Top 20 Stories of 2021 from The Key Point Blog
Keypoint Intelligence’s public-facing content educates readers, expands in scope
We entered this year still in the thick of battling COVID, encouraged by the hope of what vaccines could bring. Now, as we prepare to flip the calendar to 2022, the print industry and the entire world continue to face a chip shortage and a slow supply chain that are becoming more debilitating by the day. In between all that was a gluttony of compelling news such as announcements on products and services, updates from vendors and dealers, and, of course, anything and everything related to digital transformation.
When the pandemic hit the United States in March 2020 and the world was forever changed, we here at Keypoint Intelligence put a plan into motion to deliver more public-facing content—on a more consistent basis, too. A mere 21 months later and The Key Point Blog has progressed from “little engine that could” status to something…else. And we are not stopping until our blog page is even more wholly complete, with other topics that veer away from the traditional print industry.
Office tech junkie, or does your interest lie in the production space? Do you work for a vendor, a developer, or a dealer/technology provider? Are you diversifying through managed IT/cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), or augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR)? Our list of Top 20 stories of 2021 has something for everyone, including you.
Happy New Year, and happy reading!
Articles are in chronological order, from January through December.
CEO of tech provider speaks about print, production, IT, and dealers.
Global computer chip shortage poses threat to print manufacturers.
Print is becoming a communication enabler.
Approximately $7.2 billion transaction to close in second half of the year.
Consumer engagement in an increasingly complex environment.
Directions in managed IT and the cloud.
World’s largest electronics manufacturer will build select HP components and machines.
Strategy for the rest of 2021, pushing past COVID among the discussion points.
Xerox Business Solutions technical sales expert sees opportunities amid technology shortages.
The future of line-head ink for office now resides with Epson.
While revenue and profit trend is downward, some OEMs are performing strongly.
3D print will be manufacturers’ digital disruption—decades in the making.
Scalable solution is designed to fit the needs of office and home workers.
Company announces next gen EcoTank devices and reports strong sales growth.
Includes as-a-service printers, PCs, and support aimed at in-office/remote workers.
Company forges ahead in search of channel.
What to expect in the continuing saga between the Japanese manufacturer and Xerox.
HTC rejoins consumer virtual reality with a new, all-in-one headset.
Durable graphics outlook during economic recovery.
Vendors with PaaS plans will lose out on a big opportunity.
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