Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Konica Minolta Acquires Pitney Bowes Canada’s Document Imaging Solutions Business

Ramsey, N.J. — April 16, 2014 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Konica Minolta) today announced that Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) has acquired Pitney Bowes Canada’s Document Imaging Solutions (DIS) business, consisting of the hardware and document management software solutions segment, which generated approximately CAN$82 million in revenue in 2013.
 As part of the transaction, Konica Minolta and Pitney Bowes also announced a strategic alliance whereby Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) will represent Pitney Bowes Canada’s mailing business in the provinces of Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and other select geographies across Canada.
 The acquisition supports Konica Minolta’s North American growth strategy by allowing Konica Minolta to significantly expand its existing Document Imaging Solutions business to commercial and corporate accounts in Canada, thus increasing the company’s market share within the Canadian marketplace.
 “We believe this expansion will ultimately provide new value to our customers in North America.” says Rick Taylor, president and COO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  “By expanding our direct sales and service network across Canada by more than 300 people, and by leveraging Pitney Bowes’ excellent campaign management, email marketing and direct mail synergies, we will be able to increase our footprint within the technology optimization space in North America.”
 “The sale of our Document Imaging Solutions business in Canada to Konica Minolta is a win-win for Pitney Bowes and our clients,” said Mark Shearer, executive vice president & president, Pitney Bowes SMB Mailing Solutions. “This transaction is another step in our ongoing strategy to focus on delivering innovative SMB shipping and mailing, enterprise mail and services, and digital commerce solutions to meet our client’s global commerce needs. Canada represents a core geographic market for Pitney Bowes and we remain fully committed to supporting our clients in Canada to effectively and efficiently grow their business.”
Pitney Bowes, a global technology company, provides shipping and mailing solutions, data management software, and location intelligence offerings, powering billions of physical and digital transactions in the connected and borderless world of commerce.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Xerox Expands E-Discovery Managed Services with Acquisition of Smart Data

Xerox Corporation

Xerox Expands E-Discovery Managed Services with Acquisition of Smart Data

April 08, 2014

Acquisition Meets Increased Demand for E-Discovery Managed Services, Adds Experienced Team

NORWALK, Conn. - 

Xerox  (NYSE: XRX) today announced the acquisition of Smart Data Consultingto expand its e-discovery services and technology consulting capabilities designed for law firms and corporations. 
Smart Data provides hosted and on-site services using Viewpoint? software, the all-in-one e-discovery platform developed by Lateral Data (which was acquired by Xerox in 2012). The acquisition strengthens Xerox's e-discovery technical and process expertise by adding Smart Data's experienced leadership team and professionals while also expanding Xerox's managed review and collection capabilities.
"We're blending key capabilities with market demand with this acquisition," said Manoj Sharma, executive managing director of Xerox Litigation Services. "Smart Data's depth of expertise and customer-focused team will be a valuable addition both to Xerox and for our clients choosing to use Viewpoint to manage their e-discovery projects."
Viewpoint brings simplicity and affordability to e-discovery by enabling corporate legal departments and law firms to manage the entire e-discovery lifecycle using a single product. By using one product instead of many to manage e-discovery tasks - including collection, processing, early case assessment, analytics, assisted review, review and production - the e-discovery process is more efficient and cost-effective, and reduces risk.
Unlike other e-discovery software, all functionality is integrated and does not require third-party software or plug-ins. Viewpoint also offers advanced capabilities for filtering and processing data that is up to five times faster than other e-discovery software. This reduces costs related to processing, reviewing and hosting non-relevant data at the beginning of a legal matter.
Founded in New York in 2009 by Ed Robles and Imer Perezic, Smart Data is used worldwide by Fortune 500 corporations, mid-market companies and some of the world's largest law and boutique litigation firms. Smart Data's management team and 22 employees will continue to deploy, support and deliver Viewpoint managed services to its clients as part of Xerox Litigation Services.
"The synergies couldn't be clearer for our clients," said Ed Robles. "The company was first established to address the increasing demands of e-discovery and the key to successful and defensible litigation management is a delicate balance between strategy and technology."
Xerox offers a portfolio of solutions that can be flexibly deployed to help corporate legal departments and law firms solve their most pressing e-discovery challenges. Clients can opt for fully outsourced services using the OmniX® cloud-based review platform, CategoriX technology-assisted review service, on-premise e-discovery or managed services with Viewpoint, or a hybrid approach. Clients' use of Xerox's e-discovery technology can be supported by 24/7 professional services, consulting expertise and managed review.
About Xerox
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