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.
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?
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.
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.
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
All businesses use office printers, and few really know which printer to purchase that will cater to their requirements. Not all printers print documents of the same quality, not all printers can perform the same jobs and have the same functions. Choosing the right printer is pretty much as complex a purchase as getting a computer, laptop or smart phone. It also doesn’t help when retailers presume you know what DPI (dots per inch) and NFC (near field communication) mean.
Topics: office printing environment, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Green Office, Office Solution, Office Automation and MPS, print Environment, Managed Print, Managed Print Expectations, Vendor Management, Managed Print Environments
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.
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.
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:
- 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.)
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.