In reading the new article in CIO magazine, “IT in 2011: Four Trends that Will Change Priorities”, finding the budget for more bandwidth will be increasing difficult in 2011 for most CIO’s. Add to this, the adjacent pressure now placed on the IT staff to make printing capabilities available from a plethora of mobile devices. Where can the money, in an already squeeze budget, be found? One solution to consider is MPS (Managed Print Services). By allowing a qualified print services provider to take over managing your printer and output devices, most companies are realizing 20 to 30% savings! When you consider that most companies spend between 2 -4% of their total revenues on printing, these savings can be quite substantial. Not to mention the ability to reallocate your IT staff’s time from printer break/fix to projects designed to enhance your company’s competitive edge.
As important, engaging in an MPS solution does not necessarily mean you have to buy anything. Driving costs down on your existing fleet is the first phase of any long-term MPS strategy. Intelligent deployment going forward, minimizes “printer creep”, right-sizes the fleet, and can assist in transitioning to printing solutions that support your growing mobile print demand.
“Doing more with less” as the article explains is at the heart of the MPS value basket. Doing some quick math, if you are CIO for a $10M company, your company is spending around (2%) $200,000 annually on printing. Even if MPS in your organization only captures 10% savings (well below the average), that equates to $20,000 annual savings. Most providers can deliver FIBRE for around $1,000 per month. That still leaves $8,000 for server or other infrastructure upgrades. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of MPS and the other ways MPS can impact your bottom line, download this free ebook.