The Key Point Blog

01/26/2023

Johnny Shell

A homerun for the apparel decorating universe

Impressions Expo-Long Beach is the largest and most advanced trade show and conference in the western hemisphere dedicated to apparel decorators. The recent edition—held at the Long Beach Convention Center (Long Beach, California)—included several exhibitions from the direct-to-film and direct-to-garment industries.

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01/24/2023

Carl Schell

What are you doing about scanners and government compliance?

Starting in June 2024, the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) and Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) will only accept digital material that meets the top-tier of FADGI guidelines.

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01/23/2023

Carl Schell

Keypoint Intelligence series returns with insight on software, strategic alliances

Even if you just want to reference Ringdale the company, it’s nearly impossible to say “Ringdale” without immediately adding “FollowMe”. I mean, everyone in the print industry knows the solution is synonymous with secure pull printing, right?

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01/20/2023

Priya Gohil

Instant inkjet portable printer means no more embarrassing tattoos

Touted as the world’s first comprehensive temporary handheld tattoo device, Prinker S makes the creation and application of temporary tattoos quick and easy.

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01/19/2023

Rachel Dean

The new WorkForce Pro WF-C5000 series aims to minimize user intervention

Epson America, Inc. recently announced two new additions to its A4 business inkjet printer range: the WorkForce Pro WF-C5890 color MFP and the WorkForce Pro WF-C5390 color printer. We discuss here the features of these new devices and their projected affect on the market.

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01/16/2023

Mark DiMattei

How to talk intelligently when talking to AI

Many of us have interacted with a chatbot at some point—most likely as part of a customer service app on a website or maybe for entertainment. We discuss here some of the key features of chatbots as well as how they are growing for future use.

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01/12/2023

Mark DiMattei

We make some top-level predictions for the office environment

Keypoint Intelligence has recently crafted an infographic that looks toward what our expert analysts believe will be the top five trends within the office market in the coming year.

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01/10/2023

Jamie Bsales

While hardware sales falter, our forecast shows document imaging software will remain a bright spot

Document imaging software has been a bright spot amid a tough few years for the document imaging industry, with a steady decline in A3 hardware sales and related supplies (and/or managed print service) revenue due to the pandemic, supply chain issues, and the increase in hybrid workplaces.

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01/09/2023

Carl Schell

What are we thinking about with office print, managed IT, and smart technology?

The Keypoint Intelligence Office Group dissects subject matter related to print (devices, supplies, service), managed IT (cybersecurity, most notably), or smart workplace technology and translates it into plain English for strategic implementation.

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01/05/2023

Carl Schell

Technology Assurance Group leader discusses 2022 IT trends and looks ahead at 2023

"Where to even begin?" is one question that countless dealers have had to ask themselves prior to them establishing a managed IT services practice/program/identity (pick the noun, any of them work). But here’s the catch: There are still too many dealers that do not have an IT presence (ah-ha! another workable noun), and my suspicion is that too many of them are not making as much revenue with it as they could.

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