Office Technology & Services
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The Communication Supplies Consulting Service (US & Europe) provides vendors with information and advice related to supplies used by a wide range of electronic imaging devices including copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunction devices. Included are forecasts for media including cut size papers, continuous-forms, roll products, specialty media and associated marking materials; toner, inks, ribbons, photoreceptors, and cartridges.
Through inquiry, the service can also provide customized forecasts in prints, pages, tons, and revenue by imaging technology, operating environment, coated and uncoated demand, and demand by color and monochrome devices. These are critical to developing strategic plans to capture additional market share.
Scanning is a pervasive technology that has been experiencing solid growth in many segments for a number of years, with promising forecasts for the next 3-5 years. With concerted efforts and incentives to convert paper documents and processes to digital formats, single function scanners are one of the bright spots in the equipment hardware arena. At the lower end of the scanning spectrum, consumer flatbed scanners continue to battle against all-in-ones for the attention of the mass market. All categories will be challenged to continue adding new features and capabilities as they strive to compete with multifunctional devices. IST offers:
- Ongoing market advice and analysis to make short and long-term strategy decisions in scanning
- Forecasts and research that segment the scanning market in several ways for cross-referencing, based on target audience and scanner type
- Segmentations continually evolve to reflect market changes
- Additional coverage of the future of mobile, network and distributed scanning market dynamics, and scan-function usage of multifunctional devices
We provide our clients with customized support throughout the year with daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual deliverables. Service subscriptions include timely and informative insights on current and future market trends and developments. Deliverables range from news and analysis to in-depth primary research, market sizing, and forecasting.
Forecast & Market Size
All forecasts are updated annually and focus on North America, with worldwide coverage where available. They include discussion and analysis of market conditions, technologies, competitive environments, and product and market segment lifecycles that will impact growth rates.
Focused on hot industry topics, these timely studies provide in-depth primary research on subjects that affect product development, product marketing, sales management and training, and overall strategic planning.
Researched and written by our consultants, these deliverables provide an analysis of industry trends, issues, and events. This typically includes analysis on new products and technologies, markets and market segments, events, or broad issues affecting strategic directions and opportunities.
Inquiry & Consultation
Benefit from ongoing and direct access to our staff of experts, who are able to answer inquires, engage in market discussions, and provide consultation on forecast data, industry developments and strategic planning. A comprehensive understanding of your industry enables our team to provide customized, actionable information and advice for your individual business needs.
Written summaries of significant technology and market developments affecting the digital imaging and document solutions industry. News is provided on a daily basis, compiled regularly, and available to clients via our online repository.