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Consolidate Your Office Devices Today

Consolidating the devices that you currently operate in your printer fleet is always a means of making your office more efficient and more affordable in the long run. Instead of walking into a crowded printer room full of outdated equipment, why not invest in a long-term strategy designed to promote cost savings and low-maintenance costs? It is becoming increasingly popular to rid the office of the “one machine for one job” mentality and switch to a multifunction system that promotes all the staples of office work into one functioning machine.

Cloud Computing on the Rise

There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about cloud computing. A system that integrates all of a company’s documents and files into an easy-to-use file sharing system that is remotely based rather than in a physical server, cloud computing is the next wave of technology to hit the data management industry.

Going Green Means Saving Money

Going green is a term that is being used quite a bit this day and age to describe a way of life for individuals and businesses that have become more conscious of the carbon footprint that we leave behind. As the science behind the movement becomes further solidified, more and more businesses are standing behind this trend not only to create a sustainable future, but also to cut costs in areas that were once overlooked. Business owners and employees will be surprised to learn that the techniques used to promote a green lifestyle also promote cutting costs and saving money.

The Pursuit of the Paperless Office

 It is estimated that less than 20% of all records that have traditionally been paper-based have been converted to electronic formats. For example, according to AdvancedMD.com, only 10% - 15% of medical records are handled electronically. This statistic is especially interesting since the term “paperless office” was coined over 30 years ago with the development of the personal computer. In today’s terms, we call the “paperless office” document imaging.

Major Printing Trends Coming your Way

Companies are always looking for ways to cut costs and breed efficiency in the office. Sometimes an internal audit of systems and how things are managed can offer valuable information and insight on how things can be improved. It is becoming an important trend to alleviate expense in unnecessary areas, especially in an age of digital solutions and services.

The Pursuit of the Paperless Office

It is estimated that less than 20% of all records that have traditionally been paper-based have been converted to electronic formats. For example, according to AdvancedMD.com, only 10% - 15% of medical records are handled electronically. This statistic is especially interesting since the term “paperless office” was coined over 30 years ago with the development of the personal computer. In today’s terms, we call the “paperless office” document imaging.

Standardisation Around the Office

Continuing our discussion on standardisation in a previous article, when any organisation increases the number of network devices its IT department is required to manage, management costs can increase. Some of the technology that an IT professional is already required to understand in most organisations include: Desktop operating systems, network operating systems, authentication servers, email servers, web servers, telephone systems, document management systems, enterprise resource management systems, databases, copiers and printers. Some organisations will have even more.

Selling More Print Equipment in a Down Market

When the markets are up and businesses are free with budgets, selling virtually any product is very easy. When revenues and profits are up, it is easy for budgets to be free.
The challenge that every business has during a down market is to prove their worth in a way that allows clients to see the value in what they have to offer. Selling in a down market can be a real challenge when the most common objection heard by a sales rep is, “I am sorry, but we just can’t spend any money right now because of the economy.”

Use the Photo Capabilities on Your Multifunction Device

If your business is still using personal photo printers, then you can save a significant amount of time and potentially money through using a color multifunction device. If your business already owns a color multifunction device, then it only makes sense to utilise that piece of equipment to improve your processes. Here are just a few of the reasons why printing photos through your multifunction device can benefit you.

Standardisation in The Workplace

In 1908, Henry Ford built the first Model T which sold for $825. By 1913, he introduced the moving assembly line which provided for a significant increase in efficiency and a decrease in the cost of production. By 1916, the cost of the Model T reduced to $360. The ability to allow costs to be low through standardisation allowed for over 15 million Model Ts to be sold over nearly 20 years.