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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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Recent Posts

Are you thinking about Outsourcing IT Processes?

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

Interview done with James Elstob of MDM Technologies

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

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Topics: Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Cyber Security, ITC

Reduce the Impact Paper, Printing and Wastage Has on the Environment

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

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: Reduce Printing, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Green Office, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting

The Cost of Printing on the Environment

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

Written by Bianca Beck in collaboration with Sarah Fernandes (Sustainability Officer at Green Office)

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: Reduce Printing, Printing Costs, Print Environment, Efficient, Green Office, Office Printing, Eco-Friendly, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting

Insourcing vs. Outsourcing your IT

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

An interview was done with James Elstob of MDM Technologies

Benefits for small companies versus large companies.
“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.

There are cost and resource differences between outsourcing and insourcing, all of which influence a company's management decisions.

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Topics: Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Cyber Security, ITC

Digitising the Classroom - What to consider and how to implement

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

Education has finally taken the long overdue leap into the digital sector and is quickly changing.

Digital technology is impacting:

  1. What students are learning
  2. How they are learning
  3. Where they are learning
  4. When they are learning
  5. Why they are learning
  6. Who is teaching them

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: Reduce Printing, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Green Office, Printing Industry, Cyber Security, Digitalisation

Reduce 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? If any of these sounds familiar, you need to manage your printers more effectively.

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Topics: Reduce Printing, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Digitalisation

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: Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, ITC

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.

More and more schools are investing in classroom technologies, where students are now equipped with school-issued tablets and access to e-textbooks.  It is quickly becoming a necessity to convert textbooks to digital versions.  But we need to ask ourselves the question - does digital text really stand up to printed text?

  • Digital text is portable, handy, less expensive (assuming you already have a device) and accessible (this only applies to metropolitan areas).
  • When it comes to learning and our ability to process written information, digital text may seem like the obvious winner, however when considering that many people’s comprehension levels vary based on how they interact with text, the answer really depends on how interactive the digital text is.
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Topics: Innovation, Efficient, Green Office, Print Assessment

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

As technology continues to advance every day, trends are also changing more frequently. It can sometimes be a struggle to keep up with all the latest developments, but it’s necessary. 

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Topics: Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, ITC

Ways of Reducing Printing Costs and Paper Usage

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: MPS, Reduce Printing, Printing Costs, Office Automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Efficient, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Print Assessment