Outsourced Marketing – How Strategies http://howstrategies.com/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 05:29:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://howstrategies.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/how-strategies-icon-150x150.png Outsourced Marketing – How Strategies http://howstrategies.com/ 32 32 Comparison between Alpha Pro Tech (NYSE: APT) and STERIS (NYSE: STE) https://howstrategies.com/comparison-between-alpha-pro-tech-nyse-apt-and-steris-nyse-ste/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 05:29:33 +0000 https://howstrategies.com/comparison-between-alpha-pro-tech-nyse-apt-and-steris-nyse-ste/

Alpha Pro Tech (NYSE:APT – Get Rating) and STERIS (NYSE:STE – Get Rating) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on their dividend strength, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.9% of Alpha Pro Tech shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 90.9% of STERIS shares are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of Alpha Pro Tech shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 1.1% of STERIS shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Alpha Pro Tech and STERIS.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Alpha Pro Technology 5.71% 5.69% 5.27%
STERIS 7.90% 12.40% 7.04%

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Alpha Pro Tech and STERIS.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Alpha Pro Technology $68.64 million 0.88 $6.76 million $0.28 16.61
STERIS $4.59 billion 4.63 $243.89 million $3.73 56.83

STERIS has higher revenues and profits than Alpha Pro Tech. Alpha Pro Tech trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than STERIS, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and risk

Alpha Pro Tech has a beta of -0.95, which means its price is 195% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, STERIS has a beta of 0.71, which means its price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Alpha Pro Tech and STERIS, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Alpha Pro Technology 0 0 0 0 N / A
STERIS 0 0 seven 0 3.00

STERIS has a consensus target price of $251.71, indicating an upside potential of 18.74%. Given STERIS’ possible higher upside, analysts clearly believe that STERIS is more favorable than Alpha Pro Tech.


STERIS beats Alpha Pro Tech on 12 out of 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alpha Pro Tech

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Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets a line of disposable protective apparel, infection control and construction products in the United States and around the world. The Company operates through two segments, disposable protective clothing and building materials. The Disposable Protective Clothing segment provides shoe covers, bouffant caps, coveralls, gowns, lab coats and gowns, hoods, as well as masks and face shields. The Building Materials segment offers construction sealants, such as house wraps and house wrap accessories, including window and door flashings, seam tapes and underlayments synthetic roofing materials, as well as other woven materials. The company markets its products under the Alpha Pro Tech brand, as well as under private labels. Its products are mainly used in clean rooms; industrial safety manufacturing environments; healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, laboratories and dental offices; construction sites and roof repairs. The company distributes its products through a network of buying groups, distributors and independent sales representatives, as well as through its sales and marketing force. Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Markham, Canada.


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STERIS logoSTERIS plc provides infection prevention and other procedural products and services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Healthcare, Applied Sterilization Technologies, Life Sciences and Dental. The Healthcare segment offers cleaning chemicals and sterility assurance products; automated endoscope reprocessing system and follow-up products; accessories for gastrointestinal (GI) procedures, washers, sterilizers and other capital goods for the operation of a sterile processing department; and equipment used directly in the operating room, including surgical tables, lights and connectivity solutions, as well as equipment management services. It also provides installation, maintenance, upgrade, repair and troubleshooting services for capital equipment; preventive maintenance programs and repair services; repair and maintenance services for instruments and endoscopes; and custom process improvement consulting and outsourced instrument sterile processing services. The Applied Sterilization Technologies segment provides contract sterilization and testing services to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers through a network of approximately 50 contract sterilization and laboratory facilities. The Life Sciences segment designs, manufactures and sells consumable products, such as formulated cleaning chemicals, sterility protection and assurance products, steam and vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilizers and washer-disinfectors. This segment also offers equipment installation, maintenance, upgrade, repair and troubleshooting services; and preventive maintenance programs and repair services. The Dental segment provides manual and electric dental instruments, infection control products, personal protective equipment and water quality products for dental practices. The company offers its products and services to hospitals, other healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Aeroprobing cooperates with Japanese companies to tap the Southeast Asian market https://howstrategies.com/aeroprobing-cooperates-with-japanese-companies-to-tap-the-southeast-asian-market/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 01:58:31 +0000 https://howstrategies.com/aeroprobing-cooperates-with-japanese-companies-to-tap-the-southeast-asian-market/ Aeroprobing founder and chairman Lance Kao poses with an in-house drone. 1 credit

In a bid to produce drones in Japan for export to the Southeast Asian market, drone software developer Aeroprobing has entered into cooperations with Japan-based drone application service provider Blue Innovation in 2019 and Japan-based electronics manufacturer Sanwa Denshi in 2020, according to Lance Kao, Founder and Chairman of Aeroprobing.

