The Key Point Blog

02/18/2020

Carl Schell

How to Implement a Successful Remote Workforce Strategy

For traditional office equipment dealers, rightsizing a document imaging device fleet is essential to the MPS they deliver to customers, chiefly to lower print costs. For dealers that also offer managed IT services, rightsizing a client’s office can lead to even bigger opportunities.

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02/05/2020

Deborah Hawkins

Who is Investing in Smart Workplace?

“Smartness” is all the rage, but how far are Smart devices and solutions making it into the workplace? Keypoint Intelligence asked 260 IT decision-makers across the UK & Germany and discovered some interesting things including who is likely to invest and in what.

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10/15/2019

Colin McMahon

Finland-based head-mounted display (HMD) developer Varjo today announced its new virtual reality (VR) headsets, the VR-2 and VR-2 Pro. For those unfamiliar with the company, Varjo operates primarily in the enterprise-level VR hardware market, providing solutions for many companies in the automotive and aviation industries. Prior to this announcement, its primary piece of hardware was the VR-1, a VR headset released last April.

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10/09/2019

Keypoint Intelligence

The beginning of Fall saw new flagship phones from Apple & Huawaei, but what many might not have noticed is that Microsoft announced its own plans to get back into the phone game.

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10/08/2019

Colin McMahon

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne have created a new silicone-based material that, when worn over the human body, simulates a sort of “second skin,” according to a recent article published in the Soft Robotics science journal. According to the preliminary findings this material, when used as a feedback device, marks a vast improvement over haptic feedback technology – which is a leading form of virtual reality (VR) control.

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06/19/2019

Barbara Richards & Christine Dunne

Last month, Xerox held a briefing for industry analysts on its service offerings. A key takeaway from this event is that Xerox is re-positioning its MPS brand to “intelligent workplace services.”

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05/07/2019

Colin McMahon

HP has just released its second virtual reality (VR) headset, known as the HP Reverb. Like its predecessor, the HP Reverb has been designed to work with Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform. That said, the Reverb is not simply an updated version of the 1000-100 (the first HP VR headset). It has been designed with a focus toward enterprise clients, while retaining a price point that will make it a viable option for the consumer market as well.

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04/10/2019

Colin McMahon

PAX East, which was held in Boston, MA, March 28th to 31st, 2019, is one of the largest gaming technology expos in the world. The four-day event, which in the past has drawn crowds of over 80,000, once again enjoyed a well-attended year. While no official number has been given, Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends (InfoTrends) estimates that around 100,000 people visited the show. While PAX is an event mainly focused on video games and gaming as a whole, it also serves as a technology showcase. Over the past several years, we have followed developments in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D printing at PAX East.

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12/14/2018

Colin McMahon

Released last month, genARate is a new software tool from Konica Minolta. The platform specifically focuses on applying augmented reality (AR) technology to print products. Although it is not the first tool to encourage AR application creation, or even the first to target the print market (see HP’s Reveal platform), genARate is notable for its ease-of-use and its application focus.

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06/25/2018

Deborah Hawkins

The traditional work environment is fundamentally transforming, and visions of the future “smart” workplace are emerging. Through the combination of the Internet, mobility, cloud, sensors, and the Internet of things, work can be performed virtually – enabling anytime, anywhere communication, collaboration, and fulfilment of transactions.

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