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The Green Office Story and Beyond 2020

Posted by Warren Valentine on May 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM

As with most companies this year, Green Office is under immense pressure to drive cost reductions while generating sales to ensure that we are sustainable and will be around next year! Luckily for us, our purpose is to make business more efficient and sustainable, and that is exactly what we’ve been doing for our own business and are planning on doing this year and beyond.

Green Office has been in operation since 1997, starting out in a garage with only three people. We are now a fully fledged Managed Service Business focusing on driving efficiencies and sustainability initiatives to ensure that our clients don’t have physical, financial and operational waste.

Green Office will be focusing on delivering services within the following four towers:

  1. Managed Print Services looking at all aspects of a print environment.
  2. Digitalisation Consulting, Services & Technology
  3. Cyber Security, focusing on identifying and managing vulnerabilities
  4. Sustainability Consulting, through assessments and training, amongst other items.
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Topics: MPS, Remanufactured Toner Cartridges, Office Automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Green ABLE, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Sustainability, TCO, Print Assessment, Cyber Security, Print Management Software, Hardware Solutions, Device Management Software, Digitalisation, Cartridge Solutions, Sustainability Consulting

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

Overcharge: What No One Is Talking About

Posted by Melliza Giliomee on Sep 11, 2019 12:00:00 PM

The expectation to deliver on an effective and efficient print environment for customers is becoming more and more important, whether it is a big corporate business with almost 3 000 assets to keep track of, or a small church down the road relying on one device to do the job. No matter your business size, you will most likely need to invest in a reliable partner to manage your devices and office automation space.

By investing in a partnership, you trust that the prices and terms presented to you are market-related and that the solution offering is a bargain because that is what the sales representative has told you…. right?

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Topics: MPS, Service Level Agreement, Office Automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Efficient, Green Office, Office Printing, TCO, Print Assessment, Hardware Solutions, CPC, CPP

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

4 Ways to Simplify Your IT Infrastructure

Posted by Mandisi Dabula on Mar 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

According to Gartner, by 2020, 80% of IT infrastructure modernisation projects will fall short of cost saving targets because of an inability to simplify and address unnecessary complexity.

To be able to address this complexity, and meet cost savings targets in today’s competitive commercial landscape, businesses need to adapt to best practice. In IT Infrastructure, this means that it is crucial that I&O (Infrastructure and Operations) leaders have clear strategies in place for current and future business’ operations.

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Topics: MPS, Service Level Agreement, Office Automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, TCO

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

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

Factors That Make up Your Total Cost to Print a Page - TCO!

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Apr 12, 2017 9:10:24 AM

Does it really cost only 6 cents to print a page?

Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your entire printing environment is the first step in knowing the true cost per printed page – which is usually nowhere near 6 cents to print a page!

Deciding on a printing device that will cater for everyone’s needs, but at the same time fit the budget, may seem impossible.  Most companies base decisions on the cost per page to determine the best option in terms of price.

Before figuring out what option works out cheaper, you must understand what exactly you need in a printing device to ensure you don’t pay for a whole lot of functionality you won’t use.  

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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, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, TCO, Print Management Software, Hardware Solutions, Device Management Software, Cartridge Solutions