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The world's best quality: Xerox Corporation (Xerox, Xerox
Corporation)

The last decade, Xerox vigorously for business reorganization,
successfully own a black and white analog copier from the main product
of the company's transformation into a digital, color, and
document solutions provider. Xerox in the document production and
management expertise, no one can match his: color and black and white
documents, paper and digital documents, network file for the small
office / home office or multi-national corporations to use file
systems. Xerox and its business partners - Japan, Fuji Xerox Co.,
Ltd., provides the industry's most complete document
processing products and services: copiers, printers, fax machines,
scanners, desktop software, digital printing and publishing systems,
consumption materials, as well as from on-site document production to
a range of document management system integration services. Xerox
Corporation in 1999, the total turnover of 19.2 billion U.S. dollars
of which, the U.S. market turnover reached 10.4 billion U.S. dollars;
branch in Europe - Xerox Co., a turnover of 5.3 billion U.S. dollars;
Latin America and Canada 3.5 billion. Digital product revenue growth
in 1999 by 53%, for the first time exceeded the total turnover of
black and white copier.
[Edit this paragraph] Xerox History
Qiesiteka Wilson (Chester F. Carlson) - a patent attorney and amateur
inventor, on October 22, 1938, in New York City's Astoria
(Astoria, Queens, New York City) A simple experiment room, the first
successful production of the first electrostatic copying images. He
spent several years trying to sell the patent, but failed. At that
time the company managers and entrepreneurs do not believe with carbon
copy paper, copy machine there will be any market, What was the
prototype copier is so bulky ugly. There were about 20 companies,
including IBM and General Electric Company, are to Carlson as
"no interest" approach rejected the invention.
Finally, in 1944, Ohio's Battelle Institute (Battelle Memorial
Institute) and Carlson entered into a contract to help him improve
what he called the "electronic image reproduction
technology" (electrophotography) of the invention. Three
years later, Rochester, New York, a manufacturer of photo paper Haloid
Company came to Battle, purchased to develop and market the invention
of the copier Carlson permission. Haloid Company later acquired all
the patents for this invention Carlson. Carlson and Haloid company
that the "electronic image reproduction technology,"
the word is too obscure. So they accepted the Ohio State University
professor of classical languages, a proposal to read
"xerography (xerography)", derived from the Greek
root word "dry" and "writing."
Haloid company has created another word "Xerox"
(Xerox) as a new copier trademark. "Xerography"
(used to describe the copying process) and "Xerox"
(logo products) that the two words in 1948 to market the same time.
Xerox of the first taste of success, the Haloid Company in 1958
changed its name to "Haloid Xerox." In 1961, when
the whole world to accept the first station to use plain paper
automatic office copier - Xerox 914 copier, when the company again
changed its name to "Xerox Corporation (Xerox
Corporation)".

September 1999 is the Xerox 914 (because it uses the paper named as
9x14-inch) copier 40 anniversary. From 1959 to 1976, 914 discontinued
copier, Xerox Corporation produced a total of more than 200.00 units
of this model of copier. In 1985, launched 26 years after the copier
914, Xerox 914 copier company announced it would not renew the whole
security maintenance contracts. For still running into the 6,000 units
914 machines, Xerox will take materials and labor charges for
maintenance services alone mode. Today, the Xerox 914 copier has
become the Smithsonian's exhibits, as part of American
history. In some parts of the world, 914 machines are still used in
the customer's company, in South America, still maintain a
number of Xerox 914 copier units.

