Green Office Blog

The Impact of Downtime on Business

Posted by Melliza Giliomee on May 23, 2018 10:27:53 AM

Can we ever understand the true cost of downtime in an organisation? The only way to do this is to get a grip on what downtime really costs. The first step is to define what “downtime” means, which is “system unavailability”. Even if an application is “up and running”, it is still considered downtime if the application can’t be used.  

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Topics: office automation, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Office Automation and MPS, Innovation, Efficient, procedure, Office Solution, Green Office

STOP, Do you really need to print that document?

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Apr 25, 2018 10:30:00 AM

The next time you print a document ask yourself:

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Topics: reduce printing, Managed Print, why do we print, office printing environment, Office Printing

What I Have Learnt From 15 Years in the Office Printing Industry 

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Mar 28, 2018 12:04:58 PM

I have been in the office printing environment for 15 years and I still love what I do.

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Topics: Green Office, office printing environment, Office Printing, Printing Industry

4 Ways to Simplify Your IT Infrastructure

Posted by Mandisi Dabula on Mar 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

According to Gartner, by 2020, 80% of IT infrastructure modernisation projects will fall short of cost saving targets because of an inability to simplify and address unnecessary complexity.

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Topics: Service Level Agreement, office automation, Vendor Management, PST, Efficient, Office Solution

Pros and Cons: Buying or Leasing a Printer

Posted by Melliza Giliomee on Mar 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

As with any kind of asset investment, it is worth it to take the time to consider whether buying or leasing a printer is the best option.

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Topics: MPS, Managed Print Services, printers/copiers, print Environment

Five things to improve in your business for 2018

Posted by Jane Sanders on Feb 5, 2018 11:20:43 AM

Do you run a business? It’s sometimes hard to know how to stay on the cutting edge – especially in an age where things continue to evolve and change at a rapid rate. Today, let’s run through five ways in which you can make a significant improvement to your business for the coming year.

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Topics: Reporting, Innovation, Efficient, procedure

10 Compelling Reasons why you need a Print Assessment

Posted by Zandalee Naude on Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Print assessments have become somewhat of a standard in the Office Automation industry. It’s not uncommon for copier salesman to compare current spend to a new solution and advise on the savings available, should you sign on the dotted line.Evaluate your printing .jpg

The problem here is that the print estate is not looked at in its entirety. Only then will you see the current state compared to where you could be. A thorough and detailed print assessment will allow you to understand the following:

  1. Understand what you have.
    A detailed print assessment will be conducted across all operational sites to compile an asset list of all devices within your fleet. This includes any document output devices, such as printers, copiers, scanners, faxing machines, dot-matrix, etc.)
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Topics: MPS, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print, print Environment, Office Solution

Why we love culture (you should too!)

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Jan 25, 2018 11:48:29 AM

The current state of our nation and the world would suggest that the moral compass has gone a little haywire.  Almost every bit of news we read is filled with corruption, violence, greed, power and generally negative stuff.

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Topics: Culture code, Innovation, Efficient, GreenABLE

The Cost of Printing Do We Really Need to Spend so Much on Paper

Posted by Melliza Giliomee on Jan 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Every year, tons of paper is used in workplaces all over the world, in both large and small offices. Many of these offices have actively taken up recycling, but even though it is an inexpensive and environmentally conscious option, a much more cost-effective strategy is to reduce daily paper consumption. 

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Topics: MPS, reduce printing, cost to print, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Environments, print Environment, Office Automation and MPS

Is there an Office Solution that will help my staff complete their admin faster?

Posted by Mandisi Dabula on Jan 8, 2018 10:16:09 AM

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new- Socrates.

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Topics: Office Solution