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Thursday, March 28, 2024

March 2024 in the Copier Industry - The Same Only Different

I just read an article over at Cannata Report about diversification of products and services for the copier dealership.  I can't help but to be a bit surprised at how much HASN'T changed in over two decades.

Don't get me wrong, all of the observations and reflections contained are valid and support the notion that doing more of everything is the best way for copier resellers to avoid the same fate as buggy whips and While You Were Out message pads.(you remember those, right?)

Managed Print Services, scanners, telephones, and ink (Edgeline, anyone?) are staunch, proven, and although on the other side of the bell curve, profitable endeavors of pursuit.

Hear me out.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Printer/Copier Security is a Myth and Everybody Still Hates Output Devices

"It's worse than you think..."
"It usually is..."

IT people have always hated copiers and printers.  Nothing has changed and these guys are living proof.

I like copiers.  I like printers.  I haven't owned one in over two decades.

I don't think output devices pose a security threat for a few reasons:

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

AI-Enriched KPIs Yield Impressive Results - by Patricia Ames, Workflow

Great Article over on Workflow regarding Ai and KPI's

From the piece, "The year 2024 is picking up right where 2023 left off. Last year was the Year of AI, with the likes of Open AI’s ChatGPT and the promise of even more advancements capturing the public’s interest. This year is trending to be the year AI transforms the way businesses run. 

Businesses are not only going to deploy AI more often in 2024, but they’re going to deploy these tools in much more integral and substantive ways."

Read it Here.

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