Posted on Jul 21 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on ECi Completes opXML Links for CTS Toner Supplies

Horizon® and Progress® system users can now trade electronically with CTS Toner Supplies Ltd Cambridge, England – 20th July, 2016 ECi Software Solutions Ltd (www.ECi.eu) today announced that it has completed a series of opXML links for CTS Toner Supplies Limited, giving users of the Horizon and Progress business management systems a further choice of trading partners. This latest technology relationship with CTS Toner Supplies allows Horizon and Progress dealers to send orders and receive invoices electronically, as well as make real-time...

Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on Sowing the seeds of business efficiency

As one of the UK’s leading garden centres, Dobbies is always looking to improve operational effectiveness, which is why it is now using mobile label printers from Toshiba TEC in its UK stores. In 1865, James Dobbie set up J Dobbie Choice Seeds & Flowers of Renfrew and his business soon flurished, creating a legacy that now incorporates 35 stores across the UK. In 2008, the company became part...

Posted on Jul 19 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on Enterprise class for SMBs

Building on the launch of its L6000 workgroup range, covered in the last issue, Brother has introduced an additional 13 new mono laser printers/MFPs for smaller businesses or workgroups with up to 5 or 10 users (depending on model). Like the L6000 range, the L6300, L6600, L6800 and L5000 devices incorporate enterprise-class productivity and security features. These include Active Directory integration,...

Posted on Jul 18 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on New Panasonic A4 MFP also prints occasional A3

Panasonic has become the latest vendor to blur the lines between A4 and A3 devices, with the launch of the DP-MB500 series of mono MFPs. Combining the low cost and high speed of an A4 MFP with the ability to print/copy in sizes up to A3, the DPMB500 series represents a significant introduction for Panasonic as it continues to strengthen its position in the printer market, which it re-entered last...

Posted on Jul 17 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on Sharp introduces managed IT services for SMEs

Sharp Business Systems is building on its experience of managed print services with the launch of Optimised IT Services for small and medium-sized businesses. The new offering, which has already proved successful in the US, provides SMEs with a choice of network support services that that they can pick and choose from or select in their entirety, effectively handing over the management of their IT...

Posted on Jul 16 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
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Paul Leach, UK Sales Director for the Indirect Division Sharp Business Systems, says that news of the alliance has been well received by Sharp’s UK channel partners. PITR: Has the uncertainty over Sharp’s future damaged Sharp in the UK? PL: We haven’t seen any major decline. There has been a level of uncertainty, but apart from that it has been business as usual. Now the announcement’s been...

Posted on Jul 15 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on Goats for Gorkha

Xeretec and its employees have raised thousands of pounds to help victims of the Nepalese earthquake, which devastated parts of the Gorkha region last April. Through a combination of staff fund-raising initiatives and a matching donation from Xeretec, £5,000 has been raised to buy 100 goats for villagers affected by the earthquake, which measured 7.8 on the Richter scale. Goats are a financial life-line...

Posted on Jul 14 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on LTS reinforces sales team

Lombard, the UK’s largest asset finance provider, has strengthened the sales team in its specialist technology division, Lombard Technology Services (LTS). As part of its growth strategy, LTS is implementing a new structure, including Regional Sales Directors for London, the North and the South; a Head of Large Corporate; and a Head of Business Support. All will report to Keith Nowland, Head of...

Posted on Jul 13 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on Kodak Alaris strengthens senior team

Kodak Alaris has appointed Rick Costanzo as president and general manager of its Information Management (IM) division. The IM division operates in 27 countries and delivers hardware, software and services that enable customers to automate business processes and accelerate their digital transformation. Previously, Costanzo held senior positions at SAP, where he was executive vice president for the...

Posted on Jul 12 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on Enhanced support for print channel

Technology products distributor Exertis has strengthened its specialist print and channel support following a period of consistent growth. New appointments include a Ricoh specialist (Sam Halstead); an Oki specialist (Emily Davy); three field-based channel account managers dedicated to print; and two business managers to oversee the office automation (OA) and commercial sectors. Jamie Brothwell, print...