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10 Top Printer Industry Trends To Watch In 2021
While this year is likely to see an increase in office printing, opportunities around serving work-from-home print needs are expected to continue.
Software Even More Crucial
Based on recent IDC surveys, Kmetz said it’s clear that the software component associated with print “becomes even more crucial going forward. It’s what the customer looks for.” A multifunction device may be able to print and copy, but customers are now saying, “‘I want to be able to take that information and put it in a repository. I want to connect to the cloud and be able to utilize cloud print management. I want to be able to print from my phone. I want capabilities like capture, document management and so forth to be part of the solution that I use. I want to be able to do these things because this is the way I work now,’” Kmetz said. “And there’s obviously been a heightened activity around collaborative technologies—so the MFP, the printer, has to be part of that as well.”