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AI assistants head to the office

A report by US-based IT professional network Spiceworks has revealed the rise of digital assistants in the workplace. Artificial intelligent (AI) chatbots and voice-activated devices are becoming more commonplace in homes, smartphones and even in...

Hot Topic Xtra: M-commerce

Here’s some more from the interviews on this month’s Hot Topic about m-commerce.How is m-commerce shaping B2B e-commerce?Logicblock President Alexander Nicolaides: The stress on suppliers to adapt to B2B mobile buyers’ habits is growing,...

Hot Topic: Terminated

Automation and robots in manufacturing – think car production – have been slowly eating away at the number of blue-collar workers for years. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) estimates that an annual growth...

Generation Game with Emma Pevy

I joined Avery in August this year with no experience of wholesale or dealer channels, nor in fact the office supplies industry as a whole. As such, I was keen to gain some first-hand experience...

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 sector to a leading global vendor of business products. Operating out of Itasca (IL), the...

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 also large, expensive to maintain, difficult to manage, and they pollute the environment. It...

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 office products event calendar. There was an added bonus this year as EPIC was...

Big Interview: Big plans 2.0

When Quantore Managing Director Arnold Theuws last featured in OPI’s Big Interview in 2014, the company had already become a purchasing and logistics powerhouse thanks to a state-of-the-art warehouse opened in 2009. Now Theuws...

Final word with Renée Remijnse

As we see office design shifting from one-size-fits-all to solutions accommodating different needs and activities, we also need to consider how this influences employees. Ask yourself how the office workspace has been altered over the...

Event: EPIC and ISSA/INTERCLEAN preview

EPIC previewNow in its fifth incarnation, EPIC – the groundbreaking convention collaboration between US dealer groups Independent Stationers (IS) and TriMega – will return to Las Vegas in 2017, bigger and bolder than before.Since...

Technology Special: Telling it straight

The independent dealer community (IDC) faces many digital commerce challenges and the pace of change is rapid. Those that refuse to plan and invest in the necessary technology are in danger of becoming an...

Big Read

Podcast: ISSA’s Dianna Steinbach talks about the importance of and opportunities...

This week’s episode of OPI’s podcast, OPI Talk, is all about health and hygiene in the workplace, a topic that has never been more important. How can...