What on earth is happening in print management?
“No sooner has Steve Vaughan of Communisis told the BPIF’s recent investment conference that print management is dead, than one of the UK’s biggest companies, Capita, decides to have a proper go at the sector – by poaching Paul Simpson from, you’ve guessed it, Communisis.”
It’s a scary thought for those in the sector that a company which signs deals worth hundreds of millions of pounds on a regular basis, in countless industry sectors, could be moving into print management.
It will be fascinating to see whether Capita will be real competition for the likes of Williams Lea, Xerox Global Services or RR Donnelley GDS in the real BPO market. And that’s not to mention St Ives, which has seemingly come from nowhere to clinch – according to sources, I hasten to add – the Royal Mail deal. (I’m pretty sure, by the way, that an announcement on that will be drop into my inbox sometime soon.) “