Federal agencies are increasingly under intense scrutiny and pressure to cut costs, tighten security and become more sustainable. Agencies can go about this any number of ways, but one path toward achieving all of these goals is often hidden: the proactive management of office printing.
Print management solutions are a hidden treasure for government and business leaders implementing technology solutions. Most users don’t think about the printing done across their organization; they don’t realize that a huge opportunity exists to achieve significant financial and security gains by managing print strategically. In fact, in a survey conducted for printer manufacturer Ricoh, 39 percent of businesses (including government agencies) said the cost of replacing printer cartridges is one of the hardest to measure, while 30 percent cited printer downtime as a major unmeasured cost.
Print management technology can reveal all the hidden costs associated with printing and make it easy to reduce organizational consumption and waste, but the benefits don’t stop there. When implemented correctly, print management solutions can also help to create a more secure environment.
With government cyberattacks reaching an all-time high, there’s a bigger push than ever to strengthen and modernize IT operations — and with that comes bigger budgets for getting the job done. Successful print management brings agencies and businesses closer to the goal of a secure environment and it frees up funding for other pressing security matters.