Tech update 2012

Yes, we are in a tough economy, but the area of technology solutions still requires constant investment. It just doesn’t…

Wholesale changes in OP technology

Software, solutions and systems from the US OP wholesalers continue to evolve every year  The US wholesalers operating in the…

JumpTech: powering up the dealers

OPI: It seems JumpTech has been on a roll since you bought the company in 2000 (see box ‘A jump ahead…

Editor’s Comment EU Review 2012

As many of you gear up to attend the annual milestone of Paperworld in Frankfurt, 2011 is already fading into…

Paperworld Preview

The Fair Deal You may well be reading this in the halls of the Messe Frankfurt, as the leading office…

2011 News Review

Big Interview: Richard Scharmann

Tough Times Richard Scharmann has his irons in so many fires that he’s superbly placed to give OPI an overview…

PaperlinX consolidates Canadian operations

Paper merchant PaperlinX is consolidating all its operations in Canada under the Spicers name.Previously, PaperlinX had operated in Canada under…

Editor’s comment US Review 2011

A  year of ups and downs There is a good reason why the iconic image of Uncle Sam graces the…

Alternative channels

Alternative remedies The competition out there is enough to make your head spin if you’re a specialist OP reseller, and…

Government contracts

Extending the runway With 2010 generally being accepted as a historical year for the US independent dealer channel following the…

US Annual Review 2011

Read the digital issue. There is a good reason why the iconic image of Uncle Sam graces the cover of…

Technology

Tech on track In the battle against the power channel, office products companies have been presented with even more shiny…

Forward thinking

Questions, questions Looking at our predictions in last year’s US Office Products Industry Annual Review, it would be easy to…

Wholesalers

While the market was somewhat more favourable than in recent years, there was still little significant white-collar job growth to…

Big read

GSA provides e-commerce update

One month before it is due to submit a report to Congress on its federal e-commerce marketplace initiative, the US…