Companies waste paper and energy by not optimizing printing technology

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Most of the SMEs surveyed in a Lexmark study did not have a policy of rationalizing printing technology and do not regularly review their infrastructure, which generates waste of technology, paper and electricity.

The analysis was carried out with 1,400 companies with more than 250 employees in seven countries and indicates that three out of four small and medium-sized companies do not regularly review their printing infrastructure. Forty-two percent of respondents admitted to conducting a review at least once a year, while 22% of chief executives responded that they had never audited the entire company.

The administrators underlined, however, that the reduction of expenses, environmental impacts and the complexity of printing infrastructures are key points, but one in three employees never took any action to reduce printing costs, despite 61% referring that your company prints more today than it did two years ago.

The Lexmark survey indicates that 88 percent of SMEs surveyed have a printer for 10 to 10 employees, while 66 percent are equipped with multifunction printers. However, analysis of the use of multifunction printers revealed that – when ordered in order of importance – printing, copying or faxing dominates, while other features such as photo printing and archiving are used by less than one in ten companies.

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