IT Leasing & Financing Outlook

The IT leasing and financing marketplace remains one of the more vibrant sectors with reasonable growth prospects through 2015. Even with the moderate economic growth forecast, IDC expects companies will continue to invest in technology that improves efficiency and helps them expand their reach into new markets — sustaining IT spending demand — and IT leasing and financing requirements. ... read more

Navigating Today’s Equipment Marketplace

When it comes to reselling equipment, no matter how much research you do or how prepared you are, ultimately it’s the marketplace that determines the outcome of the sale. Understanding the marketplace, effective marketing strategies and the flexibility of your business all contribute to the success of liquidating equipment … both today and in years to come.... read more

Federal Infrastructure Investments

Equipment markets can’t seem to get a break. After losing 37% of its workforce during the economic downturn, the construction equipment industry has suffered through a jobless recovery plagued by uncertainty surrounding long-term federal infrastructure investments. Given the outsized role the federal government plays in driving equipment purchases to build infrastructure projects, this uncertainty has constrained growth.... read more

No Break in Sight as Infrastructure Investment is ‘Threatened Like Never Before’

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Lift Truck Shipments Improve Y/Y, But Market Still ‘Fragile’

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A ‘Double Dip’ on the Horizon?

While the media and jittery investors may be seeing another recession on the horizon, NTEA economist Steve Latin-Kasper doesn’t see it as likely. A turbulent European economy and the unbecoming proceedings surrounding the debt ceiling debate notwithstanding, Latin-Kasper thinks it’s hard to have a recession when business, consumer and government expenditures are expected to increase in 2012.... read more

Hammer Down: New Opportunities Surface as Trucking Industry ‘Kicks Into Gear’

The trucking industry appears to be “kicking into gear.” As such, the Monitor sought out Jon Eide, national sales manager for the Commercial Vehicle Group at Wells Fargo Equipment Finance to share his perspective. From where he sits, Eide sees many new opportunities on the horizon.... read more

A Call to Action

National Business Aviation Association president and CEO Ed Bolen has navigated the organization through industry highs and lows since he assumed the post in 2004. Today, facing a slow and unsteady economic recovery and proposed Washington policies that could harm the industry, Bolen has mobilized the NBAA’s membership to educate politicians, the media and the general public about the contributions of business aviation to the United States.... read more

Teal Group’s Business Jet Overview

After suffering from apocalyptic numbers in 2008 and 2009, the business jet market spent 2010 and 2011 (so far) convalescing, but with few signs of a complete recovery. Key economic health indicators are sending mixed messages, and the fundamental market trend signs remain depressed. However, there are hopeful prospects for a deliveries recovery in 2012.... read more

Increasing Corporate Profits to Stormy Skies Over Washington Send Mixed Signals

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At Long Last, Tangible Signs of a Recovery ‘Round the Bend’

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In a Service-Based Economy, the IT Engine Keeps Humming

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Even in a Downturn, De Lage Landen ‘Stays the Course’ With Long-Term Strategy

In January of this year, Monitor readers found out that William Stephenson was appointed to lead De Lage Landen’s Global Vendor Finance (GVF) group. Recently, the company released impressive results for the first half of this year. We reached out to Stephenson, a 25-year veteran of the company, to learn more about his group’s performance and its approach to the market.... read more

Industry Sector Overview 2011

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Resting Comfortably — The Four Paths to Perfection

The last edition of Dispatches From the Trenches discussed the Article 9 concept of attachment. In this edition, Ken Weinberg discusses the four primary ways in which an attached security interest may be perfected — filing, possession, control and automatic perfection.... read more

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