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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?

Learn how Disney’s Document Output Management Program reduced energy usage 18%

Is your organization feeling the pressure to improve its eco-footprint?  Is global citizenship integral to your corporate values?  If so, do you have the right tools to know how to reduce the eco-footprint of your imaging and printing environment --- that’s a great place to start as the research shows! 

GAO reports leading IT practices include Improve Print Management

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) July, 2011 report on Green Information Technology identified and recommends 8 leading Green IT practices currently used by both government entities and private sector organizations.  The findings are relevant not just to government agencies --- but to the private sector as well.  The GAO recommendations are based on a thorough, year-long audit and research from myriad sources and provide compelling strategies for organizations to both reduce costs and improve Green IT practices.

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