PC World reports that Canon has recently decided to work together with Oracle in order to improve various software functionality on their copiers and printers.
The partnership will focus on document processing technology. The software will also link a variety of Canon devices through a database.
“As a first step in the partnership, Canon subsidiary IT Solutions will sell a new platform that easily links products like Canon’s imageRunner Advance copiers with Oracle’s database, WebLogic and other offerings, the two companies said Monday.”
The product-linking platform (from this partnership) will be available for purchase January in Japan and sometime during the first half of 2012 in the U.S. and Europe.
The report suggests that software related to database technology is becoming a huge part of the copying and printing landscape.