Xerox Corporation on The world&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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 &quot;no interest&quot; approach rejected the invention. Finally, in 1944, Ohio&#39;s Battelle Institute (Battelle Memorial Institute) and Carlson entered into a contract to help him improve what he called the &quot;electronic image reproduction technology&quot; (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 &quot;electronic image reproduction technology,&quot; the word is too obscure. So they accepted the Ohio State University professor of classical languages, a proposal to read &quot;xerography (xerography)&quot;, derived from the Greek root word &quot;dry&quot; and &quot;writing.&quot; Haloid company has created another word &quot;Xerox&quot; (Xerox) as a new copier trademark. &quot;Xerography&quot; (used to describe the copying process) and &quot;Xerox&quot; (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 &quot;Haloid Xerox.&quot; 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 &quot;Xerox Corporation (Xerox Corporation)&quot;. 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&#39;s exhibits, as part of American history. In some parts of the world, 914 machines are still used in the customer&#39;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 &quot;world&#39;s best quality.&quot; Since 1980, Xerox and Fuji Xerox in the 20 countries received 25 national quality awards, including three of the world&#39;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&#39;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 &quot;design for environment&quot; program of the foundation. Each year, Xerox Corporation in the world&#39;s major manufacturing plant maintains ISO issued ISO 14001 certification qualifications, consolidate her &quot;Fortune 500&quot; enterprises in, Zuoweihuanbao pionee leadership. Xerox products comply with all applicable &quot;Energy Star&quot; standards. [Edit this section] the image of Xerox &quot;Xerox (Xerox)&quot; is a famous trademark and brand. As a trademark, &quot;Xerox,&quot; Xerox is only used to identify a variety of products and services. &quot;Xerox&quot; 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. &quot;Xerox&quot; is also the full name of company, &quot;Xerox Corporation (Xerox Corporation)&quot; for short. In order to better reflect the core business of Xerox - Document Management, 1994, the company adopted a new corporate logo &quot;The Document Company Xerox&quot;. Xerox also uses p of the &quot;X&quot; 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, &quot;The Document Company&quot; and the pixels of t &quot;X&quot; 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 &amp; T) tasks. In a changing digital, network, knowledge-based world, XR &amp; T research and development of n technologies needed to Xerox customers. XR &amp; 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 &amp; T&#39;s many invention are due to those who understand how people use technology and docume research work. XR &amp; 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 &amp; T&#39;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 &amp; 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 &amp; T&#39;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&#39;s leadership position. The center&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s fastest digital color copier Xerox and other leading companies have formed alliances of good history, she will in today&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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. ?