In the past three years we have seen more clients who are expressing concern about their computer printer operating costs. I had this change in focus confirmed when discussing a new product with a potential supplier from Israel. He indicated that their software has taken off for adoption since 2008 due to more emphasis being placed on the cost of printer operations.
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Understanding your printer operating costs can seem like an impossible task if you don't fully understand how printer consumables and pricing works. Here are the 5 simple steps that you need to consider to make an informed decision.
Office document strategies are constantly changing. In our office we receive hundreds of pages of new material each week telling us about new and exciting ways that the world of documents is changing. Some come from suppliers, some come from other blogs, some come from our experiences with clients and some come from electronic newsletters we consume.
Eventually all office printers come to a point in their life when they need to be replaced. Here are some reasons I have found that clients make a decision to upgrade:
There is a lot of discussion in the printing industry these days about managed print services. According to the Managed Print Services Association this concept is, "Managed print services is the active management and optimization of document output devices and related business processes". To date the focus of these concepts has been the large enterprise, organizations with hundreds or even thousands of print devices. Over time the concept is working its way into the SMB space where organizations with a few printers or multifunction printers can begin to think along the same vein.