The outlook remains optimistic for growth, but margins for suppliers remain constrained...
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People get hung up these days on comparing the value of a print edition with that of an electronic one, and for some titles, the differences are not all that great. But we're really talking about two completely different products and different reading experiences, so the comparisons may not be appropriate.
Doc will be paying attention to see what happens next – private equity buyers are usually in for the short term, looking to maximize profits and cut costs so they can re-sell at a profit. AlphaGraphics has done a good job of diversifying its product offerings, but it's still primarily a printing operation, and that seems a little scary in this era.
The survey also found that more than half respondents believe that electronic communications are a more environmentally friendly way to read books, magazines, and mail.
The small office and home office (SOHO) sector offers enormous opportunities for manufacturers of office equipment. The sector accounts for a substantial portion of the demand for printers, PCs, copiers, scanners, faxes, and answering machines. While laser printers are popular with small offices, inkjet printers are popular with home offices.
Ricoh has leveraged its global experience to shape its Managed Document Services (MDS) strategy for addressing pressing customer concerns in MPS, including cost control, environmental sustainability, information security and governance, business process efficiency, organizational change management, information worker productivity, information optimization and strategic infrastructure.
Inkjet technology has come a long way in recent years and is scaling up to commercial production quite nicely, with many offerings from all the major press manufacturers. In digital printing, inkjet is now just as viable for many uses as toner-based systems.
The lesson learned is that accurate forecasting of print needs, whether using in-house or outsourced resources, is critical to keeping costs low and efficiency high.
What does bankruptcy mean for the commercial side of Kodak?
It's becoming clear that offices are not producing the copy and print volumes they once did.