Monday, December 29, 2008

Photizo Group Appoints Datum Inc. to Represent MPS Leader in Japan

Press Release - North America, Europe and now Japan -

Expands industry-leading MPS research and consulting services for Asian market

Lexington, KY ­­– December 17, 2008 – Photizo Group and Datum Inc. announced an agency agreement to make Datum the exclusive distributor in Japan for the Photizo Group’s information products and services. The agreement goes into effect immediately.

The Photizo Group is the leading provider of consulting and multi-client research services for the Managed Print Services (MPS) market. Eight of the top ten firms in the imaging industry are Photizo Group clients, and the company has established itself as the authority on this rapidly growing segment of the imaging industry. The exclusive Photizo Managed Print Services tracking studies for North America and Western Europe are the only on-going research of its kind targeting the MPS market. Datum is an established research and consultancy company based in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in providing IT marketing information to Japanese companies requiring data on overseas markets.

"This agreement with the Photizo Group provides clients with unique insight into the market and opportunity for outsourcing hardcopy fleets under Managed Services contracts," commented Shuji Hirooka, President of Datum Inc. "Our customers will now have access to the best insight and expertise on this key growth market, with full back-up and support available in their home country."

Photizo Group CEO Ed Crowley added: "We are excited to be partnering with Datum Inc. and look forward to ensuring our Japanese customers receive the most insightful information in the Managed Print Services market backed up by a full service support operation based in Tokyo."

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About The Photizo Group

The Photizo Group is the market’s main source for ongoing business intelligence about the rapidly growing opportunity of Managed Print Services. Since its landmark MPS study released in April 2008 to ongoing research covering North America and Europe, Photizo has emerged as a leader in dynamic business intelligence about the MPS market. Clients include eight of the top ten imaging manufacturers in the digital marketplace. Vendors, dealers and enterprises can find MPS information and resources at

“Photizo” is a trademark of the Photizo Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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