Xerox Named as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies for 11th Consecutive Year

Xerox is one of only 13 honorees that have been named to the list for all 11 years, underscoring the company’s commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices.
“At Xerox, we take great pride in our name being synonymous with innovation, quality and integrity,” said Jeff Jacobson, chief executive officer of Xerox. “We are committed to doing business the right way, with the highest degree of ethics and in compliance with laws worldwide.”

The World’s Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient® (EQ) which offers a quantitative way to assess a company’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics.
Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%) and provided to all companies who participate in the process.
“Over the last eleven years we have seen the shift in societal expectations, constant redefinition of laws and regulations and the geo-political climate. We have also seen how companies honored as the World’s Most Ethical respond to these challenges. They invest in their local communities around the world, embrace strategies of diversity and inclusion, and focus on long term-ism as a sustainable business advantage,” explained Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer Timothy Erblich. “Congratulations to everyone at Xerox for being recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company.”
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By |March 17th, 2017|xerox news|0 Comments

26 Reasons You Still Might Need an MPS Assessment

By Carro Ford
We published this classic piece in October 2014, and it’s stayed at the top of the charts ever since, with thousands of views. We say it’s earned a second showing.
You might be surprised at how many ways Managed Print Services (MPS) can improve your business. While cost is often the main driver for exploring MPS, its value can touch many other areas of your enterprise. You won’t know how much until you have an MPS assessment. That’s the first step in learning where and how MPS can transform your document environment.
Have a look at this list and see how many challenges apply to your organization. You can gain valuable insights and guidance from an MPS assessment if you struggle with:

Cost-based Drivers
1. Escalating costs of existing print infrastructure
2. Pressure to reduce business costs in general
3. Increase spend predictability
4. Cost reduction mandates to reduce print spend specifically
5. Balancing operating expense versus capital spend
6. Identifying hidden costs of equipment, archiving and business processes
7. Pressure to improve revenue and margins
Governance Issues
8. Lack of understanding of existing print infrastructure
9. No ability to track and measure print environment
10. Managing large population of unconnected output devices
11. Managing Multi-vendor environment with multiple supplier contracts
12. High concentration of desktop devices
13. Current MPS contract ending in 12-18 months
14. Struggling to meet sustainability goals
Location-based Challenges
15. Integrating systems due to mergers, acquisitions or consolidation
16. Newly merged organizations seeking efficiency and savings
17. Distributed offices and multiple locations
18. Autonomous departments making their own buying decisions
19. Growing mobile workforce or widely distributed workers
Strategic, Process and Market Considerations
20. More efficiency in paper-intensive business processes
21. Customer needs that are creating new document or workflow requirements
22. Little understanding of how printed documents get used
23. Print infrastructure not aligned to business […]

By |March 15th, 2017|xerox news|0 Comments

SMBs need to measure their print environment before going digital

A recent survey shows 80 percent of companies plan to start shifting from paper to digital processes in 2017
by John Morrison
They see paper-intensive tasks—like invoicing, reporting financials and forms for legal services and human resources—as a waste of time and resources that could be better used elsewhere.
That’s what the latest international research gathered by Xerox is telling us. A recent survey of more than 1,000 SMBs in the US, UK, France and Germany found that 80 percent companies plan to begin making the shift from paper to digital processes in 2017.
Six out of 10 respondents said their ties to paper have a significant drain on their bottom line. Their take on the situation matches up precisely with our math. Xerox has crunched the numbers and found that printing and document management typically makes up about 15 percent of an SMB’s IT budget and at least 12 percent of IT resources.
It’s encouraging to hear that so many SMBs have set their sights on making the digital transformation to realize savings and improve their workflow.
But it’s also important to set realistic targets. Shooting for a 100-percent digital workplace may seem like a fast track to efficiency and savings, but it’s not an achievable target for most companies.
The reality is that about 40 per cent of business processes are still largely document-driven and likely to remain that way.
That’s why, like all major decisions and changes that affect how a business runs, good planning will help SMBs create the best chance at success in their move to digitize paperwork wherever possible.
The first step is figuring out exactly how much paper your workplace actually uses.
To make sure you’re getting the most out of your print infrastructure, start by […]

By |March 8th, 2017|xerox news|0 Comments

Xerox VersaLink® Mobile and Cloud Integrated Devices are Genuine Workplace Assistants

By: Brad Allan
As your small and mid-size business grows and evolves to adapt to your customers’ demands, you also need to be more productive to be able to deliver on those demands. Before you know it, you need to decide whether to ditch your current MFP and printer or carry on and make the best of what you have. It does not have to be this way.
The new Xerox VersaLink® range of color and mono A4 multifunction printers (MFPs) and single function printers have fast, super reliable print engines that can grow and adapt as your needs evolve. Working beyond the capabilities of traditional MFPs and printers, they enable you to simplify complex workflow steps into a single click with an ever-growing list of intuitive apps that connect you to the cloud services you use every day from the Xerox App Gallery.
What’s more, with security high on the agenda of every business, your Xerox VersaLink device comes with built in protection from network intrusion and unauthorized access as well as the most stringent data encryption for your printing and scanning.
All this adds up to a range of MFPs and printers that are easy to use, easy to own, future-proof and value-packed. We think you are going to love putting the revolutionary Xerox VersaLink family to work at the heart of your business.

