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What is TCO?

If you work in the print and imaging industry, you've probably heard a lot about TCO. The term TCO gets bounced around quite a bit, and can often times mean different things to different people. At gap intelligence,TCO stands for Total Cost of Ownership, our gapTCO Tool allows users to put together real scenarios to help potential ...

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Capitalize on Current Equipment Market Trends | A Supplies Network Webinar

Capitalize on Current Equipment Market Trends | A Supplies Network Webinar

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Post-Print Samsung Needs a New Roadmap for Long-Term Growth

One of the overarching themes of the imaging industry in recent years has been a return to focusing on core business. HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Samsung and others have signaled that - after billions invested in M&A and R&D, and many examples of unproven business expansion– the best route to profitable growth is simply through a renewed ...

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Consumables Pricing and Promotions Report – New Year, New Data

At gap intelligence, we are always looking for ways to improve our data. We strive to provide our clients with the most accurate, thorough data available. This means we occasionally have to change the way we do things. As a data operations specialist within the printer consumables team, I helped to implement several changes to our ink and ...

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Win More Deals, More Efficiently - gap Print Sales Tools

The gap intelligence MFP Copier team recently completed another successful client presentation tour in the U.S. and Japan this fall. Without a doubt, a major theme of our client discussions focused on identifying ways to drive growth and improve operations amid numerous industry challenges.

There is no shortage of challenges facing the ...

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Currency Fluctuations and Competing in Uncertain Times

Manufacturers are, despite their efforts, at the mercy of larger market forces that they cannot control. In recent years, this fact has been magnified by an uneven global recovery and extraordinary levels of monetary and fiscal intervention that, in some regions, has struggled to produce sustainable economic growth. Large shifts in currency ...

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Samsung Printing Solutions Wants to Put a Dent in Samsung's $400B Goal

Samsung Electronics has been aggressively investing in the development of its Printing Solutions business for the better part of the past decade. The significance of this investment to Samsung cannot be understated – the vendor views printing as the next wave of its growth, following chips, TVs, and mobile devices. Printing is a key ...

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Lexmark has Lost a Quarter of its Value Since July – What Just Happened?

I decided to write this blog about Lexmark following the company’s absolute pummeling in the stock market – the Lexington-based company has lost about 28% of its market value since July 20.  To the casual observer, Lexmark’s Q2 report was not all that terrible – the company re-emphasized its strategic path toward ...

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the pico-letter V9.09 - gap intelligence 2012 Office Printing Year in Review

Believe it or not, 2012 was a positive year in the office printing industry. Sure there was no shortage of doom and gloom, which make for a good headline or scare tactic, but amid the challenges, something very encouraging happened. After years of dealing with the obstacles facing the printing industry in a tactical manner, this year it appears ...
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Receipts – Another Step into the Digital Age

Over the past several years, most of us have noticed that our bills, magazines, newspapers, and books are all available in digital form. Many have been quick to point out the implications of this have been detrimental to the struggling paper industry. However, for those of you who thought that by the end of 2012, we would have paperless ...

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A Direct Question

It’s been hard to ignore the growing buzz surrounding the printing industry’s direct sales organizations during last several weeks as news of downsizing and branch closures placed a spotlight on the sustainability of the business model. Highlighted among the recent events were the transfer of Ricoh’s branches and commercial accounts in four ...
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Office and Production Printing Year in Review

It’s hard to define a year. Some folks may call 2010 a recovery year. Other print industry watchers may call it the year of MPS, the year of services, or the year of the A4s depending on their focus (or bias). Whatever you want to call it, 2010 was certainly quite eventful and I believe set the stage for an even more exciting 2011, especially ...
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Follow that Donut!

When you think Dunkin’ Donuts, you think coffee, right? Well, that wasn’t always the case.

Dunkin’ Donuts was known for being the most popular donut business until Krispy Kreme came around and stole its thunder with its sweet treats. Sadly, the Atkins’ carb-free diet gained popularity soon after Krispy Kreme’s expansion to the market, putting ...

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Belated Birthday Wishes

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For what has been coined one of the most challenging and traumatic economic downturns in 80 years, hasn?t 2009 just flown by?? Feels like the ball dropped in New York City just a week ago, President Obama was sworn in to office last Thursday, and US Airways tested the landing conditions of the Hudson River on Monday.? We have flown by this ...

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How Do They Get Past the TSA?


On more than one occasion I have read research studies that suggested that most Americans would rather forget their wallet than their cell phone. With that in mind, one of the biggest ?threats? to the printing industry is the use of cell phones in business and travel applications.




Continental Airlines has started a test program that allows ...

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Hmmmmmjet

?The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he didn?t exist.? - Baudelaire


About a year ago, the locals say, was the first time anyone had witnessed it. Hundreds gathered and squinted at a web cast presentation of an inkjet printer that would turn the world upside down. A little inkjet that could print 60 pages-per-minute, ...

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