How Texas’ Winter Implosion Mirrors the Print IndustryPeople Texas is HOT. But last month we sat in the dark in our freezing Texas home. Why? Because of infrastructure failures due to ignoring changing conditions. Printers too must adapt their infrastructure to changing conditions. Texas delayed recommended solutions with devastating results. Want can we learn from that failure?
New Year New Products for Duplo USA “The print industry is rapidly changing and Duplo, as always, is developing solutions to fit those needs. While we look to the future, we have not forgotten our past and the product segments that made us an industry leader,” said Rick Salinas, Vice President of Marketing at Duplo USA. “These three releases bolster our legacy segments with new and exciting features to help customers keep their competitive edge.”
Disaster Recovery: 3 Sides–Physical, Equipment, PersonnelLast month Texas made a statement “2020 was Hell, 2021 is Hell Froze Over.” Our hearts go out to families and employers still being affected by the lack of electricity and water. Disaster plans are critical for the continuation of a business after a crisis. We need to plan for fires, floods, tornados and now add frozen state infrastructures.
Opening the Taps at Manroland Sheetfed"As in many other businesses our growth path until the beginning of 2020 was disrupted by the pandemic. But finally, we have observed during the last months in most countries a significantly increased number of projects for new machinery, especially in large size. The level of new orders in the first weeks of 2021 confirms this change of trend in our industry,“ said Rafael Peñuela Torres, CEO Manroland Sheetfed.
Jacob Aizikowitz: Personalization & Customer ExperienceTo succeed today and beyond, print needs to integrate seamlessly with the world of digital media. Evidence shows that adding print to digital campaigns, delivers significant response increases. So, what keeps marketers from embracing print in their digital marketing campaigns? Read Jacob Aizikowitz’s discussion on a little-explored limiting factor.
Forbes Recently Highlighted Ricoh’s Innovations The article highlights how Ricoh is empowering the future workplace using its 80-year history of technical innovations. Ricoh’s copier technology is credited for helping companies be more productive. Areas where they have been most impactful, are healthcare, data security, and sustainability. Diversification seems to be the success key.
Developing the Business Market Conditions Changing Quickly!Market conditions are changing faster than you may be able to (re)act. Customers are getting vaccinated, positive virus test results are dropping, schools and many other businesses are now opening up. Who you talked to last week has a different opinion today about what they want to accomplish now.
Webinar: Unleash the Power of VDPMark Andy and Global Graphics Software have partnered to host “Unleash the Power of VDP”, a virtual event to shine a light on VDP. We will talk about VDP growth and trends, educate printers on types of VDP and proper workflow, and on what to take into consideration when adding this technology to the pressroom.
On The Fence About Adding Wide-Format Capabilities?A Printing Franchise organization admitted locations that offered Wide-Format Printing had weathered the COVID storm quite well. "If you are on the fence, not sure wide-format is a direction you want to take, sign up for the APTech's Wide-Format Master Class I am instructing. Come learn the advantages of developing an actionable plan for moving your company to profitability!"
Grant MillerGrant Miller, former President of BlueCrest, is now the Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Officer at CJK Group, Inc.
Charles LissenburgCharles Lissenburg, formerly of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, is now the Chief Commercial Officer at SPGPrints B.V.
Ted GriggTed Grigg has joined IWCO Direct as VP of Marketing Strategy.
Marie MyersMarie Myers is the new Chief Financial Officer at HP Inc.
Carl BrockCarl Brock has been appointed the Senior Application Specialist at Hamillroad Software.
Scott RobinsonScott Robinson has been promoted to VP of Managed Print Services at Toshiba America Business Solutions.
Laura BlackmerLaura Blackmer of Konica Minolta was Recognized on CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs List.
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