Under the cooperation, Aeroprobing has developed drone flight control software for Blue Innovation, while Sanwa produces the drones for Aeroprobing, Kao said.

According to Kao, there are several reasons why Aeroprobing chose Japan as a forward base in the Southeast Asian market. First, “made in Japan” has long been a good quality indicator, and helps Aeroprobing to strengthen its bargaining power. Second, Japan and Southeast Asia belong to the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership), which exempts exports from customs duties.

With this in mind, Aeroprobing set up a joint venture in Tokyo with a Japanese investment advisory firm in June 2022, Kao noted, adding that Aeroprobing also hopes to gradually improve marketing in Taiwan.

As Japan has invested far more R&D resources in robotics than in drones, Aeroprobing’s technological capability has become attractive to potential customers in Japan. In addition, Japan is increasingly concerned about Chinese drones, which gives Taiwanese companies a competitive edge, Kao said.

Aeroprobing focuses on developing cloud-based drone flight control software and drone flight management software, Kao said, adding that Aeroprobing used AWS (Amazon Web Services) to establish its private cloud. . For drone hardware, such as motors, mechanical parts and battery cells, Aeroprobing purchases them from different sources, before integrating them with in-house software tailored to the customer’s flight missions, Kao noted.

Aeroprobing adopts a strategy of developing customized and application-specific drones that are produced in small volumes, Kao said. The positioning helps Aeroprobing avoid competition with large drone vendors, such as China’s Da-Jiang Innovations Science & Technology, due to market segmentation, Kao noted.

It is not difficult to put drones in flight, but it is relatively difficult to achieve a level of system integration to ensure stable flight and achieve other functions, Kao said. For example, drones designed for warehouse inspection cannot be guided by GPS and must be equipped with other guidance systems. Aeroprobing’s own indoor inspection solution has been adopted by Blue Innovation for retailer logistics, Kao noted.

Drones developed by Aeroprobing have also been used to spray pesticides in Indonesia through cooperation with local partners, Kao said, adding that the drones can precisely control water and pesticide volumes as well as avoid the chronic human poisoning associated with manual pesticide spraying. Because individual farmers cannot afford such drones, the target customers are outsourced farming teams, Kao said, adding that Aeroprobing has developed software to manage multiple watering drones simultaneously. Considering that many Southeast Asian countries might not survey land effectively in the past, Aeroprobing is also considering opportunities to develop drones for land surveying, Kao noted.

In addition, Aeroprobing has developed a river inspection solution based on an internal model of edge computing, the solution allowing drones to recognize rivers and navigate them, Kao said. The advanced computer model can also be used to recognize special land features, monitor hydrological conditions and search for disaster targets, Kao said. For hydrological monitoring in particular, drone images need to be specially processed to achieve a resolution level of 1 to 3 meters, Kao noted. Compared to remote sensing satellites, drones have much smaller spatial coverage but incur much lower costs, Kao said.

Health Life Optics Tech, in late 2021, announced an alliance with Aeroprobing specifically to combine its AI-based image processing technology with Aeroprobing’s drone solutions for application to precise inspection such as operating conditions PV modules.

Except for pesticide spraying in Indonesia, most drone solutions are still at the PoC (proof of concept) stage and many cooperation projects are currently under discussion, Kao noted.

With a paid-up capital of 31.4 million Taiwan dollars (1.06 million U.S. dollars), Aeroprobing’s operations have reached a break-even point and hopes to seek more cooperation partners to expand its business activities, Kao said. .

WindRose Health Investors makes strategic investment in BPD https://howstrategies.com/windrose-health-investors-makes-strategic-investment-in-bpd/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://howstrategies.com/windrose-health-investors-makes-strategic-investment-in-bpd/

NEW YORK, August 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WindRose Health Investors, LLC (“WindRose”), the New Yorkhealthcare-based private equity firm, today announced that it has completed its strategic investment in BPD, LLC (“BPD” or the “Company”), a provider of data-driven marketing solutions focused on hospitals and the health system. Hospitals and healthcare systems turn to BPD to develop branding, execute high ROI precision marketing services, develop campaigns and creative content, and execute omnichannel media strategies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

WindRose has partnered with the founders of BPD to recapitalize the company to support future growth. With WindRose’s investment, BPD is well positioned to further accelerate its impressive growth, building on WindRose’s experience investing in data-driven healthcare marketing solutions. Jason BrownCEO and co-founder of BPD, and the BPD management team will continue to lead the company and remain significant shareholders.

