The printing industry is undergoing significant changes as seen in other industries: digitization, modernization, data-based decision making, and other technology-focused shifts. These shifts represent the needs of the modern consumer, which include the need to have personalized printed materials as efficiently and quickly as possible.
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A Print Audit is Essential for Every Professional Venture
A print strategy is just as important as marketing or hiring strategies. Without a print audit, it's impossible to get an overall picture of waste and expenditures for the company as a whole. There are many positive long and short-term effects. A few of which include saving money, increased security and efficiency, and decreased environmental impact. If you're skipping your print audit, you're probably leaving money on the table.
These days in many IT circles and admin coffee rooms, you'll likely hear some passionate debate about the "colocation vs. cloud?" question.
For many enterprises, colocation may seem a bit too "old-school," while cloud computing appears to be the grand disruptor. This is especially the case since so many major players have entered the space, such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.
Today, we're going to take an in-depth look into the dominating concept of "digital transformation," and why implementing it into your business is no longer an option, its a requirement.
It’s that time of year again! Time to take a look up the road ahead, regarding innovations in office technology. Today, we’ll take a quick look at a few of the surest bets:
Printers and copiers regulate and handle one of the chief cardinal assets of any business— Documents. The decision between buying or leasing them for your organization can set the tone for success or failure in your business’ day-to-day operations. Of course, there are benefits to either buying or leasing printers and copiers, and which you choose should depend on the needs of your business.
As we've mentioned before, colocation has some pretty impressive benefits to companies, and specifically to IT teams. People who deal with a business architecture can often use colocation to decrease costs, maximize efficiency and make things easier on the bottom line.
These days, more and more businesses are moving away from “plain-vanilla” virtual/shared hosting plans and opting to set up a Virtual Private Server (VPS) for their various website hosting and other networking/data-related needs.
There are several reasons for this upward trend. One being that VPS solutions simply provide more power, autonomy, and flexibility than most standard virtual or shared plans, and at a slightly higher average cost.
Copiers and printers can be at risks for loss of company data. Modern machines have hard drives on them, which can lead to data breaches or other kinds of theft. Private documents can be downloaded and in some cases, print activity can be rerouted, or hackers can get access to a network through printing software. All of the most feared types of malware, Trojans, DDoS attacks, spear phishing and ransomware can apply to the data that gets generated by print jobs or run through your printer queue.