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09.12.2021|Business-Inform

 Promotion Contracts for 2022: Only One Contract Left for Sale!

Moscow, December 09, 2021- Information Agency Business-Inform concludes the selling of 2022 Promotion Contracts to the suppliers the high-quality cartridges and toners. The sales are to be closed on December the 20th. Just one Promotion Contract for high quality cartridges is left for sale.

            Information Agency Business-Inform developed the Program for promotional support of high-quality toner cartridges and toner brands on the Russian market in 2022. The Program provides for introduction of brands (information on the products and manufacturing, organizing quality control, advertising, testing results, specialist and buyers opinions, etc.) during all the Agencys video-conferences, contests, and in all the Agencys magazines and catalogs.

            Promotional support of high-quality brands will be organized within the framework of the yearly commercial contracts on promoting products (Promotion Contracts). The specialists of the Agency are certain that the work within the framework of the yearly Promotion Contract will certainly improve not only the image of the high quality brand and its products but will significantly enlarge the volumes of its sales on the Russian market.

The maximum number of Promotion Contracts is limited: 5 contracts for the brands of high-quality cartridges and 5 contracts for the brands of high-quality toners. The sales of Promotion Contracts started on 15th of November. As of 09th of December, just one Promotion Contracts for high quality cartridges is left for sale. 4 contracts for the brands of high quality cartridges and 5 contracts for the brands of high quality toners have been already sold.

            Information Agency Business-Inform invites manufacturers and distributors of high-quality cartridges to sign a yearly Promotion Contract for 2022. The offer is valid until December 20th, 2021.

Details: bizinform@list.ruinfo@sforp.ru



07.12.2021|Business-Inform

The Russian Market of Office Printing Supplies 2021 Dynamics, Tendencies, Perspectives; the Results of 2021, Perspectives for 2022-2024 

Moscow, 07 December 2021. The Information Agency Business-Inform together with the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers presented the results of the marketing research of the Russian market of office printing supplies 2021, as well as the forecast for market development for 2022-2024.

The Information Agency Business-Inform together with the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS), on 07th of December this year, held the onference The Russian Market of Office Printing Supplies 2021 Dynamics, Tendencies, Perspectives; the Results of 2021, Perspectives for 2022-2024During the Conference the results of marketing research were shown for the Russian market of office printing supplies for 2021, the results of quality testing of the most popular brands of non-OEM toner cartridges and toners, as well as the forecast of market development during 2022-2024. A special attention during the Conference was paid towards the real suppliers of high-quality supplies, their choosing and the distribution of planned supplying for the first half of 2022. The Conference saw the participation of representatives from 139 Russian businesses and organizations.

During the Conference 2 reports were heard:

       The Russian Market of Laser Printing 2021 Open Market Stagnates, the Alternative Market is Gathering Speed. (reporters: Stanislav Malinskiy, BUSINESS-INFORM Group, Alexander Semenov, BUSINESS-INFORM Legal Agency)

The report theses: The volumes of supplying and the volumes of sales on the Russian market in 2021; new terminology, new segmentation, new priorities and the new leaders on the Russian market; the influence of the COVID-19 pandemics on the Russian market; the issues of information safety and the environment and their solutions in 2021; the influence of the economic sanctions on the Russian economy, legislation, imported office equipment procurement planning and organizing; the Russian market will never ever remain the same; priorities (preferences) for the Russian manufacturers and International suppliers of high-quality products; the leadership and competence needs to be confirmed not only by talking, but with high-quality products supplying as well; myths and myth-makers on the Russian market: the testing of quality of the popular Russian leader-brand products: advertisement and reality; stagnation of the open market is defined by the stagnation of the mentality of the leading Russian suppliers; the lack of a real impetus for change leads towards the creation of a new alternative market with new leaders and new solutions profitable for both sellers, buyers and the state; 5 reasons why it is the alternative market that became a driver in supplying of high-quality supplies in 2021; new suppliers and brands of high-quality supplies; we present brands of high-quality supplies and commercial offers of their suppliers; we present high-quality cartridges being released on the European BUSINESS-INFORM Group production sites; we present Russian computer companies and their offers on the alternative market of supplies for office printing devices.