“We are very pleased to partner with WindRose as BPD embarks on its next chapter,” said Mr. Brown. “We believe our partnership with WindRose enables BPD to continue to create and execute impactful strategies that drive significant value for our clients while focusing attention on new service offerings and exploring unique growth avenues. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and healthcare systems are realizing more than ever the need for marketing partners who excel in three areas: 1) inspiring internal and external audiences; 2) driving transformative growth in their high-margin services; and 3) adopting modern, data-driven performance marketing strategies to attract new patients.WindRose’s experience and past successes in working with healthcare marketing services companies innovative and fast-growing have made it our partner of choice.”

“BPD’s deep understanding of the healthcare industry, unique approach to data-driven marketing, and proven track record of working with clients to evolve their service offerings sets them apart from other outsourced marketing providers,” said said CJ Burnes, partner at WindRose. “We believe the strategic value BPD delivers to its customers will enable the company to continue its robust growth trajectory as they enter new markets and expand their service offerings. We are delighted to partner with Jason Brown, Jessica Schmidt and the rest of the BPD team as they continue to build on the differentiated platform they have created.”

Canaccord Genuity acted as exclusive financial advisor to BPD. Will McDermott & Emery LLP acted as legal counsel to WindRose and Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA acted as legal counsel to BPD.

About WindRose Health Investors

WindRose invests in stocks in companies that operate in the service sectors of the healthcare industry. The company focuses on companies with profitable business models and a demonstrated ability to deliver profitable solutions. WindRose handles more $2.6 billion in investments. WindRose is based in New York City and invests in companies across United States. For more information, please email us at [email protected].

About BPD, LLC (BPD)

Founded in 2002 and based in Boca Raton, FloridaBPD is a full-service marketing agency representing hospitals and health systems across United States. For more information, visit www.bpdadvertising.com.

Journalists can contact Jennifer Hurson, [email protected](845) 507-0571, or Lisa Baker, [email protected](603) 868-1967.

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Arizona Global Campus buys assets from online management entrepreneur https://howstrategies.com/arizona-global-campus-buys-assets-from-online-management-entrepreneur/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 13:52:30 +0000 https://howstrategies.com/arizona-global-campus-buys-assets-from-online-management-entrepreneur/

The University of Arizona’s 2020 purchase of the former for-profit Ashford University has fueled controversy for many reasons, including faculty fears that buying a former for-profit college checkered past would damage the reputation of the university.

Perhaps no reason was greater than the fact that the arrangement would continue to deeply involve Ashford’s former parent company, Zovio, in running the University of Arizona’s new global campus. As part of the deal, Zovio, who had come under scrutiny from accreditors, federal officials and the California attorney general for an allegedly checkered history of registration and financial practices, continued to provide enrollment, marketing, and student services to Arizona Global in exchange for a 19.5% discount. tuition income for the first 15 years of the agreement.

The model, similar to the arrangement Purdue University made with Kaplan when it transformed Kaplan University into Purdue University Global in 2017, has raised hedgehogs from consumer advocates who have claimed UAGC is compromising itself. itself and its students by outsourcing much of the operations of the online program to the publicly traded Zovio.

Today, the University of Arizona Global Campus took what it hopes will be a major step towards restoring control of its new online branch and resolving a major objection to its partnership by announcing that it was buying Zovio’s online program management assets and incorporating its operations and employees into the university. (Editor’s note: This paragraph has been updated from an earlier version to clarify the nature of the agreement.)

“By terminating the OPM agreement, while integrating key personnel and systems into UAGC, we are ensuring that all UAGC personnel are aligned with one goal – the success of our students – and our mission. to serve working adults and advance their social and economic mobility by providing a high-quality college degree at a fair price,” said Paul Pastorek, President of the University of Arizona Global Campus, in the press release.

“It really separates our present from the past,” Pastorek added in an interview. “The [U.S.] The Ministry of Education considers it unseemly to have so much of the business for profit. This change removes the anxiety of the ministry.

In making the decision, Pastorek said university leaders recognized the “inherent conflict” that arises when colleges and universities contract with outside companies to launch and operate their university programs online.

“Our deal with Zovio was built on a model that valued new signups,” Pastorek said, adding that revenue-sharing deals tend to cause online program management companies to focus “almost solely on new enrollments,” with little incentive to focus on whether students persist in the programs.

