 9:58am by John Peters
Comments Off on Doing more with less in industry-specific information technology solutions

ECi Software Solutions, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices and companies throughout the USA, Australia, England and the Netherlands, is a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions. Developed for office equipment dealers, ECi’s solutions help automate e-commerce, back office, delivery optimisation and internet purchasing to make light work of time-intensive manual...