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Matter Costing – How Print Management Software Can Raise the Bar

By Device Management Software, Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, Office Printing, Office Solutions, Print Environment, Print Management SoftwareNo Comments

Having a print management software to recover matter billing from your clients is no longer a pleasant option, but rather an essential part of your law firm’s IT toolkit.  However, although most firms recognise this need and the importance of this revenue stream, most aren’t sure what the best software is and how to go about it.

Let’s fix that.

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Green Office Attends ITEX 2019 – Owning the Office Piece by Piece

By Digitalisation, Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, Managed Print, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, MPS, Office Automation, Office Printing, Office Solutions, Print Environment, Printing Industry, SustainabilityNo Comments

The office environment and the use of technology within, is rapidly changing and advancing year on year, and businesses are continually pressured to reduce operational costs, improve service levels and offer more products at a competitive rate.  

This has resulted in a high demand for Business Solution Providers that can offer holistic office solutions and expertise in all operational areas of businesses and can assist with making them operationally efficient and sustainable.

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The Future of Printing in Schools

By Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, Print Environment, Print Management Software, Reduce PrintingNo Comments

I asked my son, who is in Grade 9, which medium at school he prefers to read and study from.  Without hesitation he said a book or on paper.  His first reason was clear, he feels less distracted when reading from a book, while an e-book or screen always remains a temptation.  

The accessibility to games and social media is real and one can’t help but be distracted even if on some subconscious level.  His second reason was less clear, but in summary, he prefers the hands-on physical side of turning pages and having ease of reference when using a book to study.

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An Introduction to One Planet Living

By Eco-Friendly, Efficient, Green Office, One Planet Living, Sustainability, Sustainability ConsultingNo Comments

The human population’s appetite for relentlessly eating away at the Earth’s natural riches and resources is growing out of control. 

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A report produced by the International Resource Panel, a component of the United Nations Environment Programme, indicated that rising consumption has resulted in resource extraction increasing from 22 billion tons in 1970 to 70 billion tons in 2010.  This means that the amount of the planet’s natural resources extracted for human use has tripled in the last 40 years. The report warns that further increases in the use of natural resources will result in critical shortages of materials and an increase in the risk of human conflict. Read More

Goal achieved! Green Office has managed to ‘close the loop’.

By Cartridge Solutions, Eco-Friendly, Green ABLE, Green Office, Innovation, Remanufactured Toner CartridgesNo Comments

‘Going Green’, ‘Eco-Friendly’ and ‘Sustainability’ are all buzz words in businesses these days.  We take advantage of daily conveniences, without always considering the impact it has on the Earth’s resources.  Since inception, Green Office has prided itself in prioritising the environment.

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Who is actually paying for your schools sponsorship deals?

By Efficient, Green Office, Managed Print, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, MPS, Office Automation, Print EnvironmentNo Comments

Think twice before opting for bartered sponsorship deals for your school with Office Automation companies. 

These days there appears to be a trend with Office Automation companies offering sponsorship to schools in order to obtain their business, the question and concern this raises with me is “Who is actually paying for the sponsorship, the Office Automation Company or the School?”

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I recently engaged with a school that was offered what seemed to be a great sponsorship deal in return for their business. However, upon investigation it turned out that the rates the school were paying had been highly inflated and were laden with high finance costs on their hardware rentals. This resulted in the school (unbeknownst to them) ending up paying for their sponsored incentive.

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Riding for a Cause – MR Price Foundation

By Company Culture, Culture Code, Efficient, Green ABLE, Green OfficeNo Comments

606 kilometres, 2 days, 75 riders, ALL for 1 cause
Pedaling against poverty and empowering youth skills development

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Having taken part in this worthy challenge for the past two years, one would think that I had completely lost my mind, and yes, perhaps you need to be a little crazy to take on this grueling task in such a short time span, but it was TOTALLY worth it!

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Have Yourself a Very Merry Eco-Friendly GREEN Christmas

By Eco-Friendly, Green Office, Innovation, SustainabilityNo Comments

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The holiday season is finally upon us!

I hate to be The Grinch on Christmas and burst the holiday spirit bubble, however, the Christmas season as wonderful as it is, is also the most wasteful time of the year. Every year we spend a fortune on shiny wrapping paper, holiday cards, gifts packaged in Styrofoam, bubble wrap or shrink wrap, adorned with swing tags, sticky tape and all the extra trimmings.

ALL THIS WASTE!! And let’s face it, the kids don’t really worry too much about these extras, they are more interested in what’s inside. The good news is that we can keep our favorite Christmas traditions whilst trying to adhere to eco-friendly values.

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What Impact Our Phones Have on Developing Relationships

By Company Culture, Culture Code, Efficient, Green OfficeNo Comments

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie 

I recently read this amazing book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, by Dale Carnegie, and this raised the question in my head as to what impact our phone would have on developing relationships.

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The New ‘eezigo – Designed for Mobility’ Portable Laptop Stand

By Eco-Friendly, Efficient, Green ABLE, Green Office, Innovation, SustainabilityNo Comments

Valfy Limited, in partnership with Green Office , is proud to present our new flagship product, called ‘eezigo – Designed for mobility’ Laptop Stand! 