Defective from the start?

The University of Arizona’s purchase of Ashford and its relationship with Zovio was, for many critics of higher education’s entanglements with for-profit entities, the starkest example of what is wrong with such alliances. That’s mainly because Ashford and Zovio have at various times over the past 17 years been seen as the poster children for for-profit online education gone bad.

Ashford emerged in 2005 when the company that would become Zovio bought Franciscan University on the Prairies, a religious college in Iowa that was on the verge of closing. The sale was one of the first in which a nonprofit college’s regional accreditation was transferred as part of the purchase.

Over the next 10 years, Bridgepoint Education, the company that would become Zovio, launched a takeover of Ashford that became Exhibit A of one of for-profit higher education’s perceived dubious tactics: the “purchase” of accreditation, annexing an existing institution and turning it into something very different (almost always online, and usually on a large scale – Ashford peaked at 90,000 students). The tiny Iowa campus became a springboard for a publicly traded university corporation with (at one point) skyrocketing online enrollment and big profits, drawing the enmity of U.S. senators and provoking scrutiny of the accrediting agency that approved the initial transaction.

In 2018, Ashford once again became an example of a trend: for-profit colleges seeking to convert to nonprofit status. Companies have described these measures as allowing them to better serve students and be more sustainable, but critics like the Century Foundation have criticized some of these measures as attempts by for-profit owners to evade federal regulations, which tend to be stricter for for-profit businesses. , especially when the Democrats are at the head of the governments.

In most of these arrangements, the colleges themselves were transformed into not-for-profit institutions from holding companies that remained for-profit, and the companies continued to provide a range of services to the institutions, whether they remained autonomous or purchased by public universities, as in the case of Purdue and Kaplan.

Arizona has characterized its 2020 purchase of Ashford for $1 as an attempt to catapult it into the realm of a major online adult student educator, as the university has grown from a few thousand students studying virtually absorbing around 35,000 Ashford students overnight. A key part of the deal was that Zovio would remain deeply involved in running the new institution’s online programs – marketing management, student recruitment and retention, student success, coaching, financial services, instructional design, and technology. Faculty members were to retain ownership of course programs and direct decisions about the programs and courses offered by the university.

The way the contract between UAGC and Zovio was structured, the nonprofit institution would share 19.5% of its tuition revenue with Zovio, while Zovio would guarantee the university $225 million in revenue on 15 years and reimburse its operating costs.

In many ways, the timing couldn’t have been worse: post-secondary enrollments of all types began to plummet in the fall of 2020, due first to the pandemic and associated recession, then to improving the economy and the labor market. Adult learners like those served by UAGC were particularly likely to choose work over education.

Declining enrollment at Arizona Global contributed to a significant decline in value (and threatened the viability) of Zovio, which remained responsible for the university’s online expenses but left it without significant income from enrollment. The company announced in May that it would consider selling its various parts, including boot-camp provider Fullstack and TutorMe, an online tutoring service.

Additionally, a California judge ruled against Zovio and the Ashford elder in March in a lawsuit brought by the state’s attorney general, demanding that Zovio pay $22 million for encouraging students to enroll giving them misleading information about costs and financial aid, labor market outcomes. , the pace of degree programs and credit transfers.

Arizona Global’s decision

Zovio’s troubles and continued scrutiny from accreditors and federal officials have put UAGC in a bind. Some thought the university might sever its relationship with Zovio, and Pastorek said UAGC explored that option.

“But if I were to fire them, I don’t have the kind of marketing department, enrollment department, student services department that we need,” he said. That left two options, he said, “Go find another [online program management company]or acquire [Zovio’s] assets and the people I want from them, in a way that will be transparent.

Pastorek said that when talking to other OPM companies, it became clear to him that “they will always have a different goal than mine”, due to the “inherent conflict” that they must “generate a profit ” and because they are paid according to the number of students enrolled.

That sounds a lot like what critics have long been saying about these partnerships, including Arizona’s, though university officials have pushed back on those criticisms before.

“The university was aware of the potential conflict, but I think we felt we were going to be able to manage that conflict,” he said. “I think it was a reasonable risk to go ahead.” Pastorek said UAGC worked with Zovio to change its direction and get the company to focus more on student retention, such as guiding students to apply for federal student aid when enrolling, rather than to wait for them to prove themselves (or not) by completing a free three-week program.

