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COVID-19 Impact on Trade Shows – List of Canceled and Postponed Events

India Tatro
Apr 9, 2020

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As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, many trade shows and industry events have been postponed or canceled in order to protect the health of attendees, exhibitors, and employees. Many shows with an original date in March-June 2020 have postponed with hopes to hold the show in the fall, while others have canceled altogether with the intention of returning in 2021. Some canceled events will have a virtual experience instead, utilizing web conferencing services like Zoom.

In the table below, Keypoint Intelligence has assembled a list of upcoming trade shows, with their current status and any new show dates where applicable: Read more »

OEMs Making Gear, Equipment to Fight COVID-19

Christine Dunne
Apr 7, 2020

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Industry OEMs are using their manufacturing capabilities to produce various gear and equipment aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Some of these initiatives were mentioned in an earlier Keypoint Intelligence blog post, but this article will discuss several recent efforts in greater detail.

Ricoh face shield prototype (Source: Ricoh Europe)
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Remote Workforce Opportunities Abound for Dealers during Coronavirus Pandemic

Carl Schell
Apr 6, 2020

What the Office Equipment Channel Can Learn from MSPsC

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Despite the coronavirus wreaking havoc around the globe, there is a silver lining.

Hello, remote workforce.

Dale Stein, Co-Founder of the Technology Assurance Group, reports that, based on a survey of TAG members, job tickets over the past month have doubled compared to typical MSP workflow. Traditional office equipment dealers that already offer managed IT services are ahead of the game, and it stands to reason that these organizations have also seen a similar uptick in IT work. Which is very good for the channel, as office print has shifted to the home and, well, businesses with a portfolio that reaches beyond output hardware and MPS can still make money—here are three things that can help…

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Industry OEMs Use Innovations to Combat COVID-19

Christine Dunne

Industry OEMs are using innovative technology and services—often outside of traditional print offerings—to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The fast availability and development of relevant innovations from companies like Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, and Ricoh shows R&D efforts attuned to global needs.

Source: https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=255601&picture=lightbulb-idea-innovation
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Modeling COVID-19’s Impact on Office Print Volume

John Shane
Apr 1, 2020

Keypoint Intelligence is actively measuring the potential impact of COVID-19 on US office print volume. By looking at the various vertical industry sectors and their contribution to office printing, we have estimated best case and worst-case impacts on print. The two main variables which we regard as critical to estimating print reductions are:  job losses by vertical and print loss from working at home. The model currently assumes a two-month impact which may prove to be optimistic.

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China Ramp-Up, Facility Diversity Easing Manufacturing Impact in Office Hardware Market

George Mikolay

Vendors Speak out on the Ongoing Pandemic

The virus known as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the United States and drag the economy to a screeching halt. I talked with several of the major OEMs in the office hardware space about the impact the coronavirus has had on their manufacturing to this point, here in the US.

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Now More than Ever, Take Home Network Security Seriously

Jamie Bsales and David Sweetnam
Mar 26, 2020

Your Home Printer and Network Equipment Could Be Putting Corporate Data at Risk

With so many areas across the world now operating under “stay at home” orders, millions of traditionally office-based employees are adapting to life working from home for the first time. The challenges of finding sufficient work space, blocking out the noise from TVs blaring, children playing, dogs barking, online meetings crashing due to the lack of home bandwidth, and other distractions are already becoming all too commonplace. However, there is another, invisible and silent challenge that employers should be very conscious of: data security.

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The Office Scanner Industry Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Lee Davis
Mar 23, 2020

Demand Is Steady, Supply Chains Are Mostly Intact, and Everybody Is Working from Home

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I remember learning about the Bubonic Plague and the Spanish Influenza when I was in school. I was terrified, but also relieved: “At least with modern medicine and medical technology, I’ll never have to worry about dealing with that stuff.”

Boy was I wrong.

The COVID-19 outbreak is wreaking havoc in every measurable way that havoc can be wreaked. Everything is closed. I am running out of toilet paper. My cat is confused why I haven’t left the house in a week. And I haven’t been able to watch a hockey game in 10 days.

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Caught in COVID-19’s Crosshairs

Riley McNulty

Testimonials of Commercial Printers

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As the United States grapples with the coronavirus, all levels of government are moving franticly to stem its impact. Social distancing is now the norm. People are curtailing travel and movement, whether it be international or local. Trade shows, conferences, concerts, sporting events, and school activities are cancelled. Homes are transformed into schools and offices. Even trips to local markets are taken with trepidation. Because of all this, people have far fewer occasions peruse programs, see signs, read promotional materials and brochures, or use course packets. This has led to a decline in printing of materials required to inform, educate, sell, amuse, and decorate. Like all companies in services, travel, and entertainment, commercial printers are experiencing the immediate impact COVID-19.

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Looking at COVID-19 Visually, By the Numbers

Randy Dazo
Mar 20, 2020

Presenting Our Interactive Map of the Ongoing Pandemic

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As the cases of COVID-19 increase, it can be hard to keep track of all the numbers and the effects occurring in our communities. Through DOMO—the visual data analytics tool that we here at Keypoint Intelligence use— and the data John Hopkins University is aggregating from various sources, we have developed an easy-to-use and interactive map to help you follow the changes and understand the impact of the spread of the coronavirus. Refreshes to the map happen in near real-time as JHU updates its numbers.

CAPTION: Our COVID-19 map is here to help you make better sense of what is truly going on.

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