As we become more connected, data security will become more of a concern for every business big or small. A recent study conducted by smallbiz.com found that 43 percent of data breach attacks target small businesses. Of those attacked, 60 percent are out of business within 6 months.
It’s important to know your vulnerability points and put a plan in place that’s easy to implement, reliable and affordable. A good place to start is with your next print device. Here are some innovative security features to look for that can lower your risk.
Every small business needs to keep security top of mind to protect your business. A managed document system can not only increase the efficiency of your processes – it can also improve productivity and protect sensitive data. A three-part security process helps to keep your data secure and can maintain the necessary compliance for your industry. Here’s how:
Efficiency has a direct effect on success and profitability. This holds especially true for print and document management, where documents are used in close to 40 percent of all business practices, and inefficiencies cost businesses more each year than they realize. The good news is that once these issues are addressed savings can begin immediately, but the first step is spotting the warning signs that signal a need for change.
Does your office have a print policy in place? If you answered no, you’re not alone. Even though print is often a big expense for businesses, many don’t realize how a print policy can help keep these costs in check. A print policy is a set of rules and guidelines that outline your expectations for printing in the office. It can help you reduce equipment costs, supply expenses, electricity use, and associated print costs. It’s time to make cutting down on your print costs a priority for 2018!
Whether you’re due to upgrade your outdated office equipment, or are looking to reduce the amount spent on print-related expenses, a multifunction printer (MFP) might be the perfect solution. These devices consolidate the functions of a copier, printer, fax machine and scanner in one compact design, and are becoming an increasingly popular choice among business owners looking to increase productivity, and streamline document workflow.
When you run a business, your bottom line is what matters most, but sometimes it can be hard to know exactly where your money goes. One of the hidden costs is in print, with supplies, upkeep, equipment, and employee time all adding up to a significant expense. A print assessment can help you understand your print expenses to guide your decisions in the future.
Managed Print Services offers many benefits to businesses, including a reduction of costs associated with print and higher levels of efficiency. However, to get the most out of your investment, it’s important to work with a provider who understands your business and tailors their services to your needs. Here are some factors to consider when choosing an MPS provider.
Do you know what printing is actually costing your company? In many businesses, print is the third highest monthly expense, right behind rent and payroll. But often, it’s an overlooked area when it comes to lowering expenses. Unmanaged print could be costing you thousands!
Are your office print volumes and costs out of control? Left unmanaged, office printing and copying expenses tend to rival rent and utilities in most businesses. Realizing this, more and more organizations are making the shift from an unmanaged print environment to a Managed Print approach to control usage and costs while removing the burden of print from employees stuck with low value tasks like fixing printers and ordering toner.