Xerox Chairman and Chief Executive Anne Mulcahy, credited for the company's turnaround over the past several years, will retire on July 1, reported the board of directors on Thursday. President Ursula Burns will become the new CEO.
Starting as a sales rep in 1976, Mulcahy worked her way through various management ranks before becoming president and CEO in 2000 and chairman in 2002. She took on the role at a time of financial turmoil for Xerox and has been praised for revitalizing the company through creative new products and services.
"As CEO, Anne successfully led a multibillion-dollar turnaround … Read more
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Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy will bring some tech experience to an advisory board for President-elect Barack Obama, according to press reports about an announcement from the organization.
The 17-member Transition Economic Advisory Board (TEAB) also will get a dose of technology experience from Richard Parsons, chairman of the board at AOL parent company Time Warner. Schmidt, who already had been an adviser to the Obama campaign, endorsed Obama in October.
The world's largest printing and document services company announced plans to cut 5 percent of its workforce and lowered its forecast for the next quarter.
Describing current economic conditions as a "tough business environment," Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy said that by trimming 3,000 jobs over the next six months, the company will save $200 million, according to a Reuters report.
Xerox's third-quarter net income was $258 million, or 29 cents per share. But excluding onetime charges and the settlement of tax benefits, the company earned 26 cents per share. Most analysts were expecting profits of … Read more
Have you ever been on the road for work and gone through the hassle of trying to use a local printer? Don't worry, you're not alone. When traveling on business, people often need a printout for the latest version of a project to have in the big meeting. The last thing we want to go through with 10 minutes until showtime is the struggle of installing new drivers, trying to locate a usable printer, and everything else associated with getting a hard copy of our work.
Fortunately Xerox came out with a universal access printer driver which solves … Read more
I've always found Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy to be one of the more interesting technology executives. Ignore for a moment the question of gender--although she remains a rarity in the ranks of big-time chief executives.
On Thursday afternoon, I had an opportunity to sit down with Mulcahy, who visited our San Francisco headquarters. At a future time, I'll blog in more detail about what she had to say but here are some video excerpts from our conversation. Pay attention, in particular, to what she has to say about raising the cap on H-1B visas and a tech agenda … Read more
Xerox gave a sneak peek Thursday at its cured gel ink for digital printers that works on a large variety of materials from foil to super-slick plastic to cardboard.
Xerox's ink, previewed at the print industry trade show Drupa in Germany, is aimed at taking a bite out of the estimated $400 billion offset printing market.
The cured gel ink, with its peanut butter-like consistency, is heated up and becomes a thick liquid, similar to motor oil. The liquid squeezes through the print heads and onto a printing surface, such as a piece of paper, foil or plastic. As … Read more
Xerox officially added five new models to its line of Phaser laser printers today, and I had a chance to speak with a product manager over at Xerox to get the scoop on the new product offering (Phaser 3100, 3250, 3635, 3600, and 5500).
While none of these new printers include built-in wireless, a feature that's been growing in popularity (Xerox sells a separate wireless network adapter for the 3600 series), we're still excited to get a few of these MFPs into the lab for some heavy-duty testing. Let's take a peek at some of the models … Read more