The Key Point Blog

04/09/2020

India Tatro

A List of Cancelled and Postponed Events

Many shows with an original date in March through June 2020 have been postponed with the hope of holding the event in the fall, while others have canceled altogether with the intention of returning in 2021.

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04/09/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

EFI Reggiani Drives Sustainability for Textile and Apparel Direct-to-Fabric Printing Solutions

As is the case for many other trade shows that were supposed to take place during the first half of this year, FESPA 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus. Originally scheduled for March 24 – 27, the event has been rescheduled to October 6 – 8. This postponement didn’t stop EFI Reggiani from announcing its new textile solutions, and FESPA attendees will hopefully get to experience these innovations firsthand later this year. FESPA October will also enable the company to introduce further innovations as the product lineup continues to evolve.

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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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04/02/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

Mimaki’s Mantras at Virtual FESPA Press Launch: Bigger is Better, Collaboration is Key, and Flexibility is Favourable

In light of the postponement of FESPA 2020, Mimaki Europeresponded quickly by announcing its planned product launches via a webinar. Ronald van den Broek (General Sales Manager, EMEA) provided an overview of the product announcements, Bert Benckhuysen (Senior Product Manager, EMEA) went into more detail on the products, and Danna Drion (Senior Marketing Manager) outlined Mimaki’s upcoming series of virtual meetings and customer/press communications as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s strategic objectives for this year include continued investments in innovation, efficiency, and competitiveness for all business units. The actual FESPA event, which is now scheduled for October 2020, is expected to bring further announcements. The primary sign & graphics and textile printing announcements from the webinar are outlined below.

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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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03/27/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

The Softer Side of Innovation: Kornit Announces Neopigment Robusto Softener Solution

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