Xerox is to buy Global Imaging Systems for about $1,5-billion. 

The acquisition will allow the office equipment manufacturer to get into the small and mid-size businesses.
Global Imaging Systems is a player in the SMB market with 21 regional companies in the US that sell and service office equipment.
It will bring about 200 000 customers to Xerox, whicle increasing distribution in the SMB market by about 50%.