Almost all industries rely on office technology such as printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, or multi-function devices (MFPs) to keep their business processes functioning at high capacity.
Keeping ahead of all the challenges a company faces today isn’t easy. Improving operational workflows and managing complex technological environments is hard enough, but what if disaster strikes? Is the company prepared to recover? Have they implemented the necessary contingency plans to prevent operations from grinding to a halt? All these questions are essential in a world where business continuity requires an effective disaster recovery plan.
Travel agents rely on vivid printed materials to communicate the splendor of their destinations. There was a time when some agents thought the end of travel flyers was near. This proved to be false as travel agent marketing materials still find wide-scale adoption in the industry. What has changed is the ability of agencies to produce these materials internally, saving on production costs and enabling them to restock promotional flyers on the fly.
Most companies operate under constant cost pressures. The world is speeding up, and companies need to keep up with their competitors. To achieve new efficiencies and increase productivity in the office, companies should adopt a managed print services (MPS) strategy. This can help them save money by outsourcing document output operations to an external service provider.
Every company suffers from some kind of waste in its printing operations. For architects, this can lead to increased costs and lost revenues if they don’t track all prints accurately. As architects can charge reimbursement costs to customers for all their project-related prints, they must monitor all printing tasks in the firm.
It’s common for production print companies to face the same challenges as any other business. Technologies become outdated, new competitors emerge, budgets stagnate, and clients still demand superior service at an affordable price. There’s also the question of waste and tracking of every print that the company produces. In commercial printing, not keeping track of every print run or proof can quickly add up.
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.
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.
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.