gjl711 wrote in post #16353646
Care to site a source? Such a bold statement so I assume you have something to back it up.
I was talking with Canon people involved in some of those new activities. Nothing secret here, their software acquisitions are well known from many companies (some of the software solutions were already well known in large companies offices before Canon bought them). In fact they are actively looking for new customers, that's how I learned it.
I won't give you any names, THAT would be bold and unfair, but the person locally responsible for this branch of Canon activities told me they have been given a free hand and "unlimited" budget to develop this business (and again, looking at their sensors performance, it's obviously not the case of their camera business!)
And again, I was told from the same source, face to face, that Canon can not make enough profit with cameras and other hardware, to finance a company of their size. That's the reason they are developing the software and service branch, with almost NO link with photography.
I don't work for them, they never paid me anything, even for this negotiation, I'm not doing business with them, so I feel totally free to repeat what I have been told!
If you have a problem with that, it's none of my business.