Almost a year ago I partnered with Government Technology to survey government agencies about their print environments. At the time, nearly 80% of those surveyed acknowledged that they could not track all printing and imaging related costs. I’ve just seen the preliminary results to our latest survey, and while progress has been made, the majority of IT managers still admit to being unable to measure their total print costs. I can certainly appreciate the challenges for IT of benchmarking an organizations print environment --- especially if they are trying to undertake the task themselves! However, in an economy where business and government agencies alike need to drive down costs there’s no getting around the fundamental truth that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.”
With the fast-paced world of business increasingly focused on digital information, many organizations are enacting security measures to ensure the integrity of digital files. But in their haste to go digital, they often overlook how securing hard-copy documents is just as crucial to everyday business operations.