OKI Data Americas Propels MPS Industry Forward with Platinum Sponsorship of Transform 2012

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Transform 2012 is the global managed print services conference dedicated to providing the most comprehensive education in the industry.

OKI Data Americas has committed their continued industry support as a Platinum Sponsor of Transform 2012 Global MPS Conference in Orlando, FL on May 24-25. Powered by Photizo Group, Transform 2012 is the global managed print services conference dedicated to providing the most comprehensive education in the industry. Recognizing the convergence of IT managed service providers and traditional hardware providers, and the opportunities inherent therein, OKI Data Americas is dedicated to helping their channel partners successfully navigate the changing industry.

“We are very excited to have OKI joining our elite line-up of sponsors and exhibitors this year. OKI’s sponsorship demonstrates their commitment to channel education and success through transformation,” said Edward Crowley, CEO of Photizo Group. “As the market continues to evolve from hardware-centric business models to service-based approaches, the transition to managed print services and beyond has become more critical than ever.”

A strong supporter of education, OKI Data Americas has consistently supported Photizo’s global series of MPS Conferences and this will be the second Platinum Sponsorship for the organization.

“Half of printing revenue is projected to be under managed print services (MPS) contract within the next two years. This presents both a tremendous opportunity and a tremendous sense of urgency to engage in MPS,” said Tim Brien, Director of Managed Print Services for OKI Data Americas. “OKI is committed to providing innovative printing solutions and technologies through a full range of channel segments, as represented by the Total Managed Print™ (TMP) solution and the expansion of offerings within its managed services portfolio – all developed to address the channel’s and the market’s emerging needs. We are pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of Transform 2012 again this year, and look forward to another successful event where we will showcase the benefits of our proprietary TMP solution, and discuss best practices with domestic and international industry professionals.”

With attendance on track for the largest turnout, more than 400 attendees are expected to participate from across the globe. Providing more than 30 interactive sessions, expert speakers and networking opportunities, the agenda is built upon Photizo’s in-depth research that indentifies the trends that will affect tomorrow’s business.

OKI Data Americas will host an evening networking reception on the evening of May 23 at the beautiful Signature Island at the Hilton Bonnet Creek. Conference and workshop attendees are invited to enjoy h’orderves, drinks, and the opportunity to share ideas and build relationships. OKI Data Americas’ Tim Brien, director of MPS Sales will also participate on the Executive Panel: Industry Leaders Speak Out. Key executives from industry-leading OEMs will share their perspective on the future of business and audience questions will be addressed.

OKI Data Americas partners can register to attend the conference at a special 25% discount. Use code OKI25 at http://www.photizogroup.com/global2012.

About Photizo Group

A leading transformation firm, Photizo Group assists clients in transforming from a product-centric company to a services-centric company. Utilizing industry research, market intelligence, education and media, Photizo helps organizations to understand and build a successful services business. They have been the market’s main source for ongoing business intelligence about the rapidly growing opportunity of managed print services (MPS). The firm also offers proprietary studies and custom consulting. Vendors, dealers and enterprises can find more information about the evolving markets and resources at http://www.photizogroup.com.

About OKI Data Americas

OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized document management solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Utilizing Genuine OKI® toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data Americas also serves the Graphic Arts & Production market with the OKI proColor™ Series. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer's needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company's innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $5.2 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2010 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR(r) certified products.

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Misty Gonzalez
Director of Media & Publishing, Photizo Group
859.846.9830
mgonzalez(at)photizogroup(dot)com

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