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Why Bigger (A3) Is Changing to Better (A4) when Choosing a MFP?

We’ve seen a lot of changes in the print industry over the past several years, some of which have been more impactful than others. From declining pages to the growth of MPS, to improved security and solutions, end users and IT departments are constantly required to decipher between what trends to follow and what’s the most ...

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We Did Great in 2018

Companies tend to age similarly to people. Start-up companies are newborns and can’t survive without the help and support of others. As toddlers, a company can stand on two-feet, feed itself, and make lots of mistakes along the way. As a 15 year old company, gap intelligence is much like me when I was an incoming high school freshman - a ...

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Words with Herbs -- Patricia Lloyd

1) Name?

Patricia Lloyd

2) How did you get to gap intelligence?

The story begins 22 years ago when I dropped my son off at preschool, and another mom asked me if I’d like a part-time job going into stores and writing down pricing for printers. My only thought was, if I could make enough money to hire a maid, I’d be thrilled. That ...

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Meet the New Additions to our UZ Dev Team

It’s time for a Tashkent, Uzbekistan development team update. There have been some fun changes since last year’s thorough who’s who of the team. Our current team consists of Pavel Skripin, Timur Suleymanov, and the subjects of today’s blog, Evgeniy Chjen and Ruslan Sidorenko. Timur Gabdrakipov, mentioned in our previous ...

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Cross-Platform Play: The Berlin Wall of the Video Game Industry

As a gamer from the early days of Nintendo, I have always enjoyed playing video games with friends. The experience improved over the years with additional controllers, split-screen cooperative campaigns, and eventually online multiplayer options. However, with the emergence of online multiplayer on consoles came a great divide: which of the two ...

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gap intelligence Boosts Coverage with Air Purifiers

New Air Purifiers category provides weekly pricing and promotions data

SAN DIEGO – December 4, 2018 – gap intelligence, a values-led market research firm focused on the information technology, consumer electronics, imaging, and home appliance industries, announces the addition of air purifiers to its portfolio of market intelligence ...

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The Importance of Hiring A-Players

At gap intelligence we take pride in ‘doing great’ for each other, our clients, and our community. When doing great for each other, we must recruit talented and dedicated employees who will give our organization the best opportunity to grow. It’s not just important to get the right people on the bus, but the right ...

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Ask the Analysts: Explaining the Why Behind the Mobile PC Q3 Scorecard

Competition is notoriously fierce in the U.S. retail channel, especially in the cut-throat market for mobile computing devices such as notebook and detachable tablet PCs. No fewer than 13 brands--a full baker’s dozen--sparred over the crowded shelves of big-box retailers in the ever-important Q3 calendar season, otherwise known as ...

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Wrapping up the Year of the Voice Assistant

Wrapping up the Year of the Voice Assistant | A gap intelligence Webinar

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Embracing Handoffs on a Distributed Software Dev Team

We at gap intelligence are an agile development shop. Recently I blogged about how I became SCRUM Master certified. In that blog I discussed how we use SCRUM and how we have tailored our process along the way to find what works best for us. Every SCRUM team is different so what works for one team, may not work for another. Remember…SCRUM ...

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When You Don’t Trust a Trust Fall

Trust fall...pause for cringe...I am not sure there are two other words that when put together result in such a visceral reaction from people. The unfortunate part is that ‘trust fall’ is usually preceded by the phrase ‘team-building activity’, which often times result in a similar negative reaction. For whatever reason, ...

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An Iterative approach to Indistractibility

gap intelligence follows a cultivation culture, which means we intend to succeed by growing people to fulfil our vision.  As part of our company’s efforts to improve, every gapper gets their own education budget to spend growing their skill set, obtaining certifications, focusing on professional development, and generally bettering ...

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gap intelligence Analysis Now Includes Wireless Routers

- New category provides weekly pricing and promotions data -

SAN DIEGO – November 5, 2018 – gap intelligence, a values-led market research firm focused on the information technology, consumer electronics, imaging, and home appliance industries, announces the addition of wireless routers to its portfolio of market intelligence ...

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Words with Herbs - Christine Insabella

1) Name

Christine Insabella

2) How did you get to gap intelligence?

After growing up in Columbus, Ohio, I finally decided that I had had enough of the bitter cold and moved to San Diego 4 years ago on a whim. I drove out here with my kitten Otis and posted up in a hotel in PB since I didn’t know anyone and didn’t have a job lined up ...

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Bundles and Rebates and Free Gifts, Oh My!

If anyone has ever tried to shop for a kitchen appliance, they know the overwhelming feeling of looking through a myriad of advertisements and promotions offered by retailers. Considering promotions such as bundles, mail-in rebates, free gifts, and merchant rewards, it can be confusing and time consuming to determine what deal really is the ...

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Robert Frost and a Robotic Vacuum Walk Into a Bar…

Here you are, standing at a fork in the road. Both are paved with the same black asphalt, adorned with the same broken lines down the center, and both feature light posts along the sides. You search and search for a single difference between the two. The lights feature different shaped sconces. One road features white broken lines, while the ...

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Commonalities Between Flyfishing and Sales

October is the most beautiful time in the northeast. It is when I am finally able to accept the fact the summer is over and start appreciating the first signs of autumn; its colors, its smells, and the crisp air. In order to indulge in everything that this short and exquisite season that mother nature offers, my eleven year old daughter and I ...

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Intel Optane Memory 101 – Is it worth it?

