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Ricoh Receives High Marks in Everything Channel's 2008 VARBusiness Annual Report Card

10 Sep, 2008

Ricoh Receives High Marks in Everything Channel's 2008 VARBusiness Annual Report Card

West Caldwell, NJ (September 4, 2008) – Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that it has received high marks in the 2008 Annual Report Card (ARC) from Everything Channel's VARBusiness. Now in its 23rd year, the VARBusiness ARC Awards recognize outstanding partner programs and superb vendor service in 18 major product categories. The ARC awards were held at an awards ceremony on August 18 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas.

Ricoh won the ARC Partnership award in the Workgroup Color Printer category, which is comprised of competing network color printers with higher duty cycles in the $650 or above price level. Ricoh has several outstanding products in this category including the Aficio SP C410/411DN, Aficio SP C811DN and the Aficio SP C210SF, all of which provide businesses with the functions and speed necessary to operate efficiently. Within this product sub-category, Ricoh ranked first in revenue and profit potential, ease of doing business and return on investment.

“Winning an ARC Partnership award from an industry leader such as VARBusiness is a true honor for Ricoh,” said Ann Moser, senior vice president, Printing Solutions Division, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “This award is a clear reflection of the focus we place on our partners, which is a differentiator for Ricoh in the marketplace. Ricoh has excelled in the Workgroup Color Printer category due to the hard work conducted and commitment made to our partners in the IT Channel space."

Winners were selected by VARBusiness editorial based on the survey results of more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and software developers.

“For 23 years we’ve asked Solution Providers to grade their vendor partners on criteria such as product quality and innovation, partner programs and support, and each year the results of these grades have created the VARBusiness Annual Report Card which reflects the level of commitment vendors have to the channel and to their Solution Provider partners. Congratulations to all of the winners,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel editorial.

For more information on VARBusiness, see www.varbusiness.com.

For more information on Everything Channel, see www.everythingchannel.com or www.channelweb.com.

For more information on Ricoh Americas Corporation, see www.ricoh-usa.com.

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