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Las Vegas, Nevada (April 18, 2012)- imageSource Magazine today announced the nine businesses that received the magazine’s 2012 Perfect Image Award for outstanding achievement in a specific category. The national awards were presented to representatives from each business selected, from theimageSource Live Theater on the Expo Floor at the ITEX National Expo & Conference, by imageSourceEditor-in-Chief and ITEX Conference Director,
“We are extremely pleased with the well-deserved recognition that these dealers and resellers receive from being a recipient of an imageSource Perfect Image Award,” said Sinclair. “The fact is there are multiple business professionals doing good business today, and those that are recognized as being outstanding in creating valuable programs, processes and services, is something to be highly acknowledged.”
The imageSource Perfect Image Award recipients are selected from an impartial judging process based on a variety of factors and entry information acquired regarding a dealer’s business model and performance. The judging process includes the imageSource/ITEX Advisory Council whose members are industry consultants, dealers, leading industry associations, and vendors, as well as Questex Media Group executives on the Council. Awards are merit-based and derived from a compilation scoring process.
imageSource Magazine’s 2012 Perfect Image Award Recipients:
About imageSource Magazine
imageSource Magazine is a property of Questex Media Group LLC, a global diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. The company’s media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. In addition to imageSource Magazine, website and eNewsletters, Questex also produces ITEX National Expo & Conference (www.itexshow.com), the nation’s largest event in the office solutions channel, and Solutions Summit (www.solutionssummit.net), an innovative, invitation-only, C-level event for the office solutions channel.
For more information, visitwww.questex.com.
Global Printer Services co-sponsor of popular MPSA Reception
Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) members and other MPS followers can expand their industry and association connections at the ITEX National Expo and Conference April 17, 18 and 19 in Las Vegas.
The Managed Print Services Association has arranged a number of events at the Conference to give members and others interested in MPS a chance to connect and learn. The activities include a reception, speaker and conference booth. ITEX is also offering a discount exclusively for MPSA members using promotion code A311E when registering for the conference.
Global Printer Services Supports Member Networking
MPSA member Global Printer Services is co-sponsoring the MPSA Reception from 5-7 PM Tuesday, April 17 in the Key Largo Room at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Greg Walters, secretary of the MPSA Board of Directors, will act as the MPSA host at the reception. Walters is also the special speaker at the MPSA session Wednesday from 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM at the Expo Hall stage.
“The Conference is an ideal opportunity for MPSA members to gather, and the MPSA Reception is always popular for its relaxed atmosphere and rich networking. As a co-sponsor, we are committed to helping our fellow members have a productive conference experience,” said Lance Lansing, Director of Sales and Marketing for Global Printer Services Inc. Anyone interested in attending the reception should RSVP by April 2 to Joe Barganier at email@example.com.
Meeting the Need for Networking
“Networking is a popular and effective way to share business ideas, make strategic connections and keep up with industry trends. Our ITEX participation focuses on providing venues for MPS networking. It’s a natural fit with the energy of the event as a learning opportunity. Questex, the parent company of the ITEX Conference, is an MPSA Foundation Member, and we are proud to play a part in this respected channel event. We encourage our members and other attendees who may be curious about the MPSA to seek out our booth and talk to current members at the conference,” said MPSA President Joe Barganier. Representatives will be on hand in booth #220 to talk to attendees about the benefits of membership and how to join the association.
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About the ITEX National Expo & Conference
Now in its 12th year, ITEX (www.itexshow.com) showcases what's on the horizon in office solutions. The 2012 event will be held April 18-19 at The Mirage Resort in Las Vegas and plans to attract thousands of dealers, resellers, VARs, systems integrators, OEMs, consultants, distributors, manufacturers, industry groups and associationsundefinedand features a comprehensive conference program, as well as networking opportunities. Year after year, ITEX proves to be the event that unites the industry.
MPSA Media Contacts:
Joe Barganier -- firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-323-8209
President, Managed Print Services Association
Carro Ford Weston -- 859-771-5091, email@example.com
About the Managed Print Services Association
The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the emerging MPS industry through the development of standards and industry guidelines which unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. For more information about benefits and memberships, visit www.yourmpsa.org.
New MPSA Website Launched Just For YOU
The Association member base has grown higher than expectations this year, and a different website platform was required to allow seamless online participation and collaboration.
First Russian firm to join Managed Print Services Association
ARTI, a leading supplier of managed print services in Russia, recently committed to membership in the Managed Print Services Association. ARTI was one of the first printing companies to offer managed print services to the Russian market, with an initial contract in 2008. Since then, the company has made MPS the primary focus of its business, providing increasingly automated services to its growing client base.
“ARTI, the first MPSA member from Russia, brings new perspectives on the industry to the organization,” said MPSA President, Joe Barganier. “By sharing the challenges faced and insights gained as an early MPS provider in Russia, ARTI will be able to help other members avoid pitfalls as they begin offering MPS services to new markets.”
