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<p>ZDNet introduces Doc (The DocuMentor), sponsored by RICOH. Through his blog, Doc will educate you about Document Management. So who is Doc? Doc is something of an enigma. He was born to a Russian ballerina and a German electrical engineer who some believe was running covert operations for shadowy corporate interests. Doc grew up in various locations in the United States, although no one seems to know precisely where, least of all Doc. His early schooling was unremarkable except for the time he was caught trying to replace all the mimeograph machines with high-tech color copiers that had mysteriously disappeared from a shipment to Albania. At MIT, he made a name for himself by transforming a large printer into a robot that hunts and eats Roombas. Professionally, he reportedly has seen the insides of more brands, versions, and generations of printer and printer-related hardware than almost anyone. Some say his obsession with paper, printing, and mechanical movement was either started by, or evidenced by, a traumatic childhood episode when he crawled inside an old Xerox 2400 and tried to print himself.</p> <p>Anyway, Doc has hands on experience with stuff like printer maintenance and fleet management, but his mastery of document management leaves no stone unturned. Important issues like sustainability, security, and regulatory compliance are top of mind for Doc, as are other business technology needs like networking and IT services, making him a true blue IT renaissance man. </p>

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Office Equipment Market to Reach $78 Billion by 2015

Office Equipment Market to Reach $78 Billion by 2015

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.

April 29, 2012 by in Printers

Ricoh Gets High Marks in Analysis by IDC

Ricoh Gets High Marks in Analysis by IDC

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.

April 26, 2012 by in Printers

Ricoh and Inkjet at Drupa

Ricoh and Inkjet at Drupa

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.

April 24, 2012 by in Printers

Slideshow: MPS by the Numbers

Slideshow: MPS by the Numbers

Photizo Group's 2011 MPS Market Size, Shares and Forecast study continues to confirm the effect of poor economic performance on MPS, as it predicts a rapid global growth in managed print services of 20 percent through 2015.

March 22, 2012 by in Printers

Sales in Printing and Imaging

Sales in Printing and Imaging

the ultimate complication of the sale is realized in a full MPS engagement, which will include a full fleet assessment, zero-based recommendations for multiple product segments and business processes, workflow and fleet management solutions, contracting and implementation planning. Even for the smartest and most experienced sales rep (and client decision maker), the task has grown to be too much for any one person.

March 20, 2012 by in Printers