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What Business Owners and CEO's need to know....

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Oct 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Companies’ investment of R1.5 million on 4 Devices, could have potentially been R350k!

You really need to know and understand the rules of engagement of the Office Automation and Asset Financing World, as being aware of the detail can possibly save you millions!

In our world and our interaction with clients, we have accepted that the printing and print related contracts, are placed at the bottom of the food chain.  As specialist in our field, we believe that C levels in businesses should be aware of what’s going on. This information is not always filtered through the correct channels of the organisation, to ensure that contracts and pricing are properly reviewed, before it is signed.

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Topics: Insider, MPS, reduce printing, cost to print, Service Level Agreement, office automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Service, printers/copiers, Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, print Environment, Office Automation and MPS, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solution, Green Office, office printing environment, Office Printing

Are your printers vulnerable to a Cyber Attack?

Posted by Riaan Jansen van Rensburg on Jul 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

This question often comes up, and the answer to it is certainly yes. Your printing devices connect to nearly every device in your corporate network and most printers are not even designed with cyber security in mind. If hackers are hungry enough for information they will use any possible way to get “inside’’ your network. Their intent is to get access and control of your printer and from there your network. If they have access to the network, they will have control over your data.

The hackers want data that contains sensitive information that they can use to harm your company financially or place malicious software on your network to bring your business to its knees, harming your company’s IT infrastructure.

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Topics: printers/copiers, POPI Act, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solution, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry

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

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

5 Considerations When Purchasing Printers and Copiers

Posted by tshepo choechoe on Aug 11, 2017 3:12:55 PM

Purchasing a printer or copier may be one of the most daunting tasks one would need to carry out for the organisation.  Often, these big monstrous car-like contraptions all look the same, just with a different name and often with an alpha numerical that is more like a formula to an intergalactic mineral.  Be that as it may, purchasing a copier/printer is quite important and there are a few things to consider before leaping into the commitment of procuring it.  

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Topics: printers/copiers

5 Things to Look Out for Before Signing Copier Contracts

Posted by Valentia Maseko on Aug 11, 2017 2:55:06 PM

Signing copier contracts can be a daunting task for first time buyers.  Here are a few tips on what to look out for:

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Topics: MPS, printers/copiers

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