Posted on Apr 28 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Epson has become the latest printer company to develop a solution designed to reduce the environmental impact of printing. While companies like Xerox and Toshiba have focused on reducing paper consumption through the development of eraseable toner and re-usable paper, Epson is going down the route of on-site recycling and remanufacturing. It has developed what it describes as the world’s first office...

Posted on Apr 27 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Business inkjets underpin Epson growth plans as it makes big investment in Europe Epson has announced that it is investing €50 million in its European operations over the next two years to drive further growth in the region. The investment is being made in the company’s infrastructure, including new offices in Berlin, Munich, Lisbon and Madrid; in its workforce, with a 10% increase in European...

Posted on Apr 26 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Half (51%) of consumers are comfortable with the idea of buying into a single brand ‘ecosystem’ for all their technology, communications and media needs, Xerox claims in a new report. More than one third (37%) of the 6,000 consumers surveyed for The State of Customer Service 2015 believe that by 2025 a single supplier will manage their home. The study of consumer attitudes in the US, UK, Germany,...

Posted on Apr 25 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Network Rail expects to realise over £700m worth of efficiencies over the next 10 years by replacing paper-based reporting with a series of custom-designed iOS apps. Since 2011, Network Rail has rolled out 25,000 iPads and iPhones, including 18,000 to the maintenance and engineering teams responsible for delivering its Railway Upgrade Plan. At the same time, it has developed 60 mobile apps to replace...

Posted on Apr 24 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Last year saw a major improvement in access to finance for SMEs, according to new analysis from independent venture capital investor Albion Ventures. Its new study, The Albion Growth Report, shows that almost half (44%) of small and medium-sized firms applying for development finance over the past year were successful, up from 27% in 2014. Of those who secured fiance, nearly a third (29%) did so to...

Posted on Apr 23 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Time spent chasing printed forms is a major frustration for three out of four (78%) HR departments, according to a survey of 250 HR decisionmakers carried out by Bilendi for Adobe. The greatest annoyances are having to chase people to sign and return forms (42%); managers and employees holding on to documents (31%); and forms being lost (24%). HR teams believe employees stall signing because they...

Posted on Apr 22 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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Almost half (44%) of British adults have lost a digital photo they wish they had printed, with ‘losing/breaking hardware’ and ‘accidentally deleting photos’ being the most common ways to lose images. According to a YouGov survey commissioned by Jessops to mark the launch of its new online photo printing service, 21% of British adults have never printed a photo. Nearly one in ten (8%) print...

Posted on Apr 22 2016 - 11:05am by Editorial Content
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HP extends its PageWide business inkjets to enterprises ahead of the 2017 launch of PageWide A3 printers and MFPs Last year, HP reinvented its LaserJet line-up with the introduction of low melt JetIntelligence toner that has enabled HP to reduce the size of its printers, lower energy consumption, increase printing speeds and reduce costs. Now, in ‘its biggest launch for 10 years’, HP has turned...

Posted on Apr 21 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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The key to business success in the twenty-fist century is digital dexterity, Capgemini Consulting claims in a new report produced in collaboration with MIT Center for Digital Business. Organising for Digital: Why Digital Dexterity Matters reveals that organisations with the greatest digital dexterity are twice as likely as competitors to experience industry-leading levels of growth, profitability...

Posted on Apr 20 2016 - 11:05am by John Peters
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The smallest, most advanced A4/A5 mobile printer is how Brother UK describes its new PJ-700 range. Requiring no ink cartridges, ribbons or toners, the 8 pages per minute thermal printers are optimised for organisations that require fast, reliable printing on the move, such as the emergency services, community healthcare, pest management and veterinary practices. The six models offer a choice of connectivity...