“When any industry reaches a certain level of development, it needs a way to coordinate the activities of individual participants, exchange experiences and report on changes. MPSA performs that important role for the managed print services industry, uniting leading industry participants, helping them to stay abreast of changes and trends and achieve common goals,” said Andrey Malyshev, ARTI President and CEO
“We are looking forward to becoming active participants in MPSA, sharing our experiences, establishing business relationships with other members, and taking advantage of the wealth of valuable business information and support the organization offers its members,” Malyshev added.
MPSA Media Contacts:Joe Barganier -- firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-323-8209President, Managed Print Services AssociationCarro Ford Weston -- 859-771-5091, email@example.com
About ARTIARTI provides MPS services to public, commercial and nonprofit organizations in Russia. Its clients are organizations for which MPS can optimize processes to reduce costs and shorten the time required to perform print operations. The company began offering outsourcing service to clients in 2008. Since then, ARTI has made MPS its primary focus, constantly implementing and evolving automated control system service. For more information about ARTI visit http://www.arti.ru/.
About the Managed Print Services AssociationThe Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) serves the emerging MPS industry through the development of standards and industry guidelines which unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. For more information about this independent, not-for-profit organization, visit www.yourmpsa.org.
Tailored program enables vendors to enhance revenue and lower total costs
Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, announced today the launch of the Samsung PrintIQTM managed print services program. This comprehensive program is designed to help Samsung’s dealer, reseller and OEM partners implement and develop strategic managed print solutions for customers that can be tailored to individual account needs. Samsung PrintIQTM addresses many common office printing issues, lowers total operating costs and provides opportunities for enhanced revenue and profits.
Partners for the Samsung PrintIQTM program include Print Fleet, MWA Intelligence, LMI, Compass Sales Solutions and Great America Leasing Corporation.
The Samsung PrintIQTM program comes with a complete suite of tools that provide dealers and resellers with the ability to analyze, optimize and manage their customers’ printer, multi-function printer (MFP) and copier fleets. The program highlights areas where dealers and resellers can reconfigure their customers’ fleets and employ Samsung and selected partners to conduct faster, cheaper and better leasing, monitoring, supplies and service.
“Samsung PrintIQTM is a smart solution for our dealers, resellers and partners trying to meet their customers’ changing demands,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of marketing for Samsung Electronics America’s Enterprise Business Division. “At Samsung, our customers are our number one priority and implementing this program will help them to substantially increase productivity and lower their customers’ total cost of ownership.”
The Samsung PrintIQTM program is composed of the following tools:
“Samsung has demonstrated its market leadership by joining the MPSA as a Foundation Member, and now the company continues its proactive industry involvement with the launch of the Samsung PrintIQTM program for their dealer, reseller and manufacturer partners,” said Joe Barganier, President of MPSA. “With this program, Samsung is providing its channel partners with more tools to reward their participation in an MPS opportunity.”
About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung's Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to bringing meaningful innovation to businesses of all types from small and medium businesses to the Fortune 500 elite and public agencies alike. Samsung offers a complete portfolio of solutions including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs and digital signage that help reduce operating costs, reduce the environmental footprint and encourage dynamic learning. Samsung EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC) and is among the world's largest technology companies. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business or calling 1-866-SAM-4BIZ.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.Facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. (a Platinum member of the Managed Print Services Association) and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (a Foundation member of the MPSA), a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, have joined forces to assist Samsung office equipment dealers with an equipment finance program. The new zero percent, thirty six month lease program was developed to help qualified Samsung dealers expand their market share and provide additional incentives to their customers. In addition, Samsung has also added GreatAmerica as a Samsung MPS Select Partner.
“Under our Program we want to help make Samsung dealers successful with equipment financing and help grow their current Managed Print Services (MPS) offering,” said Ron Nevo, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America, Enterprise Business Division. “That’s why we’ve invested in this innovative zero percent program and selected GreatAmerica as the finance company behind it.”
“GreatAmerica is honored to be chosen as a Samsung MPS Select Partner. Samsung is showing their dedication to the channel by investing in this zero percent program. We look forward to making their finance experience successful and providing them with the GreatAmerica Experience,” said Greg VanDeWalker, Senior Vice President, Strategic Relationships at GreatAmerica. “In addition, our near decade of MPS expertise will help dealers grow their MPS solutions.”
The Samsung MPS program provides dealers with a complete suite of tools to optimize and manage their customers’ printer, MFP and copier fleets, while lowering their operating costs and providing opportunities for enhanced revenue and profits.
About Samsung Electronics America, Enterprise Business DivisionAs a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung's Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to bringing meaningful innovation to businesses of all types from small/medium businesses to the Fortune 500 elite and public agencies alike. Samsung offers a complete portfolio of solutions including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs and digital signage that help reduce operating cost, the environmental footprint and encourage dynamic learning. Samsung EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC) and is among the world's largest technology companies.
For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business or call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ.
About GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation
GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful. Founded in 1992, GreatAmerica is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has over 370 employees with offices in Georgia, Minnesota, and Missouri. The company is the nation's largest private independent equipment finance company with assets of over $1 billion. GreatAmerica services extend beyond traditional financing to provide value-add tools and services such as FleetViewTM, PathShareSM, info-Zone®.com, and Collabrance® (Managed Services offerings). A no-voicemail policy reflects the GreatAmerica commitment to delivering quality service.
Ron Nevo Senior Manager, Product Marketing Partners, Solutions, Information Security, MPS, Standards and Certifications
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Enterprise Business Division
Josie Heskje Director, Strategic Marketing GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. Office Equipment Group
The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) announces that MWA Intelligence, Inc. (MWAI) has renewed its Platinum Membership in the Managed Print Services Association.
“Visionary organizations like Mike Stramaglio and the MWAi team raise the bar for the Managed Print Services Association. They not only challenge us with ideas about the future of our industry, they also offer game plans to take us there. Because of committed members like MWAi, the MPSA continues to thrive as a resource for the managed print marketplace,” said MPSA President, Joe Barganier.
Extract from Interview with MWAi Information Architect Mark McCuen
In this interview extract, MWAi Information Architect and Vice President Mark McCuen talks about what’s ahead for the managed print industry and why membership in MPSA is especially important at this time. Read the full interview with MPS pro Mark McCuen at the MPSA website, yourmpsa.org.
Why is MPSA important to the MPS industry?
MPSA has some of leaders in industry MPS, along with people just starting out. Communication and sharing ideas and best practices within this common ground is the only way to success and innovation. Even if you think you have it all figured out, you can’t do it by yourself. Any organization that brings best practices together is important to the members of that group.
What attracted MWAi to the MPSA?
We are very impressed with what the MPSA is doing. Communication is key to managing the change we are all going through, and it’s productive to gather and connect like minds. We want to help MPS providers as they are putting their services together.
Communication and the Big Picture
We are also attracted because the picture is bigger than MPS, and as an industry, we need people with the right expertise, and then we can grow anything from a core MPS practice to true Managed Services. We are thrilled to be part of this industry, but hold onto your seats because if MPS providers do this right, we have the chance to become major service players in the enterprise.
MPS as an App
As MPS players, we as an industry need to restructure our approach. Customer environments are fixed now, but becoming less so, and in the near future, service technicians and account support personnel will access more data from apps for cost-effective, instant updates.
For the full transcription of this frank, insightful interview, visit yourmpsa.org.
Carro Ford Weston
The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) serves the emerging MPS industry through the development of standards and industry guidelines which unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. For more information about this independent, not-for-profit organization, visit www.yourmpsa.org.
MPSConnect has joined the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) as a Foundation Member, the highest level of commitment. Through the MPSConnect web portal, newsletters, industry-specific search engine and related tools, MPS professionals gain free access to a steady supply of ideas, stories and best practices. As a Foundation member, MPSConnect reinforces the Association’s nonbiased sharing of information.
“Ready access to unbiased information is an essential requirement for understanding markets and growing an MPS base. With MPSConnect’s Foundation membership, our members gain a well-connected partner in the MPS information business,” said MPSA President, Joe Barganier.
“An organization like MPSA lends structure to our industry. As an unbiased group, MPSA brings influential individuals together to network, define and explore new MPS possibilities. We look forward to working closely with MPSA’s leadership and membership to help ensure the industry’s success,” said MPSConnect President, Bob Meyer.
Meyer continued, “The overall attitude about MPS is exciting. We love being a part of the MPS market because when properly executed, a well thought-out MPS strategy has the potential to be a win/win for both the supplier and the end user.”
MPSConnect: Information Aggregator and Sharer
MPSConnect was launched by the OutputLinks Communications Group in 2010 as a global MPS information clearinghouse. Today they gather MPS-specific news from around the world and make it freely available to MPS end users, channel professionals, the press and others in the industry. Using special tools, MPSConnect organizes vast amounts of content in an online library and publishes a weekly newsletter.
“MPSConnect makes a whole new realm of accessible information easily available to its global professional community. Our platform crawls tens of thousands of print and MPS related resources to make it easy for professionals to freely access data from our centralized information repository to conduct their MPS analysis and research,” said Meyer.
Joe Barganier -- firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-882-4121
MPSConnect helps simplify and accelerate research, acquisition and implementation of solutions related to the global managed print services (MPS) industry. This is accomplished via a non-competitive forum for free, efficient, centralized access to the fullest array of information related to the global MPS industry. The MPSConnect web portal, newsletters, industry-specific search engine and related tools are provided free of charge. The MPSConnect community is comprised of Global 1000 C-levels, business managers, senior decision makers and print service providers, consultants and hardware/software vendors, dealers, and OEMs.
MPSConnect is a division of the OutputLinks Communications Group , a global information resource to the corporate communications industry.