The Key Point Blog

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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01/09/2023

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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12/27/2022

Lisa Brown

US operation discusses performance and strategy at virtual briefing

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. held a virtual analyst and press briefing on December 13, 2022, during which several company execs provided an update on all things Konica Minolta.

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12/20/2022

Carl Schell

An audio tour through the year in print and associated technologies

There was so much good that happened in 2022, and a lot of that good in our space is captured in the 36 interviews we produced as part of Season 4 of The Key Point Podcast. When I look at our favorites, I very much see a microcosm of this year in the industry.

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12/19/2022

Carl Schell

Keypoint Intelligence continues to publish content on print and beyond

Whether it’s about office or production; vendors, dealers, or print service providers (PSPs); or company news, product news, event coverage, or otherwise, we deliver all of this to help you understand what you need to know to grow your business.

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11/30/2022

Carl Schell

Thoughts on the industry from Staff Product Manager at Qualcomm

Print might be down, but it is certainly not dead. There are still plenty of good stories to tell about it, too—precisely why I was excited to sit down with Qualcomm’s Philip Mazzilli, who is also a member of the Mopria Alliance, to discuss several aspects of the print industry.

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11/23/2022

Lindsey Naples

Stay safe out there while getting those online deals

This time of year, cyber security and risk assessment is key to online purchasing.

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10/26/2022

Carl Schell

Company leader details recent acquisition, recent partnership, and things beyond print

One of Keypoint Intelligence’s goals for 2022 was to strengthen our portfolio. Yeah, I know, it sounds super generic because that could easily be a goal of companies in any industry around the world, but the reality is that we are evolving in concert with the voice of the customer.

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10/17/2022

Carl Schell

Yet another excellent example of blending print and managed IT services to great success

I met Kyle Ruhland earlier this year at the Kyocera REIMAGINE 2022 Dealer Conference. After only a minute of intro pleasantries and laughs, I knew he’d make an outstanding guest on an episode of The Key Point Podcast even if I had zero clue what we could discuss.

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