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Canon Engineering Innovation Remains the Highlight of One Canon

Published: 23 August 2017

ID: G00328993

Analyst(s): Kristin Von Manowski

Summary

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

Analysis

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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