Plain and simple, printing is an expensive part of your business's annual operating budget. It is estimated that the average company will spend as much as 3% of their yearly budget on print-related costs. Discovering ways to save on printing isn't as simple as buying the cheapest equipment or sacrificing quality for a third-party ink cartridge. In fact, cutting corners could end up costing your business more in the long run. These are 8 simple and effective tips for your office to use to cut back on print and supply spend.
Do you know what one of the biggest threats to your office's IT infrastructure is? Here are a few hints to help you guess if you don't already know. Almost every office across the world has at least one. It's that loner over in the corner that doesn't talk to anyone unless you talk to it first. It likes to communicate using a series of beeping sounds to let you know it's awake and ready to go. Perhaps the weirdest clue of them all, sometimes it likes to eat paper. What's your best guess? If you guessed the new person who started last week, you may want to get them some help because we were actually describing your office multifunction printer! Over the years, your printer has brought forward loads of convenience, but its enhanced abilities have also increased potential risks to your business security.
As much as we would all like to have a paperless office environment, realistically, it just isn't possible. The need to print is inevitable and you want to make sure you're doing your part to be as efficient as possible. Most don’t give it a second thought but printing habits can have a large impact on your budget, productivity, and the environment and how it affects your bottom line. However, there is a solution available that can help solve the mystery! Managed Print Services (MPS) helps offices get control of their printing cost and habits by identifying the costs associated with what your printing and helping you to identify ways to manage your printer fleet more efficiently. SumnerOne offers an all-encompassing managed print services solution and our goal is to make managing your printer fleet easier than ever. We understand the battle of trying to cut back on lengthy and costly processes, that's why we offer the solution that can manage both effectively.
As long as there have been products and services, there have been scams. Email scams, pyramid schemes, phony contests, just about every aspect of life and business has a scam of sorts tied to it. In the world of office supplies, our scam artists are notoriously referred to as toner pirates. Just like the real pirates, these guys are after your gold!
When someone uses the phrase, "We have this down to a science," it implies that there is a smooth process in place. The process of Managed Print Services (MPS) is just that. A smooth, easy, and painless process for taking care of your machines and printing costs. With that being said, do you know the best steps to follow when choosing the right managed print services provider for your business? Let's take a look:
You might find yourself wondering, "What do printers and cars have in common?" The answer is easy. Simply put, to keep it running smoothly, it requires regular maintenance. Over the course of its lifetime those associated costs can add up. One area that they are different, however, is that with a car there isn't a way to bundle all those associated costs together. This is where Managed Print Services (MPS) comes into play for your printers. So, let's begin to break down those similarities and put managed print services into a scenario that every driver can relate to.
As Guy Phillips mentioned, Memorial Day is a time to remember those who fought for our freedom and paid the ultimate price. SumnerOne is one of the largest veteran-owned businesses in the Greater St. Louis area and we are honored to remember those men and women who have courageously fought for this great country. Last week on Tech Talk for your Memorial Day weekend drive home, we came prepared to talk about Print Security on The Big 550 KTRS.