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      Analysis: Holiday switch hits UK OP industry

      In June, the UK government announced that the public holiday originally scheduled for Monday, 4 May 2020, would be moved…

      Feature: Pulling no punches

      Independent dealers need to up their game in terms of their e-commerce prowess – that’s the broad message from some…

      Feature: Software

      DDMSPLUS & Red Falcon DDMSPLUS from ECi Software Solutions is a complete, cloud-based business management solution for dealers looking to…

      Focus: Technology solutions in action

      BCOS Office Technologies Established in 1959, BCOS Office Technologies was originally a business products retailer selling and servicing the early…

      Feature: The long path of (and to) disruption

      Business transformation and disruption are overused terms that we have become accustomed to hearing about on a daily basis. It…

      Opinion: Get your head in the clouds

      Change is hard. It can be unsettling, costly, and generally upends the comfortable flow of daily routines. As such, it’s…

      Feature: Going digital? You’re not alone

      We all know the buzzwords of today that everyone is talking about: disruptive technologies, digitisation and transformation, product innovation, data...…

      How To: Treat them well and they’ll treat you better

      It’s highly frustrating as well as expensive when you lose the great people you’ve spent so much time and effort…

      Event Preview: NAOPA 2019

      It’s that time of year again when the US business supplies industry gets the opportunity to showcase its latest products…

      Event Preview: BSA Annual Forum 2019

      For two days in early September, the Business Solutions Association (BSA) will be engaging with US manufacturers and manufacturer rep…

      Event Preview: Ride for your life

      The second Ride of Life (ROL), organised by the British office products industry in support of the Institute of Cancer…

      Event Review: UFIPA 2019

      There was a record turnout at this year’s annual conference of French office supplies trade association UFIPA that took place…

      Event Review: Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

      Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) – really a three-day event as opposed to a whole week – took place from 21-23…

      Event Review: OPI European Forum

      As leading vendors and resellers from the European business supplies industry came together in early June, a thought-provoking couple of…

      Final Word from Daniel Noble

      Amazon, Alibaba and eBay are e-commerce giants that have changed the face of online retail, allowing customers to order almost…

      5 mins with… Alex Bonarius

      What’s your life philosophy? Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Describe yourself in one sentence? I am an emotionally intelligent…

      Comment July/August 2019

      Once a year, we have an issue of OPI that delves a little deeper into the world of technology solutions,…

      Digital issue July/August 2019

      To view a flip version of the July/August 2019 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below. Type A —…

      Big Interview: Brothers in arms

      The Spanish business supplies market has frequently hit the headlines over the past few years, but mostly for the wrong…

      Hot Topic: On your marks…

      When Amazon makes any kind of announcement, the ripple effect tends to send shudders through executives in at least one…

      Big read

      Askul seeking end to Yahoo Japan partnership

      Japanese office supplies reseller Askul has said it intends to dissolve its relationship with main shareholder Yahoo Japan following a…