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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

3 Steps to a Sustainable Paperless Environment

Posted by Ben Rabe on Jun 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Digitising your business operations sounds easy but it comes with a lot of user adoption issues. Questions need to be asked such as the need for going digital.  Is it purely to conform or is there a genuine passion for making the business more sustainable.  At Green Office we drive digital transformation because we believe in sustainability.

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Topics: Reduce Printing, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Digitalisation

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 Future of Printing in Schools

Posted by James Tooley on May 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM

I asked my son, who is in Grade 9, which medium at school he prefers to read and study from.  Without hesitation he said a book or on paper.  His first reason was clear, he feels less distracted when reading from a book, while an e-book or screen always remains a temptation.  

The accessibility to games and social media is real and one can’t help but be distracted even if on some subconscious level.  His second reason was less clear, but in summary, he prefers the hands-on physical side of turning pages and having ease of reference when using a book to study.

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Topics: Reduce Printing, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Green Office, Print Management Software

Print Management Software - Control Costs and Reduce Waste

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: MPS, Reduce Printing, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Green Office, Print Management Software

Reduce the Impact Paper, Printing and Wastage Has on the Environment

Posted by Bianca Beck on Oct 10, 2018 11:48:41 AM

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, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Green Office, Sustainability, Sustainability Consulting

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

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

Reduce 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? If any of these sounds familiar, you need to manage your printers more effectively.

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