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Canon Engineering Innovation Remains the Highlight of One Canon

Published: 23 August 2017

ID: G00328993

Analyst(s): Kristin Von Manowski


The star of the One Canon story remains the careful curation and engineering of imaging solutions. While One Canon offers infrastructure and operations leaders the potential of a fully integrated product and service portfolio, One Canon is in its infancy, and its long-term value has not been proven.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The One Canon concept has been launched, but the solutions that have been demonstrated thus far are rather narrow in scope; therefore, the true business value of One Canon remains largely untested
  • Emerging technology forces of automation, predictive analytics, IoT and cloud are being effectively engineered into new Canon product patents; therefore, Canon's portfolio of advanced imaging solutions remains a core strength
    • Engineering Example No. 1: UVgel
    • Engineering Example No. 2: Context Management Engine
  • There exists a market trend toward the expansion of solution ecosystems, yet this has had a limited impact on the Canon strategic partnership strategy, which remains largely focused on Canon-developed and -owned technology

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