If you are like hundreds of thousands of other businesses and companies across the world, the likelihood is that you have a network printer (or maybe more than 1, depending on the size of the business). And another certainty is that you have no doubt noticed how expensive this function is. Between the cost of ink, toner, paper and just general maintenance and repairs costs, this one aspect of computing is most likely the biggest expense on your balance sheet every year. However, changing to a Managed Print Service may help you reduce some of those costs.
What is a Managed Print Service (MPS)?
First of all, these kinds of services are offered up by specialist companies. Your existing printers will be replaced with a new type of printer. These new printers will require each individual using it to sign in (Some also allow sign in via clock in badge), every time they wish to print a document. Now, while that sounds finickey, it is purposely designed this way. The reason for this is accountability, with a view to reducing costs.
It is estimated that the average staff member uses anywhere between 200 & 450 hours per year on unneeded or unnecessary printing activity. That is a serious chunk of time. So, it’s easy to see how savings can be made, immediately. Scale this up for a large workforce, and the time squandered becomes considerable. And that is even before you take the materials cost into consideration.
Any offices, the world over, are moving to virtual workspaces. Now you may never even have heard of a virtual workspace, or perhaps you are considering making the move, but are unsure as to what is involved. The following article provides you with the info you need to know in relation to this, including some of the features you can look forward to.
What is a Virtual Workspace?
When you think of a virtual workspace, you would be forgiven for imagining your workforce, all with VR headsets donned, sat at their desks, working away! However, this is not what a virtual workspace means. Effectively, a virtual workspace is one where you can access your computer server and internal company systems centrally, somewhat like cloud computing. And the Daddy of these kinds of system undoubtedly, is Citrix.
If you are now entering into business for the first time, there are many software tools available out there, both paid and free, that could prove priceless to you, in terms of their usefulness. Even if you already an established business person, you may not be aware of some of the tools out there – and there are absolutely mountains of them – the problem is cutting the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.
Below, we make this task somewhat easier for you, allowing you to just get on with your business, not having to worry about the possibility that there might be something better or more functional out there.
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