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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

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

Will the printer industry eventually die?

Posted by James Tooley on Jun 27, 2018 10:59:40 AM

Will the printer industry eventually die?

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!).

Perhaps then the question should be “how quickly” will it die?

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

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

What I Have Learnt From 15 Years in the Office Automation Industry

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Mar 28, 2018 12:04:58 PM

I have been in the office automation environment for 15 years and I still love what I do. From the early days of calling on customers to sell re-manufactured laser print cartridges, to our current focus on selling a win-win outcomes-based solution, I am amazed at how this industry has progressed and I am excited about the road ahead.

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

Printing and the POPI Act, What You Need to Know

Posted by Riaan Jansen van Rensburg on Aug 11, 2017 3:17:09 PM

According to South African Law, everyone has the right to privacy (Section 14 of Constitution of South Africa, 1996).  The right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information.  What does this mean in the World of Printing?  It means pages printed with personal information need to be controlled, but how do you do this?

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Topics: POPI Act, Print Environment, Efficient, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Print Management Software, Device Management Software

Print Accounting Software - What to Consider

Posted by Riaan Jansen van Rensburg on Aug 11, 2017 2:56:48 PM

Research has shown that implementing software tools to manage printing can reduce paper usage by up to 20%. The most effective print management software tools can be broken down in the following functions:

Device Management Software - Applications that facilitate proactive monitoring of devices within the print fleet (i.e. toner low alerts, maintenance required, page counts, etc.)

Print Management Software - Applications that facilitate the management of users by means of rules-based printing, such as default mono / double-sided printing. This will also facilitate a follow-me solution, where a user can authenticate at any device on any site.

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Topics: Reduce Printing, Printing Costs, Office Automation, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Print Management Software

A Managed Print Service Solution Can Reduce Your Print Faster

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Jul 19, 2017 1:41:35 PM

Green Office’s purpose is to make business more efficient and sustainable with the implementation of our Managed Print Service Solution.

This model is based on a very transparent approach and is aligned with clearly defined objectives of our clients.

  • We gain control through a detailed assessment which we conduct.
  • We provide cost containment or cost avoidance based on a clearly defined road map.
  • We provide data driven change management solutions based on your adopted print strategy.

Our approach and methodology is based on 13 years of development.

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

Defining Managed Print Services: 3 Easy Principles

Posted by Mandisi Dabula on Jul 7, 2017 8:54:51 AM

When it comes to sustainable solution based offerings to businesses, the in-vogue term used in the print industry is “Managed Print Services (MPS)”. This term has come to be loosely used and not quite defined, causing confusion not only among decision makers in the consumer market but also within the industry suppliers themselves.

So, what is Managed Print Services?  It is not uncommon to hear of a business saying that they have an MPS Strategy in place and yet when one delves a bit deeper into the actual service in place, there are gaps found in the solution.

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Topics: MPS, Reduce Printing, Service Level Agreement, Office Automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Reporting, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, TCO, Print Assessment