Exceeding your business needs

The new Xerox VersaLink range transforms the way people work, by tightly integrating with surrounding mobile and cloud technologies, giving you a true workplace assistant to help you handle office related tasks with ease.
When it comes to connectivity, adding an MFP or printer can be a challenge if your business has limited IT support. That’s why we added wizards to […]

By |February 28th, 2017|xerox news|0 Comments

Boosting Productivity with Digitization

Guest Post by Stephen Brennan, President, Hub TGI
I’m pretty sure that after one quick look around your office, you will know everything you need to know about paper: it’s everywhere. Chances are, right now, there is a collection on top of each desk or work surface with more stored inside storage cabinets and file drawers. In an effort to become more eco-friendly, many organizations have adopted procedures for recycling, purchasing more products made from recycled materials, and implementing rules for printing to reduce paper usage, but the problem still remains. Fortunately, there is an answer to this ongoing challenge: digitization.

Digitization, in the form of Electronic Content Management, can help to alleviate the burden typically associated with hard copy documents including copying, filing, document retrieval, theft and loss. Three key benefits include:
Increased Productivity. Document management requires a great deal of time and effort, from creation to storage, which could be better spent on other aspects of your business. Converting hardcopy documents to digital for secure storage in the cloud instantly increases productivity as employees are able to locate the documents they need with the click of a button. Business owners can easily view the activities of each department helping to determine which areas may require assistance. Great strides can be made in customer service as information can be readily located.
Improved Security. Paper records may be damaged, stolen or destroyed in the event of a natural disaster such as fire or flood. Digitizing documents is a solution to these potential issues, and with multiple layers of security and routine backups, your information remains safe and confidential.
Enhanced Collaboration. The popularity of the mobile workforce is rapidly increasing thanks to the variety of mobile devices that allow for […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|xerox news|0 Comments

Four Signs you Need to Upgrade your Print Technology

By Bill Michael
When you’re running a busy print shop, it’s easy to be so focused on getting the work out that you don’t have the time to look at the bigger picture and ask some important questions.

How has the market changed? Are you keeping up or falling behind? How do you stack up against the competition? Does your business model still make sense? Where will you be in a year – or five years?
Often, the answers to these and other questions come down to the technology you’re using. After all, you’re only as productive, efficient and competitive as your press(es). And if you haven’t upgraded in the last few years, you may be missing out on new business, or new opportunities with existing clients.
Let’s look at four signs indicating it may be time to upgrade your print technology.
1. You’re selling on price
In recent years, there’s been a lot of downward price pressure in the print market. The emergence of online print shops, with lower costs, bigger client bases and faster delivery times often means that you’re forced to compete on price.
You may be at risk if you’re doing a lot of labor-intensive, low-value work – jobs that could potentially migrate to the web. Online print shops’ high-volume, low-margin model means they can usually undercut you on price for this type of work.

But it’s not just online competition. Your competitors may also be selling on price to retain market share, forcing you to adopt the same strategy. That’s a race to the bottom that rarely ends well.
The answer is to differentiate yourself, offering value-added services that neither online nor offline competitors can match, delivering premium print jobs at premium prices. You could become a valued […]

By |February 16th, 2017|xerox news|0 Comments

National Inventors’ Day: Michelle Chretien: Making the Un-makeable

By: Halle Smith
With National Inventors’ Day coming up on February 11, we celebrate our innovators’ ingenuity and ability to solve problems in ways that truly make a difference. Meet Xerox’s Michelle Chretien – she’s making the un-makeable.
“I had a discussion once with someone who said innovation is now largely about software. They said, ‘Well, look at Silicon Valley.’ I said, ‘Yes, silicon! It’s a material.’ Materials are an enabling component of just about everything.” – Michelle Chretien, Manager, Materials Science and Program Manager, Strategic Research, Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Chretien is a materials scientist and research leader who specializes in electronic materials and 3D printing. She leads a multidisciplinary team of chemists, materials scientists and engineers at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC). Her team at XRCC is creating revolutionary new materials the world has never seen before.
“What’s really exciting to me about 3D printing and printed electronics is not so much making conventional things in a different way, but the possibility to make things that were un-makeable before,” Chretien says. “I like to describe our work as being at the intersection of printed electronics and 3D printing. We want to produce unconventional objects by printing form and function together.”
Although 3D printing is a relatively new concept, Chretien believes the potential is massive—especially around avoiding material waste. Plus, the manufacturing portability could make it possible to take a small 3D printer up to a space station or down to a mine to produce things on the spot.
Her research team is developing new types of “smart” inks that can add functionality to everything from wearables to automotive. They’re also integrating materials with different printing technologies, such as coupling digital printing with robotic motion control […]

