Industry opinion and thought leadership
At this critical stage in the lifecycle of blockchain, it’s important to look at how it can help achieve specific business goals. Our latest report, The Blockchain Opportunity, takes a balanced look at where it can add value and solve industry issues and also examines barriers to adoption and challenges to be faced.
At its Investor Day on the 5th February in New York, the company discussed its commitment to simplify its operations, instil a culture of continuous improvement, invest in areas of growth and capitalise on new and adjacent market opportunities. Can Xerox reinvent itself and make the transformation needed to reclaim its place as an industry icon, or will inertia continue to hinder its efforts?
Data breaches are rarely out of the headlines and compliance pressure, such as the introduction of GDPR, means security remains high on the corporate agenda. Cyber threats and data breaches are no longer the sole domain of the IT department, they must be considered at board level as the repercussions are simply too big to ignore.
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. Whatever the outcome, the industry must continue to embrace the following trends that will define success or failure in 2019.
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.
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.
Quocirca's 2018 MPS Landscape Report reveals that in order to differentiate in a mature market, MPS providers must capitalise on opportunities in IoT, security and analytics. Managed print services (MPS) continues to offer fundamental growth opportunities for print...
Can leading print industry players truly reinvent themselves to drive disruption in their industry and harness the entrepreneurial, start-up spirit and design thinking that Tesla has brought to the auto industry?
Millennial decision-makers are less sceptical about printing and printed documents than those in other age groups and believe that paper documents will continue to play a significant role in the future workplace, according to the latest Print 2025 Spotlight Report: Millennials Matter.
Quocirca’s Global Print 2025 report reveals that print manufacturers are set to lose their influence on customer relationships in favour of IT service providers that deliver print services as part of a broader offering. Businesses are increasingly looking for...
Will print industry giants, that have the scale and size of an oil tanker, respond to digital disruption with the agility of a speedboat, or will they miss opportunities by not changing direction quickly enough? In an era of rapid technological, social and business...
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...