Event Review: Fellowes 100 years

Founded in Chicago in 1917, Fellowes has evolved from being a small speciality manufacturer of file boxes for the banking…

How To… The weakest link

Digest this: “Humans are incapable of securely storing high-quality cryptographic keys, and they have unacceptable speed and accuracy… They are…

Feature: Private matters

It’s no surprise that data privacy and storage regulations have been overhauled across the European Union (EU). The existing rules…

Category Update: Print fights back

The print market continues to decline, but it’s not all doom and gloom. In fact, some of the category’s key…

Advertorial: FireKing

FireKing is a US-based manufacturer that is in the business of protecting what is important for companies, schools and consumers.…

Category Update: PPE – Scoring a home run

Demand for safety products and personal protection equipment (PPE) is thriving. This is being driven, in part at least, by…

Spotlight: Think MRO, think Grainger

Grainger is North America’s leading broadline B2B supplier of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. With subsidiaries also in Europe,…

Hot Topic: Still the linchpin?

You’ve heard that “the industry is in a state of flux/change/transformation/consolidation” so many times now, it could almost become the…

Big Interview: Double vision

Between them, they’ve amassed about 50 years of experience across all industry channels. As such, Mike Maggio, President of US…

Analysis: Thinking outside the (big) box

In the past few weeks, Office Depot in the US has made two significant acquisitions which give pointers to its…

Final word with Rolf Bonsack

In 2015, the first Insights-X show kicked off in Nuremberg, Germany. The Maped Group has been an exhibitor ever since…

5 mins with… Georg Bettin

Describe yourself in one sentence.Loud remarkable laughter on two legs.What are you most proud of? Very easy – my kids.What’s your…

Comment November 2017

Collaboration – and the need for it – has surely been the theme of 2017. Will consolidation be the hot…

Digital issue November 2017

To view a flip version of the October 2017 issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A – Europe &…

Hot Topic Xtra: Blockchain

Chris Grundy, Online Marketing Manager, Bitbond OPI: Please briefly explain blockchain Chris Grundy: As the name suggests, a blockchain is…

Analysis: Full steam ahead for HP Inc

At the Reinvent World Partner Forum 2017 in Chicago in Spetember, HP Inc showcased its progress since spinning off from…

Final word with Al Lynden

I’ve recently had the great honour of winning the Industry Achievement award at the North American Office Products Awards. One…

5 mins with… Jeffrey James (JJ) Köhler

Best way to spend the weekend?BBQ, beer and watching football.What scares you?Not much, but I do everything possible to ensure…

Event: EPIC & ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2017

EPIC, the joint dealer group show organised by Independent Stationers (IS) and TriMega, is now firmly established in the US…

How To… Behave in cyberspace

In 2016, US furniture giant Haworth released a white paper making the case for how sensor-embedded workspaces can lead to…

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Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…