Green Office Blog

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

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

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

Managed Print Services, Innovation paying off

Posted by Sherdon Smith on Sep 22, 2017 9:16:37 AM

Talking and thinking about print is not exciting to most, and bringing up a conversation about your home or office printer at a dinner party would surely be social suicide. But let’s try to understand this and why we humans don’t get excited by print.

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Topics: Managed Print Services, Managed Print, Innovation

The Difference Between an Office Automation and MPS Company (Explained)

Posted by Zandalee Naude on Sep 1, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Efficiency, the buzzword in any company is all about working smart, not hard. Making the most of your time and effort, whilst staying productive.

Most people are looking for ways to become more efficient in their everyday tasks. Earlier, all you needed was a basic computer, telephone and perhaps a fax machine to get through the items on your to-do list.  Whereas now, this won’t give you the edge to make you more efficient and thus, you won’t be one step ahead of your competition.

   

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Topics: MPS, office automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print, 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

5 Signs That It Is Time to Upgrade Your Printer or Copier

Posted by Melliza Giliomee on Jul 24, 2017 11:08:06 AM

Like anything, print devices have a life span and depreciates over time.  The performance consequently gets worse as the device ages.  It is therefore important to address the situation promptly so that you are not relying on a machine that offers suboptimal performance. 

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Topics: Managed Print Services, printers/copiers