This year’s ITEX had a lot of expectations. For the last couple of years people have been openly questioning whether or not ITEX would become a thing of the past like World Expo and Recharger. Another footnote in wake of more change than the events could deal with. Marc Spring, the guy that brought ITEX to our industry in the first place, brought the event back and promised us that this year would be different. In honor of “2017”, the first year the show was under new (new again?) ownership, here is a photojournal of the top 10 awesome things I witnessed:
As good corporate citizens we know that giving back can make a big difference in the lives of those less fortunate than us. Sure, we work hard for our success, but there is no denying that helping to lift others up can only make the world a better place. If we’re lucky, we might even help some folks on the road to their own success stories. Giving matters.
It seems everywhere you look there’s a session on SBB (Seat Based Billing) for managed print. The CDA, BTA, ITEX and the MPSA have all had sessions or webinars in 2017. There’s even an “SBB Road Show” rolling through 3 cities this summer. It seems the office equipment world has gone crazy for it.
There was a time, not that long ago, when going to work literally meant “going” to work. Times have changed and more and more companies are offering their employees the ability to work remotely or out of a home office.
We are pleased to announce the release of Infinite Device Management 3.17 which features a variety of enhancements and improvements over the previous release.
We hear that in the age of globalization the world just keeps getting smaller. But if you stop to think about it, this only makes the opportunities for all of us much larger. According to IDC, the current global market for managed print services is roughly $33 billion a year and growing at CAGR of just over 6%. According to Transparency Market Research’s 2016 report, it’s set to experience double digit growth at a CAGR of nearly 15%! Globally this could propel the market size for MPS to 3 times it’s current size to an astounding US $95 billion by 2024! Those are some world class numbers. That’s 95 billion great reasons to get to know the MPS story a little better from across the pond.
Training is an expensive investment and truly only a good investment if you pay attention and get something out of it. Often there is a charge for training. Add to that the expense of attendees not being able to do their job during the training.
I don’t know if you noticed but the world of Office Equipment sales is changing at lightening speed. This isn’t new: Change is constant. But sometimes we’re left wondering how we can change our own sales process to keep up or simply to keep improving.
Hey mister CEO boss man, take your eyes off that resume. You can’t measure a person’s heart on a piece of paper! When you think about it, interviewing to start with is a flawed process since you have humans interviewing humans.
What do the Titanic, speaking Portuguese, surfing, typewriters, yoga, social media, and Brad Pitt have to do with our industry associations? You'll have to listen in to the latest episode of Convergence Radio to find out!