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Friday, June 7, 2019

Become #ArcDriveCrazy

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently 

-- they're not fond of rules... 

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them 

-- because they change things... 

they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, 

-- are the ones who do."

Be an ArcDrive Crazy.

#ArcDrive was not designed to be enveloped into a big conglomerate.  ArcDrive partners are not the biggest or hold a majority of the market place.

#ArcDrive isn't over complicated and our people have no hubris.

Plans?  Project management?  Goals and timelines? Lab testing? (LOL!)


In the StarTrek world, we're the NX-Defiant, not that big, antiseptic, Enterprise; in the Star Wars realm, ArcDrive is the Falcon.  Heck, ArcDrive is Serenity.

I've had people talk to me about #ArcDrive; some suggest I reach out to the big MPS houses, global toner manufacturers, large dealerships and 'powerful' OEMs to seek partnerships.

No. They are the status quo.

Guess what else is status quo?  Discussing or selling embedding applications, like scanning, on the copier's user panel.

The only reason OEMs and their dealer/followers pitch this as a benefit is to KEEP THE CUSTOMER NEXT TO THE COPIER. At all costs, beyond all logic.

Why do some MFP's have full-size keyboards? To keep the end user at the copier.
Why does your copier have speech recognition? To keep the end user at the copier.
Why did one OEM stuff a server-room into the 11x17 paper tray? I have no idea.

#ArcDrive is a converged solution stack geared to help dealers remain relevant without the emotional attachment to an OEM or giant software company.  Which means, #ArcDrive can work with most devices, but it is not a requirement.

Looking for reasons to chain end-users to that "big box in the hall" is yesterday's folly.

Don't do it.

Go ArcDrive.

Prince is old-school but isn't 'status-quo'.

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