Here’s some of what you will find inside:
Savvy buyers are taking advantage of the
unusually low prices by leasing equipment without OEM service and
supply contracts, then using new types of compatible toner to reduce
operating costs further by 25%-35%
Digital document management will produce
tremendous savings from workflow efficiencies, but it will not
decrease printing costs. On the contrary, printing will increase
by at least 30%.
Copying and faxing are obsolete, replaced
by email and a new category of equipment, Multi-Functional Peripherals
(MFPs), which feature “scan-to-network” and “scan-to-email” technology.
New remote monitoring technology, used by
outsourced printer support vendors, allows for on-site response
times within hours, rather than days, shifting the burden of “first
response” from IT to the outsourced vendor.
New best practices are being promoted by
printer manufacturers for reducing IT support costs. But most organizations
with a mix of printer brands and models can achieve the same results
and reduce costs without buying new equipment.
Printer sales professionals depend on the
fact that buyers do not know the key information needed to negotiate
printer deals such as page counts, page density and cost per page.
Certain vendors will do free print audits and free software is
also available to help organizations make more responsible decisions.
Color printing is increasing at a rate of
30% per year, but most organizations do not understand the complexities
of purchasing and managing color printers.
IT departments are now deeply involved in
strategy as all forms of document output converge onto the
network. The issues of printer fleet management, digital document
management, security, data mining, disaster recovery, and data
storage are all now interrelated.