2018: The Year of the Shake-Up. As we ring in the new year, it seems a good time to reflect on the big industry changes we saw in 2018:
Do you ever feel like your professionalism is in question? Like you don’t get the respect you deserve from your colleagues, even though you see yourself as a hardworking and responsible member of the team? Maybe the language you use is bringing you down. If you notice yourself using the following phrases, stop immediately. They aren’t doing you any favors.
As we close out 2018 we were curious to hear whether you were feeling optimistic about your 2019 earning potential. We had a solid turnout of 9,633 votes this month!
The speculation has been confirmed. According to Reuters, Fujifilm has struck a $6.1 billion deal with Xerox to bring the U.S. company into their “existing joint venture to gain scale and cut costs.” The combined company will take the name of the existing joint venture, Fuji Xerox, and will become a subsidiary of Fujifilm. Fuji Xerox will have dual headquarters in Norwalk, CT and Minato, Tokyo.
In mid January, The Wall Street Journal reported that Xerox was in talks to strike a major deal with Fujifilm. According to the WSJ, “The two companies, which already have a joint venture, are discussing an array of possible deals that may or may not include a change of control of Xerox.” What does this mean for the future of Xerox? To quote the ominous ending to Carl Icahn’s statement: “This is just the beginning.”