Now over 25 years old, the markets for digital printers and copiers and the supplies used in these machines continue to evolve. Competition for market share has never been fiercer than it is right now. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) vie for hardware placements, while OEMs and third-party supplies vendors jockey for a bigger share of the lucrative consumables market. Likewise, the battle rages in distribution channels, where tactics are always in flux.
“It’s been said that the only constant is change and nowhere is that more true than in the digital imaging space,” says industry analyst Charles Brewer, president of Actionable Intelligence, a market research firm based in the suburbs of Boston, MA. “With a tough economy and a growing number of electronic media choices, the value of hard copy is being challenged,” he explains. “That's having a profound impact on the industry. Never has access to comprehensive industry news and market analysis been more critical to a firm's success.”
The new Actionable Intelligence website provides executives with the industry reporting they need to gain a competitive edge in today’s unforgiving business environment. Action-Intell.com provides in-depth coverage of the latest hardware releases from leading printer and copier manufacturers such as Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Kodak, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, Oki, Panasonic, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox, and others. The website also follows news from the myriad of companies that make up the diverse third-party digital supplies industry—firms like American Ink Jet, Cartridge World, Clover Technologies, Future Graphics, InkCycle, Micro Solutions Enterprises (MSE), Ninestar, Print-Rite, Static Control Components, Uninet Imaging, XPS, and dozens of others.
Action-Intell.com is set up in three sections. News Briefings examine the competitive strengths and weaknesses of new products and technologies and analyze topical issues such as recent legal actions, strategic alliances, and ongoing initiatives like the move by many firms to provide value-added solutions such as managed print services (MPS). The Actionable Briefings section consists of in-depth analytical pieces on key developments such as Memjet’s move to market high-speed inkjet machines or the growing availability of new “bio-toners” based on plant oils. Research Briefs distill recent findings from firms such as Gartner, IDC, and InfoTrends and examine how those results align with real-world market trends.
Based in Franklin, Massachusetts, Actionable Intelligence, Inc. was established in 2009 and is committed to providing unparalleled research into the markets for digital imaging hardware and consumables. Our team delivers practical, accurate market analysis that clients can use to succeed in a maturing market.