Americans hold lead at RS Feva Worlds:
Clearwater, FL (April 5, 2018) – Dieter Creitz and Conrad Miller (USA) have maintained their lead over the 51-boat fleet at the 2018 RS Feva World Championship. After all top three scores yesterday, their 12-1-11 today was still enough for a three point margin over Ben Hutton-Penman/ Abi Jayasekara (GBR) and William Caiger/ Becky Caiger (GBR) who are tied. Details.
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Time running out at Trofeo Princesa Sofia:
Mallorca, Spain (April 5, 2018) – Olympic class sailors who have so far prevailed at the head of their fleets with big leads at the 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar continued largely unchecked when winds on the Bay of Palma today dropped back from yesterday’s muscular 15-22 knot conditions to much more modest sea breezes and flatter seas.
Britain’s Olympic champion Giles Scott in the Finn class, world champions Matt Belcher and Will Ryan in the 470 and the Netherlands’ Annmiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz in the 49erFX all have now built themselves cushions of more than 20 points going into tomorrow’s last day of Finals racing.
Given the depth and quality of the 470 and F…
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A decade or so ago, not many businesses had heard of managed print services, let alone outsourced the management of their print resources to a company specialising in this service. Today, companies all over the world have begun to realise the value of managed print services (MPS) however, and slowly, businesses are starting to take stock of the volumes of printed material that is produced and wasted each year. From a financial point of view, it is easy to see why MPS have become so important – saving companies thousands each year as they learn to prevent waste due to printers, fax machines, copiers and other print-based appliances. Then there is the practicality of having print resources managed, rather than trying to do this in-house. From an environmental point of view, green printing has taken the world by storm as a way of saving paper and ink, and reducing the environmental impact that mass printing has caused.
The print management field differs in each country however, with first world areas such as the US and Europe being among the first to recognise the huge demand for MPS solutions. Over time, countries such as South Africa, Australia and Asia have also begin to implement MPS solutions, which is slowly helping to address the balance and save costs, time and precious resources all over the world. A look at how each area is implementing MPS practices offers an interesting comparison of how MPS differs across the world:
The managed print services industry in South Africa is still developing, however many MPS companies are slowly starting to change the way the local South African businesses operate in terms of print resources. The demand for increased corporate governance and sustainability in the country has been a huge factor in the growth of the industry, especially in large companies such as government institutions, educational institutions and other large multi-national organisations. Many companies still view print management services as a back office function however, and awareness is still something that needs to grow. The green advantage has helped many businesses consider MPS, and the cost saving is another huge factor in companies choosing MPS in South Africa.
The demand for print management solutions across the Asia/Pacific realm is massive, with recent reports showing that the industry is expected to reach US$ 530 million in 2010 and surpass US$ 990 million in 2014. With a growth rate of 17%, the industry has had a huge makeover, with outsourcing and cloud technology proving a huge factor in the demand for outsourced print services across the region.
Events such as the annual MPS Conference bring together print management manufacturers, resellers, corporate decision makers, software providers and other print experts from all over Europe to discuss new trends and insights. Xerox is one of the top MPS providers in Europe, and is worth billions.
MPS in the United States is a huge, multi-million dollar industry with many key players. Copy houses such as Canon, Minolta, Dell and HP are all key players, with many specialised print services offered on corporate level. The Managed Print Services Association acts as a governance and advisory board, regulating MPS operators and offering resources within the industry.
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