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Printing and Peripherals

Standard Set For Cloud Printing

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Standard Set For Cloud Printing

ThinPrint's mobile division, Cortado, creates the Cloud Printing Alliance-- an organisation set to create standards for mobile cloud printing.

Membership is open to printer and networking equipment manufacturers and hotspot providers, and already includes the likes of Brother, Dell, Funkwerk, Konica Minolta, Kyocera and OKI. 

Cortado supplies the alliance's members with its Workplace technology, a free cloud printing solution. The technology allows smartphone and tablet users to print any file type directly on any wifi- or bluetooth-enabled printer Read more...

Modest Good News for Print Production

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InfoTrends has good news for the print production workflow market-- following its near-standstill during 2009's first half (lower demands, high exit rates, print service provider bankruptcies) due to the economic crisis the situation appears to start stabilising. 

Western Europe follows the US in sales picking up during Q3.

InfoTrends predicts the global print production software market will have a CAGR of 5.2%-- with the market rising to $8.6b by 2014.

The market's growth drivers include technological advancements and changing means of communication. Read more...

Hardcopy Peripherals Market Recovering Says IDC

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Hardcopy Peripherals Market Recovering Says IDC

Unlike previous quarters, where color laser MFPs exhibited the highest Y-o-Y growth, 2Q10 marked the first quarter where monochrome laser MFPs posted a higher Y-o-Y growth than color laser MFPs, 39.7% and 33.0%, respectively. 

While HP dominates the total laser market with 2.8 million units shipped in the second quarter, Samsung is the leader in both monochrome (increased 54% to 500,777) and color laser MFPs (grew 55% to 108,731 units) over the same period.

Inkjet remains the dominant technology with 66% share. The segment grew 14% Y-o-Y, the Read more...

Healthy Growth for Network Document Solutions

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Healthy Growth for Network Document Solutions

The Business of Document Management is Never Done

The Network Document Solutions Forecast (2008 – 2013) by InfoTrends says double-digit growth is ahead.

And that growth (for each of 4 solutions categories: device management solutions, document capture/routing solutions, document management solutions, and document output management solutions) is expected to continue well beyond the forecast period.

Although it is already a well-established category within the network document solutions market, document management output solutions Read more...

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