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Press review // April-may 2018

100% MPS

« Environmental benefits and increasing concern for data security are among major driving factors for growth of the market.
Increasing utilization of digital paper work is one of major challenges for growth of the market. Currently, companies are adopting technologies, which help them to minimise the usage of paper work, reduce errors, and saves time. This is expected to adversely affect growth of the market.
»
Managed Print Services Market to Witness Robust Expansion by 2025
https://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/300099226/crn-exclusive-xerox-unveils-game-changer-managed-print-solutions-bundle-promising-more-smb-wins-for-channel-partners.htm

« Xerox partners with Print Releaf for reforestation. Project will allow Xerox MPS customers to automatically have trees planted to offset paper usage»
Xerox partners with Print Releaf for reforestation
http://www.itp.net/616989-xerox-partners-with-print-releaf-for-reforestation

 

XEROX & FUJI & HP

«After a yearlong standoff with Carl Icahn and a fellow activist investor, Xerox is replacing CEO Jeff Jacobson with Greenwich resident John Visentin, whom Icahn had been promoting to lead the company as he sought to head off a sale of the company to Fujifilm Holdings»
Icahn wins Xerox battle, installs Greenwich exec as CEO
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/02/xerox-is-no-more-will-now-merge-into-japans-fujifilm/

«L’ex-directeur général de Xerox, Jeff Jacobson, favorable au projet de fusion à 6,1 milliards de dollars avec Fujifilm, a été évincé. John Visentin, protégé de l’actionnaire opposant Carl Icahn, prend les commandes.»
Xerox : pourquoi la fusion avec Fujifilm est compromise
http://www.channelbiz.fr/2018/05/02/xerox-fusion-fujifilm-compromise/?inf_by=5afc8535671db8e9068b4b1f

The process around the controversial January sale of Xerox to Fujifilm looks increasingly sketchy. But however (allegedly) flawed the process might have been, are the deal terms it brought about really that bad? That overarching question is trickier.”
https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2018/04/30/2199512/the-math-behind-the-fight-at-xerox/

“Does A Hewlett-Packard/Xerox Combination Make Sense? Now, therefore, is the best opportunity for printing industry leader Hewlett-Packard to make a bid for Xerox.
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4169556-hewlett-packard-xerox-combination-make-sense

Xerox, Under Activists’ Pressure, Calls Off Merger With Fujifilm
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/business/xerox-fujifilm-merger-canceled.html

 

PRINTING INDUSTRY

How HP Views the A3 Copier Market. The company is optimistic about the positive customer response to its focus on the security of its products. Security continues to be an attractive selling point, not just for connected personal computers but also for connected printers.
https://marketrealist.com/2018/04/how-hp-views-the-a3-copier-market

HP disrupting manufacturing with 3D printing technology
https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/hp-disrupting-manufacturing-with-3d-printing-technology/403937

https://marketrealist.com/2018/04/hp-continues-to-invest-in-3d-printing

 

DELL IS STILL MOVING: Digital Transformation, Key to Business Growth

Technologies are converging to offer better solutions for business agility. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT) are going to drive convergence in the technology space.”
https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/05/07/dell-digital-transformation-key-to-business-growth/

Informed by ESG research, the new Dell EMC IT Transformation campaign looks to help partners adopt a consultative approach to IT infrastructure modernization. Dell EMC is urging partners to position its portfolio as an enabler of customers’ IT transformation initiatives.”
https://searchitchannel.techtarget.com/news/252440615/Dell-EMC-IT-transformation-central-to-2018-channel-strategy

 

Businesses not ready for digital transformation, Dell says
Estimated 85 per cent of jobs that will exist globally in 2030 have not been invented, study shows”
https://www.thenational.ae/business/technology/businesses-not-ready-for-digital-transformation-dell-says-1.719300

 

Dell’s Merger With EMC in 2016 required the combined company to carry out its own digital transformation program to create a unified omni-channel customer experience with technology and expertise it now shares with clients.

Dell Technologies this week celebrated its place as the leading enterprise technology provider here in a unified event that CEO Michael Dell proclaimed was “34 years in the making.
http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/dell-practices-what-it-preaches-about-digital-transformation

 

DIGITAL HABITS & TRANSFORMATION

Alors le print a-t-il fait son temps ? Rien n’est moins sûr selon Eric Fottorino : invité par la Fondation Jean Jaurès, l’ancien directeur du groupe Le Monde et cofondateur de l’hebdomadaire Le 1 a tenu un discours réaliste, mais pas fataliste sur l’avenir de la presse papier.
Presse papier et numérique, guerre fratricide ou coexistence pacifique ?
https://www.meta-media.fr/2018/04/27/presse-papier-et-numerique-guerre-fratricide-ou-coexistence-pacifique.html

Does Facebook need to live up to a social contract?
https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/06/does-facebook-need-to-live-up-to-a-social-contract/

How Brands Can Build Trust Though Privacy Tools: By letting users take control of what information is shared, brands can greatly improve their relationships with customers
https://www.psfk.com/2018/05/brands-trust-data-privacy.html

Every Google search comes at a cost to the planet. In processing 3.5 billion searches a day, the world’s most popular website accounts for about 40% of the internet’s carbon footprint.
https://qz.com/1267709/every-google-search-results-in-co2-emissions-this-real-time-dataviz-shows-how-much/

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