Tell your Managed Print Provider to Bring it All On

by Amy Fowler | June 3rd, 2015 | category: 2nd Generation MPS / Managed Print

Words by Carro Ford, Xerox Enterprise Matters Managed Print Services, now in its second decade, has evolved far from its original charter of fleet management. Today MPS goes beyond basic assessment and device optimization to help organizations with initiatives like document security, information mobility, sustainability and workflow productivity. We expect a lot from our MPS…

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Indistinguishable from Magic: The Mobile App Revolution

by Amy Fowler | May 20th, 2015 | category: Cloud Services / Digital printing / Mobile printing / Productivity

Scientist and author Arthur C. Clarke (who invented the geosynchronous satellite) stated, “Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Others later dubbed this “Clarke’s Law,” and it has become a mantra for futurists, sci-fi fans, and dreamers ever since. We are not quite there yet—but we are amazingly close. I am an early adopter of…

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How to prepare for an inevitable increase in network traffic

by Adam Johnson | May 14th, 2015 | category: 2nd Generation MPS / Managed Print / Print server management / Productivity

Cisco produced some very interesting analysis last year regarding the increase in network traffic stating that IP traffic will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 21% to 2018 with over half originating from non PC devices. They state that networked devices will increase from two to three per capita from 2013 to 2018 with…

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Building the Digital Workplace: From MPS to Managed Content Services

by Amy Fowler | April 30th, 2015 | category: 2nd Generation MPS / Business Transformation / Digital printing / Managed Content Services / Managed Print / Security

Your MCS Strategy Starts with Your MPS Strategy Large enterprises get MPS. They. Get. It. They’ve sat through the pitches and listened to the benefits. They’ve sent out the RFPs, studied the proposals and signed the contracts. But are they ready for Managed Content Services or MCS? According to Gartner, “MCS is a comprehensive package…

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Why MPS isn’t necessarily ‘intelligent’

by Amy Fowler | April 29th, 2015 | category: 2nd Generation MPS / Analytics / Greener Office / Managed Print / Productivity / Scanning / Security

Many organisations have implemented a form of Managed Print Service (MPS) by rationalising and reducing their printer fleet, implementing print management software and having one supplier for all print devices. This is a good start, but we believe this only scratches the surface of a true (or Next Generation) MPS. By implementing these procedures an…

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Your Next Printer Must Be Mobile Enabled – New Xerox Devices Are

by Amy Fowler | April 16th, 2015 | category: Mobile printing

Sure, most folks working on desktop computers have their computers already networked and ready to print – but what about tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices (such as smart watches) and etc. When buying your next printer makes sure it plays nice with your mobile devices to enable you to easily print, right from your…

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Xerox Positioned as MPS Leader by InfoTrends

by Amy Fowler | April 7th, 2015 | category: 2nd Generation MPS / Managed Print

Xerox has been named by InfoTrends as a Leader in Managed Print Services (MPS) in its just released Managed IT Infrastructure: Managed Print Services Report. According to InfoTrends, “Xerox is the leading MPS vendor for having the most broadly differentiated MPS offerings in the market. It has an established MPS program with a particularly diverse…

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9 Insights to Transform Your Organisation

by Amy Fowler | March 12th, 2015 | category: Change Management / Productivity

Words by Kyle Denhoff, manager for Social Marketing at Xerox. First published on the Xerox Simplify Work blog In today’s hyper-competitive digital economy, businesses and their employees have no choice but to do more with less. Sometimes a lot less. This has leaders searching for best-in-class advice on transforming their organizations, while improving the customer…

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Can you eliminate Print Servers?

by Adam Johnson | March 3rd, 2015 | category: Managed Print / Server Support

On 14th July Microsoft issues its last security fix ever for Window Server 2003, yet Gartner believe there are still eight million Windows Server 2003 OS instances in operation. Many of these would probably be utilised for simple tasks such as print servers or off site locations. This may be partly to blame for ‘server…

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Five Signs Your MPS Provider Understands Document Analytics

by Amy Fowler | February 24th, 2015 | category: Analytics / Big Data / Managed Print / Paperless Office / Productivity

Words by Carro Ford, Xerox Enterprise Matters You might already have a pretty good idea about how your enterprise uses documents. There are documents for onboarding new hires, opening accounts, investigating claims, tracking budgets, presenting to clients, and much, much more. While you may understand at a high level what kinds of documents your employees…

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