Sharp Aquos Board – Collaborate Your Way

Collaborate Your Way with the Sharp Aquos Board!

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Millennium Enters into Partership with Exxperior Managed Sales Solutions

Millennium Business Systems is excited to announce a new partnership with Exxperior Managed Sales Solutions. Exxperior Managed Sales Solutions is a locally owned and operated consulting firm headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio led by Edward Williams. Exxperior provides professional services that help companies increase performance in the areas of demand generation, process improvement, training and development, staff augmentation, and asset outsourcing. Edward is a recognized leader in the areas of sales performance, skills development, and outsourced management. Exxperior recently launched the Proof Dynamics managed services platform to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and output of organizational sales assets, extend the life cycle of profitable sales relationships, reduce the overall time and cost associated with demand generation efforts, and integrate innovative technology and automation to achieve better sales outcomes.

Through the partnership, Exxperior will help Millennium penetrate public and private sector organizations who value economic inclusion and supplier diversity as leading business drivers. Additionally, Exxperior will be instrumental in providing advanced training of sales staff and end users, as well as executing technical tasks such as delivery overview and installation planning/ implementation. The partnership enables mutual growth opportunities for Millennium and Exxperior, and will add significant value for public and private sector organizations who engage them to achieve economic inclusion and supplier diversity objectives.

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Lexmark Sweeps BLI Color Printing Summer Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky.
Aug 1, 2016

  • Lexmark International, a global technology leader, today announced its entire line of next-generation A4 color laser printers and smart MFPs received Summer Pick Awards from Buyer’s Laboratory, Inc. (BLI).
  • The Lexmark A4 color laser printers and smart MFPs earned the awards based on remarkable color quality, high durability, low cost of ownership, fast speeds and a versatile and easy-to-use design. Winning models are:
  • These color laser devices deliver the highest toner capacities in their class and industry-leading long life imaging components, resulting in fewer user interventions and Lexmark’s best-ever color total cost of ownership.
  • With a tablet-like touchscreen interface and flexible media handling, these products are easy to use, require minimal training and enable future integration of business process solutions.
  • BLI’s Summer Picks are given only to the highest rated products.
  • Read the article on BuyersLab.com.

Supporting Quotes

  • “The Lexmark color printers and MFPs we’ve tested in the Summer 2016 timeframe have really impressed our team of analysts,” said BLI Director of Office Equipment Product Analysis Marlene Orr. “The models in the Lexmark CX800 series, CX700 series and CS700 series deliver exactly what mid- to high-volume business users need—outstanding color quality, excellent reliability, class-leading speeds and unparalleled ease of use, thanks to their intuitive design and large customizable touchscreen panels. Even better, these Lexmark color printers and MFPs provide a low cost of ownership to help remove some of the barriers to adopting color in the office.”
  • “Lexmark’s new line of printers is transforming managed print services and business process solutions, combining quality, reliability, speed and ease of use with a low total cost of ownership,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and president of Imaging Solutions and Services. “This recognition from BLI reflects our commitment to create innovative products and solutions that exceed customer expectations.”

Supporting Resources

About Lexmark

Lexmark (NYSE: LXK) creates enterprise software, hardware and services that remove the inefficiencies of information silos and disconnected processes, connecting people to the information they need at the moment they need it. Open the possibilities at www.Lexmark.com.

Lexmark, the Lexmark logo and Open the possibilities are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lexmark International, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About BLI Pick Awards

Twice a year with its Pick awards, BLI gives special recognition in each category to those products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. Its Outstanding Achievement awards acknowledge products or capabilities that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, energy efficiency or value.

BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that takes approximately two months to complete. The evaluation includes an extensive durability test, during a portion of which each unit is run at the manufacturer’s maximum duty cycle. BLI’s durability test is unique among office product evaluations and uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.

