Print.IT Reseller - issue 59

01732 759725 BULLETIN OWA eco-friendly cartridges certified Armor Office Printing’s OWA range of laser cartridges has been recertifed for another three years in accordance with the Qualicert standard for the following sector: Collection, sorting and recovery of empty laser printer cartridges – production and distribution of remanufactured laser printer cartridges. At least 36 aspects of the production process and services are certified in conformity with this standard. “The renewal of the certification is strong evidence of Armor Office Printing’s continuing wish to extend its commitments to providing quality services to its users and to recycle 100% of the cartridges collected,” said Gerwald van der Gijp, Director of Armor Office Printing. M-Files ranked at the top M-Files has received the top scores in five key categories in the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms report. The five key categories include content management, content security, search, metadata and classification and delivery model. “We’re very pleased with how well M-Files ranked in both the Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports,” said Mika Javanainen, VP Product Marketing at M-Files Corporation. “If you're interested in Content Services Platforms, ECM and document management systems, and similar solutions, the Magic Quadrant is an important resource for assessing the market and key vendors, but the Critical Capabilities report takes it to the next level, providing much greater detail and in-depth assessments of key features and use cases.” OKI Europe offers free mono printing for a year OKI Europe is offering end customers free mono printing for a year and free banner paper with select high-performance digital LED colour printers and MFPs purchased by March 31 2019. Each eligible device is designed and built to give businesses the flexibility to create professional quality, high definition colour sales and marketing materials cost-effectively in-house. The colour campaign includes OKI’s popular C612n/dn and C712n/dn A4 colour printers, the compact C800 Series A3 colour printers, and the ultra-reliable, high-capacity MC800 Series of smart multifunction printers. “Our high-performance digital LED colour printers and MFPs open-up a wide range of possibilities for businesses seeking to upgrade their printing capabilities and attract new customers,” said Lee Webster, General Manager, Office Products, OKI Europe. He added: “With free mono printing for up to a year, as well as the opportunity to test OKI’s unique banner printing capability, customers can really experience the superb colour quality and media flexibility OKI’s digital LED devices offer helping them take their business printing to the next level.” ECi acquires Print Audit ECi Software Solutions has acquired Print Audit. Print Audit will become part of ECi's Field Service Division and the team will report to ECi’s Field Service President, Laryssa Alexander. “Office equipment dealers are facing a changing landscape and they need new tools and business models to help them adapt to the current landscape,” said John MacInnes, CEO and founder of Print Audit. “Combining forces with ECi will give our products the reach and our customers the increased resources they need to reach their full potential for success.” BrightGauge joins forces with Continuum Continuum has acquired BrightGauge, a leading business intelligence platform for MSPs. BrightGauge’s software solutions have allowed thousands of MSPs to view all their important business metrics in one place, leveraging data from a full range of popular channel solutions including the Continuum platform. Continuum’s acquisition of BrightGauge provides Continuum partners with this visibility into the most important metrics they need to scale their businesses. The company also gains access to powerful business intelligence technology that will be leveraged to improve the reporting and analytical capabilities underlying the Continuum platform, driving better efficiencies and opportunities for partners as a result. “Today’s MSP doesn’t just need the solutions to serve their end-clients, but also the technology to better understand their business,” said Michael George, CEO, Continuum. “Our goal has always been to give MSPs the confidence to scale dynamically and the acquisition of BrightGauge fits perfectly with this strategy.” AIT secures place on CPC framework AIT has been awarded a place on CPC's (Crescent Purchasing Consortium) Entrance and Access Control Systems and Associated Equipment and Services Framework, in LOT 2. LOT 2 covers the supply of ID cards, card bureau services, card printers, card production software and ID card consumables (such as printer ribbons, cleaning kits, lanyards, card holders). Award win for DSales DSales (UK) scooped the award for Top Colour A3 Sales 2016-2018 at the recent Develop Distributor Summit held in Edinburgh. The award was presented to Managing Director Jonathan Whitworth by Keiji Okamoto, President of Konica Minolta Europe. Commenting on the Award and Summit, Whitworth said: "We are of course delighted to have received recognition at the Summit for the success the DSales (UK) team have achieved in sales of Develop ineo+ MFDs over three years. We were also pleased to share with our international partners some of our best practices in marketing and brand promotion which has played a significant part in allowing Develop to punch above its weight in the highly competitive UK market.” 10 Michael George