Posted on Jul 16 2015 - 6:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Canon offers free 3-year warranties

Canon is offering free 3-year warranties on 29 of its most popular scanners and printers, instead of the usual 12-month guarantee. The special promotion, which runs until August 31 2015, reflects the importance of scanners and printers to customers’ operations and gives them peace of mind that they will be able to function normally if something goes wrong with a device. Warranty extensions are being...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 - 2:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Is there a crisis in productivity?

Official figures from the ONS show that UK labour productivity (measured by output per hour) fell by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter, and remains slightly lower than in 2007, prior to the global financial crisis. It’s fair to say that the economic downturn has heightened the UK’s productivity crisis, something which the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance...

Posted on Jul 16 2015 - 9:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on Financing the deal- how an improving economy is changing the lending climate

Print IT Reseller asks leading fiance providers about the financing options available to resellers and finds out how an improving economy is changing the lending climate How has the climate changed? Jo Harris, Head of Sales, Vendor Finance, Siemens Financial Services: “Business sentiment has improved as the UK economy has gained strength. Rising business confidence has led to new investment, which...

Posted on Jul 15 2015 - 6:30pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Balreed to sponsor Rotherham United

Balreed is the new sponsor of the Rotherham United 2015/2016 away shirt. Last season it sponsored the back of the home and away shorts and put its name to the AESSEAL New York Stadium scoreboard. Rotherham United Commercial Director Steve Coakley said: “We are thrilled to continue to develop a very successful collaboration between Rotherham United Football Club and Balreed. Since our move into the...

Posted on Jul 15 2015 - 2:00pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Navigating digital transformation

Mark Robinson, Market Business Developer at Canon, shares his thoughts on how resellers can tap into demand in the SMB market Technology is an area of expertise that has become increasingly crucial for smaller firms. Digital transformation has affected most aspects of modern life, especially from a business perspective. From daily admin processes and workflows to optimising content, small businesses...

Posted on Jul 15 2015 - 9:00am by John Peters
Comments Off on Together for the last time

Steven Swift, co-founder of IDeAs, a European network of  consultants specialising in MPS, reports from the last HP Discover partner event before the company splits in two. This year, HP combined its premier partner/customer event and industry analyst/press briefing into a single HP Discover event in Las Vegas – fittingly, perhaps, as this will be the last time that HP meets the world in its present...

Posted on Jul 14 2015 - 3:06pm by John Peters
Comments Off on VOW – Reducing costs and increasing efficiencies

Business product resellers, manufacturers and MPS providers seeking to lower costs and improve operational efficiencies are turning to VOW’s Fulfilment service. By holding companies’ stock in its distribution centres and delivering it directly to end users, VOW frees its customers up from this operational aspect, enabling them to focus their efforts on areas such as business development, customer...

Posted on Jul 14 2015 - 10:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on Lexmark has launched a no-risk MPS offering for IT resellers wanting to get more value from hardware sales

PITR spoke to Lexmark Channel Sales Director Martin Fairman about its benefits and how it fits into Lexmark’s existing portfolio It is customary to divide managed print offerings into Basic Print Services (BPS), consisting of device and consumables monitoring with alerts and easy ordering when new supplies are required, and Managed Print Services (MPS), which offer pro-active consumables management...

Posted on Jul 13 2015 - 10:26am by John Peters
Comments Off on Fujitsu has gone back to basics with its new SP Series scanners

When Fujitsu introduces a new scanner it is not just to meet a perceived business need but also to encourage greater uptake of scanning in general. In this context, what are we to make of the new SP Series of 20-30 pages per minute scanners? On the face of it, the SP Series (SP1120/1125/1130) is something of a throwback. It has a simple, austere design and a clearly defied, limited feature set that...

Posted on Jul 10 2015 - 10:20am by John Peters
Comments Off on Sustained growth for Bolton-based Copy Print Services has enabled the firm to purchase new premises

The company was established in 2006 and, according to Managing Director John Hynes, the objective from the start was to create a business founded on service. Hynes has a long history in the industry. He joined a YTS programme as a 16 year old and started out fixing typewriters. Over the years he moved up the ranks and was appointed Operations Director at Print Technology Group in 1999. Fifteen years...