Print.IT Reseller - issue 110

01732 759725 14 BULLETIN Digital experience centre Ricoh is relocating 60 staff to a new office in Rum Runner Works in Birmingham where it will create a new Digital Experience Centre to showcase digital software and solutions to customers across Europe. The new office will showcase existing RICOH workplace solutions, including the (Ricoh digital experience team) RDx-developed RICOH Spaces (the firm’s workspace experience platform) occupancy and environmental sensors (to deliver actionable insights for wellbeing and space optimisation), smart lockers and room panels. The space will provide employees with a connected and modern workplace experience and will also support the incubation of R&D technology from across Ricoh globally. This investment in digital services speaks to Ricoh’s transformation from a printcentric organisation to a leading value-added workspace integrator poised to shape the future workplace. The new 3,561 sq. ft. office is smaller than Ricoh’s previous premises in the city, but it has been designed to be an open and agile space to facilitate innovation and collaboration between its hybrid workforce. Lexmark 2023 charity challenge Last month, a group of Lexmark UK employees – Andrew Bloomfield, Bill Packer, Carrie Kavanagh, David Jenkins, Dwayne Cowans, Gary Stevens, James Whysall, Jenny Marc, Julia Moffat, Kinga Hudetz, Kurt Kapeller, Lynne Brown, Matt Smith, Rafael Jimenez, Richard Andrew, Richard Pells, Ruth Frost, Steve Burford, Suzanne O'Connell and Tony Lomax – raised over £5,000 for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. The fundraising challenge was not for the faint-hearted, as the group headed off to the Peak District, canoed across Tittesworth Reservoir, abseiled down a very sheer cliff face, followed up by a gruelling 18 mile hike After reaching the finish line, all of the participants agreed they were muddy, tired and a bit battered, but very happy to have completed the challenge. Any further donations would be gratefully received. Volunteering and fundraising Konica Minolta has announced three charity partnerships as part of its ESG framework. This year, Konica Minolta asked its UK employees what charities they wanted to support, before putting the final selection to an all-company vote. Environment, Social & Governance Partner, Gillian Anderson, said: “It was important for us to listen to the voice of our employees, to understand what matters to them in their communities, and through doing so identify how, as a collective we can have the biggest impact.” Throughout the next 12 months the firm’s 600 employees working throughout the UK will embark on a programme of volunteering and fundraising for the three charities - Candlelighters, Dynamic and Trust Links. Anderson continued: “Every employee can spend one working day per year volunteering for good causes, which means we are dedicating 600 days to local community projects and initiatives. However, many employees go above and beyond when it comes to raising money and dedicating more of their time.” DocuWare partners with Epson DocuWare has announced a new partnership with Epson that will see the OEM become an authorised DocuWare partner. David Malan, DocuWare Sales Director, UK & Ireland said: “This new partnership will allow us to bring even more value to businesses. Through Epson’s contacts and excellent reputation, our high quality DMS product can reach a wider range of industries.” Nicola Williams, Sales Manager for Document Scanning Solutions at Epson UK, added: “As an indirect sales business with a broad scanner portfolio aimed at all verticals, we rely on specialist partnerships to ensure tailored business solutions that can push boundaries with our technologies and really enhance business workflows. DocuWare epitomises this business approach and we are really excited to see how we can meet the increasing demands for digitalisation together with them.” • Xerox MPS maintains leadership position Xerox has announced that its MPS offering has been named an industry leader in Quocirca’s 2023 MPS Market Landscape Report and that the company has captured #1 market share worldwide in IDC’s 2022 Worldwide and U.S. Managed Print and Document Services Market Shares report. Xerox was praised by Quocirca for its data-driven approach to MPS, backed by comprehensive analytics that help clients modernise their print infrastructure. Additionally, the company’s security assessments are noted for their specific benefits to mobile and virtual workplaces. Official imaging supplier Canon is continuing its long-standing Rugby World Cup partnership as the Official Imaging Supplier of Rugby World Cup France 2023. The 2023 event is the third tournament sponsored by Canon. As the Official Imaging Supplier, Canon will be supplying a full range of support from its diverse businesses, including cameras, lenses, video camcorders and network cameras. Canon Professional Services team members will also be providing technical support to more than 800 press, 400+ photographers, 300+ TV crew personnel, 300+ agency staff and 70+ radio personnel.