But the underlying economics of the arrangement made its pursuit untenable, and faced with entering into another OPM relationship or creating a new arrangement in which UAGC would integrate Zovio’s services and employees internally, the choice was clear, Pastorek said.

Pastorek said he knew some critics might see it as a “terrible idea” to hire Zovio employees, given that the company’s staff members have been caught in the past for misleading students into mistake. He said UAGC had helped oversee Zovio employees working at the university for 18 months and would make wise decisions about who to hire. And under the University of Arizona Global Campus, he said, former Zovio employees will have the “right” incentives.

In the end, Pastorek said, Arizona ended up in a good position despite a bumpy road so far.

“Hopefully we get credit for taking in 28,000 students,” he said, “and getting them to the University of Arizona without Zovio in less than two years.”

This is a developing story.

Long weekends are made for parties – Happy Gourmand https://howstrategies.com/long-weekends-are-made-for-parties-happy-gourmand/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://howstrategies.com/long-weekends-are-made-for-parties-happy-gourmand/

I think maybe I was destined to be in the service industry.

For as long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed throwing a party of one kind or another and I can’t remember the last time I was off work for a long weekend (at unless counting the last two years of no work at all).

When I was a kid, I was always looking for more people to go on a date or a game. My parents were the kind of people who really meant it when they said “come if you’re around”. Sharing quality time with friends and family was always a highlight of every season, and it always involved looking after people with food and activities.

I have written in past columns about my mother’s ingenuity in throwing childhood birthday parties – cool games and fun cakes were her specialty. But my first experience with how real party planning worked came with my parents’ idea of ​​having people over before the summer season ended.

I think it was my dad who said, “I know, we’re going to have a pool party!” The only thing was that we didn’t have a pool. We lived in a duplex that had a small fenced-in sloping yard. But my father would not be discouraged. He knew it was a good marketing tactic to invite people to a pool party. Who doesn’t want to have fun by the pool?

So he went and got an inflatable kiddie pool (so we could make it official) and my mom started making food for the masses.

There were cabbage rolls galore and a cream cheese dip with pineapple to go with celery and carrot sticks (it was the 1970s, after all). Charcuterie, cheeses, sweet pickles and Ritz crackers were laid out on our breadboard (we didn’t call them charcuterie boards back then). Salads, buns, watermelon, the table was full in the afternoon and decimated in the evening. Everyone went home full and happy. The party became an annual event during my teenage years, amidst other seasonal gatherings.

You can see how easy it is to understand how I grew up and married a chef and now live with a harvest table in my backyard to accommodate many friends. But there is a catch. I almost never manage to get someone to come.

Being in the business of helping people throw parties by providing the food means we work when everyone is partying. When we have the day off after a big weekend of work (like the one coming up), everyone gets back to work. Can you see my dilemma?

There are downsides to every profession, and this is one with service work. But it’s okay, it doesn’t bother me at all. The joy I feel at being part of the making of a celebration is even greater than the joy I feel as a single person at a party.

Our friends and family are sometimes disappointed when we cannot attend events with them. I like to think it’s even more special when we can be there, and I know they love it when we bring food.

Finally, we come to shoulder season, when we have the chance to host people ourselves before Mother Nature closes the window of opportunity on outdoor dining. This is our grand finale to the summer.

Wishing you all a glorious long weekend, whether you enjoy quiet times alone or loud and messy gatherings with your loved ones. May it be full of delicious memories and laughter.

If I could ask one favor it’s a smile or maybe a thank you note if you’re spending time with hard working service folks.

It’s the food that fuels us as we flit around the party outside of the fun. You will also make our weekend special if you remember to share your joy.

This article is written by or on behalf of an outsourced columnist and does not necessarily reflect the views of Castanet.

Konica Minolta Named a Leader in Quocirca’s 2022 Managed Print Services Report https://howstrategies.com/konica-minolta-named-a-leader-in-quocircas-2022-managed-print-services-report/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 18:07:41 +0000 https://howstrategies.com/konica-minolta-named-a-leader-in-quocircas-2022-managed-print-services-report/

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, July 28. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that it has been named a “Leader” of Quocirca Managed Print Services. Industry Analyst’s 2022 Managed Print Services Report Recognizes Konica Minolta’s Intelligent Connected Workplace (ICW) Hardware and Solutions Portfolio and Its Ability to Provide Integration Across the Entire Workplace Ecosystem workplace.