       The Perspectives of the Russian Market in 2022-2024; Focus on Quality; the Change of Leaders is Inevitable. (reporters: Stanislav Malinskiy, BUSINESS-INFORM Group, Irina Titova, INKOTEC Ltd.)

The report theses: The forecast of tendencies and sales volumes on the Russian market of printing devices and supplies for 2022-2024; the issues of information safety and the environment; the actual Russian legislation and its violation by the manufacturer companies and the Russian supplier-companies in 2019-2021; the protection of the state interests and its implementation on the Russian market of office printing devices in 2020-2024; new types of public and municipal procurement and their practical implementation in 2020-2024; planned procurements on the alternative market in 2022-2024; the definition of high-quality brands for the procured products, recommended suppliers, the organizing of testing and input control, the preparation and implementation of invitational contests for 2020-2021, all this influence the 2022 procurements; the 2021 leaders of the Russian market: self-advertising and real supplying; the buyers opinion regarding the Russian and International brands of the supplies: we present the results of surveys for 2021; Focus on Quality! We present the AQCMS Quality Label; the definitions of High Quality and Confirmed Quality for HP supplies; we present the methods of testing and accredited Russian laboratories; we present the Russian Rating of High-Quality Consumables Suppliers and its possible implementation and actual content; we present the brands of supplies, which have confirmed their high quality and which are recommended for supplying on the Russian market of alternative procurement in 2022.

The participants of the Conference discussed together with the speakers the provided results of market research, testing results of the quality for the most popular Russian and International non-OEM toner cartridge and toner brands, as well as the forecast for market development in 2022-2024. The participants of the Conference have in detail discussed the commercial offers of the suppliers for high-quality supplies recommended for organizing of planned supplies for the first half of 2022, as well as the commentary by BUSINESS-INFORM Group specialists on the line of high-quality cartridges released on the European production sites of BUSINESS-INFORM Group (also recommended for supplying onto the Russian market in 2022). A special attention of the Conference participants was paid towards the legislative basis for organizing invitational contests in the first half of 2022. As a nice surprise for all the Conference participants came the new issue of BUSINESS-INFORM Review magazine (issue #32, 2021) and its appendix Testing and Quality (December, 2021).

AQCMS: info@aqcmsrus.ru, https://aqcmsrus.ru/?lang=en

BUSINESS-INFORM: bizinform@list.ru, https://www.sforp.ru/en/



30.11.2021|Business-Inform

The First Stage of the International

OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03) Is Over

The Contest Continues!

Moscow, November 29, 2021. 22 Russian and 14 International brands have become the participants of the International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03), which will determine the best alternative Brother TN-3480 cartridges, as well as toners for remanufacturing of those cartridges.

Organizer of the Contest is the Information Agency Business-Inform and the Russian AQCMS association.

The works on testing are performed by the Information Agency Business-Inform personnel together with the Russian AQCMS association and a number of specialized Russian and International laboratories. The evaluation of each print and cartridge is generally done in accordance with ISO/IEC 24790:2017 International Standard and the method confirmed for evaluation of the printing quality of the toner cartridges for OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTESTs (all in all it contains 46 parameters).

During the First Stage of the Contest the following Nominees were chosen: 4 best cartridge brands (2 newly-built cartridges and 2 remanufactured -cartridges) and 5 types of toner (2 Mitsubishi toners, 2 Tomoegawa toners, 1 toner under the Russian trademark, the manufacturer is yet to be specified). All nominees received the invitation for participation in the Second Stages of the OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03), which will define the Winners of the Contest.

The Winners will be declared on the 16th of December.

