9 Jan

The hidden cost of an ageing printer fleet

The hidden cost of an ageing printer fleet

Whether you’re starting a new business or simply making a few upgrades, there’s little argument that buying new office equipment can be a costly endeavour. You need the right tools for every task your company might want to carry out, and also technology that will stand the test of time and hopefully function for many years. Unfortunately, in a world where planned obsolescence has become a feature of business strategy from tech companies, finding equipment that’s built to last can be a challenge. For things such as printers, the older they get, the more maintenance they will require – this can lead to increased downtime and reduced profitability. The next time you are …

10 Nov

Embracing the notion of a paperless office

Embracing the notion of a paperless office

There’s little doubt that as organisations worldwide increasingly adopt a strategy of digitalisation, the move away from paper is only likely to increase. It’s not just for environmental reasons either – although those are still perfectly legitimate. The reality is simply that digital documentation has become more efficient than physical. While the idea of a paperless office is one that has been discussed for many years, recent moves from large stakeholders are likely to speed the transition away from traditional document management. For example, late in 2015 Microsoft announced a joint initiative with online transaction management service DocuSign to implement digital signatures into its popular cloud-based Office 365. It’s one more step towards …

10 Oct

Reinvent your business by rethinking printing

Reinvent your business by rethinking printing

Even as the impact and reach of digitalisation continues to evolve, for most organisations, print remains key– and will continue to play an important role, at least for the foreseeable future. Given that printing is not going anywhere yet, the time is ripe to focus on making the entire process as efficient and effective as possible. Think about the network of printers and multifunction machines that stretches across virtually every office, and how much it typically costs a business to keep that network up and running. Other than the obvious financial costs, there are also a whole slew of impacts that might affect a business in negative ways. Loss of productivity, disruptions, waste …

19 Jul

Is your print room a cause for concern?

Is your print room a cause for concern?

Print operations are one of the most important areas of a company, responsible for creating documents for a nearly limitless range of purposes. From marketing presentations through to internal communications, the print room still is crucial. Of course, for many organisations, the print room is likely to be in a bad way. The state of the print room Over the past few years, there’s been a growing shift towards using digital technologies in place of printed materials. Instead of printing off materials, a company may instead choose to have them emailed. But, the importance of paper hasn’t decreased, meaning printed materials may not be high in the minds of many executives. Without even realising it, a …

17 May

Overhauling the print room

Overhauling the print room

In recent years, there has been a great deal of discussion around the transition away from print in favour of new digital technologies.  However, that doesn’t mean that print is any less relevant – printing is still essential to business. The printed page is a tangible asset in an impermanent world. “Magazines and newspapers can stay in houses or offices for months or years, while internet ads can disappear into cyber space instantaneously,” small business authority Newtek explained in a June 2012 Forbes article. “There is something about print that gives a sense of legitimacy.” To optimise the role that a print room plays in your business, improvement in this area requires attention. How can businesses …

11 Apr

Taking advantage of cost management solutions

Taking advantage of cost management solutions

Focusing on reducing operational costs is something all businesses prioritise, but there’s a good chance that many organisations aren’t addressing a golden area of opportunity: printing. This is an essential part of operations for nearly every modern business, but without attention it’s prone to significant bloat as well as cost overruns. Now, it’s time to have a think about new cost management solutions. Streamlining through software Taking advantage of new software can help organisations to streamline and reduce costs, while eliminating the need for expensive onsite hardware installations and ongoing maintenance. A paper released by GreenPrint Technologies1 noted the importance of streamlining, both as a way of cutting costs and ensuring that the business has an adequate focus on …

22 Mar

How to reduce printing costs in your organisation

How to reduce printing costs in your organisation

The business world is evolving, and has changed significantly in the past few years. In all sectors, whether education, government, retail or legal, businesses are making the transition to a digital way of doing business and often forgoing more traditional channels, services and systems to take advantage of the benefits afforded by new technologies. Cloud-based desktops, voice over IP and automation mean an organisation can become far more efficient whilst controlling and reducing operating costs. However, there is one area that continues to represent an opportunity for cost control, and that is printing. It’s time to starting thinking about reducing printing costs and managing print services in your organisation. Documents are information – and are still essential …

2 Mar

How to intelligently manage business costs

How to intelligently manage business costs

Businesses certainly need to focus on revenue growth, driving the bottom line to remain profitable in any given market. While this is often the primary objective of many organisations, cost management is equally important. Without appropriate governance of expenditure, companies can quickly become bloated. Rampant, uncontrolled spending can become a serious issue, to the detriment of the organisation as a whole. Intelligent cost management solutions are the answer for businesses of any size, as they can help boost profits and even make the company more competitive. Measuring and tracking costs In order to effectively manage costs within a business, it’s important to firstly establish oversight of current spending. This means assessing costs, reviewing baseline spending, and looking ahead to any future costs …

18 Feb

Three ways to save time and money with Fuji Xerox Australia

Three ways to save time and money with Fuji Xerox Australia

With cost pressures a constant concern, businesses need more than just a printer. It’s important to source integrated solutions that are capable of addressing business challenges, streamlining processes and keeping mobile workers productive when they’re not in the office. Fuji Xerox Australia isn’t just about selling printers and software, we’re committed to delivering solutions that solve business problems. Let’s take a look at some of the challenges businesses face, and how we can help. Cutting back on print costs Costs and efficiency are important for any business, but they can often seem like difficult issues to tackle. With our content management and capture solutions, however, they’re far easier to deal with. DocuShare and EzeScan …

2 Jul

Cost control and a productivity boost: How SMBs can have it all!

Cost control and a productivity boost: How SMBs can have it all!

Small and medium businesses employ over seven million people in Australia: the majority of Australian workers. But with far greater pressures on time, money and people than large enterprises, interruptions to productivity and unnecessary expenditure can have dire consequences. Imagine running late for a key meeting with a potential client just because you couldn’t print a proposal or quote. Or wasting money – and harming the environment – through wasteful, unnecessary practices in the sharing, printing and managing of documents. The right office printing and document technology can help keep a lid on costs and boost the productivity of staff. Read on to find out how costs can be controlled and productivity boosted!

About nextwork

The next generation of work opens the door to new opportunities and challenges. The workplace of tomorrow will be a transformed place where greater mobility, increased innovation, collaboration and employee flexibility will be key drivers of change. At Fuji Xerox Australia we help businesses integrate data, documents and business processes and turn tomorrow’s documents into knowledge. Nextwork explores the dawn of the ‘new working world’ and how we can successfully harness the opportunities and mitigate the challenges of tomorrow.

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