You probably don’t give much thought to your organization’s office printing expenses. It’s not sexy, and it’s perceived by many people as “free.” However, you might want to think twice about this. For many companies, printing is one of the highest ongoing expense categories.
Office printing costs often fly under the radar because the true cost of printing is hidden in a variety of factors. In addition to the obvious factors like equipment, toner, service and paper costs, printers consume energy. And, the greater the number and variety of devices in your organization, the more time is required to configure and maintain them. The total time spent on print-related tasks by IT resources is difficult to accurately calculate, but most IT professionals would not describe it as trivial.
Many companies have reduced these costs by working with experts to design a holistic print strategy, starting with the programmatic collection of all print-related data to establish an enterprise baseline.
It’s important to keep in mind that this process is not just about saving money. Information security is a critical focus for all businesses today, especially those dealing with sensitive information on a daily basis. Many businesses are starting to realize that their printing infrastructure is an important part of their overall security strategy. Three business sectors in particular benefit from strategic print solutions to improve efficiency and security…