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Managing Your Print Environment = A More Sustainable Business

Posted by James Tooley on Nov 6, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Written by James Tooley in collaboration with Wilma O'Neill

What are the main pain points for retailers when looking at managing their print environment?

When it comes to your print environment there are a lot of things to consider, but in retail there’s not always time to:

  • Look for the best price
  • Manage your hardware, contracts and stock
  • While managing a store and trying to cut costs, you still need to find a way to be more sustainable.
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Topics: Remanufactured Toner Cartridges, Printing Costs, Print Environment, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Cartridge Solutions

10 tips for Business Owners & CEO's about Total Cost of Ownership

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 details 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: MPS, Reduce Printing, Printing Costs, Service Level Agreement, Office Automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, TCO

This Is How We Can Reduce Your Spend on Print

Posted by David Whitehead on Jun 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Cost savings, greater efficiencies and sustainability are all synonymous with the South African market.  Most businesses are driving towards a leaner business that operates more efficiently while driving down operating costs.  Printing and its associated costs are no different.

In a modern-day business environment, these are some of the important steps on how one can effectively reduce the amount of spend within their printing environment.

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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, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Digitalisation

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

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

14 Factors to Choosing the Right Office Printer

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

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 smartphone.

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Topics: Printing Costs, Print Environment, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, TCO, Hardware Solutions

8 Reasons We All Hate Our Office Printer

Posted by Bianca Beck on May 30, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Who hasn't wanted to take out their frustrations on the ever-failing office printer? From confusing error messages and always-empty ink cartridges to unfixable paper jams. Today's printers are a source of frustration and angst for most, and yet we can't go without them either.

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

The Cost of Printing - Do We Really Need to Spend so Much on Paper?

Posted by Melliza Giliomee on Jan 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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. 

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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, Green Office, Office Printing

Why Do We Still Print? Going Paperless is Not An Overnight Process!

Posted by Sherdon Smith on Sep 11, 2017 10:22:17 AM

I have always had this burning question in the back of mind, “Why do we Print?”  Aren’t we supposed be working in Paperless offices by now?

We all imagine offices of the future to be a place of efficiency, sustainability, a collaborative setting where computers support our daily print routines and processes.  But in reality, being human, your environment or what you are exposed to, quickly determines your print behaviour.

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

When Purchasing Printers and Copiers, What Should You Consider?

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: Printing Costs, Office Automation, Print Environment, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, TCO, Hardware Solutions