How Do Managed Print Services Benefit Your Organization?
When it comes to managing printers, most businesses understand that this simple task can be a significant amount of work, especially when infrastructure is not centralized. More often than not, keeping printers up and running is the responsibility of the IT Department and involves a wide range of tasks from setting up printers, updating software, managing routine maintenance and servicing and ensuring that the users of the printers always have access. Something that is not often considered, is the security risk that can occur when printer networking isn’t carefully planned and managed.
If this sounds familiar, it might be time to consider moving to a more modern approach to printing solution management.
When different departments employees are involved in looking after your businesses printing hardware, it can be very difficult to understand the real cost impact and other issues that are stopping you from getting maximum uptime and productivity out of these business assets.
In recent years, there have been a number of studies that have shown that organizations that move to managed printing services experience up to a 30% reduction in the overall cost of printing within the business.
What’s Driving the Investment in Printer Management?
In a recent report released by IDC, up to 45% of printers that ship in the 2021 financial year will be in some way connected to a managed printing service. So, the question is, what’s driving this change?
Rate of Change in Printer Technology
Keeping up to date with the latest printing trends can be quite challenging for many businesses. Reason for this include:
- Rapid Changes in Printing Technology.
- Changes in networking and infrastructure technology.
- Changes in cost of printer related consumables.
Many IT departments are focused on keeping pace with the fast-changing technological changes in other areas of the business, so more often than not, opportunities to improve printing solutions are not prioritized. By investing in a managed print service, you can be sure that you have access to the latest technology, without the huge investment in owning printers outright.
Move to Paperless Office
Many businesses in recent years have tried to become more environmentally friendly, and as a result there has been a lot of conversation about the ‘paperless office’. What we have seen is that while many businesses have been able to minimize wasteful practices when it comes to printing, the need for printers in an office has not gone away. Using Managed Printer Services means that you can control the cost of having modern printing solutions in your business and still have a positive impact on the environment through well thought out printer usage policies.
As 2020 continues to roll on, the TTSG team is excited to be partnering with a growing list of clients who are pioneering in their industries when it comes to designing their business printing and document management solutions. We are the leaders in designing innovative and leading-edge printing solutions and cloud document management strategies for our customers and would love the opportunity to speak with you about modernizing your printing and document storage strategies.