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.
One of the most delicate parts of an IT professional’s job is negotiating with users who want to buy their own IT tools, like peripherals or a one-off software package (their justification: it’s on their own department’s budget, so, you know, FREEDOM). A desktop printer is often one of those items that gets snapped up on a trip to the Office Supply store (“it was soooo cheap!”) and once one pops up, they can manage to proliferate like Gremlins under bright light.
Topics: Print Management
Thanks to a well-known car insurance company, we all know that “mayhem” can wreak havoc on the roadways. But, just like getting stuck trying to change a tire in a heavy rainstorm, you can get stuck bending over a printer,
trying to change out an ink cartridge, jiggling the USB cable of a non-networked printer that won’t print, or yanking out a paper jam…and then that paper jam turns out to be a co-worker’s birthday party invitation for their kindergartener.
We get this question a lot. Chances are, the basic printer from an office supply store won’t meet your needs for very long. Even small businesses tend to need something a little more sophisticated to help keep the business efficient. That's where we come in.
Topics: Print Management
Did you know that a single tree produces 8,333 sheets of paper? It takes a lot of paper, and a lot of trees to run a business. We help our clients turn that impact around through our partnership with PrintReLeaf, an organization that permits businesses to certifiably reduce their environmental impact. Their PrintReLeaf Exchange is a patented software platform that tracks usage and drives reforestation.
In December of 2015, Fast Company published an article predicting the top 8 office design trends for 2016. A year later, we’re curious as to how those predictions have turned out. So we checked in with a few of our clients and colleagues, here’s what we discovered about the top 4 predictions:
The National Association of Professional Organizers declared, in 2005, that January would be henceforth known as Get Organized Month (or GO Month, if you’re in the know). Their effort is dedicated to focusing attention on how getting organized empowers people to regain control over their time, possessions, inboxes and surroundings. So while we’re not experts in closet clutter, we are experts in document management. So our interpretation of National Organization Month helps enables companies improve productivity and compliance. Here’s how we can improve your office organizational skills: