Printers Article Archive:
Uneven results among HP’s business units give the channel pause over HP, which may be steering the right course but is far from fully righting the ship.
Microsoft Corp. has thrown its hat into the 3D printing ring by releasing new software on Windows 8.1 that allows users to design their own printable objects.
Ingram claims its PrintSense managed print service is vendor-agnostic and avoids customers having to invest in expensive new hardware up front.
HP signals its intent to enter the 3D printing market just a year after ditching its alliance with Stratasys.
Distributor Ingram Micro inks a U.S. pact with 3D printer vendor MakerBot.
New departmental LaserJet printers offer more durability and lower cost-per-page, making them ideal for managed print service providers, HP says.
Accessories introduce Wireless Direct printing via WiFi and NFC to the majority of HP’s LaserJet install base of 40 million printers.
Hewlett-Packard reported a 10 percent decline in year-over-year revenues as the continued PC slump and decline in enterprise sales hurt its earnings and profits. Meanwhile, Lenovo is seeing sales increase as it expands into servers, storage and smartphones. The performance difference is a matter of market conditions, products and channel approaches.
Savvy solution providers can leverage their managed print services into leading indicators of business mobility and cloud computing needs.
A new report by IDC places several managed print services vendors as leaders category, including Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark and Ricoh; and says the segment is gaining traction and that vendors need to differentiate to continue their momentum.