As the world becomes more conscious of the impact we have on the environment, businesses need to start taking steps to reduce their environmental footprint. One area where businesses can make a significant impact is through Managed Print Services (MPS).
Read on to learn more about how MPS can help your business reduce its environmental impact while also lessening the burden on your wallet, and how the team at Fisher’s Technology can help.
How Does MPS Reduce Paper Usage?
Every year, American businesses use 21 million tons of paper. Much of this paper usage is due to printers being used in a wasteful or unmonitored way. This is where Managed Print Services come in: through careful monitoring of printer usage and access, businesses can make certain that what they are printing is being used properly, resulting in fewer needs for printing second drafts or those without experience in using the technology doing the printing. Additionally, MPS providers can help businesses implement print policies that encourage responsible printing practices, such as double-sided printing and printing in draft mode to conserve ink.
MPS and Energy Efficiency
Printing can be a significant source of energy usage in businesses. This energy usage comes from both the printing devices themselves and the supporting infrastructure, such as servers and network equipment. Luckily, Managed Print Services can help businesses reduce energy consumption in several ways.
First, MPS providers can help businesses choose energy-efficient printing devices. These devices are designed to use less energy during operation and to enter low-power modes when not in use.
Second, MPS providers can also help businesses optimize their printing infrastructure, such as by consolidating devices and implementing more efficient printing workflows. This can help reduce the overall energy consumption of the printing environment.
Security and Sustainability
Insecure printing practices can have a significant impact on the environment. For example, printing unnecessary documents or leaving sensitive documents unsecured can lead to waste and increased energy consumption.
Managed Print Services can help businesses enhance their security and sustainability through a variety of features, such as requiring users to authenticate themselves before printing. This can help prevent sensitive documents from being left unsecured and can reduce unnecessary printing.
Additionally, MPS providers can help businesses implement document management policies that promote responsible printing practices and reduce waste.
The Cost Savings of MPS
Managed Print Services (MPS) can provide significant cost savings for businesses. By streamlining printing processes and implementing more efficient equipment and workflows, companies can save money on printing-related expenses such as supplies, maintenance, and energy consumption.
With MPS, businesses can also better monitor and control their printing habits, reducing unnecessary and wasteful printing. This not only saves money but also promotes environmental sustainability by reducing paper waste and carbon emissions.
Managed Print Services is an effective tool for businesses to reduce their environmental impact and cut costs. Businesses need to take action to lessen their environmental impact and adopt sustainable practices, and MPS is a quick but significant step in that direction.
Fisher’s Technology offers comprehensive MPS services to help businesses optimize their printing processes and reduce their environmental impact. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business save money and promote sustainability through MPS. Together, we can work towards a more sustainable future.