The results of the Nominees and Winners of the OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03) will be presented to the large Russian buyers of the office printing devices during the Conferences organized by Information Agency Business-Inform during the Q1 of 2022. Besides, the results of the Nominees and Winners of the Contest will be included into the public report The Best Solutions in the Field of Office Printing (2022) annually published by the Information Agency Business-Inform. The commercial offers by the winner-brands will be transferred, in 2022, to the large Russian companies and public organizations by the Organizer for reviewing those brands of alternative cartridges for Brother printers/MFPs.

Detailshttp://printnews.biz/en/2021/10/18/international-open-quality-printing-contest-proposition-2021-03/



29.11.2021|Business-Inform

            Promotion Contracts for 2022 Being a Complex Support for Promoting of High-Quality Brands on the Russian Market

    Moscow, November 29, 2021- Information Agency Business-Inform continues selling of 2022 Promotion Contracts to the suppliers the high-quality cartridges and toners. The sales are to be closed on December the 20th. Two Promotion Contracts remain on sale for high quality cartridges and three Promotion Contracts for high quality toners.

            Information Agency Business-Inform developed the Program for promotional support of high-quality toner cartridges and toner brands on the Russian market in 2022. The Program provides for introduction of brands (information on the products and manufacturing, organizing quality control, advertising, testing results, specialist and buyers opinions, etc.) during all the Agencys video-conferences, contests, and in all the Agencys magazines and catalogs. The Program of the Agencys events and publishing activity was published on November 15th.

            Promotional support of high-quality brands will be organized within the framework of the yearly commercial contracts on promoting products (Promotion Contracts). The specialists of the Agency are certain that the work within the framework of the yearly Promotion Contract will certainly improve not only the image of the high quality brand and its products but will significantly enlarge the volumes of its sales on the Russian market.

            The maximum number of Promotion Contracts is limited: 5 contracts for the brands of high-quality cartridges and 5 contracts for the brands of high-quality toners. The sales of Promotion Contracts started on 15th of November. As of November 29th, the first half of Promotion Contracts has been sold; Two Promotion Contracts for high-quality cartridges and Three Promotion Contracts for high-quality toners remain on sale.

            Information Agency Business-Inform invites manufacturers and distributors of high-quality cartridges and toners to sign a yearly Promotion Contract for 2022. The offer is valid until December 20th, 2021.

Details:bizinform@list.ru,info@sforp.ru



24.11.2021|Business-Inform

High-Quality Cartridges and Toners, as well as their Suppliers on the Russian Market

Moscow, November 23, 2021. Information Agency Business-Inform together with the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers presented the results of the quality research for laser printing cartridges and corresponding toners for their remanufacturing as well as recommendations for choosing quality products and their suppliers in 2022-2024.

Information Agency Business-Inform together with the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS), on 23rd of November, this year, held the Conference High-Quality Cartridges and Toners, as well as their Suppliers on the Russian Market. During the Conference the results of the quality testing were shown for the most popular non-OEM cartridges (newly-built ones and remanufactured cartridges) done in 2020-2021, the most wide-spread printing defects were analyzed along with the reasons for them, were presented brands which confirmed their quality during independent testing, as well as Russian and International companies sellers of quality products. A special attention during the Conference was paid towards practical recommendations on organizing procurements of quality non-OEM cartridges and toners in 2022-2024 with consideration to the changes of the Russian legislation. The Conference saw the participation by the representatives of 118 Russian businesses and organizations.

