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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: Innovation, Efficient, Office Solution

Why you Should be Thinking about Print Management Software for your School?

Posted by James Tooley on Oct 17, 2018 11:09:11 AM

Written by James Tooley in collaboration with Zandalee Naude (Smarketing Leader)

Everyone knows pushing print is easy, many people don’t know that controlling and managing it is also easy and has many benefits!  Controlling cost and reducing waste are key objectives of any print strategy and there is a simple, effective way of achieving them.

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Topics: reduce printing, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print, Efficient, Green Office

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

[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: reduce printing, cost to print, The Environmental Costs of Office Printing, GreenABLE, Green Office, office printing environment, Office Printing, 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: Innovation, Efficient, Office Solution, Green Office

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

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

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 Solution, Green Office

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

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