Photizo Group's 2011 MPS Market Size, Shares and Forecast study continues to confirm the effect of poor economic performance on MPS, as it predicts a rapid global growth in managed print services of 20 percent through 2015.
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<p>ZDNet introduces Doc (The DocuMentor), sponsored by RICOH. Through his blog, Doc will educate you about Document Management. So who is Doc? Doc is something of an enigma. He was born to a Russian ballerina and a German electrical engineer who some believe was running covert operations for shadowy corporate interests. Doc grew up in various locations in the United States, although no one seems to know precisely where, least of all Doc. His early schooling was unremarkable except for the time he was caught trying to replace all the mimeograph machines with high-tech color copiers that had mysteriously disappeared from a shipment to Albania. At MIT, he made a name for himself by transforming a large printer into a robot that hunts and eats Roombas. Professionally, he reportedly has seen the insides of more brands, versions, and generations of printer and printer-related hardware than almost anyone. Some say his obsession with paper, printing, and mechanical movement was either started by, or evidenced by, a traumatic childhood episode when he crawled inside an old Xerox 2400 and tried to print himself.</p> <p>Anyway, Doc has hands on experience with stuff like printer maintenance and fleet management, but his mastery of document management leaves no stone unturned. Important issues like sustainability, security, and regulatory compliance are top of mind for Doc, as are other business technology needs like networking and IT services, making him a true blue IT renaissance man. </p>
the ultimate complication of the sale is realized in a full MPS engagement, which will include a full fleet assessment, zero-based recommendations for multiple product segments and business processes, workflow and fleet management solutions, contracting and implementation planning. Even for the smartest and most experienced sales rep (and client decision maker), the task has grown to be too much for any one person.
The people dimension of MPS isn't easy to define but is often the hidden secret of success in any market, company or country, for that matter. The people of MPS providers make differences, and differences make MPS happen.
Adobe is opting to focus on leveraging HTML5 and other standard Web technologies in the mobile arena.
MPS provides the ability to refine and transform paper-based business processes, which are often inefficient, to partner with imaging experts in order to optimize document production and management assets as well as create efficiency in areas which are often overlooked.
The best MPS programs align the goals of the company and the MPS vendor so that both achieve a successful long term relationship. It's not simply about print equipment, a service agreement, or advertised lowest price for supplies. It's about gaining control of the sometimes hidden costs of print.
Like so many other industries, seems like transportation is a natural for managed print services.
Federal government printing work awarded to private sector printers has shown no signs of increasing based on third quarter data released by the United States Government Printing Office (GPO), the federal agency through which federal government agencies are to submit their printing needs.
More businesses these days are open-minded about managed print services that consolidate printing and related document management costs.
Profitability is a blending of rates charged to different customers in order to obtain as many orders as possible.
Removing a number of printers, which are often seen as personal productivity devices, from the office can lead to feelings of resentment and a sense the company doesn't care about the personal working environment.
MPS helps agencies tailor their infrastructure to match their printing needs, usually reducing the overall number of printers.
Jabber is an innovative take on a digital magazine. The interactivity is unique and inspired, and almost surprising as you read through the first issue.
The last thing the USPS should do is make first-class mail less efficient and timely.
It's going to be an interesting year for MPS, Doc thinks, what with all the various big-name players (and a few not-so-well-known ones) vying for position in the industry.