During the Conference 2 reports were heard:

2022 Procurement Presenting the Procurement Volumes, Recommended Brands and Their Suppliers (speakers - Stanislav Malinskiy, Business-Inform Group, Alexander Semenov, Business-Inform Legal Agency)

The report theses: The dynamics of the Russian supplies market for laser printing and its segments; the open market stagnates, and the alternative market grows at high rates; the Russian legislation for the open market and its changes for 2022; leaders of the open market and their products; traditional issues with the quality products on the open Russian market (yield, printing defects, etc.) and common explanations by the sellers; the product quality demonstrates both the competence and knowledge of its sellers; the Russian legislation for alternative market and its changes in 2021-2022; invitation tenders and the aspects of organizing them; the procedure of choosing the invited participants and its practical implementation; the volumes of confirmed procurements by the Alternative market in 2022 (5.5 mln. cartridges, 920 tons of toner) and their distribution according to printing devices brands; best non-OEM brands and toners for HP, Kyocera, Brother printing devices and their suppliers recommended for invitation and participation in tenders for supplying in the first half of 2022; presenting MSE, Pelikan, Uniton Premium, Mitsubishi, Imex, Integral, Tomoegawa, ITDL, HYB brands and their recommended suppliers; the issues of providing information safety in organizing supplying on the Russian alternative market; the protection of the interests of the suppliers, buyers and manufacturers of the products on the alternative market and its legislative basis.

Cartridge and Toner Quality Testing in 2022 Implementation Schedule, Methods and Laboratories (speaker - Alina Savinova, Information Agency Business-Inform)

The report theses: The quality of cartridges and its components: yield, print quality, the suitability for remanufacturing and environmental friendliness; International, European, and Russian standards and their implementation in the methods of cartridge quality evaluation by various organizations; American STMC method, methods of the Russian supplier companies, methods of testing laboratories of Business-Inform Group European partners and their legitimacy; the legislative requirements towards technical means and conditions for performing of testing. Business-Inform Group state contractual works on evaluation quality of cartridges presented on the Russian, European, and American market in 2022-2024: testing sample procurement organizing, performing independent quality testing and secondary testing of the winners results. OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTESTs is a possibility for every brand to present its productson the alternative market. 40 main testing parameters during basic cartridge research in state contractual works of Business-Inform Group. The Russian manufacturers and their products: results of independent testing; the products of Business-Inform Group European partners: results of independent testing; results of testing and their influence on the choice of quality cartridge and toner suppliers for alternative market in 2022-2024.

The participants of the Conference discussed together with the speakers the provided results of the research for laser printing cartridges and corresponding toners for their remanufacturing as well as recommendations for choosing quality products and their suppliers in 2022-2024. A special attention of the Conference participants was paid towards companies and brands recommended for participation in invitation tenders for the first half of 2022. As a nice surprise for all the Conference participants came the new issue of BUSINESS-INFORM Review magazine (issue #32, 2021) and its appendix Testing and Quality (November, 2021).

AQCMSinfo@aqcmsrus.ruhttps://aqcmsrus.ru/?lang=en

BUSINESS-INFORMbizinform@list.ruhttp://sforp.ru/


19.11.2021|Business-Inform

The Issues of Informational Safety and the Corresponding Solutions Concerning the Usage of Office Printing Devices

Moscow, November 18, 2021 Information Agency Business-Inform together with the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers presented the results of the vulnerability research for office printing devices and the recommendations for removing the vulnerabilities.

Information Agency Business-Inform together with the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS), on 18th of November, this year, held the onference The Issues of Informational Safety and the Corresponding Solutions Concerning the Usage of Office Printing Devices in Corporate NetworksDuring the Conference the results of the research were shown concerning the vulnerabilities found in office printing devices in Russian and International organizations in 2018-2021, as well as the recommendations on how to remove them. A special attention, during the onference, was paid towards the modern policies of informational protection of businesses corporate networks, as well as towards the issues related to the practice of workflow system usage (IT-outsourcing, MPS, the usage of remanufactured cartridges and newly-built cartridges). The onference saw the participation of representatives from 144 Russian businesses and organizations, as well as from the leading Russian and International experts in the field of informational safety.

