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September 5, 2013
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EDITOR'S DESK
How are you managing things?  

Our September cover article on the shift in managed print services indicates that MPS is still evolving at an increasing rate, yet you need to ask yourself this question: Is Your MPS Initiative Headed in the Right Direction?"  This informative article is meant to give you better understanding on a comprehensive MPS solution today, which means not only managing costs, but also extends into many additional areas. The next generation of MPS offerings will ensure that your organization is moving in the right direction with regards to managed services. 

In addition, read an assortment of intriguing topics that include: a primer to understanding the different types of business clouds; how Artificial Intelligence software simplifies business operations; the advantages of a good ECM service, the real value of a comprehensive review of inventory management, among other notable topics and case studies. Mix in a good vendor profile and you’ll have the gist of our September issue.

Hope you had a good summer – fall, along with new opportunities, is just around the corner.

Sand Sinclair
Editor-in-Chief

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TOP STORY
Is Your MPS Initiative Headed in the Right Direction?  
Managed Print Services (MPS) isn't dead as an offering, but it is certainly evolving at an ever-increasing rate. Originally devised as a means of containing the enterprise-wide expansion of printer fleets and the attendant expense, a comprehensive MPS solution today not only manages cost, but also extends into many additional areas.
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KEY HEADLINES
Using a SaaS Solution to Grow Your Business  
As we venture more and more into these changing economic times, I see a constant need for businesses to do more with less. Over the years, I have seen companies turn to their technology infrastructure to help drive their core initiatives.
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Business Intelligence (B.I.) in MPS  
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is defined by Wikipedia as "a system that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chances of success."
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Doing an In Depth Competitive Analysis  
Have you ever asked yourself why you lost a sales opportunity? Have you ever had a sleepless night as to why the "sure thing" you had been counting on closing and had in your forecast for the prior three months was lost to a competitor? Of course you have; we all have.
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Different Ways  
I've just returned to China, from a trip to India. In both countries, it would appear anything with a wheel has good reason to share the same road.
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A Cloud Primer: Understanding the Cloud and Its Uses  
The most disruptive technology to have transformed the modern business market within the last decade is undoubtedly cloud computing.
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The Technology of Human Health  
Of the uses of technology, its impact to human life is at the very top. As always, we'll look to Dr. Satwant Kaur, First Lady of Emerging Technologies, to inform us on Emerging Human Health-related Technologies and how they can improve the quality of life.
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A Strategic Sales Shift Grows DataBank's Success  
The Internet has changed buyer behavior. How have you adapted your selling strategies to take advantage? DataBank is one of the largest imaging and information management resellers in the United States, and they've experienced significant growth over the last ten years due to a strategic shift in the way they sell.
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Continuum's RMM Allows Neoscope to Increase Business with Less Staff  
A successfully implemented client solution is always of interest. What was the challenge, the solution, the result? Read this case study to learn more:
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Keep Your Head (and Business) in the Cloud: Implementing M2M  
Before we take our heads to the Cloud, it's important to remember why it's so vital—i.e. what's happening down here on the ground. Let's start with two words: Big Data.
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A Comprehensive Review of Inventory Management (Part 2)  
In Part 1 in last month's imageSource, I touched on the independent study we (BEI Services) provided highlighting the percentage of aged inventory occupying valuable space and tying up precious cash reserves.
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Focus On: RemaxAsia Expo 2013  
Following visitor and exhibitor acclaim of the 2012 RemaxAsia Expo—the world's largest trade show for the computer printing industry—organizers have announced the 7th annual event to be held again in Zhuhai, China on October 16-19, 2013.
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Customer Success Profile with Konica Minolta  
Summit Educational Resources privatized their printing and reduced organizational waste with Konica Minolta bizhub® multifunctional products (MFPs).
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5 Ways to Realize Server Room Profitability  
With servers responsible for storing and distributing data among employees and customers, alike, they are the backbone of just about every modern business.
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Focus On: Evolved Office  
Evolved Office is a full-service marketing company that provides highly-targeted marketing services and ready-to-go content specifically for office equipment dealers and business solution providers.
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