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Additive Action – 3D printing as an accelerator for digital manufacturing

The briefing looks at the potential to change the way in which products are made using 3D printing, from conception to implementation and delivery. These changes will have far-reaching impacts on business ecosystems, technological convergence, and sustainability and business leaders must, therefore, have a thorough understanding of the market trends and drivers to successfully tap into the cost savings, increased flexibility, and shorter time to market these new technologies.

5 ways print industry leaders must reinvent their businesses

Survival of the fittest: Why print manufacturers must become masters of innovation
In today’s digital area, faced with the stark reality of either reinvention or rapid decline, large print industry players need to rapidly innovate to survive and prosper. Quocirca’s Print 2025 study reveals that, despite almost two thirds of industry executives saying innovation is the key to future success and the considerable resources at their disposal, major manufacturers have a harder time keeping pace with transformation than start-ups. This is due to a combination of factors such as corporate inertia, legacy processes and systems, difficulty in getting buy-in for new technology from senior leaders, and a misunderstanding of the needs of ever more connected consumers.

HP ramps up digital manufacturing revolution with new Center of Excellence

On June 12 2019, HP opened the doors to its cutting-edge 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain. As it made one of the boldest statements for R&D yet to be seen in the 3D printing industry, HP hosted a small contingent of industry analysts for a tour of the advanced research and development facilities. These are packed with next-generation technologies, experts and engineers, all of a piece to disrupt traditional manufacturing supply chains through 3D printing and digital manufacturing technology.

HP sets out ambitious sustainability targets

HP Inc has released its 2018 Sustainable Impact Report, including an industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastics across its print and personal systems portfolio to 30% by 2025. According to the report, HP’s Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $972 million dollars of new revenue for HP in 2018, a 35% year-over-year increase. As a market leader, HP has an opportunity not only to drive competitive advantage through its ambitious sustainability targets, but also drive change and deeper commitment to supporting the circular economy across the print industry.

Mastering the Internet of Things – the big data opportunity for print manufacturers

As businesses prioritise efficiency and productivity, they are looking to technology suppliers to deliver data-driven insights and value-added services. The briefing looks at the evolution of the open, data-driven platform economy and the importance of collaboration with third party data partners to offer services that go beyond the conventional print environment. It also explores the role and capabilities of intelligent MFPs in data generation and analysis as part of the IoT and looks at how cloud and AI will influence the future of the industry.

Mastering the Internet of Things – Report

As businesses prioritise efficiency and productivity, they are looking to technology suppliers to deliver data-driven insights and value-added services. The briefing looks at the evolution of the open, data-driven platform economy and the importance of collaboration with third party data partners to offer services that go beyond the conventional print environment. It also explores the role and capabilities of intelligent MFPs in data generation and analysis as part of the IoT and looks at how cloud and AI will influence the future of the industry.

Infographic: The State of Print Security 2019

Global Print Security 2019 reveals that SMBs and enterprises continue to be concerned about print security. The infographic illustrates the various areas of concern as organisations continue to suffer print related data loss incidents.

The Blockchain Opportunity

Quocirca’s report ‘The Blockchain Opportunity’ analyses the applications for blockchain within the print ecosystem and identifies areas of opportunity and the potential hurdles to adoption.

Putting print security on the C-Level agenda

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.

Quocirca Global Print Security Landscape, 2019

Quocirca’s Global Print Security Landscape, 2019 discusses the risks of unsecured printing and recommends best practices for integrating print into an overall information security strategy. It highlights some of the key offerings by print manufacturers and independent software vendors (ISVs) in the market.

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. Whatever the outcome, the industry must continue to embrace the following trends that will define success or failure in 2019.