The Key Point Blog

06/01/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

New Knowledge, Products, and Processes Will Help Pave the Way Forward

Office equipment dealers have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are ready to bounce back stronger than ever. Dealerships interviewed for this piece say the last couple of months have given them extra time to learn new skills, brainstorm new product offerings, and improve processes.

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05/19/2020

Eve Padula

Smart Planning During a Time of Pause

Keypoint Intelligence’s research has confirmed that most print service providers have seen a drop-off in sales and/or an uptick in cancelled orders due to current market conditions. In times like these, it’s actually more important than ever to focus on the marketing element of your business strategy.

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05/07/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

Innovation, Manufacturing, and Philanthropy Mix to Address New Reality

The office technology and production printing sectors continue to use innovation, manufacturing, and philanthropy to help medical professionals, patients, workers, and the general public during the COVID-19 crisis. This blog reviews many of these initiatives.

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04/30/2020

Jamie Bsales

On-Premises Servers, Devices, and Data Are Useless When No One Is There

Businesses are still far too reliant on the traditional on-premises architecture. While many companies have migrated some functions to the cloud, the COVID-19 pandemic saw plenty of IT folks scrambling to set up VPNs to allow remote access to critical applications and files that reside on-site.

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04/27/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

Three Hows to Maximizing AR

Once the pandemic is done, the road to recovery from COVID-19 may be challenging for certain companies due to a variety of factors. These include retraining whatever workforce was lost, working to get productivity back up to normal levels, and communicating challenges across an array of different teams and environments.

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04/22/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

Business Closures, Recycling Delays Among Current Challenges

With the coronavirus crisis in full swing, the topic of sustainability may be a bit (or, let’s admit, a lot) less top of mind for organizations. That said, it is Earth Day, and the need to preserve our planet doesn’t just disappear with a health disaster.

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04/21/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

Analysis on 20 Vertical Markets Included

With mounting interest in understanding the future of our industry and the impact of COVID-19 on print volume, Keypoint Intelligence has updated our model to reflect changes we’ve seen since the original was released.

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04/20/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

Is Coronavirus Triggering Industry 5.0?

The pandemic’s dramatic appearance has accelerated numerous trends while slowing others. So, with all this disruption, could it be possible that the coronavirus has caused a premature change in industry operation?

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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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