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Lexmark Enters Agreement to Acquire California-Based Kofax for $1 Billion

Lexmark will acquire Kofax, a California-based customer information software company, for $1 billion, it announced Wednesday.

Kofax, with more than 20,000 customers worldwide, had revenue of $297 million in 2014, according to a Lexmark news release stated.

The acquisition is the latest Lexmark purchase since 2010, when the Lexington-based company became more focused on providing end-to-end business solutions rather than just printers.

Kofax, founded in 1985, markets processes that allow customers to capture, manage, access and act on information.

Supplies Network Adds Lexmark BSD Equipment to its Product Line

St. Louis, MO March 9, 2015 – Supplies Network is pleased to announce it is now an authorized distributor of the Lexmark Business Solutions Dealer (BSD) equipment product line. As a high-volume BSD supplies distributor, the addition of this exclusive equipment line allows BSD resellers to simplify sourcing to a single distributor for BSD and the entire Lexmark product portfolio. This equipment lineup ships same-day via Supplies Network’s national distribution network for fast, cost-effective delivery.

Lexmark Announces Rebranding, Unveils New Logo

A new logo and brand that emphasizes Lexmark's continued evolution into a business information services powerhouse will be unveiled Tuesday.

The company's Perceptive Software division will switch to the Lexmark name, although its products will remain under the Perceptive banner. The move brings all of Lexmark's recent worldwide acquisitions of business information and software companies under the company's name.

Konica Minolta Awarded “Prime” Status by Oekom Research for Corporate Social Responsibility

Tokyo (February 24, 2015) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded Prime Status by the Germany-based oekom research AG (oekom) in its 2015 Corporate Rating as one of global leading companies for corporate social responsibility within the industry segment of electronic device and appliance. The company has maintained Prime Status for five years since 2011.

Sharp Wins Business Technology Association's Top Award For The Channel's Choice Of Primary Vendor

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), has received the 2015 Business Technology Association (BTA) top overall Channel's Choice award for overall satisfaction of a manufacturer based on: Corporate Support, Distribution, Product Line and Inventory performance. The award recognizes Superior Performance as a Primary Line Provider and was presented at a ceremony during a BTA Event held in Minneapolis, on May 7.

Konica Minolta Builds Momentum and Strategic Growth with SymQuest Group Acquisition

Ramsey, NJ – June 2, 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc., a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services today announced the acquisition of SymQuest Group.

The acquisition accelerates Konica Minolta’s rapid growth with an increased presence in targeted geographic markets. As part of the agreement, SymQuest Group’s headquarters will remain in South Burlington, Vermont and Westbrook, Maine, and will retain its 186 employees throughout various branch offices and data centers.

Sharp Earns Six Top Awards from Buyers Laboratory

MAHWAH, NJ-August 06,2015 Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has earned six Summer 2015 Pick awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world's leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions. Sharp received top accolades across the multifunction printer (MFP) product spectrum, including the flagship Pro Series, for superior quality and high reliability in their respective categories.

Konica Minolta Targets Small and Mid-Sized Offices with Cost Efficient bizhubs

Ramsey, NJ – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services, announced today the launch of four new multi-function products (MFPs) intended for small and mid-sized offices and departmental use. These new products, which include the bizhub 287, bizhub 227, bizhub C368, and bizhub C308, can easily adapt to tackle diverse work styles, including standard web browser and Open API support to connect to specialized applications and easy access to mobile connectivity.

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