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Selling remanufactured or clone toner? How the OEMs are fighting back harder than ever to change your mind

Do you think that talking politics and religion can be risky at parties? Having worked in the Imaging Channel for as long as I have, I’ve learned there are certain topics that could land you in hot water even more than those. The decline of user print volumes, shrinking margins and the rise of the mega-dealer, to name a...

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Jul 30, 2019 10:46:00 AM / Posted by West McDonald / 0 Comments

Waiting for Clover Imaging to fail? I've got 3 other ideas for your consideration

There’s been a lot of chatter in the last few days about the coming demise of one of the largest providers of toner supplies for the office equipment channel.

Yes, I’m talking about Clover Imaging Group. A company that likely most of us have either dealt with in the past or continue to deal with today. A company that...

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Jul 24, 2019 9:41:00 AM / Posted by West McDonald / 0 Comments

Tigerpaw named top MPS Software Provider by MPSA for second consecutive year

Tigerpaw won the Managed Print Services Association's Top MPS Software Provider Award for the second consecutive year.

The MPSA is the only international, independent and nonprofit managed print services association. The organization held its 2019 Global MPSA MPS Leadership Awards during the BTA Gateway to Success...

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Jun 14, 2019 12:38:38 PM / Posted by Angie DiSalvo / 0 Comments

Highlights from ITEX 2019: 3 things I loved, 2 things I didn’t and 1 thing we all need to do better

ITEX 2019, the biggest show of the year for the office equipment channel, has come and gone and I wanted to take a few moments to share my thoughts on it. I missed the show last year and was thrilled to be able to attend. I like some things, didn’t like a couple and have 1 thing we ALL need to think about. Let’s start...

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May 2, 2019 8:16:50 AM / Posted by West McDonald / 0 Comments

Highlights from ISC West 2019: 5 takeaways from the giant security event

Last week I went to ISC (International Security Conference) West 2019 and can tell you that it was one of the largest conferences I’ve been to in quite a few years. With over 940 vendors and over 10,000 attendees I can tell you there was a lot to take in!

I thought I’d share some of the highlights, both good and bad,...

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Apr 18, 2019 3:46:51 PM / Posted by West McDonald / 0 Comments

Highlights from TAG National 2019: Tigerpaw presents awards to partners

Team Tigerpaw came out in force for the 2019 TAG National Conference in Orlando. We reconnected with friends and customers and presented two awards to partners who go above and beyond.

Technology Assurance Group (TAG) is an organization of leading managed technology services providers (MTSPs) in North America...

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Apr 12, 2019 9:24:59 AM / Posted by John Ludwig / 0 Comments

How does your area rank for technology jobs? The numbers might shock you

If you are in the technology industry — or looking to get into it — you're going to want to check out a new tool.

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Apr 5, 2019 9:42:00 AM / Posted by West McDonald / 0 Comments

Highlights from BTA National 2019: Why BTA no longer means what you think it does

Last week, I was fortunate enough to have attended probably the best BTA conference I’ve ever been to — and I’ve been to many over the last 10 years or so. The BTA National Conference this year in lovely Orlando, Florida, held a lot of surprises for me, and I’m sure it did for you too.

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Mar 28, 2019 2:47:00 PM / Posted by West McDonald / 0 Comments

5 reasons managed print providers should ignore business convergence at all costs

Unless you’ve taken a vow of silence and been living in a cave for the last 18 months or so, you’ve likely heard a lot of people talking about business convergence.

If you are an office equipment dealer or managed print provider, you may have even noticed that in the last six months or so convergence is dominating the...

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Mar 26, 2019 10:57:34 AM / Posted by West McDonald / 0 Comments

Highlights from CompTIA’s 2019 CCF Event: Collaboration and business growth strategies

For those not familiar with CompTIA, it is, I believe, the world-leading industry association for those involved in different technology channels. They are made up of CompTIA staff as well as a plethora of volunteer members (including myself) that come together to make sense of the hard issues affecting our industries...

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Mar 19, 2019 10:23:00 AM / Posted by West McDonald / 0 Comments
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