Time flies when you’re having fun. Just ask Frank G. Cannata who founded The Cannata Report 40 years ago this year. What an incredible journey it’s been and in celebration of this occasion, we are proud to present a special 40th Anniversary issue featuring content that reflects on our 40-year history as well as our current industry coverage that you’ll find in every issue. The centerpiece of the issue is The Cannata Report Top 40, Editor-in-Chief Scott Cullen’s recap of our survey of industry leaders who helped us identify the most influential industry trends, developments, product introductions, and events of the past 40 years. It’s quite the list and should serve as a trip down memory lane for many of our readers.
In this issue, you’ll also find my article, Record Highs where I look back at my nine years with The Cannata Report and identify what’s impacted me the most during my short time in this industry. Additional compelling content in the May issue includes:
The Cannata Report Turns 40 – Frank interviews long-time dealer subscribers Jerry Blaine, Tom Flesch, and Bill Fraser about what The Cannata Report has meant to them.
The Incredible Journey – Scott’s Editor’s Letter describes his introduction to Frank and The Cannata Report and the incredible achievement of surviving and thriving in an industry that has not been kind to most of the publications that have been writing about it over the years.
Why It’s Not Over for A3 – In a world of declining prints and hybrid work, our editor-in-chief, with the help of some industry thought leaders, makes a case for the continued relevance of A3 technology.
Inkjet to the Rescue – Contributing writer Mark Vruno ponders the question, “Can cut-sheet inkjet save print clicks?”
Yes, There’s an App for That – Contributing editor Noel Ward discusses how apps are adding value to the latest technology.
CR Connect Dealer Tour: Fun in the Sun – Scott interviews Christina Dargis of Copy Concepts in Fort Myers, Florida, and discovers how this small 39-year-old dealership has been able to loom large across Southwest Florida.
Virtual Panel: Adding Value with Software – Executives from ACDI, DocuWare, Kofax, MPS Monitor, PaperCut, and Rochester Software Associates answer questions about a product not impacted by chip shortages or supply chain issues, including how dealers can sell more.
Digging Deep into NEXERA’s Service Data – Frank interviews two service managers about how they are leveraging data from NEXERA to enhance their service operations.
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