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Photizo Group Announces Winners of First MPS Leadership Awards

29 Apr, 2009

Photizo Group Announces Winners of First MPS Leadership Awards

San Antonio, TX (April 2009) – Winners of the first Managed Print Services (MPS) Leadership Awards were announced today at the MPS Conference in San Antonio, TX. The Photizo Group, a leading research firm specializing in the analysis of the printing and imaging industry, sponsored the awards program.

For the first time, outstanding MPS innovators have been honored with special awards dedicated to excellence in Managed Print Services. The MPS Leadership Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate leadership in implementing, providing or supporting MPS projects. Photizo presented the awards at the inaugural MPS Conference April 26-28 in San Antonio, Texas.

The 2009 MPS Leadership winners and their categories are:

• Nationwide Insurance Corporate MPS Implementation

• LaserNetworks MPS Vendor

• PrintFleet Infrastructure Component Provider

• Supplies Network Infrastructure Program Provider

The Corporate MPS Implementation category was designed for organizations that have implemented a MPS program using an external vendor to manage the hardcopy fleet. The MPS Vendor award honors a dealer or manufacturer who provides MPS services directly to corporations. MPS Infrastructure Component Provider and MPS Infrastructure Program Provider categories are for companies providing a combination of software, training, services, or hardware for MPS engagements.

“Often independent dealers don’t have the resources to develop a full blown Managed Print Services program that can be immediately deployed,” explained Supplies Network Senior Vice President Barney Kister. “We have put all of the infrastructure pieces together in CARBON SiX so the dealer can launch a turn-key, seamless program while avoiding costly up-front expenses and lengthy delays. This is an extremely efficient program, providing a low cost MPS solution.”

The competition was open to all organizations, with winners selected by an independent panel representing a broad cross spectrum of the industry. Judges were Ken Stewart (Sharp Business Systems), Greg VanDeWalker (Great America Leasing), Greg Walters (SigmaNet), Kiran Sanghi (IT Executive), Gunnar Lundgren (former HP executive), and panel chairman, Doug Johnson, (former Print Inc. executive, RedSage Consulting). Award criteria are based on a 50-point rating of MPS best practices and business benefits such as defined objectives, significant cost savings, productivity gains, or other improvements.

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