During the conference 4 reports were heard:


  • The COVID-19 Pandemic Changes and Raises the Requirements towards Information Safety (speaker Stanislav Malinskiy, Russian University of Transport)

The report theses: The growth of cyber-crime rates during the COVID-19 pandemicis a worldwide problem; the growth of the incidence rate, transfer to working at home, emergence of the new vulnerabilities, the growth of a number and intensity of cyber-attacks; the cyber-crime stats for 2020-2021; all spheres of economy are under attack, especially healthcare and finance; during March-May 2020 the hackers sites and forums traffic has grown 66%; the remote work breeds vulnerabilities (through home-printers as well); the trend of the recent years is criminals switching to using outsourcing, the emergence of crime as a service; the transformation of informational safety policy is necessary; the new perspectives of informational safety policy based on the Zero Trust principle; printing devices and their vulnerabilities; new requirements towards the control of printing devices; cartridges carry the vulnerabilities as well.

 

  • While The Criminals Unite, the Cyber-Threats Grow  (speaker Stanislav Malinskiy,  Russian University of Transport)

The report theses: The growth of crime rates during the COVID-19 pandemic is a worldwide problem; the hybrid working forms, implementation of Cloud technologies, the development of the IT-outsourcing, sacking of information safety employees, the insulted employees during the obligatory vaccination all these are just a minor parts of a basis for the modern cyber-crime rate rapid growth;the trend of the recent years is criminals switching to using outsourcing; the wide circulation of RaaS (ransomware-as-a-service) on the Internet; the multi-level list of malicious software packages: form testing one-month package for 90 dollars to elite subscription 12 months package for 1400 dollars; criminal groups creating such web-sites are working on the principles of license models sales; the cyber-crime creating new work-places; the emergence of new thematic sites with products for cyber-fraud became a driver for growth of low-qualified members of hacker-communities; new cyber-threats with ransomware usage; printing devices creating new vulnerabilities.

 

  • The Principles, Components and Issues of  Zero Trust (speaker Stanislav Malinskiy,  Russian University of Transport)

The report theses: The growth of crime rates during the COVID-19 pandemic; Zero Trust is a safety model implying the total absence of trust towards any user, device or application; the main components of the zero trust architecture according to NIST Special Publication 800-207: Zero Trust Architecture; the requirements of zero-trust towards the operational systems and input/output devices and their functions; software updates as a new source of vulnerabilities; OEM and non-OEM cartridges carry new threats; preventive protection measures; the necessity to continuously monitor the network; if a data-theft is inevitable, the cryptography may help; corrections of existing informational safety policies are inevitable; the tendencies of the development of the Russian office printing market in the existing conditions.

 

  • Printers, MFPs and Cartridges the Sources of Vulnerabilities; the Recommendation on Procurement, Usage and Disposal; the Responsibility of Suppliers and Users According to the Russian Legislation (speakers Alexander Semenov, Business-Inform Legal Agency, Alina Savinova, Information Agency Business-Inform)

The report theses: Office printing and its managing: software-technical aspects; the holes in system and application software; patches and their role for hackers and informational safety specialists; printers and MFPs as sources of vulnerabilities; the solutions from the manufacturers of printing devices, are they to be trusted; certificates on informational safety of printing devices and how can they be related to the Russian market; firmware and its upgrades; what are the aims of manufacturers; remote working places bringing new problems; cartridges (OEM, remanufactured, newly-built) and chips one more group of informational safety issues; what is chip doing: the statements of manufacturers and the opinion of informational safety researchers; the spying devices and what is stated on the topic in criminal and administrative codes of the Russian Federation; the overview of court proceedings sings August 13, 2019; the responsibility of suppliers and the responsibility of users; the issues of disposal of printing devices and supplies from informational safety specialists perspective: the overview of wrong solutions and practical recommendations for 2022.

