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Konica Minolta: On a path to reinvention

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe held its European Leadership Campus (ELC 2019), on the 18 October in Copenhagen, Denmark. This major summit brought together 800 channel partners to showcase the company’s newest products, solutions and services, from office...

Infographic: Smart MFP Connected Workplace

Quocirca’s Executive Briefing Report on Mastering IOT – the big data opportunity for print manufacturers examines how print manufacturers and their partners can build long-term customer relationships through harnessing the power of analytics.

How MPS providers can leverage an IoT maturity model

Multi-function printers (MFP) have evolved into smart, intelligent, interconnected IoT devices capable of interacting with multiple external systems.  Managed Print Service (MPS) providers should exploit the wealth of data generated by smart MFPs to create new opportunities for innovation.

3D printing enters a new era

The digitisation of manufacturing or the fourth industrial revolution, is reorganising manufacturing and supply chains. Industry 4.0 technologies such as automation and robotics are set to make industrial processes more efficient, but it is 3D printing that has the...

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.

Infographic: Global Print 2025 Study 2nd Edition

Quocirca’s Executive Briefing Report on Mastering IOT – the big data opportunity for print manufacturers examines how print manufacturers and their partners can build long-term customer relationships through harnessing the power of analytics.

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 era, 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.

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Quocirca Cloud Print Services Landscape 2020 report

Cloud print services are emerging as a way of minimising the cost and improving the efficiency of operating an on-premise print infrastructure. Reducing or eliminating reliance on local print servers, along with shifting print management to the cloud, enables businesses to move from a CapEX to an OpEX model. Flexible and scalable subscription-based pricing provides lower and more predictable costs, while IT burden is reduced as tasks are managed by a third-party cloud print services provider.