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The emerging trend worldwide is that people are increasingly working from multiple locations, not like the good old days when we didn’t have the technology to work remotely and were confined to the office environment.  After much research and development, we have identified all the criteria that people ‘on the go’ need. Read More

NDD Partners with Green Print – Expanding Business in Africa

By Device Management Software, Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, Office Printing, Office Solutions, Print Environment, Print Management Software, Printing IndustryNo Comments

Green Print was introduced to NDD through a partnership with the American company LMI, due to the high demand for brand diagnostic printer monitoring and print management software.

Software known as nddPrint MPS (Printer monitoring software) and nddPrint 360 (Print management software) was subsequently tested and established as a unique product in the current market due to its cloud based architecture and integration into various ERP applications. nddPrint MPS is not only outstanding in monitoring Network printers, but also has the capabilities of USB printers, which give the solution an advantage in comparison to other MPS software in the market.  nddPrint 360 has the capabilities of Job Accounting, Print Rules, Secure Print, Release and Mobility .

nddPrint 360 can be setup without a print server and provide print tracking and policy control

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11 Tips on How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at The Office

By Carbon Footprint, Eco-Friendly, Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, Sustainability, Sustainability ConsultingNo Comments

With the implementation of carbon tax looming in South Africa, it has become more important than ever for businesses to monitor and ultimately reduce their carbon footprint.  Apart from cost-saving benefits, adopting a greener, eco-friendlier attitude will ensure that businesses are environmentally and socially responsible – a major drawcard when attracting new clientele. 

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There is a common misconception that to reduce your carbon footprint requires expensive technology, however this is not the case.  Minor adjustments and staff behavioral changes can make a significant difference.  Read More

Virtulytix Selects Green Office as Leader in Managed Print Services

By Efficient, Green ABLE, Green Office, Innovation, Managed Print, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, MPS, Office Printing, Print Environment, Printing IndustryNo Comments

Virtulytix has recognised Green Office as a leader in Managed Print Services (MPS). Green Office was one of seven independent channel partners that Virtulytix selected to participate in the 2018 Leaders Index for MPS Channel Partners, based on demonstrated leadership in MPS.

The Leaders Index for MPS Channel Partners is a collection of hand-selected, independent MPS partners from around the world that are regarded as the Gold Standard in Managed Print and Document Services. Virtulytix classifies this index of elite providers from across North America, Africa and Europe as a lens to view the current landscape of MPS.

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Print Management Software – Control Costs and Reduce Waste

By Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, Managed Print, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, MPS, Print Environment, Print Management Software, Reduce PrintingNo Comments

Written by James Tooley in collaboration with Zandalee Naude (Smarketing Leader)

Everyone knows pushing print is easy, many people don’t know that controlling and managing it is also easy and has many benefits!  Controlling cost and reducing waste are key objectives of any print strategy and there is a simple, effective way of achieving them.

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Reduce the Impact Paper, Printing and Wastage Has on the Environment

By Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, Print Environment, Reduce Printing, Sustainability, Sustainability ConsultingNo Comments

The children of today will be the architects and thought leaders of tomorrow, therefore it is imperative for us, as their mentors and teachers, to set the example of being more environmentally conscious and responsible. We need to practice what we preach by implementing an environmentally conscious and friendly zone. Schools allow children to share life experiences and lessons while learning the values they will carry with them for a lifetime.

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The Cost of Printing on the Environment

By Eco-Friendly, Efficient, Green Office, Office Printing, Print Environment, Printing Costs, Reduce Printing, Sustainability, Sustainability ConsultingNo Comments

Written by Bianca Beck in collaboration with Sarah Fernandes (Sustainability Officer at Green Office)

Our everyday printing activities, whether personal or business related, have a significant impact on the environment, which is not usually considered as we mindlessly click the “print” command.  The consumables required for printing i.e. paper and printer cartridges, and the manufacturing and disposal thereof, are responsible for irreparable damage to the natural environment.

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imagesSouth Africa has officially made the top 20 of the world’s worst plastic polluters – we are ranked at number 11, worse than India, and the entire United States.

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Insourcing vs. Outsourcing your IT

By Cyber Security, Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, ITC, Office SolutionsNo Comments

An interview was done with James Elstob of MDM Technologies

Benefits for small companies versus large companies.
“Outsourcing” and “Insourcing” are methods of dividing up work amongst different departments or companies for strategic reasons. Insourcing is typically done solely from within a company’s own operational infrastructure, while outsourcing uses companies that are not affiliated with the company itself to perform a task.

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There are cost and resource differences between outsourcing and insourcing, all of which influence a company’s management decisions.

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Digitising the Classroom – What to consider and how to implement

By Cyber Security, Digitalisation, Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, Print Environment, Printing Industry, Reduce PrintingNo Comments

Education has finally taken the long overdue leap into the digital sector and is quickly changing.

Digital technology is impacting:

  1. What students are learning
  2. How they are learning
  3. Where they are learning
  4. When they are learning
  5. Why they are learning
  6. Who is teaching them

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In today’s fast-paced, tech driven society, students are looking at getting their information on their tech devices as quickly and conveniently as possible, and schools have now adopted the means of supplying students with the access and tools to get their study material/projects and homework anywhere at any time.

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Reduce Paper Usage and Save the Environment

By Digitalisation, Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, Office Printing, Office Solutions, Print Environment, Reduce PrintingNo Comments

Do You Know How Much Paper Is Costing Your Business? 

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Take a minute and look around your office and/or work environment, what do you see? Stacks of paper in the recycling bin? Printers that are faulty or out of order? An A3 printer that everyone only uses to print A4? Printers that are always low on paper and ink? If any of these sounds familiar, you need to manage your printers more effectively.

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