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Bianca Beck

Bianca Beck
Born and raised in the beautiful Jacaranda City of Pretoria, a city girl at heart who enjoys spending time with those near and dear to her. After completing her Advanced 3 Year City & Guilds Diploma in Hospitality Management she moved to a small coastal town to run a Bed & Breakfast for three years. In 2009 she found herself back in her hometown beginning a new adventure in the publishing industry with a start up scrapbooking/arts & crafts magazine. She soon excelled in this career path to eventually become the Editor of this magazine and enjoyed a 7 year span with the company before it was sold and she headed off to become the Client Relations and Online Manager of a small retail establishment. Now the new Marketing Coordinator for Green Office, she has set her sights on learning as much as possible and growing her knowledge day by day whilst making a difference.
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Are you thinking about outsourcing your IT processes?

Posted by Bianca Beck on Oct 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Interview done with James Elstob of MDM Technologies

When outsourcing your IT processes, there are 3 key points to consider:

1. How do I know I am ready to outsource my IT?

If you are already asking this question, you should outsource your IT. Rather get the experts to assist, or conduct an assessment of your business and see where it could be implemented, instead of bogging your CIO down with issues they shouldn’t be dealing with. (It’s like getting a doctor to check your plumbing or a plumber to check your heart).

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Topics: Office Solution, Efficient, Innovation

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to “Greenify” Your School!

Posted by Bianca Beck on Oct 10, 2018 11:48:41 AM

How a school can reduce the impact paper, printing and wastage has on the environment.

The children of today will be the architects and thought leaders of tomorrow, therefore it is imperative for us, as their mentors and teachers, to set the example of being more environmentally conscious and responsible. We need to practice what we preach by implementing an environmentally conscious and friendly zone. Schools allow children to share life experiences and lessons while learning the values they will carry with them for a lifetime.

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Topics: Green Office, office printing environment, GreenABLE, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, reduce printing, Remanufactured Toner Cartridges, Managed Print Environments, Efficient, Innovation

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Environmental Cost of Printing

Posted by Bianca Beck on Oct 3, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Our everyday printing activities, whether personal or business related, have a significant impact on the environment, which is not usually considered as we mindlessly click the “print” command.  The consumables required for printing i.e. paper and printer cartridges, and the manufacturing and disposal thereof, are responsible for irreparable damage to the natural environment.

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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Topics: Green Office, office printing environment, Office Printing, GreenABLE, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, reduce printing, cost to print, Printing Industry

Insourcing VS Outsourcing Your IT

Posted by Bianca Beck on Sep 26, 2018 11:57:46 AM

Benefits for small companies versus large companies.

An interview was done with James Elstob of MDM Technologies

“Outsourcing" and “insourcing" are methods of dividing up work amongst different departments or companies for strategic reasons. Insourcing is typically done solely from within a company's own operational infrastructure, while outsourcing uses companies that are not affiliated with the company itself to perform a task.

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Topics: Green Office, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solution

Digitising the Classroom - What to consider and how to implement

Posted by Bianca Beck on Sep 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

In today’s fast-paced, tech driven society, students are looking at getting their information on their tech devices as quickly and conveniently as possible, and schools have now adopted the means of supplying students with the access and tools to get their study material/projects and homework anywhere at any time.

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Topics: Green Office, Printing Industry, Efficient, print Environment, reduce printing, Innovation

Reduce Your Paper Usage and Save the Environment

Posted by Bianca Beck on Sep 12, 2018 11:20:15 AM

Do You Know How Much Paper Is Costing Your Business? 

Take a minute and look around your office and/or work environment, what do you see? Stacks of paper in the recycling bin? Printers that are faulty or out of order? An A3 printer that everyone only uses to print A4? Printers that are always low on paper and ink?

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Topics: Green Office, print Environment, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, Efficient, Office Printing, Office Solution

I Dont Like My IT Manager, Do I Really Need Him or Her?

Posted by Bianca Beck on Sep 5, 2018 4:20:27 PM

So, you aren’t the biggest fan of the person running your IT department. What do you do? First of all, it’s helpful to fully understand his/her role.

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Topics: Green Office, Office Solution, Efficient

Print Vs. Digital Education in Schools

Posted by Bianca Beck on Aug 29, 2018 11:35:00 AM

Everything we do each day involves a digital aspect, whether it be on a laptop, tablet, smartphone, e-reader or desktop computer.  Today’s youth see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology and actively engaging on devices every single day.

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Topics: office printing environment, Office Printing, Green Office, Office Solution, Efficient, Innovation, print Environment

Trends in IT – South Africa VS The WORLD.

Posted by Bianca Beck on Aug 24, 2018 11:13:54 AM

Interview done with James Elstob of MDM Technologies

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Topics: office printing environment, Green Office, Office Solution, Reporting, Vendor Management, Office Automation and MPS

What to Consider When Reducing Printing Costs and Paper Usage in Schools

Posted by Bianca Beck on Aug 15, 2018 3:22:00 PM

Schools are trying to find ways of cutting down printing expenditure without having to compromise educational standards, so it is only natural that material resources are the first place to look when trying to save money.

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Topics: Green Office, Printing Industry, Office Printing, Office Automation and MPS, print Environment, Managed Print Service, Managed Print Services, office automation, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, MPS