Green Office Blog

PLASTICS AIN'T OUR THING

Posted by Sarah Fernandes on Jul 4, 2018 10:10:25 AM

The world is at war with plastic pollution.  South Africa has officially made the top 20 of the world’s worst plastic polluters – we are ranked at number 11, worse than India, and the entire United States. 

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Will the printer industry eventually die?

Posted by James Tooley on Jun 27, 2018 10:59:40 AM

I think most people will answer the above question with an unequivocal “of course it will die”, and this answer is no doubt based on the rapidity at which digital accessibility is growing (not to mention how happy our youth are on their screens!).

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Topics: MPS, Managed Print Services, printers/copiers, Office Automation and MPS, Office Solution, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry

Sustainable Digital Transformation

Posted by Ben Rabe on Jun 21, 2018 12:01:22 PM

Turning digital sounds easy but it comes with a lot of user adoption issues. Questions need to be asked such as the need for going digital.  Is it purely to conform or is there a genuine passion for making the business more sustainable.  At GO BPO we drive digital transformation because we believe in sustainability.

 

Managing your printing environment can help to reduce costs and immediately become more sustainable -.  Creating a culture of environmental awareness requires effort and constant management.  This can be driven through support and rewards programs. Reward with initiatives such as “greenest department” or “biggest cost savers” can encourage team effort and build excitement around becoming more sustainable.

 

Once the print environment has been addressed, the focus can shift to digital transformation by converting as much as you can into digital processes and data.  Making use of online forms rather than paper forms, allowing for digital signatures in your processes are a few examples of digitisation in the workplace.  This will give you the opportunity to become more efficient in workflows..

 

At GO BPO we focus on building strategies which allows for careful planning and commitment to an achievable route map to becoming more sustainable.

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Topics: The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, office automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print, Efficient, Office Solution, office printing environment

3 Tips for Better Document Archiving and Management

Posted by Mandisi Dabula on Jun 7, 2018 9:24:22 AM

“Move fast with stable infrastructure.” – Mark Zuckerberg

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Topics: office automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Service, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, PST, Office Automation and MPS, Reporting, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solution, Green Office, office printing environment, Office Printing, Printing Industry

8 Reasons We All Hate Our Office Printer

Posted by Bianca Beck on May 30, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Who hasn't wanted to take out their frustrations on the ever-failing office printer?

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Topics: office automation, print Environment, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry

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