By Bernice Hynard, General Manager: Print Solutions
If you're a business owner or manager, it's crucial to understand the risks of not adopting managed print solutions. In today's digital world, print management has evolved beyond simply owning a printer and buying supplies.
Managed print solutions offer cost-effective printer solutions, digital print solutions, and comprehensive print management strategies that can optimise your print environment and help your business thrive.
Here are five points to consider when it comes to risks associated with not adopting managed print solutions:
Cost Savings: One of the key benefits of adopting managed print solutions is cost savings. In a traditional print environment, businesses often overlook the hidden costs of printer ownership, including supplies, maintenance, and repairs. Managed print solutions provide a cost-effective printer solution by consolidating and optimising your print fleet, reducing unnecessary printing, and implementing print policies. This can result in significant cost savings for your business, which can be especially beneficial in the competitive South African market.
Enhanced Productivity: Printing inefficiencies can hinder your business's productivity. With managed print solutions, you can streamline your print processes, automate routine tasks, and ensure efficient use of printers and supplies. This can free up valuable time and resources for your employees to focus on more strategic tasks, ultimately boosting productivity and improving your business's bottom line.
Improved Security: In today's digital landscape, security threats are a top concern for businesses. Unsecured printers can pose significant risks, including data breaches and unauthorised access to confidential information. Managed print solutions can help you implement security measures such as user authentication, data encryption, and print auditing, ensuring that your print environment is secure and compliant with data protection regulations in South Africa.
Proactive Maintenance: Printer breakdowns and downtime can disrupt your business operations and result in costly repairs. Managed print solutions typically include proactive maintenance, where printer performance and health are monitored in real-time. This allows for early detection of potential issues, preventive maintenance, and timely repairs, minimising printer downtime and keeping your business running smoothly.
Environmental Sustainability: As sustainability becomes a global priority, adopting managed print solutions can contribute to your business's environmental efforts. Managed print solutions can help you optimise your print environment, reduce paper waste, implement print policies to promote double-sided printing and enforce print quotas, and recycle printer supplies. This can help you reduce your business's carbon footprint and contribute to a greener future for South Africa.
If you're not adopting managed print solutions for your business, you may be putting your business at risk. Managed print solutions offer cost-effective digital print solutions, and comprehensive print management strategies that can optimise your print environment, enhance productivity, improve security, provide proactive maintenance, and promote environmental sustainability.
With the current economic outlook and competitive business landscape in South Africa, adopting managed print solutions can give your business a competitive edge and help you achieve long-term success.
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