Canon, the imaging solutions provider, has been named a 'Leader' in the 2011 Gartner MFP and Printer Magic Quadrant report. The Gartner analysts have noted that after the recession, "the markets are returning to some level of growth."
Gartner's Magic Quadrant reports provide a visual snapshot of a market's direction, maturity and participants. Vendors' positions are based on their performance across two major categories: the ability to execute, and the completeness of vision. Canon has a strong product portfolio and has continued to invest in R&D, focusing on imaging and printing.
Paul Rowntree, European Product Marketing Director, Canon Europe, says, "Canon provides information management solutions that help to improve efficiency, reliability and integration with our customers' critical IT infrastructure. We believe Gartner's recognition of our leadership in the MFP and Printer market is recognition of our commitment to develop a strong blend of innovative products and services that improve our customers' business productivity."
'Leaders' are described as "the most capable in providing MFPs (including SMFPs), printers and the associated printing solutions and services, regardless of customer location. Providers in the Leaders quadrant offer the most extensive product portfolio relative to their peers, and they have the broad channel capability to deliver the products to customers where they want to procure them. Thus, leaders hold consistently high market share worldwide and are capable of delivering consistent service levels in the regions where Gartner customers are located. Leaders tend to have the deepest global capability and the inventiveness and resources, skills and vision to deliver superior levels of support to existing and future customers globally. Leaders have a proven track record of channelling R&D initiatives into products and solutions that customers need."
Canon has strengthened its position in the production, wide-format and business services market to better support its customers through the acquisition of Oc.