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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

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

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

5 Steps to a More “Optimized” Print Environment.

Posted by Melliza Giliomee on Aug 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM

It’s no secret that organisations are seeking to cut down on costs and what better and more effective way to do so than starting with the print environment.

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Topics: MPS, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print, print Environment

What to Consider When Choosing a Print Supplier - 3 Simple Guidelines:

Posted by Mandisi Dabula on Aug 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM

When choosing a print supplier, it is often easy to overlook the practicalities that might hinder the fit between what your business envisaged as a final solution, as opposed to what you might get after the fact.  Typically, this happens when there are a few oversights in decision making pertaining to what your business wants as opposed to what your business needs.  The understanding of your business’s drivers, is often more important before choosing the correct company to fulfil your needs in the print space.

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Topics: Managed Print Environments

Managed Print Environments

Posted by Peter Naicker on Aug 11, 2017 3:03:54 PM

We live in the age of technology, with that said, ask many companies what they spend on their print environment and you will be surprised by how few companies really know. To make matters worse, we have found that many companies do not know how many devices they have and the location of those devices.  This creates a major risk within the business as it leads to costs being unmanaged.  Just to clear up any confusion, when I say “Print Environment”, I am referring to all printer and copiers that a company is making use of.

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Topics: Managed Print Environments