As many organizations fully embrace the flexibility and stability of hybrid work models post-pandemic, managed print services are more important than ever to ensure cost reduction, IT security, sustainability and efficiency. In its report, Quocirca states, “In partnership with companies of all sizes, Konica Minolta’s 360-degree hybrid approach has evolved by combining the company’s global expertise with local market knowledge and deep knowledge of the vertical market. This has enabled the company to design and build solutions that can be easily adapted to meet the different needs of organizations operating across the globe, regardless of size or market.

“Managed print services have become a critical cornerstone of secure, cloud-based digital workflows that enable flexible, remote working, and Konica Minolta’s comprehensive offering – spanning digital, print, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality – has helped businesses large and small. transform into smart connected workplaces,” said Chris Bilello, Vice President, Business Solutions Development, Konica Minolta. “We are honored to be named a market leader again in this area by Quocirca, which recognizes our success in providing integrated IT services as a trusted partner for digital workplaces.”

The report also focuses on Konica Minolta’s comprehensive portfolio of services, including the use of remote diagnostics, security services that proactively monitor for potential vulnerabilities, and artificial intelligence to support hardware deployed in automatically scheduling preventive and just-in-time service calls. replenishment of consumables.

Looking at Konica Minolta’s cloud-based MPS fleet management solution, the Quocirca report highlights the lightweight Windows application that runs at the customer’s site and scans MFP IP addresses, detects devices, and forwards public MIB data to the cloud, as well as monitoring MFP diagnostics for optimal fleet performance. Konica Minolta’s Worldwide Remote Service Platform (WWRSPF) also emphasizes enhanced remote support and security for devices.

The report also highlights Konica Minolta’s ever-evolving assessment approach to providing solutions and services, including a range of tiered TCO assessments, environmental assessment, and focused document security issue review. on devices. Assessment of customer printing needs and recommendations for workflow automation, network security, print optimization and information management are also highlighted.

Quocirca also reviews Konica Minolta’s end-to-end security portfolio, which covers print and document security, IT security, physical security (cameras), compliance and risk management. It examines Konica Minolta’s managed print security services with the provision of outsourced monitoring and management of print devices and systems, including managing device security profiles, scanning vulnerabilities and intrusion detection, as well as print policy enforcement.

According to the report, one of Konica Minolta’s main strengths is its use of innovative solutions (hardware, software and services) to meet the needs of hybrid working. Konica Minolta’s managed application services on MarketPlace and its intelligent information management (IIM) solutions were also praised.

Read Quocirca’s 2022 Managed Print Services Report here.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. reshapes and revolutionizes the workplace to achieve true connectivity with the Intelligent Connected Workplace. Through our comprehensive portfolio, we offer solutions to leverage mobility and cloud services and optimize business processes through workflow automation. Konica Minolta’s IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized by Brand Keys as the No. 1 brand for customer loyalty in the multifunction desktop copier market for 15 consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years. We work in partnership with our clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaCA) and Instagram!

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]]> Outsourced Call Centers (Outsourced Call Centers): 2022 Market is Booming Worldwide https://howstrategies.com/outsourced-call-centers-outsourced-call-centers-2022-market-is-booming-worldwide/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 07:39:38 +0000 https://howstrategies.com/outsourced-call-centers-outsourced-call-centers-2022-market-is-booming-worldwide/

Outsourced Call Center (Outsourced Contact Center) Market 2022 this report is included with the Impact of latest market disruptions such as Russian-Ukrainian war and COVID19 outbreak impact analysis key points influencing market growth. In addition, the outsourced call center (outsourced contact center) market (By Major Key Players, By Types, By Applications and Major Regions) Segments Outlook, Business Assessment, Competition Scenario, Trends and Forecast through the coming year. The study of the Outsourced Contact Centers report is done on the basis of the important research methodology which provides an analytical inspection of the global market based on various segments in which the industry is also alienated in the summary and advanced size of the market owing to the various outlook possibilities. The report also gives 360 degree overview of the competitive landscape of industries. SWOT analysis was used to understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in front of the shops. Thus, helping businesses understand the threats and challenges facing businesses. The outsourced call center (outsourced contact center) market is showing steady growth and CAGR is expected to improve over the forecast period.

This free sample report includes:
  1. A Brief Introduction to Outsourced Call Centers (Outsourced Contact Centers) Market Research Report.
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Key Players in the Outsourced Call Centers (Outsourced Contact Centers) Market.