Other performance attributes evaluated include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value, among others. Each product that successfully passes BLI’s lab test earns BLI’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and a BLI Certificate of Reliability and the best performers qualify as Pick contenders. Consequently, a BLI Pick is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

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Lexmark named a leader in Quocirca MPS Vendor Landscape fifth consecutive year

LEXINGTON, Ky.
Jul 28, 2016

News facts

  • Lexmark International, Inc. announced it has been positioned for the fifth consecutive year as a leader in managed print services (MPS) by leading European-based industry analyst firm Quocirca.

 

  • The Managed Print Services Landscape report is an independent vendor analysis of the global enterprise MPS market. The report states, “It’s software and solutions portfolio is the broadest in the industry, boosted by its years of industry focus and its acquisitions such as ReadSoft and Kofax.1

 

  • The report elaborates on Lexmark’s global execution and industry expertise, noting, “A key strength for Lexmark is its global operational capabilities. Its unique single-system infrastructure offers MPS customers visibility and consistency in reporting across their fleet of devices on a country and global basis.”

 

  • The report went on to say, “Lexmark offers strong expertise in helping customers streamline their business processes. In the wider software space, Lexmark has developed strong integration between its MFP, MPS and software products. It is successfully driving synergies between these businesses.”

 

  • Key Lexmark strengths noted in the report include:
    • Global execution – “Lexmark has strong credentials when it comes to global execution. Lexmark offers a single global system to support its entire MPS business. Its scalable service offering also ensures that businesses of all sizes can benefit from a customized MPS offering.”
    • Business process expertise – “Lexmark’s field teams are organized by industry, supported by dedicated industry experts and consultants with business process and industry vertical expertise. This is enhanced by Lexmark’s mature set of solutions around workflow automation and industry solutions, to help customers tackle the explosion in both structured and unstructured content. Its proven intelligent capture solutions along with its broad range of products can significantly drive efficiency, eliminate work and minimize dependence on paper.”
    • Breadth of solutions technology and industry-specific solutions – “Lexmark has the broadest solutions portfolio and widest range of industry-specific solutions.”
    • A growing cloud strategy – “Lexmark has developed a comprehensive cloud platform and can deliver solutions through the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid model. In addition, the Lexmark Solutions Platform serves as the cloud-based foundation for a portfolio of print management solutions. Its integrated mobile print platform is particularly noteworthy, allowing printing from both static and mobile devices.”
    • Big Data / ECM – “Lexmark is making significant investments in the use of analytics to optimize the output environments for its MPS customers, improve device availability and streamline business processes. Lexmark’s broad ECM capabilities offer another opportunity to harness wider enterprise data sets. This enables deeper analysis of the customer environment and allows Lexmark to identify and recommend implementation of industry-specific workflow and business process optimization services.”

Supporting Quote

“Lexmark’s leadership comes from connecting print and digital information across industry sectors backed by strong analytics that guide business process improvements,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and president of Imaging Solutions and Services. “Five consecutive years of recognition for our integrated technology portfolio in imaging, software and solutions to help businesses make smart decisions and maximize their technology investment is a source of pride.”

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California Busts $126 Million Dollar Toner Pirate Scam

Federal investigators and Huntington Beach police teamed up Tuesday to arrest 20 defendants named in an indictment alleging a telemarketing scheme involving toner for copiers and printers that ripped off thousands of victims of $126 million.

The indictment, which was unsealed Tuesday, alleges there were more than 50,000 victims who paid more than $126 million for printers and photocopiers at prices 10 times higher than the regular retail value, according to federal prosecutors.

Telemarketers involved in the alleged scheme would pose as the victims’ regular suppliers of the products, prosecutors said.

The indictment charges 23 defendants in the alleged conspiracy that dates back to 1988. Prosecutors allege that Gilbert N. Michaels of West Los Angeles was the mastermind.

State and federal judges had previously ordered Michaels to stop fraudulent and deceptive business practices related to toner sales, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Of the 23 defendants, two others are expected to surrender to authorities soon and investigators were looking for the final defendant.

“This toner fraud has been a tremendous burden on small businesses across America for many years,” U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker said.

“The fraud had a tremendous impact on some victims, who reported a severe impact on their finances, and the collective losses caused by the fraud were massive.”

–City News Service

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