30 Jan

Managed print services helping educators move forward

Managed print services helping educators move forward

When it comes to streamlining workflows in the education sector, there are few areas as ripe for improvement as the document and imaging departments. In primary, secondary and tertiary education, vast quantities of paperwork need to be distributed between departments, students, teachers and administrators. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) notes that there are over 3.7 million students enrolled in schools across the nation, while university enrollments make up a further 1.3 million according to the Australian Education Network. With so many people participating in the education sector, obviously managing certain systems can become pretty hectic.   Managed print services growing in popularity   To cope with often demanding print solutions, many organisations …

13 Oct

Ensuring a bright future in insurance

Ensuring a bright future in insurance

Like a number of industries, insurance in Australia is affected by technological advancements, shifting climate patterns and an increasingly mobile and multicultural populace. How a business chooses to adapt in the face of such significant upheaval can mean the difference between struggling to keep up with the competition and heading into a thriving, profitable future. In the face of challenging business conditions, the nation’s company leaders remain unsure about the prospects for their organisations in the coming years. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) 19th Annual Global CEO Survey found that only one-third of Australian CEOs felt confident in their ability to achieve revenue growth this year. With concerning sentiments such as this, looking for cost reductions …

27 Sep

4 modern printer functions you should be using

4 modern printer functions you should be using

While the world of the 21st century is constantly being pushed towards a fully digital workplace, in many situations there’s still no substitute for physical documents and imaging solutions. Keeping up to date with the most modern technology in the multifunction office device space is still crucial for a lot of Australian businesses, and it remains a vibrant industry. According to Gartner, IT spending in Australia is poised to hit $80 billion in 2016, while IBISWorld note that the printing industry itself is still worth $7 billion annually. Speaking to CIO, Research Vice President of Gartner Ken Weilerstein says many companies worldwide still rely on traditional methods of documentation each and every day, …

6 Jul

How technology powers time and cost savings

How technology powers time and cost savings

Technology is certainly powerful for businesses, there’s no getting around it. From cloud computing to voice-over internet protocol and even 24/7 helpdesk support, businesses now have access to some of the most powerful tools and services ever available. These can be used to substantially reduce operating costs, as is the case with cloud computing, and make it easier for staff to stay in touch without the need for expensive travel. Technology can also play an important role in business security, not only providing new software and platforms but ensuring they’re secured from cyber attack. While new technologies and the associated benefits may sound expensive and difficult to implement, it’s actually far easier than …

15 Apr

3 ways managed print services can improve your organisation

3 ways managed print services can improve your organisation

Modern businesses are constantly turning to new technologies and trends as a way of reducing overhead costs and remaining competitive in the market. Take cloud solutions as just one example. A recent Dimensional Research[1] survey of IT professionals found that an overwhelming majority were planning to adapt to some cloud-based systems in 2015, representing a significant number of organisations choosing to push ahead with new innovation. That said, introducing completely new equipment or software to your workplace isn’t always the best answer. Rather than giving up on established, proven and reliable systems in favour of the newest developments, adapting tools you already have can be an effective way of moving a business forward. Focusing 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 …

3 Jun

Beyond Print: Managed Content is the secret success factor in Digital Transformation

Beyond Print: Managed Content is the secret success factor in Digital Transformation

As Financial Sector organisations grapple with the manifold complex problems that Digital Transformation entails, many overlook the simple remedy presented by Next Generation Managed Print Services (MPS) and a transition to Managed Content Services. The time has come for Managed Content Services Managed Content Services (MCS) provide the foundation for improved operational efficiency and collaboration through increased business efficiency. Increasingly as teams attempt to unravel a spaghetti-like workflow legacy, they find MCS is indeed the surprise success factor in their quest for Digitalisation. In 2015, the MCS sector has now matured enough for Gartner to examine it through its sophisticated Magic Quadrant methodology. Key factors in this analysis are Business Process Automation and …

8 Apr

How Next Generation Managed Print Services Enables Digital Transformation

How Next Generation Managed Print Services Enables Digital Transformation

This is a post co-written by guest contributors Emma Morgan, Segment Marketing Manager and Jan Ergen, Presales Consultant at Fuji Xerox Australia. Traditionally Managed Print Services (MPS) has been regarded in the Banking and Finance Sector largely as an avenue to reduce cost. With Xerox research in the US indicating that for most organisations their documents are split roughly fifty-fifty between paper and digital, it is not surprising that there is huge opportunity for driving efficiency in this area. MPS can indeed achieve significant savings, as much as 30 per cent in some cases, much of which can of course be done by increasing the proportion of digital documentation within a business. However, …

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 …

30 Jan

Have you deployed effective insurance services?

Have you deployed effective insurance services?

Insurance companies are shifting towards becoming more customer centric. As a result, the insurance industry is growing increasingly dependent on capable and reliable services – that can help to build stronger customer relationships. This can be accomplished through the use of new technologies and processes. In doing so, these companies can reduce the cost required to service customers. Let’s take a closer look and explore where exactly change can be implemented using effective insurance industry services from Fuji Xerox. Customer satisfaction A study conducted in 2012 by Echo for American Express found that 40 per cent of a surveyed 1,000 Australians thought their customer service experiences did not meet expectations. So, what’s available …

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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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