Concentrix (Convergys)
HKT teleservices
Acticall (Site)
Sykes Enterprises
TeleTech Holdings

Outsourced Call Center (Outsourced Contact Center) Market Key Business Segmentation

On the basis of types, the Outsourced Call Center (Outsourced Contact Center) market from 2015 to 2025 is primarily split into:
On-site CCO
Cloud-based CCO

on the basis of applications, the Outsourced Contact Centers market from 2015 to 2025 covers:
Telecom & IT
Health and life sciences
Government and public
Retail and consumer goods

Some of the key factors contributing to the growth of the outsourced call center (outsourced contact center) market include:

  • Increase in per capita disposable income
  • Youth friendly Demographics
  • Technological advancement

In terms of the impact of COVID 19, the Outsourced Call Centers (Outsourced Contact Centers) Market report also includes the following data points:

  • Impact on Outsourced Call Center (Outsourced Contact Center) Market Size
  • End-User Trend, Preferences, and Budget Impact of the Outsourced Call Center (Outsourced Contact Center) Market
  • Regulatory Framework/Government Policies
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  • New Outsourced Call Center (Outsourced Contact Center) Market Opportunity

Regional Outsourced Call Center (Outsourced Call Center) Market Analysis:

It could be divided into two different sections: one for regional production analysis and the other for regional consumption analysis. Here, analysts share gross margin, price, revenue, production, CAGR, and other factors that indicate growth for all regional markets studied in the report. covering North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa.

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  • What is the current CAGR of the Outsourced Call Centers (Outsourced Contact Centers) market?
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  • Who are the leading competitors in the outsourced call center (outsourced call center) market?
  • What are the main results of SWOT and Porter’s Five Techniques?
  • What is the outsourced call center (outsourced contact center) market size and growth rate during the forecast period?

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  • Chapter 2: Outsourced Call Centers (Outsourced Call Centers) Industry Chain Analysis, Upstream Raw Material Suppliers, Major Players, Production Process Analysis, Cost Analysis, Market Channels and Major Downstream Buyers.
  • Chapter 3: Analysis of value, production, growth rate and price analysis by type of outsourced call centers (outsourced contact centers).
  • Chapter 4: Downstream Characteristics, Consumption and Market Share by Application of Outsourced Call Centers (Outsourced Contact Centers).
  • Chapter 5: Production Volume, Price, Gross Margin and Revenue ($) of Outsourced Call Centers (Outsourced Call Centers) by Regions.
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US Outsourced Sales Services Market Size, Scope, Growth Opportunities, Trends by Manufacturers and Forecast to 2029 – This is Ardee https://howstrategies.com/us-outsourced-sales-services-market-size-scope-growth-opportunities-trends-by-manufacturers-and-forecast-to-2029-this-is-ardee/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 10:08:07 +0000 https://howstrategies.com/us-outsourced-sales-services-market-size-scope-growth-opportunities-trends-by-manufacturers-and-forecast-to-2029-this-is-ardee/

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US outsourced sales services market by company size

• Small enterprises
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• Large companies

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• Service industry
• E-commerce industry
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Really Big Coloring Books® US-Based ColoringBook.com Adds In-House Perfect Binding and Hardcover Finishing Service https://howstrategies.com/really-big-coloring-books-us-based-coloringbook-com-adds-in-house-perfect-binding-and-hardcover-finishing-service/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 00:01:00 +0000 https://howstrategies.com/really-big-coloring-books-us-based-coloringbook-com-adds-in-house-perfect-binding-and-hardcover-finishing-service/

Charles Calello, Ralph Lauren, Rhett & Link Mystical, Perfect Bound Books

Autobiography of John Denver, personalized books

John Denver, Custom P’nti, Persian History, Square-backed Books.

Ronnie Milsap, vacation, personalized books

Holidays, personalized books, Ronnie Milsap, spiral books

Well known for manufacturing custom and retail coloring books since 1988, the company offers in-house perfect finishing options for hardcover and hardcover books.

It is a pleasure and a pleasure to provide new and current customers with perfect and rigid book options for their needs. And that creates jobs in our industry.

—Editor N. Wayne Bell

ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, July 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — US-based Really Big Coloring Books® | ColoringBook.com, a recognized leader in custom and retail coloring book production, adds services to include traditional perfect-bound softcovers and hardcover book finishing. “Purchasing manufacturing equipment and expanding with in-house production of perfect, rigid book finishes was a natural progression for our business,” said Founder and CEO, N. Wayne Bell. “Over the years our company has employed artists, publishers, writers, designers and sales personnel to produce coloring books for businesses and consumers. During this time, we have outsourced perfectly bound and hardback book projects. Historically, we produced coloring books and some color products while our binding area specialized in spiral binding, saddle stitching and block/glued books. Now we are adding to these new services and bringing additional binding options in-house. The expansion includes new equipment, an additional production department, an extensive training program and more jobs.” Bell commented on the new service options.

