Travelers can be some of the most demanding customers a company has to navigate. For rental car agencies, a broken printer can quickly lead to tempers flaring and irate customers fuming in the queues. To ensure the company can serve its customers reliably and efficiently, maintaining printing operations is vital to customer satisfaction.
Every company needs to improve its operational efficiencies to remain competitive. As technological disruption continues to put pressure on traditional business models, it’s becoming more essential to find a unique advantage for today’s companies. While organizations may consider digital transformation as just another buzzword, it does provide companies with many opportunities to reimagine and revamp their business processes.
The amount of information an accounting firm processes every day is staggering. Incoming documents and expedited workflows make keeping track of all data a challenge for any CPA. As these firms also manage personal and financial information, it makes them uniquely susceptible to cyberattacks. Keeping in mind that the technological landscape continues to evolve, staying up to date with the latest developments in information technology isn't easy.
While printers remain the backbone of every business, keeping them secure has never been more important. The capabilities that come with modern multifunction devices can help organizations increase efficiencies and reduce operational bottlenecks, but also make them prime targets for cybercriminals.
For manufacturers, adopting modern technologies to improve their processes is a regular practice. Production managers know the benefits that digital systems can bring to their operations. From using e-commerce solutions to sourcing raw materials or components to leveraging advanced design and testing tools that help ensure the quality of every product, manufacturers know that technology remains a primary enabler for continued success.
Even in a rapidly transforming digital world, companies still rely on their print fleet to remain productive. It’s also common for these environments to be unmanaged as many businesses only pay attention to print operations when something goes wrong. While the adage of ‘don’t fix it if it’s not broken’ may be convenient, it could be costing the company in revenues and other losses.
Churches and religious institutions occupy a unique space in local communities. Not only do they provide a moral foundation for their congregants, but they also host a variety of activities that foster trust and increase community engagement. It’s also common for these institutions to provide their services to the congregation with limited budgets that depend on voluntary contributions from their members. This makes access to upgraded technologies like multifunction devices difficult for churches.
Remote work has become the new normal across the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With it has come a new series of technical and personnel management challenges to overcome, such as employees that aren’t familiar with remote working and data security. Having the right people with the right software and equipment and the proper security can make all the difference.
No matter how companies remain reluctant to upgrade software, sometimes it’s inevitable. The End of Life support deadline for Windows 7 was January 2020, meaning many organizations needed to apply the Windows 10 update. This has left many companies wondering how to conduct their printer fleet management in Windows 10. Luckily, Microsoft has made printer management quick and easy in the latest version of its operating system.
Companies need to understand that today’s multifunction devices are more sophisticated than older generation printers are. In many ways, new multifunction printers are just like computers. Since the use of company networks became widespread in the 1990s, connecting and sharing a printer became easier than ever before. These devices now help companies to streamline their print workflows and maintain a productive office environment, but it could also pose a risk to operations.