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Printing Industry

8 Reasons We All Hate Our Office Printer

By Green Office, Managed Print, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, MPS, Office Automation, Office Printing, Office Solutions, Print Environment, Printing Costs, Printing Industry No Comments

Who hasn’t wanted to take out their frustrations on the ever-failing office printer? From confusing error messages and always-empty ink cartridges to unfixable paper jams. Today’s printers are a source of frustration and angst for most, and yet we can’t go without them either.

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What I Have Learnt From 15 Years in the Office Automation Industry

By Efficient, Green Office, 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 No Comments

I have been in the office automation environment for over 15 years and I still love what I do. From the early days of calling on customers to sell remanufactured laser print cartridges, to our current focus on selling a win-win outcomes-based solution, I am amazed at how this industry has progressed and I am excited about the road ahead.

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Printing and the POPI Act, What You Need to Know

By Device Management Software, Efficient, Green Office, Office Printing, POPI Act, Print Environment, Print Management Software, Printing Industry No Comments

According to South African Law, everyone has the right to privacy (Section 14 of Constitution of South Africa, 1996).  The right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information.  What does this mean in the World of Printing?  It means pages printed with personal information need to be controlled, but how do you do this?

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Print Accounting Software – What to Consider

By Efficient, Green Office, Innovation, Office Automation, Office Printing, Office Solutions, Print Environment, Print Management Software, Printing Costs, Printing Industry, Reduce Printing No Comments

Research has shown that implementing software tools to manage printing can reduce paper usage by up to 20%. The most effective print management software tools can be broken down in the following functions:

Device Management SoftwareApplications that facilitate proactive monitoring of devices within the print fleet (i.e. toner low alerts, maintenance required, page counts, etc.)

Print Management Software Applications that facilitate the management of users by means of rules-based printing, such as default mono / double-sided printing. This will also facilitate a follow-me solution, where a user can authenticate at any device on any site.

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