Five Ways IT Can Help Save Money by Printing Smarter

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Leverage Mobile Devices and Cloud Solutions

In the past, printing was limited to jobs sent from traditional computing devices. Sending print jobs from only desktop PC’s can cost valuable time. Most business users today are mobile. Companies can often realize efficiencies by deploying mobile printing devices and apps. Many modern printers and free software utilities, such as Apple AirPrint™ and Google Cloud Print™, allow wireless printing from popular smartphones and tablets.

IT leaders often spend time evaluating new technologies with the goal of implementing a more efficient computing environment. At the same time, they are also looking for opportunities for savings. One area that traditionally has been neglected is the potential cost savings associated with printers and copiers. Managed properly, these network devices can often present many opportunities for IT to help reduce printing costs and conserve budgets.

Beyond the simple overhead expenses of help desk calls, ink/toner/paper and electricity, poor printing strategies can put the squeeze on the bottom line by wasting employee time. A recent survey conducted by Clarus Research Group shows that employees at offices with centralized copier/printers spend, on average, an additional three minutes each day on printing. This could cost businesses an extra 13 hours per year of lost productivity just walking to the printer. In this slideshow, Dan Waldinger, director, Services and Solutions Marketing, Brother International Corporation, has identified techniques IT can utilize to potentially curb the losses and save hours of otherwise lost productivity.

About the Author

Dan Waldinger is the director, Services and Solutions Marketing, Brother International Corporation. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Waldinger leads the Brother SMB initiative, Don't Supersize. Optimize. Under his leadership, Brother provides resources, self-assessment tools and solutions for SMBs to reduce document-related costs and increase efficiencies.

 

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