While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the industry, opportunities abound in areas such as work-from-home devices, managed print services and app-based workflows.
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While the print industry has been no stranger to challenges in recent years, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the picture significantly.
The impacts on the sector so far have ranged from a nosedive in office printing due to the widespread shift to work-from-home to the dissolution of Xerox's takeover bid for rival HP Inc.
Sales of equipment and services opportunities, meanwhile, are likely on hold to a large degree. "Most offices are closed right now. There's a lot of dormant printing equipment left unused," said Keith Kmetz, program vice president for imaging, printing and document solutions at research firm IDC. "So we're probably not going to see a whole lot of new installations or replacements right now, even if it was time for a company to consider its equipment."
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Source: CRN, Kyle Alspach