There are so many different things to worry about when shopping for a computer. How fast should the CPU be? Is this RAM too slow? How much storage space do I need? Will this GPU with that CPU cause bottlenecking? (Don't even get me started on adaptive sync technology.) As the data specialist for Desktops and Notebooks categories, I get ...

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Best Buy Price Tags Go Digital

Best Buy is in the midst of a major transformation, rolling-out digital price tags to 150 locations across America. This many not seem like a big deal given that Best Buy and other retailers have been slowly testing, adopting, and un-adopting digital tags for years. However, this latest digital tag rollout seems different.

Best Buy’s 150 ...

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A Change of Pace

Among the many perks of working at a place like gap intelligence, where employees are valued as individuals and treated as respected team members, is that a big change in your life doesn't necessarily have to mean big a career change too. Recently, my family and I moved from gap intelligence's home base of San Diego, ...

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Waiting for Black Friday to Buy a Home Printer? Here's What You Need to Know.

Believe it or not, Black Friday is only two months away. It's never too early to start thinking about holiday gift-giving, or in this case buying a new printer for your home. Once you've followed this guide to help identify what you're looking for, it's time to begin game planning for 2018 Black Friday printer deals with ...

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Innovation Driven

gap intelligence is always looking for ways to provide added value to clients. Last year, we launched two new services with Vacuums and PC Monitors. We similarly started 2018 launching Voice Assistance Speakers and Cooktops and Wall Ovens services, and we’re already working with several leaders in each of these categories.

Innovation is ...

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Don’t be fooled by Advertisements

I’m one of the few people that still gets a newspaper thrown at their house every morning. On Sundays, the thud on my garage door is even louder as the paper is stuffed with advertisements from Best Buy, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc. Unless I’m in the market for something, the first thing I’ll do is throw them all in the ...

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Cognitive Bias, The Mississippi River, and You (and Me and Basically Everyone)

After nearly 4 years of working on the data team in the Research Group at gap intelligence, this year I was presented with the opportunity to transition to the product development team as an Associate Product Manager. I readily jumped at the chance to try on a new hat here at gap, to learn new skills, and to take advantage of this unique ...

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Still Doing Great at gapCon #8!

If you’ve been following gap intelligence’s blog for awhile now, you may have noticed a recurring topic that seems to pop up right around this time every year: gapCon. And for those of you who haven’t been perusing our musings over the last several years (shame on you!), you may be asking yourself “what’s a ...

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Words with Herbs - Jennifer Osborn

1) Name:

Jennifer Osborn

2) How did you get to gap intelligence?

After 21 years in the retail industry, I found myself with an opportunity to change careers. I came across an open position at gap intelligence that was shared on Facebook from current employee, and long time friend, Adrienne Spear. I researched gap intelligence through its ...

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5 Things I Learned As An Athlete That Make Me a Better Developer

Since I can remember, and even earlier based on pictures, I have always played soccer and been a part of a team. Practices, team parties, and games are some of my earliest and favorite memories. Being an athlete was a big part of my life from elementary school through college and continues to be part of my identity today. While I don’t ...

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Words with Herbs - Stefani Zaki

1) Name:

Stefani Zaki

2) How did you get to gap intelligence?

I graduated from San Diego State in 2016 with a degree in Communication and was eager to start a big girl job with my big girl brain. Growing up, I have always been passionate about helping people who are less fortunate and I wanted to develop my career in that field. I started ...

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gap intelligence Refreshed Italy Dealer Cost Price Analysis

Since 2015, gap intelligence’s MFP-Copier Dealer Cost Report has provided manufacturers with wholesale costs for US dealer channel MFPs/SFPs. This report provides competitive wholesale pricing for hardware, options, and consumables as well as dealer program details and hardware Pivot Table data to create dealer transfer price trends. Due ...

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From Fashion to Future: Wearables and Health Tracking

There was a time in the not too distant past where a rubber bracelet that could count your steps was the pinnacle of wearable technology. Businesses were reaching sky-high valuations on the back of fitness tracking technology, and new companies were rushing into the market looking to replicate their success. Everyone from hardcore exercise ...

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If You Haven't Purchased a TV in a While, Stop and Read This First!

The other day, my brother told me he needed a new TV and asked me for advice. I asked him the usual questions (What size do you want? How much do you want to spend? etc.). His response was, “I already did some research and found a TCL model that fits what I need. I’ve never heard of them before. Are they a good brand?”

I ...

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Words With Herbs - Courtney Capobianco

1) Name:

Courtney Capobianco

2) How did you get to gap intelligence?

After graduating from UCSD, I moved to the Bay Area and began my career working as research scientist. As great as the Bay Area is, I always wondered why I left San Diego. Fast forward 4.5 years and I was finally able to make my way back and decided that it was time to try ...

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CES 2019 | Building Relationships and Tapping our Expertise

For the last 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation. The very first CES was held in New York City in 1967. In the early days of CES, the trade show was held twice a year; once in the winter and once in the summer. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) bounced around between various cities before they decided in 1998 to cut ...

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gap intelligence Does Data Science

gap intelligence is a big fan of Simon Sinek. We have read many of his books in our book club and gapU’s gapMBA . In fact Simon Sinek’s Start with Why ties in with everything that gap intelligence is about and our purpose. Lately I have been giving a lot of thought to figuring out how the principles of “Why,” ...

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gap intelligence is cool, just like Yellowstone

It’s vacation season! Hopefully you all have enjoyed some well deserved rest and relaxation this summer. I for one spent the 100 year anniversary of the National Park System at our nation’s oldest park — Yellowstone National Park. It had been more than 20 years since I had last visited Yellowstone, and I had almost forgotten ...

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