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Hardcopy Pages Printed in EMEA Homes, Office Hit 2m P/Minute

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Page volumes in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region recorded a 2.3% decline from 2011; the Middle East and Africa (MEA) as the only sub-region to post page volume growth, according to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC).

In total, almost 2 million pages were printed in EMEA every minute. In other words, every minute in 2012, almost 17.5 football pitches were covered by paper.

The report also showed that Western Europe (WE) and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) recorded declines of 3.1% and 3.2%, respectively.

Pages generated in Western Europe still represented over 63% of EMEA total page volume.

Generally, page volume generated on home and office digital hardcopy devices decreased to 2.98 trillion in 2012 from 3.03 trillion in 2011, reflecting a year-on-year decline of 1.5%.

The volume contraction was primarily due to declining pages printed on laser devices in developed economies.

“A recession economy and slow business activity, tightening budgets and pressure to cut costs, digitization of document workflows, increasing adoption of managed print services (MPS), and environmental concerns across Europe were the key factors behind the page volume decline in EMEA last year,” said Ilona Stankeova, research director for Imaging Printing and Document Solutions, IDC CEMA.

Recent research conducted by IDC reveals that the fast-growing adoption of tablets and smartphones (TS/SP) is not currently a factor in the page volume decline.

The reason for this is that most handheld mobile devices are currently purchased by home users, who contribute only around 5% of total page volume (generated at home and office).

“In addition, the IDC study Mobile Device Users vs. Non-Users: Print, Scan, Document Management, 2012 indicates that TS/SP owners are printing, on average, more than non-TS/SP owners. TS/SP owners have indicated that they are inclined to print more if they have applications that allow them to do so easily. Moreover, TS/SP owners have a greater preference than non-owners for reading documents in printed format than on a PC or TS/SP.

“That said, whether end users print or not, or how much they print, seems to be a characteristic that is determined more by lifestyle and work habits, as well as the ability to print from a mobile device. “The perception of the negative impact of TS/SP on overall page volume is today just a myth. Actually, tablet devices are killing the PC/notebook business, but not printing volumes,” said Mitri Roufka, research director for Imaging Printing and Document Solutions, IDC CEMA.

IDC believes that two key factors really determine the need to print and page volume dynamics: The first is economic conditions and subsequent business activity (end users report higher numbers of pages printed when business performance is better).

The second is the need to print certain documents and process them on paper (due to different legal requirements, low adoption of electronic document workflow and solutions, etc).

“This means that, in the long-term future, the most important factor that could significantly impact page volume is the shift of document processing from paper to electronic format; which is a trend already taking place, particularly in the large business segment,” according to Roufka.

IDC expects that EMEA page volume will continue to decline slowly in the future, dragged down by increasing adoption of document digitalization and workflows.

 MPS adoption in Western Europe and in some of the maturing markets in CEMA will have a negative impact as well, but will be limited to large organizations, as SMBs are mainly potential customers for BPS contracts. Africa and CIS countries represent the greatest opportunity for installed base and page volume growth in the EMEA region.

“Page volumes from mobile devices are expected to grow, and thus represent an opportunity for vendors, as over 50% of pages printed from TS/SP are pages that users would not have printed from a PC.  However, TS/SP users are reporting a need for better tools and applications to help them print from those devices. Over 50% of smartphone users and 35% of tablet users indicate that they do not know how to print from their devices. This is a real opportunity that manufacturers need to address,” said Stankeova.

EMEA page volume highlights by technology, in 2012, the overall installed base and page volume of color laser devices in EMEA both increased. Page volume generated by color laser devices grew over 12% year on year, with most printing done on MFPs.

Mono laser devices represented 82.1% of the total HCP installed base in EMEA and almost 74% of total page volume generated by laser devices.

Both figures represent a year-on-year decline, as users have been migrating to color devices. Average monthly page volume (AMPV) for mono laser devices was approximately 40% lower than for color laser devices.

While the installed base of inkjet devices declined by more than 7% from 2011, the page volume increased due to the growing share of inkjet devices dedicated to business use.

However, inkjet devices’ contribution to overall page volume remains very low, at less than 8% of total pages generated.

HP retained the number one position for overall EMEA page volume share, being one of few vendors to increase overall page volume in 2012. Canon and Xerox held on to second and third place, respectively.


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Mega Deals as Konga Freedom Sales Goes Live Today

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All is set for the 2020 edition of the Konga Freedom Sales, an annual promotion by the foremost composite e-Commerce giant targeted at celebrating Nigeria’s independence anniversary.

Specifically, the Konga Freedom Sales goes live on Monday, September 21, 2020 and will run until Friday, October 9, 2020 across Nigeria.

The promotion will see the first week from September 21 – 27 focus on giving Nigerians the best prices and unbeatable discounts unmatched anywhere else in the market, with customers also urged to check prices on Konga before making any purchases. In addition, Konga’s customers are in line to benefit from three flash sales during the week.

