January 11, 2013
Xerox has announced that it has helped to “future proof” the print environment at the University of Nottingham to support its 6,500 staff and 34,000 students by managing its printing requirements across five UK campuses.
The £9.2 million ($14.8 million/€11.1 million) five-year contract is said to provide the university with a 25 percent reduction in print costs year-on-year, along with additional cost savings from invoice and payment processing costs; and will also help to reduce the environmental impact of the university.
As printing operations will be managed from a central location, there will be a greater insight into how devices are used and what the printing needs are across the five campuses, while unnecessary costs from uncontrolled printing and personal device ownership will be more easily addressed.
Under the contract, 3,700 devices will be replaced with 500 energy-efficient multifunction devices and 200 desktop printers, supporting the university’s 2010-2015 sustainability agenda by saving energy, reducing carbon emissions and resource consumption, including ink cartridges.
Xerox will also launch a mobile print solution across the campuses to enable staff to print securely at any time and at any location on campus directly from their smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Commenting on the university’s decision to work with Xerox, Jim Reed, Director of Procurement at the University of Nottingham, said: “As we worked to identify cost savings and plan for our future, we realised we needed data on devices and document printing across 60 departments. Xerox is helping us to manage our print operations through innovative solutions. Several other universities are keen to find out how the model could be applied to their own environments.”
Meanwhile, Amanda Abernethy, General Manager and Director of Large Enterprise Operations at Xerox UK, said: “We’re working with the University of Nottingham to ‘futureproof’ the print environment so it supports students and staff today and for years to come. In this way, the university can stay focused on continuing to provide an excellent forum for study.”
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