By |February 8th, 2017|xerox news|0 Comments

40 Years: Then and Now

By Toni Clayton Hine, Chief Marketing Officer, Xerox
Xerox released its iconic Brother Dominic commercial – perhaps the world’s first viral ad – during the Super Bowl back in 1977. To commemorate its special anniversary, we’ve unveiled a new two-minute film that builds on its legacy.

As you can see from the spot, a lot has changed in the way we work over the past 40 years. If one thing is clear, it’s that Brother Dominic can set the page free in a lot more ways today than in 1977. So we got to thinking… what else has changed since the 1970s?

From Laser Printing to Printing on 3D Objects: In 1977, Xerox introduced the first xerographic laser printer, adapting color technology by adding a laser beam – a technique that is still used in many of today’s printing and photocopying technologies. Today, Xerox innovations go beyond the flatland to enable printing on 3D objects like water bottles and football helmets.
The Evolution of “Must Haves”: In the 1970s, the electronic “must haves” included the first ever digital watch, the classic Atari 2600 game system and the first ever Sony Walkman prototype. Today, popular gadgets include virtual reality headsets, drones, driverless cars, and voice assistants powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
PARC’s Introduction Leads to Innovation: In 1970, Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) opened with a world-class team of experts in information and physical sciences who had a goal of creating “The Office of the Future.” Today, PARC’s recent innovations include printed ‘peel-and-stick’ sensors that collect and transmit data in our homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants and stores.
Average Cost of Everyday Items: In 1970, the average cost of a loaf of bread was 25 cents, a new […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|xerox news|0 Comments

Digital Transformation – Are You Missing an Opportunity?

Guest post by Richard Jones, General Manager, Financial & Professional Services, Xerox
Everywhere I look, companies are introducing new digital services and re-engineering business processes to capture the value of technology innovation. But with the challenges of this transformation, it’s also easy to see how opportunities get missed – even when you think you’ve got every base covered. One critical factor I frequently see overlooked is the value of document analytics in transformation programs.

Document analytics opens up a whole new level of business intelligence – it’s a real hidden gem. I work with a lot of companies that use document analytics to unlock strategic value through having a better understanding of how, where, and why documents are used across their business. They can benchmark these insights against their peers, identify the potential for additional savings and efficiency, and get a clear view of which processes need to be improved.
But for many other companies, document analytics still seems to slip through the net. In my view, that’s often down to a capability gap. On one hand, most Managed Print Service providers simply don’t have the expertise or tools required to leverage the value of analytics for transformation. And on the other hand, document analytics falls outside the traditional focus of most transformation consultants, so its value never even registers with them.
All too often, I hear how this results in missed opportunities and a frustrating, incomplete transformation process. By contrast, companies with top-performing transformation programs are taking a more intelligent approach. They’re able to tap into consultancy know-how that comes with a heritage in print and analytics, as well as a suite of proprietary tools. With this support, they understand the real value of document analytics and […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|xerox news|0 Comments

Xerox Charges into New Year with Top Innovator Ranking

Innovation plays key role in largest product launch in company history
For the fifth time since 2011, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has been recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator. The report by Clarivate Analytics, formerly part of Thomson Reuters, announced its 2016 honors for the most innovative corporations and institutions in the world determined by analyzing proprietary data. The program was formerly known as the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators.
“Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Xerox has been a company built upon innovation,” said Steve Hoover, recently named CTO of Xerox. “With more than 12,000 active U.S. patents and a focus on setting the page free, we are finding new ways to improve the flow of work in the office be it in digital or paper form and developing new ways to print not only on paper, but even directly onto complex objects or directly print electronics for smart labels and packaging.”
Later this year, Xerox will roll out the largest product launch in its history with 29 new devices. Xerox’s focus on growing its global leadership in digital print technology and services will help customers innovate how they communicate, connect and work more productively.

“This has been a stellar year for Xerox and our innovation team,” added Hoover. We continue to be one of the world’s top 20 patent recipients, we have launched exciting new products like the Xerox Brenva™ HD Production Inkjet Press, the Direct to Object Inkjet Printer, the Xerox Healthcare Multifunction Printer Solution, the 6515 A4 color printer and we have received continuing recognition for our people like PARC scientist Alex Hegyi, who was named by MIT Technology Review in its list of top innovators under 35.”
Within the research […]

By |January 25th, 2017|xerox news|0 Comments