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In this issue...
Paperfeed...some news about copier industry.
Net/Working...a sales tip.
Mini-profile...from the Land of the Lakes.
Out Takes...views about our world.
Glimmers of economic hope
Founder Tom Johnson's answer to the conglomerates, Global Imaging Systems, Tampa, Fla., announced record-high second quarter revenues in latter October. For the fiscal year quarter, net income increased 32 percent to $8.5 million compared with second quarter net income a year ago of $6.4 million. Global's success was joined by Canon U.S.A, Lake Success, N.Y., which reported a year-on-year increase of 2 percent over the FY third quarter of 2001. Xerox, Stamford, Conn., swung to a third-quarter profit despite 6.4 percent lower revenue because of cutting costs. Xerox also reached an eight-year pact with General Electric to borrow up to $5 billion to calm investor fears.
Companies unveil page power, color
Minolta boasts real page power with the new DiALTA Di551 dual laser beam, digital monochrome printer/copier/scanner connected to the EFI Fiery Pi6500e embedded controller. Winner of the 2003 "Editor's Choice" award from Better Buys for Business, the Di551 is a fast 55 pages per minute. Better Buys for Business' annual High-Volume Copier and Multifunctional Guide recognized the Konica 7155 (55ppm) and Konica 7165 (65ppm) as "two of the strongest machines at this level of the high-volume market." The recently-introduced Canon imageRUNNER 1310, 1330 and 1370F offer digital laser copying and printing at speeds of up to 13 ppm. At Seybold this year, Minolta displayed two color copiers, the 31-ppm DiALTA CF3102 and the 20-ppm CF2002. Ricoh also recently previewed two new color copiers slated for release in January 2003. The company showed the Aficio 1232 MFP with 32-ppm monochrome and 10-ppm color output, and the Aficio 1224 for 24-ppm monochrome and-8 ppm color output, at Vision 2002 in mid-October in Orlando, Fla.
Legal battle snuffed
Xerox and Pitney Bowes have announced that they have resolved a pending patent infringement litigation on mutually acceptable terms. Xerox denied any infringement before the confidential settlement.
EPS lauds Panasonic
In an era when many electronic components end in waste dumps in Chinese villages, Panasonic stands tall. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cited Panasonic as a Partner of the Year in its WasteWise program in Washington, D.C. for its achievements in waste reduction and recycling. The company also received a special legislative proclamation for its electronic recycling efforts from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Some tips for company parties
Ready for the holiday office party? Remember that it's usually a mandatory business function and you're expected to arrive on time, but you can opt to leave after mingling awhile. Be sure to circulate and socialize with your co-workers and boss. Keep your right hand free to shake hands when introduced. Eat and drink in moderation. And make sure your significant other, if invited, is included in conversations. Introduce them and their interests.
Outplaying the conglomerates
Copy Images, Edina, Minn has a five-year plan to bring growth, more salespeople and service technicians aboard.
"We're not a major player in this market at this time, but we have a five-year plan that takes us to being a major player in this market, assuming certain things get done," said Charlie McGoldrick, president, who partners with Tim King and Joel Lund to manage the copier/fax sales and service independent.
The major competitor is IKON, but Copy Images outplays the conglomerate's adherence to a standardized approach. McGoldrick said, "It isn't a one-size-fits-all world."
Worldwide sales of copiers are flat, but McGoldrick maintains that the volume for the "marks on paper" market is up and individual digital copier clicks are likewise higher.
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Fewer wired lines in future
Notice how more people have only cell phone numbers? The International Data Corporation, Framingham, Mass., has forecast 13 million wired lines will be displaced by wireless devices from 2002 to 2006, with the bulk of new wireless-only users as young adults.
Other forecasters are predicting increasing access for wireless devices such as PDAs and specially-enabled cell phones to printing devices that include copier/printers.
Locking a hard drive
Ricoh Corp. recently introduced the Type 1105 Removable Hard Drive (RHD) for use with the Ricoh Aficio 1085 and Aficio 1105 high-volume digital imaging systems. The key-lock system for removal helps keep data secret for government, military applications and patient records under the new privacy laws. The suggested retail price: $3,000.
Sing out loud, sing out wrong
Do you fill in the blanks when singing? We start early. One 4-year-old towhead was overheard during the holidays last year singing, "Deck the halls with Buddy Holly."
Copiers in Motion
Technology has increased, the economy is in flux and whether upsizing or downsizing, the copier industry has moved many ways the past year. Industries are built on a customer base and sales, but also on the vision of those within it. We'd like to hear from you:
How would you like the copier industry to change?
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