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Two key steps to Maximize Your MPS Experience

security arial view.jpegI'm sharing this article, previously posted on the CIO Forum because the content is relevant to IT professionals as well as CIO's:


Many enterprises are looking to Managed Print Services (MPS) to help them better manage complex print environments. While MPS engagements help businesses optimize their infrastructure, manage their IT environment and improve overall workflow, the benefits of incorporating MPS into your enterprise extend beyond technology. MPS can help your organization reduce costs - both financial and environmental - lower the burden on IT staff and improve employee productivity.

Managed Print Services, HP Discover, Cloud: Around Enterprise Services, June 1

roundabout.jpgBy PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing


Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:


  • Merck saving more than 30% with Managed Print Services
  • Are managed print services worth your time?
  • Experience Application Transformation at HP Discover
  • Network cloud formations: making the most of service providers’ new capabilities
  • Computer-based emotion recognition
  • From SAP Sapphire NO​W 2012 to HP Discover20​12 HP and SAP users – The conversation continues!
  • It’s a real disaster at the HP Discover Continuity Theater!
  • Are you an SAP customer with your head in the cloud? Come to HP Discover to learn more
  • Outsourcing Camps
  • Preparing for Launch: Learning from the Telecoms Cloud Services Summit 2012
  • What does Converged Cloud and Open Path for cloud mean to you?
  • Robo-fish on Patrol (an example of automation​)

Are managed print services worth your time?

By Leslie Hough Falk, Imaging and Printing Group, Enterprise Campaign Manager


Analysis_Header_Image.jpgLike most IT professionals you probably have competing priorities and not enough hours in the day to complete your high priority tasks.  You may have heard about managed print services (MPS) and potential savings of up to 30%1. However, you may not have had time to investigate MPS or you may have implemented MPS and not achieved the results you wanted.

Recommendations for a Holistic Managed Print Strategy

HP_6x4_Holistic.jpgBy Leslie Hough Falk, Imaging and Printing Group, Enterprise Campaign Manager


This is my second in a series on Managed Print Services from a holistic viewpoint


We left off with the question of whether it really matters if you look at your printing environment from a holistic viewpoint.  IDC calculated that organizations could save up to 25%- while increasing productivity and stakeholder satisfaction by managing office and printing holistically (1). 


How can you help to realize these savings?  IDC proffers recommendations that stand on three key tenants in their Analyst Executive Summary, New Frontiers for Document Solutions: Managed Production Print Services.

Managed Print Services from a holistic viewpoint

HP_6x4_Holistic.jpgBy Leslie Hough Falk, Imaging and Printing Group, Enterprise Campaign Manager


If you have implemented a strategy for managing print you're in the majority. The idea of saving up to 30% with managed print services (MPS)  has been quantified for several years.  I've been pondering what it means when an organization says they have a strategy for managing print.  Is it a strategy across their whole organization? Does it include all their imaging and printing environments?

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