Xerox quality. Xerox products have been tested by many independent
organizations classified as "world's best
quality." Since 1980, Xerox and Fuji Xerox in the 20
countries received 25 national quality awards, including three of the
world's highest level of quality awards: In the U.S., Xerox
was awarded the National Quality Award twice (Malcolm Baldrige
National Quality Award), The first time was in 1989, Xerox commercial
products and systems, and the second is the 1997 Xerox Business
Services; in 1992, Xerox European Solutions Group (formerly known as
Rank Xerox) won the a European Quality Award (European Quality Award
1980, the Fuji Xerox won the Deming prize in Japan the highest quality
awards (Deming Prize). Xerox is the first competitor from Japan to
regain lost market share of large U.S. companies, this is the entire
company is committed to improving the quality of the result.
[Edit this section] Xerox and environmental protection
Through various environmental initiatives, Xerox can save each year
costs about 200 million U.S. dollars, which fully proved that
environmental protection can improve the performance of the company.
Most copiers, printers and multifunction devices are designed to be
reused can be refurbished products, and Xerox products and their
components extremely high quality and durability make it possible.
Xerox to use only renewable melt plastic and metal production. The
company also put together using components designed to simplify
assembly and disassembly process, easy to clean components, testing
and re-use. Customers free of charge on certain Xerox copier toner
warehouses back, re-use, refurbishment and recycling, this measure
makes the re-utilization rate of 60%. In 1994, Xerox introduced the
recycling of waste containing 20%, while the quality is equivalent to
standard copy paper and printing paper. Xerox's products are
all packaged with recyclable materials.

In 1997, Xerox introduced the Document Centre265 digital copiers, this
is the first from the initial stages of product development to fully
consider the environmental needs of similar products. 97% of its
components are designed to be able to regeneration treatment, 84% can
be recycled and reused. Xerox 265 digital copier as "design
for environment" program of the foundation. Each year, Xerox
Corporation in the world's major manufacturing plant maintains
ISO issued ISO 14001 certification qualifications, consolidate her
"Fortune 500" enterprises in, Zuoweihuanbao pionee
leadership. Xerox products comply with all applicable "Energy
Star" standards.
[Edit this section] the image of Xerox
"Xerox (Xerox)" is a famous trademark and brand. As
a trademark, "Xerox," Xerox is only used to identify
a variety of products and services. "Xerox"
trademark to be played in front of the term to describe the role: as
Xerox, Xerox printers. Xerox trademark not be used as a verb.
"Xerox" is also the full name of company,
"Xerox Corporation (Xerox Corporation)" for short.
In order to better reflect the core business of Xerox - Document
Management, 1994, the company adopted a new corporate logo
"The Document Company Xerox". Xerox also uses p
of the "X" to conduct marketing activities. This
marked the upper right corner of the mosaic pattern that digital
imaging and document in paper and electronic world of sports. XEROX,
Xerox, "The Document Company" and the pixels of t
"X" mark is a registered trademark of Xerox
Corporation.
[Edit this section] Xerox research and technology development
To help customers in existing and future market competition, Xerox to
develop a variety of technical expertise. This is the Xerox Research
and Technology (XR & T) tasks. In a changing digital, network,
knowledge-based world, XR & T research and development of n
technologies needed to Xerox customers. XR & T study will
cover four main areas: materials, paper, imaging, digital imaging and
systems. The main technologies include common color, network and
advanced digital technology. XR & T's many invention
are due to those who understand how people use technology and docume
research work. XR & T current research focuses on
knowledge-based document management solution, the program can
effectively promote the formation of institutions of knowledge capture
and communication. XR & T's research content has th
following features: risk, from the high degree of uncertainty to the
determination of the quantity time, from supporting the technologies
of existing products, to apply to the future after many years of
technical business needs, from the market in the current competitive
advantage , to the future and establish a leadership position in the
market.
XR & T research in the United States, Canada, and European
research centers, and Fuji Xerox in Japan and Palo Alto Research
conducted in cooperation. Cutting-edge technology development to
commence in four technology centers. In 1999, the Xerox research and
development company invested more than 979 million U.S. dollars - the
total turnover of 1999, 19.2 billion U.S. dollars of 5.1%. Together
with Fuji Xerox in the research and development invested 555 million
U.S. dollars, Xerox 1999, total investment in research and development
more than 15 billion dollars. Through licensing agreements, XR
& T's research and technological achievements are
being constantly open to other companies. In 1970, Xerox Palo Alto
Research Center was established, the center is known worldwide for its
short PARC. PARC challenge is to construct a future office, and the
establishment of Xerox's leadership position. The
center's scientists to receive this challenge: they developed
a graphical user interface (GUI, graphic user interface), client /
server architecture and Ethernet, thus changing the nature of the
computer. With the advent of laser printing technology, they
revolutionized the way the document printing, and Xerox to create a
multibillion-dollar laser printer business.

