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Articles by Lamont Wood
posted in February 2011
Gartner says the market defied the Great Recession last year by growing 17 percent, driven by refresh cycles. But next year could be different.
By "green" they mean bioplastics, resulting in lower CO2 emissions. Also, things made from them are not immortal, and that's good for the environment.
High-price is justified by high print quality, says Xerox. The jury remains out on that, but the refill toner price is, as usual, no bargain.
But there are still some things out there that are higher than ink prices per ounce, such as silver, Chanel #5, and gold.
Using courier services to deliver files by hand makes no sense, even if they are too big for e-mail delivery.
In a BBC interview, the executive says most Silicon Valley startups are now using the cloud rather than buying their own hardware.
Three are MFPs, three are printers, and four can use a high-capacity toner cartridge that brings the ink price down to 2 cents per page.
The services does work, except when it stubbornly refuses to do so. E-mail account configuration may have something to do with it.
A dry inkjet cartridge triggers an adventure in comparison shopping, leading to various discoveries involving ink prices.
An SMB is more likely to save time than the environment, judging by one accounting SaaS. But saving time is good, too.