The Key Point Blog

04/16/2020

George Mikolay

Will More Countries Follow Suit?

The damage to society and economics from the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to be determined. Office hardware vendors experienced minimal impact from the China closures, thanks to a diversity in facilities used for manufacturing and an effective ramp-up.

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04/15/2020

Carl Schell

Service, the State of Print, Managed IT, and More

We’ve heard how COVID-19 has affected business from bliQ subscribers. We’ve heard from traditional A3 OEMs on the manufacturing impact, scanner vendors too.

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04/13/2020

Christine Dunne

Konica Minolta Exec Speaks about Snap MD Solution, HIPAA, and Upcoming Webinar

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States, Konica Minolta and its All Covered IT services division have seen quite the increase in inquiries related to telehealth solutions.

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04/08/2020

Colin McMahon

One VR Collaboration Framework Helping to Improve Work during the Pandemic

A short time ago, Keypoint Intelligence did a brief examination of how virtual reality could be used for remote collaboration. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has only continued, with many organizations now painfully aware that months of remote work will be needed to survive the crisis.

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04/07/2020

Christine Dunne

Positivity Is Leading to Some Great Productivity

Industry OEMs are using their manufacturing capabilities to produce various gear and equipment aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.

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04/06/2020

Carl Schell

What the Office Equipment Channel Can Learn from MSPs

Dale Stein, Co-Founder of the Technology Assurance Group, reports that, based on a survey of TAG members, job tickets over the past month have doubled compared to typical MSP workflow.

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04/06/2020

Christine Dunne

Face Shields and Ventilators Just Two of the Contributions

Industry OEMs are using innovative technology and services to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. The fast availability and development of relevant innovations from companies like Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, and Ricoh shows R&D efforts attuned to global needs.

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04/01/2020

George Mikolay

Vendors Speak out on the Ongoing Pandemic

The virus known as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the United States and drag the economy to a screeching halt. I talked with several of the major OEMs in the office hardware space about the impact the coronavirus has had on their manufacturing to this point.

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04/01/2020

John Shane

Reduced Printing by Vertical Sector Caused by the Coronavirus

By looking at the various vertical industry sectors and their contribution to office printing, we have estimated the best- and worst-case effects on print.

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03/26/2020

Jamie Bsales & David Sweetnam

Your Home Printer and Network Equipment Could Be Putting Corporate Data at Risk

Recent legislation measures introduced by governments across the globe have forced businesses to take much more seriously the safeguarding of our personal data, with the threat of serious punitive fines for those who breach the rules.

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