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  • AHI win Texas State contract

    AHi_GroupAHI tuned up for
    Texas takeaway

    Inside story on how new $50m
    mini-group defeated Depot

     

    30 Aug 10 (Complete)
    Last Tuesday, we met with Mark Nolanthe dynamic chief of Nolans Office Products based in San Antonio; and leader of the AHI Enterprises which has just won the much prized $30m Texas office supply contract….

  • Double-dealing Depot's deceit

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    Double dealing
    Depot’s deceit

    Wants cake-and-eat-it with
    San Diego and US Communities

     

    30 Aug 10


    While Office Depot is promoting their renewed partnership with TCPN on the one hand, it is negotiating with San Diego County (CA)and National IPA for a national co-operative on the other?

  • Proficiency Profile - UK Office Direct

    Griffin_Mike_UKODProficiency Profile

    Clarity gives

    UKOD the lead

    New membership approach
    the key to etailing success


    24 Aug 10
    We’ve only spoken on the telephone to Mike Griffin,the founder of UK Office Direct a few times, but we feel we understand what has made this fast rising etailer one of the best rated in the OP world….

  • Florida flunk integrity test

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    Florida flunk

    integrity test

    Depot 7 year monopoly broken

    ...AOPD dealer to share contract

     

    13 Aug 10

    TheFlorida Department of Management Services has recommended the much-investigated Office Depot plus Staples and an AOPD reseller be awarded the $42 million annual contract in office and school supplies. This is a good news, bad news story...

  • ODgate Scandal - Depot delays Detroit settlement

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    ODgate Scandal

    Unethical, 

    fraudulent,
    now racist?

    Depot accused over delays in settling overcharges with Detroit Public Schools

    12 Aug 10

    Office Depot whistleblower David Sherwin has accused Depot of a new and insidious form or racism towards the Detroit Public School System.

  • Will Depot finagle Florida contract

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    ODgate Scandal News Alert!

    Will Depot finagle
    Florida contract?

    Whistleblower ‘s take on the
    imminent $42m award scenarios

     

    11 Aug 10
    Florida State
    posts it intent to award its $42m office & school supply contract tomorrow Thursday 12th August, with the final award document delivered on the 19th August.

  • Office Depot defrauds Washington State

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    ODgate Scandal Latest

    Depot defrauds
    state by $1.2m*

    Washington auditor reports
    blatant systematic overcharging

     

    10 Aug 10
    Another State, another scam for Office Depot. Washington is the latest to investigate the flagrantly fraudulent overcharging of the desperately declining #2 bigbox reseller. Washington represents only 2% of the US population. By the time all states are totted up, overcharges could reach an annual rate of $60 million!

  • 2010 Office User Chooser Survey

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    lucy-montage2010 Office User Survey

    What women
    want in business?

    “I love office products... my favourite webstore is… it’s lighter and brighter … I want human touch… I want an easier search… I want video demos”

    By Lucy Jermyn
    8 Aug 10
    The 2010 Proficiency Index Survey of UK Women in Business*, primarily user-choosers with executive power and influence, is far more comprehensive than previous studies. It provides tremendous insight into latest trends and how businesses have adapted positively to tough economic times.
  • Xerox CEO Ursula Burns interview

    Burns-Ursula-XeroxXerox Burns
    pathway to
    the future

    Driving office productivity with
    document management services

     

    6 Aug 10
    Talk about bold. Just weeks after taking over as Xerox's CEO last July, Ursula Burns announced the biggest deal in the company's history: the $6.4 billion acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, an outsourcing firm most people had never heard of. Xerox needed dramatic action….

  • Papermakers Q2'10 Financial Review

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    stora_enso_deliveryQ2’10 Financial Review

    Papermakers
    on a roll

    Powered by price increases

     4 Aug  10

    We have started the review of results of leading papermakers, International Paper, Stora Ensoand now UPM Kymmene has arrived. Growth and profitability has returned strongly…

  • Proficiency Index; Webstore Survey #3

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    unblockedProficiency Index
    First Annual Webstore Review
    Survey #3 resumes...

    Trio of resellers...

    highly rated 70%+ 

    Open 24/7 - Your #1 priority


    3 Aug 10 (Completed 0930ET; 1430 GMT)

    Today, theProficiency Indexteam resumes and reports on Survey #3 of the immensely popular review of UK/US resellers’ webstores.


    In the US we analyse: Give Something Back, Guernsey OP; Phillips Group; S&T Office; and Warden's. In Canada: Beatties Basics. In the UK: Caboodle;  Excel Office; Irongate/OfficeThingy; andPaperstone.

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