The Key Point Blog

01/25/2022

Lee Davis

Shortages and delays are a problem, but the industry should meet demand

While many businesses are utilizing scanners for their hybrid offices, supply chain delays and semiconductor shortages have made producing more devices difficult. This blog explores the document scanner supply chain dilemma and how OEMs and vendors can meet demand.

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01/25/2022

Jamie Bsales

Supply chain woes shed light on a problem 30 years in the making

The issue of offshoring semiconductor manufacturing to Asia-Pacific has been growing for years. This blog explores the dangers of centralizing chip production to one location as well as the steps taken to rectify the problem.

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01/21/2022

Lindsey Naples

Can virtual reality help you cope with it?

This blog focuses on the mental health concerns surrounding the pandemic and the possibility of alleviating those issues with Virtual Reality

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01/20/2022

Colin McMahon

Despite the wishes of many marketers and tech evangelists

This blog focuses on why 2022 is probably not the year we will see the Metaverse take shape--and how unfulfilled hype around this topic likely played a role.

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01/18/2022

Christine Dunne

New Keypoint Intelligence analysis provides solutions to this widespread concern

Printer manufacturers are incontestably dealing with a range of supply chain issues that are putting pressure on their business. This blog explores some solutions as well as top findings from our recent Handling the Supply Chain Crisis analysis.

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01/17/2022

Lee Davis

Scanner revenue and scanner shipments are up

According to Keypoint Intelligence’s recent forecasts, overall placements were flat, overall revenues fell, but placements grew. This blog takes a look at how scanners changed over the last year.

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01/14/2022

Johnny Shell

First major decorated apparel exhibition since the COVID-19 pandemic started

The Impressions Expo will return to the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. This blog explores some of the key OEMs as well as challenges that the show will have to overcome.

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01/14/2022

Lindsey Naples

Remember when I said the print industry is everywhere?

This blog explores personalization and customization of products beyond print through the lens of YSL's Rouge Sur Mesure lipstick printer.

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01/13/2022

Colin McMahon

A camera-driven approach to social virtual reality and hybrid working

Canon announced its new TogetherNext initiative at CES 2022 at a dedicated panel session. This blog explores some of the key highlights and how it differs from other VR devices presented at the show.

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01/13/2022

Jamie Bsales

Which OEMs are best equipped to help customers with digital transformation initiatives?

In our recent Market Insight study, Keypoint Intelligence’s experienced analysts considered the imaging software each leading OEM officially sells and supports via its direct and independent sales channels. This blog provides a quick overview of our findings.

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