Sharp is fastest growing company in Copier/Printing Space

Sharp, who has been taking a pretty nice beating over the last couple of months because of some pretty significant revenue issues has apparently been chugging right along in the copier and printer world.

According to IDC, Sharp is the only vendor in their Hardcopy Peripheral Tracker that has had two straight years of unit growth. Furthermore, Sharp has been the fastest growing vendor over the last two years as well.

The following slide is being shown at Sharp’s Road Show:


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Millennium Business Systems of Cincinnati Honored



(Cincinnati, OH May 12, 2015) – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America has recognized Millennium Business Systems as a Hyakuman Kai Dealer for the 11th consecutive year.  Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai status to their most outstanding dealers that have achieved excellence in sales during the past year.  Millennium Business Systems is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp from the 600+ dealers that sell Sharp’s advanced business products and solutions in the U.S.

“The2015-05-13 08.45.54_resized_1 Hyakuman Kai Award reinforces our commitment to Sharp dealers like Millennium Business Systems,” said Doug Albregts, President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America.  “Sharp provides industry-leading and innovative multifunction products, intuitive software applications, and unparalleled security and support programs to our dealers; helping them build long-lasting relationships through outstanding local customer service.  It is an honor to recognize Millennium Business Systems as a leader among our dealer network.”

“Our goal is to provide Cincinnati-area businesses with world-class products and support, helping encourage business growth within the community,” David Bartlow, President of Millennium Business Systems.  “We are proud to be a Sharp dealer and look forward to strengthening our customer relationships by supplying the latest technology and comprehensive document solutions.”

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan.  For more information about the complete line of Sharp workgroup document systems, visit

Pictured above from left to right, David Bartlow, President and David Varney, Director of Service.


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Sharp Wins Business Technology Association’s Top Award For The Channel’s Choice Of Primary Vendor








MAHWAH, N.J., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), has received the 2015 Business Technology Association (BTA) top overall Channel’s Choice award for overall satisfaction of a manufacturer based on: Corporate Support, Distribution, Product Line and Inventory performance. The award recognizes Superior Performance as a Primary Line Provider and was presented at a ceremony during a BTA Event held in Minneapolis, on May 7.

The awards were based on the results of BTA’s “Channel’s Choice” survey of dealers, ranking the level of satisfaction with their equipment manufacturer/suppliers in various performance categories.

“BTA’s annual Channel’s Choice awards program, which began in 1989, provides dealers with a means of recognizing and honoring those vendors that are the most supportive of the dealer channel,” said 2014-15 BTA President Ron Hulett. “Through the years, we have honored a number of deserving vendors for their outstanding product lines, exceptional levels of performance and dealer support. As one of our 2015 Channel’s Choice winners, we congratulate Sharp and express our sincere thanks for its exceptional support of the BTA Channel.”

In addition to the top overall award, Sharp received three additional awards that were presented by BTA President Ron Hulett as follows:

(1) Distribution Performance, measuring availability of marketing support funds and programs, parity between vendor direct and dealer channel, as well as overall distribution policy.

(2) Product Line Performance, measuring features, availability, and reliability of current product line offerings, support for Managed Print Services and overall ease of installation.

(3) Corporate Support Performance, measuring responsiveness of corporate administrative support and knowledge, professionalism and availability and effectiveness of training.

“Sharp is very proud to be recognized by BTA and the dealer community as the top performing primary line provider,” said Doug Albregts, president, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “With the support of our outstanding dealer network, Sharp has been the industry’s fastest growing vendor over the past two years. This award affirms our dealers’ satisfaction with our direction, but also re-invigorates us to continue our never ending quest to be an “irresistible partner”.”

BTA’s Channel Choice Award winners were determined by the results of ballots cast by 343 independent dealers located throughout the country. The dealer votes were tabulated by Rochester, N.Y., office equipment market analyst firm, Industry Analysts Inc.

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Lexmark Launches New Brand and Logo

  • Lexmark International, Inc., a global technology leader, today introduced the company’s new corporate brand and logo. The rebranding reflects both the evolution of the company as well as its vision for the future.
  • Since being spun out of IBM in 1991, Lexmark has been a recognized and lauded leader in imaging and output solutions that help people and organizations improve processes and reduce their costs. Lexmark’s award-winning imaging and output technology has continued to evolve as the world becomes more digital and connected.
  • Today, the company sells its products and services in more than 170 countries, and is recognized as a leader in managed print services (MPS) by many of the technology industry’s leading market analyst firms. Lexmark has also acquired and integrated several strategic software companies since 2010, further expanding the company’s breadth of offerings to include innovative software solutions.
  • Lexmark’s rebranding represents its successful and ongoing transition to a company well beyond its hardware heritage. Today the company competes in key growth markets that include MPS, intelligent capture, enterprise content management, healthcare content management, financial process automation and enterprise search – all focused on helping Lexmark customers connect employees to the most relevant information at the moment they need it.
  • The new Lexmark logo evokes the clarity, value and durability of the traditional Lexmark diamond, evolving to an aperture, which represents the broader offering – a portal to insight, a means of focus. The green palette is fresh, vibrant and approachable, representing Lexmark’s strength, focus on sustainability and growth as well as our commitment to earning “customers for life.” The new typeface lends a modern, clean look and features angles that precisely reflect the aperture.
  • Lexmark’s new tagline is, “Open the possibilities”. This tagline invites customers to engage with Lexmark to open up greater opportunities for success with our broader technology and solutions portfolio.
  • While the brand, tagline and logo have changed to better represent what the company is today, Lexmark’s value proposition remains the same – our combination of key technology ownership, exceptional customer engagement and deeper industry expertise remains unique, and enables us to develop long-lasting and rewarding customer relationships.
  • Perceptive Software will go to market as Lexmark, while its software products will continue to use the Perceptive name, such as Perceptive Content, Perceptive Intelligent Capture and Perceptive Search.

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Millennium Business Systems is now on Twitter

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