State of the Channel, 2020
This report discusses findings from Quocirca’s State of the Channel 2020 study, conducted in July 2020, which investigated attitudes amongst 205 channel organisations selling managed print services (MPS) in the UK, France, Germany and the US.
The report analyses the sentiment of a channel that has been impacted by the pandemic, yet demonstrates optimism and resilience. Certainly, the crisis serves as a catalyst for many to remodel and reinvent their businesses in order to survive these turbulent times.
The report also discusses the competitive landscape and includes profiles of the channel programmes of leading print vendors in the market today.
Printing in the Hybrid Workplace Study
New research amongst UK and US IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) reveals a range of changes that are being made to support workers in the evolving hybrid workplace.
Quocirca conducted a snapshot study amongst 303 ITDMs across the UK (103) and US (200) in July 2020. Respondents were from organisations with over 500 employees and across a range of vertical sectors (business/professional services, financial services, public sector, manufacturing, retail).
Quocirca COVID-19 Study Phase 3
To understand the impact of COVID-19 on the office print industry, Quocirca conducted its third snapshot COVID-19 Business Impact Survey between 1st May and 15th May 2020. The research looked at the perceptions of a range of office print supplier organisations to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses. The latest survey reveals that while the office print industry remains significantly impacted, many industry executives believe that the pandemic will be a catalyst for change through innovation of products and services.
Quocirca COVID-19 Study Phase 2
Quocirca recently conducted a snapshot online survey between 8th April and 23rd April 2020 to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the office print industry. The research looked at the perceptions of a range of office print supplier organisations to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses. The latest survey reveals that while the office print industry remains significantly impacted, most believe that the pandemic will be a catalyst for change through innovation of products and services. Quocirca received 114 completed responses, 26% from OEMs, 54% from channel organisations and 18% from ISVs. Access a copy of the executive summary to find out more and purchase a copy of the full report.
Quocirca COVID-19 Study Phase 1
Quocirca recently conducted a snapshot online survey between March 31st and April 7th 2020 to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the office print industry. The survey reveals an industry in a state of flux, as print volumes across most sectors are seen to be in steep decline. However, despite the significant impact on their business, there is some cautious optimism among print industry professionals that this crisis presents an opportunity to drive innovation in their products and services.
Zero trust in the remote working era
Today’s enterprises are challenged by an environment composed of more users, devices and network connections than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations to rapidly accommodate a mass shift to remote working, rolling out VPNs and other remote working tools in record time. Whilst working practises become more flexible, the attack surface becomes more diverse and security professionals need to rethink the concept of identity and expand their zero trust initiatives. As with end-user devices, print manufacturers and ISV partners need to ensure that their products can adapt to a zero trust model as well. Find out more in our latest briefing.
COVID-19: Home Printing Behaviour
Quocirca conducted a snapshot study of UK office workers between 5th and 12th May 2020. The study targeted UK employees who used to work in an office but are now working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. 501 completed responses were received: 24% from SMEs (250 to 499 employees), 42% from mid-sized organisations (500 to 1,000 employees) and 34% from large enterprises (Over 1,000 employees). Of those polled, 39% said that they sometimes printed in the office, and 61% that they regularly printed in the office.
Quocirca Cloud Print Services Landscape 2020
The rapid adoption of cloud services has enabled businesses of all sizes to gain access to enterprise applications and infrastructure based on subscription models. This provides flexibility, scalability, reliability and improved performance, while reducing costs and freeing IT resources to focus on more strategic activities. Increasingly, hybrid cloud – a mixture of private and multiple […]
Report: How the print industry is applying circular economy principles
Quocirca’s report discusses how leading print manufacturers are applying circular principles to their supply chain and demonstrates how the use of as-a-service models such as managed print services (MPS) can help customers lower costs, both financial and environmental, and increase efficiency by operating a sustainable and circular print infrastructure.
Print 2025: The journey to digital reinvention
Print 2025 2nd edition: The research report builds on the first edition published in 2017, which has been extended to include the perspective of office workers as well. It reveals that while office workers are pushing an agenda of smart mobile working and digital collaboration, the majority of IT decision makers still envisage a print-reliant workplace to 2025 and are making investment decisions accordingly. This suggests that an IT workforce tied to traditional technologies may be one of the main barriers hindering increased productivity in the digital workplace.