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Western Europe Hardcopy Forecast Update, 2018-2022: December 2018 Update

Western Europe Hardcopy Forecast Update, 2018-2022: December 2018 Update

This IDC Market Note provides an update on forecasts for the hardcopy market in Western Europe."Consolidation will be a main theme running through the hardcopy market over the forecast period. The market is declining and there are effectively too many brands chasing fewer sales, so it is inevitable that some of these brands will be acquired or merge over the forecast period. This has been the nature of the hardcopy industry for several years now; this trend will continue and affect small and large brands. This trend will also be seen in the associated print and document management software markets and channel players as a result," said Phil Sargeant, program director, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions.

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Technology Forecast
Country Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
A Shift from Ink Cartridge Systems to Refill Systems is Reinvigorating Some Markets
Security and Compliance Issues Will Increase Opportunities for Channel Partners
Simple Contracts are Reengaging the Channel to Sell Print Hardware
Inhibitors
Consumers are Printing Less
Continuing Digitization of the Business Process Means Fewer Printed Pages
Significant Market Developments
Nuance Sells Its Document Imaging Business to Kofax
LRS Expands Its Scan/Capture Offerings with Drivve Acquisition
ECi Acquires Print Audit
HP Inc. Acquires Apogee — One of Its Major Channel Partners
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Definitions
Hardcopy Technology Definitions
Inkjet
Laser
Methodology
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