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In the news this week we start to look at drupa 2012, one of the largest print trade shows in the world. In fact, we have coverage on Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group and their outlook for the show and the move Hewlett-Packard is making to create a presence at the show. In other news, the web and print blog from what they think looks at businesses and the inspiration of change for the New Year. Finally, we offer coverage from PrintWeek on a major print and consumer company filing for Chapter 11.
What print vendor is seeking Chapter 11 protection and what does it mean for the industry?
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Red Sofa Interview with Simon Sasaki, Corporate Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Company Ltd Ricoh Company Ltd (via drupa)—as many in the industry know this is a drupa year. For Ricoh Production Printing Business Group they see drupa 2012 as a time for “transformation.” Find out how and why threw this candid interview.
HP set to be Drupa's second largest exhibitor (via PrintWeek)—while some print industry vendors are hitting troubled waters, HP is set to sail into drupa as one of the largest exhibitors. In this article François Martin, HP GSB worldwide marketing director, gives insight into how they are accomplishing this and their focus on what their customers can be doing with HP products over the coming years.
Strategy vs. Tactics (via the web and print)—it is a new year and a time for businesses to evolve, transition or, in short, change. Jennifer Matt talks about strategy vs. tactics in this insightful article from the WhatTheyThink! group.
Kodak enters bankruptcy protection (via PrintWeek)—this time Kodak isn’t in the news for the Celebrity Apprentice or the awards they are being honored with; in this case it is because the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Find out more from Simon Nias at PrintWeek as we all look at where the 131-year-old company is heading in the coming months.
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