July 26, 2012
At several recent regional roundtable conferences held by Xerox and International Data Corporation (IDC), the benefits of using MPS were discussed, including how it is believed to reduce costs and improve productivity in the workplace.
The conferences took place in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Abu Dhabi and featured speakers from Dubai World Trade Centre and National Air Services, who demonstrated real-life examples of MPS practices that are used within their organisations.
In attendance were CIOs, IT specialists and industry leaders from the region, with Tobias Kleu, Research Manager at IDC discussing how MPS can improve businesses through “transformational services” like mobile printing, home-worker support and document workflow optimisation.
Kleu commented: “Organisations operating in global business environments are increasingly relying on information from very different sources, generated by a host of different applications and distributed over various output devices such as printers and faxes, as well as electronically to email, Web, smart-phones, or tablet devices.
“These multiple sources and destinations of information, coupled with fragmented ownership, management of devices, lack of centralised print management, and lack of control, lead to poor processes and high costs.”
Xerox claims to be the world leader in providing MPS, and has recently co-developed a “Never Out Toner Savings Plan” with office supplies retailer Staples, described as being an alternative option to MPS more suitable for smaller businesses.
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