Today, PARC is still maintained her tradition of innovation, in the
following areas to continue their research work: Smart Matter,
exploring a variety of equipment design and manufacture of new ways.
Emerging file type (Emerging Document Types), graduate into, view, and
use of new technology file. Knowledge Ecology (Knowledge Ecologies),
the knowledge of how the document can be fully utilized and effective
in promoting institutional and individual knowledge acquisition.
Network equipment and documentation services (Network Devices and
Document Serices), use of Xerox paper documents and digital documents
in the field of expertise, expanded document solutions and services.
File Information Organization (Document Information Fabric), to
establish standards and protocols, define the future of the Internet,
and the formation of Xerox digital products and services, the backbone
of the computing structure.
[Edit this section] Inventions and Patents
As the world's fourth-largest digital and information
technology products manufacturer, Xerox Corporation in the course of
its development over half a century has created numerous inventions:

Windows drop-down menu

Mouse

PC

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Electrostatic duplicating machine

Plain paper copiers

Desktop fax

Color copier

Laser Printers

Ethernet LAN System
The first set of digital publishing systems business

The first full-color network laser printer

The world's fastest digital color copier

Xerox and other leading companies have formed alliances of good
history, she will in today's rapidly changing high-tech global
marketplace, to better serve our customers. Alliances so that the
partners can focus on their core strengths, to manage complex
information needs of our customers to provide effective solutions.
These partnerships ensure that the business user's document
management system, the consistency of the various components,
integration, and implementation of information between the paper and
electronic form of freedom of movement. Xerox has more than 300
third-party co-operation agreement (including the same company and
signed several agreements), involving a variety of specific products,
technologies, and distribution channels. Some agreement over the scope
of individual projects, but includes a wide range of intellectual
property rights exchange, joint development and sales.

Xerox for future growth and the competitiveness of key significance
for the partnership known as the Enterprise Alliance (Corporate
Alliances), the project director responsible for managing corporate
alliances. Xerox to these alliances bring enterprises the customer how
to use the documents, knowledge management, document services and
technology aspects of unparalleled wealth of experience. Our alliances
with these companies, the implementation of the strategic cooperation
to jointly develop and promote knowledge sharing solutions.
Xerox's current alliance with the following companies:

Adobe Systems Inc. (Adobe Systems Inc.). Adobe Systems Inc. in the
page description language and set a standards document workflow
industry leader. This cooperation increases Xerox all levels of the
enterprise in the paper used in production systems development
capability.

Cisco Systems (Cisco Systems, Inc.) Cisco, the Internet and Internet
solutions in a leadership position. Cisco Systems Inc. and Xerox
Corporation in cooperation for common network solutions for customers
to optimize distributed integrated product solutions.

Compaq computer system (Compaq Computer Systems) Compaq persona
computers, network servers, and information technology services
industry leader. Xerox and Compaq cooperation Compaq products will be
integrated into Xerox products, so as to provide both
industry-standard platform optimization solutions.

IBM, the hardware, software, services, e-commerce and network
computing expertise in the field. Xerox and IBM are integrating
IBM's Lotu Notes / Domino structure and Xerox Document Cent
Products to cooperate on projects.

Intel Corporation (Intel Corporation) Intel Corporation in providing
cutting-edge technology leader in the field of processor architecture.
Intel and Xerox cooperation, Xerox customers a powerful data
processing capabilities, and optimize the image processing.

Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Corp.) Microsoft operating systems,
business applications and Internet expertise in the field. This
alliance will improve when the product integration with Microsoft, the
Xerox document systems and services compatibility, operability, and
the total cost of the owner.

Norwich company (Novell Inc.) Novell networking software in a leading
position, she has industry-leading directory services, and 80 million
users worldwide. The Xerox Corporation has in the file service,
production and other areas of technical expertise, this partnership
will ensure that Xerox products and services, compatibility with the
Novell environment.

Sun Microsystems (Sun Micro systems, Inc.) Sun in enterprise client /
server computing, Internet / Intranet, and have expertise in the field
of Java programming language. Xerox and Sun close between the broad
and complementary alliance offers customers enterprise-class
solutions.
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