Top Stories in the December 2018 Issue:
The Editorial: “This Work Don't Flow” - Workflow is neither a new term nor one that’s crossed over into the everyday vernacular of most business
people, let alone the unwashed masses. Conversely, it’s become almost de rigueur amongst those in the office imaging
world. But in the context of the MFP business, when everything one does is called “workflow,” the term essentially
loses all meaning and value.
- Why Is Deli Launching a Printer
Line - It was more
than a little surprising to see a not-too-big but not-too small Stationery company called Deli (no, not Dell) that is largely
unknown outside China aggressively enter the “global printer market” with a lineup of entry-level office inkjet
AIOs and low-end laser printers and MFPs at the end of 2018. The first question one is likely to ask is, “Who is Deli?”
And that is likely to be followed by, “And what are they thinking?
- Another Slap for Xerox - After suffering a tough year internally and on
Wall Street, Xerox saw its stock price pummeled one more time before the end of 2018. Additionally, rumors surfaced again
in December of a new round of layoffs coming to Xerox. And Fujifilm came pretty close to conceding that its aspirations for
buying or controlling Xerox have little chance of succeeding. In other words, December was just another typical month at Xerox.
- Two Tiny Deals - The
recent announcement of Kofax’s $400 million purchase of Nuance’s Imaging Division was the biggest software deal
the MFP solutions business has ever seen. And it stands in stark contrast to a pair of deals announced in December that are
more typical and less consequential. But those transactions – ECi Software Solutions acquiring Print Audit and Levi
Ray & Shoup purchasing Drivve – are the kind of transactions most likely to occur in today’s
MFP software business.