“Perfect binding is a widely accepted method of softcover binding in which the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong, flexible thermal glue. The other three sides of the book are trimmed to give them clean, perfect edges .Perfect Binding books can feature a clear coat or laminated cover to enhance the quality and appearance of the book.” The company says it makes perfectly bound books in just about any size, from 5.5 x 8.5 inches to larger 13 x 19 inch formats, starting with a cover and two sheets of paper up at about 2.5 inches thick representing about five hundred leaves. Customers with catalogs, brochures and marketing pieces often prefer glued perfect binding to improve the look, feel and professionalism over traditional saddle-stitched or stapled pieces, he said.

“Case binding, commonly known as hardcover binding, involves the construction of an outer case made of varying strengths of cardboard wrapped with the cover paper. Case binding is a more complicated process than other types of binding and is a preferred binding method of educators, libraries, bookstores, retailers and consumers Considered the best binding technique in the publishing industry Inside pages can be sewn together and then glued to flyleaves and then glued to the back cover.”Offering this traditional book in a binding style for our new and existing customers has been a service win for our sales staff,” Bell said.

He continued, “Square binding is a cutting-edge technology in the high-end digital printing industry and resembles perfect binding in form, appearance and professionalism. This technology often replaces traditional saddle-stitched booklets. The pages are then sewn to the binding/cover with thread. The look of the binding of the book is a square edge and when the book opens it feels like a perfect binding.”

“Spiral binding never goes out of style,” Bell said. “The company has been manufacturing spiral wound products for over 35 years, durability is a major factor offered by the various spiral options. The education system, schools, libraries, artists and anyone who loves a flat book when ‘they use it prefer spiral binding products.Another major difference is that spiral binding is durable because it has no moving parts, where the binding opens there is less wear on the edge of the book.Spiral books can be notebooks, coloring books or any type of book.These books can have a spiral binding on the top or on the side of the book,like our coloring books for tablets ever popular and trademark travel® that are sold in stores nationwide through retailers like Walmart.com, Amazon, and the grocery industry.”

The company also manufactures various paper products, menus, notepads, maps, anything that a business or consumer requires printed on paper. Bell says she will try to provide them or refer them to someone who can. “It’s about working together in the publishing industry to keep it relevant, up-to-date and competitive with overseas operations while preserving jobs in the United States,” Bell said with a smile.

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Just Group (LON:JUST) Sets New 52-Week Low at $63.50 https://howstrategies.com/just-group-lonjust-sets-new-52-week-low-at-63-50/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 08:45:58 +0000 https://howstrategies.com/just-group-lonjust-sets-new-52-week-low-at-63-50/

Just Group plc (LON:JUST – Get Rating) share price hit a new 52-week low on Thursday. The company traded as low as 63.50 GBX ($0.76) and last traded at 63.50 GBX ($0.76), with volume of 139,959 shares changing hands . The stock had previously closed at 65.90 GBX ($0.78).

Wall Street analysts predict growth

A number of research companies have weighed in on JUST recently. Barclays upgraded Just Group shares to an ‘overweight’ rating and raised its price target for the company from 106 GBX ($1.26) to 125 GBX ($1.49) in a Monday, April 4 research note . Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 170 ($2.02) price target on Just Group shares in a research note on Friday, May 27. Two research analysts rated the stock with a hold rating and two assigned the company a buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of GBX 128.25 ($1.53).

Fair group price performance

The company’s 50-day rolling average price is 76.04 GBX and its 200-day rolling average price is 83.09 GBX. The stock has a market capitalization of £664.25 million and a PE ratio of -18.81. The company has a debt ratio of 33.73, a quick ratio of 19.00 and a current ratio of 21.21.

Insider activity

Separately, insider Andy Parsons sold 95,161 shares of the company in a trade on Monday, May 16. The shares were sold at an average price of 80 GBX ($0.95), for a total value of £76,128.80 ($90,543.29).

About Just Group

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Just Group plc provides a variety of financial services to the UK retirement income market. It offers risk reduction solutions, guaranteed income for life, secure life income, care plans, life mortgages and protection products. The company also provides professional services, including regulated financial advice and guidance services; and a range of business services, such as consulting and software development, as well as outsourced client service delivery and marketing services.

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