The Key Point Blog

02/21/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Canon targeting commercial print with the Océ ProStream

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02/16/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Digitization of Banks: A Shift from Back-end to Front-end Thinking

In the age of enterprise digitization and increasing competition within the banking industry–from established players to disruptive outsiders–banks are accelerating the modernization of their customer communications technologies. Key strategic goals often associated with this technology overhaul include customer experience improvement and operational efficiency as our 2016 customer communications technology enterprise research shows. Banking respondents of this research cite that improving customer experience is the number one business objective relative to invest in this technology, followed closely by improving the efficiency of front office employees.

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02/10/2017

Andrew Unsworth

BLI Experiences Britain’s Biggest Education Trade Show to See How the Print Industry Is Represented

The education market is one vertical that every print manufacturer purports to serve, so it was surprising to see only a couple of the big-hitters—namely Epson and KYOCERA—from the document output world at the BETT 2017 education trade show.

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02/07/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Epson entering the light production arena

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02/02/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Xerox Turns Over the Development of its FreeFlow Print Server Digital Front End to EFI

Today Xerox and EFI announced a move that extends their longstanding partnership: Xerox is selling its FreeFlow Print Server digital front end business to EFI. EFI will manage production and support of the existing FreeFlow Print Server and later will integrate it with EFI’s Fiery digital front end.

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01/25/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Is Avanti The Start of More Ricoh Acquisitions?

Ricoh announced on January 18th that they had taken their strategic investment into Avanti Computer Systems to the next step by acquiring the company. The acquisition is not a surprise for those that have been watching the workflow story develop at Ricoh. The company acquired MarcomCentral (formerly known as PTI Marketing Technologies Inc.) in 2014 and expanded its software partnerships in recent years.

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01/25/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Augmented Reality Takes Center Stage @ARinAction

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01/25/2017

Colin McMahon

The Implications of the Vive Tracker

Many virtual reality (VR) innovations debuted at CES 2017, but HTC’s new Vive accessory, the Vive Tracker, warrants special attention. The HTC Vive Tracker is a tool that will enable motion tracking with virtually any external controller. Currently, the Vive operates through two included wand controllers that come with the headset. The Tracker will expand this. Demos at CES included a rifle, a firehose, and a baseball bat. This wide range showcases the potential of applications that Tracker can unlock in VR.

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01/22/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

A Review of 2016 Corporate Greeting Cards

This is the seventh time that I have recorded a video blog review of all the corporate greeting cards I received during the holiday season. This year I highlight cards I received from three different types of providers: technology/systems, support services, and printing/marketing. In this video you’ll see premium substrates, dye cuts and folds to create structural pieces, dimensional effects and foils, as well as eye-catching design and innovative personalization techniques.

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01/20/2017

Kaitlin Shaw & Felicia Heiney

Company Focuses on Mobility and Millennials

OKI Data Americas recently announced the addition of two new products to its lineup: the C532dn color printer and the MC573dn color MFP.

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