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7 trends that will redefine the print industry in 2019

2018 saw the print industry continue to face the stark realities of digital disruption. While HP continues to strengthen its lead in an increasingly commoditised market, the traditional copier companies such as Konica Minolta, Ricoh and Xerox continue are taking differing approaches to retain relevance.ubles).  Whatever the outcome, the industry must continue to embrace the following trends that will define success or failure in 2019.

Three ways that HP is reinventing print for the future workplace

HP Inc (HP) held its Power of Print analyst event in Palo Alto on 1st and 2nd November 2018, marking its third anniversary as an independent company. HP has bold ambitions to reinforce its lead in the market, driven by an innovation-led strategy across all its business lines, which is already paying dividends. FY18 revenue was up by 12% on the previous year, boosted by key developments in operational excellence as well as an improved cost structure.

Can Xerox turn a corner?

Xerox is banking on software innovation to revitalise its business, but success will also depend on its ability to shift the cultural mindset of both its employees and partners.

Channels To Managed Print Services, 2018

Managed print services (MPS) are an untapped opportunity for channel organisations to extend their influence within small and mid-sized business market (SMB) where MPS can help improve productivity and efficiency and reduce costs. MPS adoption in the SMB market...

What Next? Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

Changing customer preferences, increased mobility, tightening regulation and technological change are reshaping the print industry. As such, 2017 was a year of mixed fortunes for global manufacturers. Market consolidation has seen HP, Xerox and Lexmark reform and...

Can McAfee and Xerox raise the bar on print security?

McAfee’s MPOWER event in Amsterdam on 29th November shone a light on artificial intelligence and machine learning as the industry continues to grapple with an evolving and complex threat landscape. With printers a key element of today’s IoT landscape, McAfee’s...

Race for relevance: Five strategies for print vendors

In a time of accelerating change when the rules of the workplace and workforce are being redefined, the print industry faces challenges in maintaining its relevance. New technology is rendering existing business models obsolete while customers are more demanding of...