Xerox Corporation is a $16 billion technology and services enterprise that helps businesses deploy smart document management strategies and find better ways to work. It’s intent is to constantly lead with innovative technologies, products and solutions that customers can depend upon to improve business results.
Xerox provides the document industry’s broadest portfolio of offerings. Digital systems include color and black-and-white printing and publishing systems, digital presses and “book factories”, advanced and multifunction systems, laser and solid ink network printers, copiers, and fax machines. Xerox services are unmatched and includes helping businesses develop online document archives, analyzing how employees can most efficiently share documents and knowledge in the office, operating in-house printing shops or mailrooms, and building Web-based processes for personalizing direct mail, invoices, brochures and more. Xerox also offers associated software, support and supplies such as toner, paper and ink.
Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Xerox is No.142 among the Fortune 500 and has 53,700 employees worldwide. The company’s operations are guided by customer-focused and employee-centered core values – such as social responsibility, diversity and quality –augmented by a passion for innovation, speed and adaptability.
History of Xerox
Chester Carlson, a patent attorney and part-time inventor, made the first xerographic image in his makeshift laboratory in Astoria, Queens, NY on October 22, 1938. He spent years trying to sell his invention without success. Business executives and entrepreneurs didn’t believe there was a market for a copier when carbon paper worked just fine. And the prototype for the copier was unwieldy and messy. Some 20 companies, IBM and General Electric among them, met his invention with what Carlson called “an enthusiastic lack of interest”.
Finally in 1944, the Battelle Memorial Institute in