Icon

Green Office Blog

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.

Read More

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

10 Compelling Reasons why you need a Print Assessment

Posted by Zandalee Naude on Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Print assessments have become somewhat of a standard in the Office Automation industry. It’s not uncommon for copier salesman to compare current spend to a new solution and advise on the savings available, should you sign on the dotted line.

The problem here is that the print estate is not looked at in its entirety. Only then will you see the current state compared to where you could be.

Read More

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

The Vendor Management Relationships – Why Clients’ Don’t “Let Go”

Posted by Chasthi Grant on Aug 11, 2017 3:19:28 PM

It is always important to optimally develop, manage and control vendor contracts, relationships and performance for the efficient delivery of contracted products and services.

Below are the reasons why clients don't let go:

Read More

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

VENDOR MANAGEMENT JOURNEY – Reasons to Trust The Vendor Manager

Posted by Chasthi Grant on Aug 11, 2017 3:14:32 PM

Vendor Management is not just about sourcing suppliers with cheapest price for products or services, it's about more than that, it is about streamlining processes for heightened efficiencies, initiating and developing relationships with providers of goods and services to ensure that the agreements made are mutually beneficial for both parties. 

Below are the top 4 functions of a Vendor Manager and why you should trust them:

Read More

Topics: MPS, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Reporting, Efficient, Green Office, Office Printing

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.

Read More

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

6 Tips for Managing Vendor Relationships

Posted by Zandalee Naude on Jul 4, 2017 10:52:24 AM

Managing Vendor Relationships is often focussed on finding suppliers with the cheapest price for a product or service, however, it’s about much more than just that.  Vendor management is about ensuring that the agreement between the company and the supplier is mutually beneficial for both parties.

By ensuring that you manage vendors effectively, you ensure proper service delivery at the required rate and satisfaction to help achieve your business goals.

Read More

Topics: MPS, Service Level Agreement, Culture Code, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Company Culture