The participants of the Conference discussed together with the speakers the provided information, the results of the research on the vulnerabilities found in office printing devices in Russian and International organizations in 2018-2021, as well as recommendations on their removal. A special attention of the Conference participants was paid towards the modern policies of data protection of corporate networks, as well as towards the issues related to the practice of workflow system usage (IT-outsourcing, MPS, the usage of remanufactured cartridges and newly-built cartridges). As a nice surprise for all the Conference participants came the new issue of BUSINESS-INFORM Review magazine (issue #32, 2021) and its appendix Testing and Quality (October, 2021).

AQCMSinfo@aqcmsrus.ruhttps://aqcmsrus.ru/

BUSINESS-INFORM: bizinform@list.ruhttp://sforp.ru/



15.11.2021|Business-Inform

Full Promotion Contract is the Fastest Way to Success on the Russian Market

Moscow, November 15, 2021 Information Agency Business-Inform offers to the manufacturers and distributors of quality cartridges and toners the promotion contracts for presenting and promoting of quality products on the Russian market in 2022.

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the Global informational space. The introduction of remote working places, the usage of cloud technologies and video-conferences have significantly simplified and stirred up the contacts between the buyers and sellers on the Internet. The possibility to quickly get qualified expert advice within the framework of video-conferences and personal video-contacts has significantly raised the knowledge of the buyers on the real price and quality of products presented on the Russian market. The new possibilities of working with end-users provide new possibilities and new perspectives for manufacturers and suppliers of quality cartridges and toners for 2022.

November the 12th saw the concordance and the affirmation of video-conferences, testing and the publishing activity program of Information Agency Business-Inform for 2022. In 2022, the Agency will hold 42 video-conferences for large Russian buyers of cartridges and toners (together with AQCMS); perform 10 instances of quality research for laser cartridges and toners for various brands of printers and MFPs (3 of them namely International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTESTs 2022); will be published by BUSINESS-INFORM Review magazine (4 issues), and with special issues of Testing and Quality (12 issues), The Supplies for Printing Machines Catalogs (2 issues), The Best Suppliers of Compatible Supplies Catalog.

All video conferences for large Russian buyers of toners and cartridges will necessarily hold the report regarding the quality toner and cartridge brands presented on the Global and Russian markets and the results of the Russian quality testing. All the participants of video-conferences will receive the digital versions of the Agencys publishing products for free. As of November 12th, the representatives of more than 11,000 large Russian organizations and businesses have already entered the subscription for Agencys magazines and catalogs. More than 400 Russian specialists have already received the login-passwords for participating in video-conferences in 2022.

The Agency has developed the promotion support program for quality brands of laser cartridges and toners on the Russian market in 2022. The program provide for introduction of brands (the product and production info, advertisement, testing results, specialists opinion, etc.) during all video-conferences, in all magazines and catalogs.

The promotion support for brands will be organized within the framework of the annual commercial promotion contracts. The Agencys specialists are certain that the work within the framework of the annual promotion contract will improve not only the image of a quality brand and its products but will also enlarge the volumes of its sales on the Russian market.

The maximum number of promotion contracts being negotiated is limited: 5 contracts for quality cartridge brands and 5 contracts for quality toner brands.

Information Agency Business-Inform invites the manufacturers and distributors of quality toners and cartridges to negotiate the yearly promotion contract for 2022. The offer is valid until 20th of December 2021.

Details: bizinform@list.ru , info@sforp.ru



10.11.2021|BUSINESS-INFORM REVIEW|Business-Inform

Information Agency Business-Inform Finalizes the Preparation of              BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #33, 2021)

The main magazine sections are: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market News, Marketing, Print Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

The topic of this issue is the The Impact of the COVID-19 on the Office Printing Industry. Companies - a Global Market Leader, the Best Industry Experts presented their articles and interviews for publication in this issue.

The print-run is 20000 hard copies + 8000 electronic copies (pdf).

Information Agency Business-Inform invites manufacturers and suppliers of quality supplies to place their product-ads in BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #33, 2021).

The digital versions of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on Information Agency Business-Inform web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in the December 2021

Regarding the issues of ads and information placement in the magazine, please contact us: 

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