Managed print services (MPS) are a collection of services provided by a third party that is focused on optimizing or otherwise managing an organization’s output of documents. In general, these external providers offer an up-front assessment of needs, challenges, and current infrastructure; ongoing replacement of hardware; and ongoing maintenance, service, and other parts and supplies required for optimal function of the print environment.
MPS programs are typically initiated with the idea of cutting costs for an organization. Along with direct cost cutting that involves print devices and supplies, opportunities to improve workflows are often discovered. Sustainability is naturally improved by increasing the efficiency of document production and lifecycles.
While almost any industry can make use of increased productivity, better efficiency, and cost savings, for some industries that handle a high flow of data through paper-based documentation, even the smallest of changes can amount to a huge transformation in the way they conduct — and profit from — business.
There is a wide array of print management software available today. The functionality of each varies somewhat, so you need to know what to look for to best serve your organization’s needs.
Known as the Razor Blade Strategy, you sell a low priced product tied to a higher priced consumable item that is needed on an ongoing basis. This was HP's (Hewlett-Packard) Printer Business Model for many years and many desktop printer manufacturers followed right along. For the Managed Print Services (MPS) Providers, these were easy targets to be able to save customers thousands of dollars.
If your business is like ours, you and your co-workers are still working remotely as much as possible. Whether you enjoy working remotely or not, the Coronavirus Pandemic is certainly changing the way we work and how we deal with protecting our assets and data. Here are a few useful tips and statistics for you to consider.
With nationwide lockdowns and social distancing changing many aspects of our daily life, we are still sorting out what the future may look like. Faith-based organizations have certainly seen major challenges in how they will serve the congregation without congregating, at least physically. Many organizations are trying creative ideas and utilizing technology to continue their missions.
Small business owners face many challenges when competing with larger enterprises. Today’s consumers have become more discerning, and a customer’s loyalty depends entirely on the experiences they have when dealing with a company. One way smaller companies can differentiate themselves from their competitors is to ensure they provide superior customer service.
Teachers and school districts need all the help they can get to prepare students for a challenging future. While Multifunction Printers (MFPs) quickly found a home in modern offices, the adoption of these devices as an education technology tends to lag behind commercial institutions. Arguably, it’s just as important for students, teachers, and administrators to have access to modern productivity tools such as MFPs as it is for any other organization.
It’s simply no longer feasible for network security experts to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to cyberattacks. The number of attacks continues to increase while the malicious software deployed by criminals is evolving rapidly. In 2019 alone, researchers recorded almost 10 billion malware attacks targeting businesses, individuals, web applications, and company networks around the world. Hackers are using sophisticated attack vectors to exploit a range of vulnerabilities in modern software systems for financial gain.