Newton, MA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011
Lyra Research (http://www.lyra.com), the digital imaging authority, announces that Robert “Bob” Palmer has joined Lyra as director of its Managed Document Practice (MDP). In this position, Palmer will head Lyra’s Managed Print Advisory Service (MPAS) (http://www.lyra.com/lh3m.nsf/AdvisoryServices/mpas). He will be responsible for Lyra’s analysis of the managed print services (MPS) market and for providing data-driven market intelligence to help major office equipment manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, and end users maximize MPS business opportunities.
Palmer has more than 20 years of experience in the printing and imaging industry. He is returning to Lyra after most recently serving as director of InfoTrends’ Digital Peripherals Solutions Consulting Service. In this position, he provided product coverage; trend analysis; primary market research; and hardware, channel, and service and supplies forecasts. Prior to his role at InfoTrends, Palmer was the director of Lyra’s Digital Photography Advisory Service and managing editor of The Hard Copy Observer newsletter.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Bob back to Lyra. With his knowledge of the hard copy market and of Lyra clients’ needs, he is an invaluable asset,” said Frank Stefansson, CEO and executive vice president of Lyra Research. “His experience and in-depth knowledge will aid him in delivering the analysis and insight that Lyra’s clients require to develop successful strategic MPS growth initiatives.”
Commenting on his new position, Palmer said, “I am excited to return to Lyra and rejoin a team known for its superior imaging industry knowledge and research practices. I am looking forward to heading Lyra’s new Managed Document Practice and its Managed Print Advisory Service and helping to deliver the value that Lyra has established. Lyra has created a unique MPS service that brings together objective, real-world data with a detailed forecast, giving greater clarity to its clients about the driving forces behind the move toward an MPS distribution and service model.”
Mr. Palmer can be reached at 316-729-1315 or rpalmer(at)lyra(dot)com.
About Lyra’s Managed Print Advisory Service
Lyra’s Managed Print Advisory Service includes expert consultation; an annual forecast and briefing; market and forecast perspectives; analysis reports, vendor profiles, and white papers; and industry news and updates. The service focuses on delivering in-depth coverage of the North American MPS market and providing a steady stream of market data and insight to major office equipment manufacturers, distributors, and retailers that these clients can leverage to develop effective short- and long-term strategic MPS business plans.
About Lyra’s Managed Document Practice
Lyra’s Managed Document Practice (MDP) is a collection of research services and tools joined together to deliver in-depth insight into the business problems and strategic business solutions associated with office printing and document-centered collaboration and communication. The MDP is currently comprised of Lyra’s Managed Print Advisory Service, Office Print Monitor, and Copier Lease Tracker and Copier Price Tracker. In the future, the MDP portfolio will include other data analysis services and tools that focus on document usage in business, such as vertical profiles of document usage, printer and MFP service metrics, and print applications usage metrics.
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