From September 28, the week which coincides with the memorable occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, Konga will offer all classes of shoppers a unique opportunity to enjoy rock-bottom prices and mega deals on a wide variety of genuine products carefully selected by Konga to mark the auspicious celebration.Among these are 60 special products for each day of the promotion in line with the commemoration of Nigeria’s 60thindependence anniversary.

Also, the promotion will run across multiple channels including the Konga website, chain of retail stores located nationwide and via the Konga Bulk platform.

The eagerly anticipated Konga Freedom Sales will see the e-Commerce giant make available heavily discounted products of up to 50% off from multiple categories such as Computers & Accessories, Home & Kitchen, Electronics, quality Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Power Solutions, Phones & Tablets, Drinks & Groceries, among many others. Further raising the excitement for the Konga Freedom Sales is the fact that Konga has positioned the promotion as one with which to celebrate Nigerians as the country hits its Diamond Jubilee.

Consequently, the management of Konga has revealed its intention to make it a promotion to remember for every customer.

‘‘Nigeria will be marking its Diamond Jubilee on October 1st. It is a momentous anniversary as 60 years is not a mean feat,’’ disclosed Co-Chief Executive Officer, Konga Group, Nick Imudia.

‘‘In view of this, we have decided to make this year’s edition of the Konga Freedom Sales a special one to celebrate all Nigerians.

‘‘Therefore, we have carefully selected all the products that will go on sale from Monday.

“Our motivation is to make it a memorable occasion for all Nigerians by helping them save money on genuine products across our online platform and retail stores nationwide.

“We encourage everyone to go online at www.konga.com or visit the nearest Konga store or leverage Konga Bulk from Monday to partake in the celebration of Nigerians through the Konga Freedom Sales,’’ he urged.

Meanwhile, an array of world class brands has partnered with Konga for the promotion. These include the likes of HP, Samsung, Lenovo, PZ Cussons, Dell EMC, Infinix, iTEC, Zinox, Tecno, Unilever and many more.

The Konga Freedom Sales goes live nationwide from Monday, September 21 until Friday, October 9, 2020.


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ICANN Launches Pandemic Internet Access Reimbursement Program Pilot

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the Pandemic Internet Access Program Pilot for ICANN69, following the ICANN Board’s resolution in support of the pilot program.

To facilitate participation during the remote Public Meeting, the pilot program offers community members who have limited Internet capacity, financial assistance to increase their Internet bandwidth during ICANN69.

Reimbursement amounts of up to USD 60 will be provided to eligible applicants who purchase additional Internet bandwidth (capacity or data limits) for the duration of the month or billing cycle for October 2020.

The services must be rendered by a business entity or Internet service provider, specifically for Internet or cellular data service. The provider must also provide digital or paper documentation of the upgrade costs.

Interested community members must apply in advance of ICANN69 and those who meet the eligibility requirements will be selected to participate. The application deadline is Friday, 2 October 2020 at 23:59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).


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FG Launches Central Database for Stolen Asset Tracing

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Federal government has launched a Central Database under the Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations (ARTM), 2019 and the Central Criminal Justice Information System (CCJIS) under the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) 2017 – 2011 to assist in the fight against corruption.

FG Launches Central Database for Stolen Asset Tracing

Mr Abubakar Malami, AGF

Mr Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of Justice, at the launch in Abuja, said the database will ensure uniformity of process, access and information feeding to deepen transparency and accountability in the management of recovered assets.

To ensure compliance, he said his office is developing legislation for the full implementation and operation of the CCJIS.

“We will work together to establish and re-enact transparency and accountability in governance and management of our resources which we have committed to do by way of strengthening International Cooperation of our membership of Open Government Partnership,” he said.

In his speech, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the House of Representatives, represented by Mrs Ugonna Ozurigbo, chairman, House Committee on Justice, said the regulation on Asset Tracing, Recovery and proper management of proceeds of crime was signed on October 24, 2019, and took effect from November 1, 2019, replaced the proceeds of Crime Regulation of 2012.

The new regulation titled Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations 2019 empowers the AGF to take charge of the custody and management of all final forfeited assets, approval and appointment of asset managers and operating and maintaining a database for the records of all recovered assets within and outside Nigeria.

He said, the AGF’s office, under the new regulation, is also required to coordinate inter-agency investigations into recovery matters within and outside Nigeria from all law enforcement agencies whose law empowers them to undertake recoveries and maintaining a depository for all forfeiture orders issued by the Nigeria courts and courts outside Nigeria.

Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management, according to the Speaker, is a core value of good governance and its effective management will serve as a deterrent to would-be fraudulent minded individuals who may find themselves in public offices.

According to him, states resources must not be allowed to be stolen but if that happened by fraudulent individuals, efforts must be taken to trace the proceed, recover same and manage for the interest of the generality of the people.

“When the proceeds of crime are traced and recovered but again looted by government officials, I dare to say such act amounts to the crime of tertiary capacity and must be avoided.

“Assets not accounted for are assets lost; loss of assets undervalues the economic potential of a country and will negatively impact on the net worth of a country. Accordingly, Asset Tracing Recovery and Management is a panacea to rekindling of the value system of a nation,” the Speaker noted.

 


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