The Key Point Blog

05/02/2017

Andrew Unsworth

London-Based Legal Trade Show Highlights How the Print Industry Addresses the Needs of Legal Firms

Legalex 2017 was a mixture of seminars, networking events and exhibition space for the purpose of helping legal firms and professionals develop and thrive in today’s legal industry.

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04/26/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

“Future of Work” Concept and 29 New Devices Introduced at Partner Forum

Xerox Corporation hosted over 200 dealer resellers in New York City at its Future of Work Partner Forum.

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04/26/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Solution Focus: Ricoh ProcessDirector in the World of Workflow Automation

In another series of workflow blogs we have been walking through the path of auditing the current workflow in your environment and identifying ways to optimize through automation. It’s a long story that has been unfolding over many months. Along the way many have asked specific questions about some of the fine points of automation and what tools would be on the “must review” list.

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04/20/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

A New Entry in the Zone of Disruption: the Canon Océ VarioPrint i200

Many of you will be familiar with the phrase “the Zone of Disruption.” InfoTrends has been using it to describe an interesting gap that has formed between two product classes: cut-sheet toner-based printers and roll-fed inkjet printing systems. The roll-fed inkjet models are extremely productive, but also carry with them a price tag of more than $1 million. The cut-sheet toner-based products are much more affordable, but typically don’t offer speeds much faster than 150 pages per minute. InfoTrends defined the Zone of Disruption as an opportunity for products with price points below $1 million, speed faster than most electrophotographic cut-sheet color printers, very competitive running costs, and production-oriented features (such as integrated finishing and advanced front ends). A handful of products have appeared in the Zone of Disruption over the past few years and this week a new one joined the fray: Canon’s Océ VarioPrint i200.

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04/20/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Dealers Seeking Growth Opportunities at ITEX

A number of Keypoint Intelligence analysts are covering ITEX 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. Here’s a mid-event account from Steve Pearl, Associate Director, Solutions & Services:

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04/19/2017

Carl Schell

A Q&A with Company Executive Mark DeNicola

Saving customers’ time and money is the name of the game for dealers, but for Thermocopy, it’s also very much about saving the Earth.

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04/19/2017

Francis Anamaria & Krystle Guzman

A Closer Look at a Company That’s Using 3D Technology to Bring Custom Footwear to Anyone with a Smartphone

In an effort to expand our testing services, Pete Emory, Keypoint Intelligence’s Director of Research and Lab Services for the US and Asia, and the rest of our 3D tech team have not only been getting their hands on some 3D printers to test but they’ve also been attending 3D print events and tradeshows.

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04/17/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Is it time for a Workflow Intervention?

Workflow ChaosBAs we come to the last few items in the Workflow Quiz it is time for some of the heavy lifting that comes with optimizing and right sizing tasks and processes in the workflow. Not everyone will be happy with the process because it uncovers their pet projects and sometimes lead to power plays that start with “this is how we have always done this job” and end with annoyed team members. Despite all of those risks, it is time to look at all of those places where it takes some type of manual intervention to get a job from start to finish.

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04/14/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Geomarketing in your Workflow: Linking Seller to Buyer

When you look at the opportunities across the spectrum of marketing outlets the choices can be daunting. Which of the many channels should you use to communicate the value proposition of your product or service? There are hundreds of lines of blog content and millions of pages of guidance in books and magazine articles, and they all provide points to consider. What is missing in much of the guidance is a specific pointer to technologies that can help to change the marketing narrative.

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04/13/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Key Take-Aways of Xploration 2017

On March 28-30, Xplor International held its annual Xploration 2017 conference in Orlando, Florida, providing more than 60 educational sessions for vendors, service providers, enterprise attendees, and other industry experts from around the world.

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