WORLD-WIDE PRINTER , COPIER & MFP SALES PLUMMET

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WORLD-WIDE PRINTER , COPIER & MFP SALES PLUMMET

 user 2009-08-28 at 12:48:43 pm Views: 295
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    http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20090824043503/MFP%20market%20in%20Emea%20falls%2024%25
    MFP market in Emea falls 24%
    The
    combined printer, copier and multifunctional product (MFP) market in
    Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) totalled about 18 million units
    in the first half of 2009, a 24.4 per cent decline over first half of
    2008 shipments, according to research firm Gartner.”The impact of the
    global recession has been detrimental to consumers, businesses and
    vendors respectively during the first half of 2009,” said Tosh
    Prabhakar, Senior Analyst at Gartner.”Banks and finance institutions
    continue to hold back on lending, limiting the availability of credit
    for investment in hardware devices. With reduced budgets, businesses
    cannot invest in equipment and continue to hold on to existing devices,
    which as a result is hampering sales and impacting revenues for the
    print vendors.”However, as vendors see hardware sales decline, there is
    an upturn in vendors widening their document management software and
    services capabilities to help businesses reduce and better manage
    costs.”

    In the Emea printer, copier and MFP market, each of the
    top-five vendors recorded a decline in the first half of 2009 . The
    vendors worst hit by the global recession were Hewlett-Packard and
    Canon, which saw their shipments fall 31.5 per cent and 25.8 per cent
    respectively.In contrast to worldwide figures, sales were down in the
    Middle East but not at the same levels.”We foresee the market in the
    second half of the year continuing to show a double-digit decline, and
    in the worst-case scenario could see a 30 per cent decrease,” said
    Prabhakar.

    http://www.itp.net/566102-printer-market-jammed-by-slump-in-sales
    Printer market jammed by slump in sales
    Falling
    printer shipments expected to continue after sharp decline during first
    half of the yearCorporate customers have been holding back IT purchases
    to such an extent that the EMEA printer market crashed 24% in unit
    terms during the first half of the year.New data from analyst firm
    Gartner reveals that combined sales of printers, copiers and MFPs
    totalled just 18 million units between January and the end of June —
    around six million units fewer than the same period last year.

    Tosh
    Prabhakar, senior analyst at Gartner, says the global recession
    continues to be “detrimental” to the IT business and blames the limited
    availability of credit for the lack of hardware spending.“With reduced
    budgets, businesses cannot invest in new equipment and continue to hold
    onto existing devices, which as a result is hampering new sales and
    impacting revenues for the print vendors,” said Prabhakar.“However, as
    vendors see hardware sales decline, there is an upturn in vendors
    widening their document management software and services capabilities
    to help businesses reduce and better manage costs.”

    In the EMEA
    printer, copier and MFP market, each of the top-five vendors suffered a
    decline in the first half of 2009.Market heavyweight HP and rival Canon
    came off worst, registering a slump in shipments of 31% and 26%
    respectively. The pair accounted for 56% of the market between them
    during the first half of 2009.Epson, Brother and Samsung also failed to
    post growth, although their sales did not shrink at the same rate as
    the market average.Printer vendors who think they have now seen the
    worst of it could be in for a rude awakening, according to Gartner.“We
    foresee the market in the second half of the year continuing to show
    double-digit decline, and in the worst-case scenario could reach a 30%
    decrease,” warned Prabhakar.

    http://www.techcentral.ie/article.aspx?id=13909#
    ireland:Printer, copier and MFP sales plummet
    Now channel looks to managed services for salvation
    A
    steep decline in shipments of printer, copier and multifunction (MFP)
    products in the first half of 2009 is likely to spur vendors and
    resellers to concentrate on managed print services.Latest figures from
    technology research specialist Gartner show shipments down nearly 25%
    in the first half of the year. There is no sign of a recovery in the
    second half, with Gartner predicting a double-digit decline which “in
    the worst case scenario could hit 30%”.

    Gartner senior analyst
    Todd Prabhakar said that, with credit for investment in new hardware
    and reduced budgets limited, businesses were holding on to existing
    equipment, “hampering new sales and impacting revenues for the print
    vendors”.Prabhakar expects an increase in vendors “widening their
    document management software and services capabilities to help reduce
    and better manage costs”. With hardware spend frozen, vendors were
    looking at alternatives such as managed print services to increase
    revenue. “Vendors must sell services to businesses that will help them
    better control costs,” he said.

    Gartner’s figures were published
    at the same time as HP’s results for the third-quarter to 31 July,
    which showed a 23% fall in overall printer unit shipments and a huge
    42% decline in commercial printer unit shipments.Prabhakar’s comments
    chime with recent observations by market researcher Photizo, which
    reckons that over 50% of all devices will be covered by managed print
    services contracts. Photizo sees Europe overtaking the US to become the
    largest market for managed print services by 2013.Neil Dover, IPG and
    ISS product manager at HP distributor Clarity, said the Irish market
    was following the downward trend in shipments identified by Gartner,
    adding that a recovery appeared unlikely until the middle of next
    year.He agreed that MPS was “helping quite a bit” as HP started to try
    and take on copier vendors in the services arena. “HP has targeted a
    number of resellers that are qualified to promote the managed services
    piece,” he told Irish Computer, “and it is working very closely with
    them.

    http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/business/printer-copier-sales-down-13-percent-business-capsule_100235939.html
    India :P rinter, copier sales down 13 percent
    Bangalore,
    Aug 2009 Sale of printers, copiers and multifunctional office
    automation products witnessed a 13 percent decline in India in the
    first half of 2009 over the like period the previous year, said global
    IT research and advisory firm Gartner.
    “The impact of global
    recession was visible in the Indian market as only 1.1 million units of
    office automation products, including printers and copiers could be
    shipped in the first six months,” Gartner principal research analyst
    Vishal Tripathi said in a statement.