Whether it happens in 2019, 2020, or beyond, cloud-based printing will be eventually be the de facto printing solution for all serious businesses. Cloud-based technologies for printing have been in the news lately as companies like Xerox announce innovations such as better security, mobile printing, and intelligent capture. Is it all hype, or is it for real?
College and university campuses are often large, with several different buildings, departments, and faculties all working under the larger umbrella of the institution. With the many activities that occur on a campus throughout a day, week, or school year, there is a lot of printing that needs to be done.
However, a printer needs to be more than a printer these days. In addition to paper documents, staff and faculty must manage digital documents, workflows, and more. All of this can become very time-consuming and, as these tasks add up, it means less time for other activities and reduced productivity.
Managed print services for colleges and universities are designed to ensure departments have the right devices to deliver better service more efficiently. Xerox Workgroup Printers can be a key part of an effective managed print solution for higher education.
Waste is a major detriment to quality of life worldwide. The World Bank estimates that consumers will generate 2.2 billion tons of waste per year by 2025.
But waste isn’t only a consumer problem. Waste is a manufacturer problem. It is a distributor problem. Waste is a problem for everyone, and organizations across the world are beginning to look for ways to reduce waste throughout the product lifecycle.
Conventionally-minded business analysts have long believed that companies have no commercial incentive to lengthen the life cycles of products because this would reduce their revenues, but this isn’t true. Changing cultural attitudes towards sustainability are turning sustainable business practices into opportunities to generate value. These benefits are not unique to big-name manufacturers like Lego, who has promised to exclusively use sustainable materials by 2030. It can be a major value driver for any business, in any industry.
Every business is defined by its workflows. Once you take out the branding, marketing, and other peripheral value generators from the equation, you’re left with a series of processes that generate value for customers.
Optimizing these workflows can be a powerful strategy for increasing the value that you can offer customers. Since process inefficiency can cost organizations between 20% and 30% of their total annual revenue, workflow solutions that reduce inefficiency can save up to that amount.
But that is just the beginning. Workflow solutions can also become key value drivers that do more than simply cover for inefficiencies. They can become a solid basis for scalable growth without massive infrastructure investment.
Automation. Communication. Analysis. Every business wants to improve the efficiency of its processes in these key areas. But executives don’t always agree on the best way of doing so. Differences in the way various business models produce value can make operational efficiency seem like a distant dream. Companies can’t simply take the tools that work for their competition and implement them in their own organization – there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for operational efficiency.
Even if that were possible, it would set a limit to how efficient any business can become. The fact that every organization works in its own unique way presents opportunities for companies to outperform their competitors by offering faster, leaner, and more comprehensive solutions to customers.
The business world is using more technology and becoming more connected than ever before. Yet, many businesses still suffer from workflow optimization issues. Paper continues to dominate despite the wide range of paperless solutions that can be put into place. Why is this?
Many offices have the technology in place to embrace new, more efficient office workflows, but there is often a disconnect when it comes to implementing these strategies. The result is that many offices continue to rely on outdated workflow practices and suffer the pitfalls of these behaviors.
There are countless threats to the security of your businesses network and data. Workers often focus on computers and smartphones that they often overlook other important pieces of equipment that hackers could use to damage or steal your information: printers and copiers.
Much like a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, printers and copiers are devices that communicate through your network. Obviously, this is very convenient because users can print from anywhere in the office using almost any network connected device. However, if printer or copier security is lacking then that convenience may come at a large cost.
How can businesses ensure that their network is secure while also ensuring that users do not experience unnecessary bottlenecks or complications as they try to use the equipment? In this article, we will examine network printer security best practices and the advantages of having secure printers and copiers in your office.
Schools and education facilities have one ultimate goal: to educate the students that they serve. Providing students with a top quality education can be very resource-intensive. Every dollar spent must be spent wisely.
This brings us to the heart of why ZOS 360 is the best managed print services (MPS) solution for schools and education offices. Unlike a cookie cutter solution that is implemented without thought or care, ZOS 360 takes a complete look at the needs and pain points for each individual education institution in order to provide a truly customized solution.
ZOS 360 managed services looks beyond printers and technology. Whether you need managed print services for K-12 or managed print services for colleges, ZOS 360 can provide the right solution.
Until recently, deploying and managing print devices on a corporate network was tough work. Not only do different printers use different drivers, but device-specific drivers can't respond to the needs of users in a unified, coherent way.
In a traditional print driver network, every single device has its own driver. The diverse output requirements and individual capabilities mean that every device in the print fleet essentially needs to be taken out of context for any meaningful update or administrative work to occur.
Some devices connect directly to the corporate network. Others connect via USB to employee workstations. What works with one device may not work with another. This may be enough for an enterprise to manage its day-to-day workflows, but what happens when you want to migrate to a new technology platform?
Delivering on company goals, competing in your industry, and growing the bottom line are critical to the success of any business. Profit/loss statements and business plans rarely include sustainable business practices, such as recycling and paperless initiatives. Many don’t believe they make the company more competitive.
However, times are changing. More and more organizations are discovering office sustainability and green business practices are more efficient and provide a competitive advantage.