New releases of monochrome laser multifunction printers (MFPs) have dominated the market in the last half of 2013 and the first few months of 2014. Since August, nearly every major OEM has announced new products or refreshes in this market…
Company culture is a two-directional street. In one direction, you have conscious choices that are being made. In many companies, upper management decides what ideals its company is going to represent and builds policies and infrastructure around those goals. At Photizo, servant leadership is one important aspect of our culture, so all employees have a say in this process. Because of this, we have moved to an open floor plan that allows all levels of employees to interact more efficiently.
Most people may believe getting real excited about print on paper can be a challenge, but at FlexPrint, Inc., a national managed print solutions provider based in Mesa, Arizona, our co-workers are fanatical about serving a national customer base with this nominal need of office printing from coast to coast. Imagine for a moment…receiving calls all day about printer jams, emails about being low on toner, or online submissions requesting that a broken paper tray be fixed. There’s nothing glorious about that, but each and every co-worker within the FlexPrint family loves taking care of our number one asset, the customer. What’s the secret? In short – our unique company culture.
Uncertainty might be an entrepreneur’s middle name. He sees an opportunity in the marketplace, an unmet need with the possibility to change an industry, and wonders, “Could this be what I was made for?” To leap from the safety of his current position into the prospect of something bigger and more fulfilling is risky – and almost no one ever does it. This was the situation Ed Crowley found himself in during the early months of 2006. A veteran in the imaging industry with a steady career at Lexmark, Crowley began to see the industry-altering possibilities of a new “fad” called managed print services (MPS).
Hewlett-Packard, in effect, blew past Wall Street estimates on its top and bottom line with net revenue of $28.2 billion and net earnings of $1.4 billion for fiscal year 2013. Although the revenue was down one percent year-to-year it was well above the consensus estimate of $27.2 billion.
These charts from Context show the market share in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom for color inkjet printers from January 2013 to December 2013. For more information, contact Context at www.contextworld.com.
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