The USDA wants to save money -- what government organization doesn't? -- by streamlining its business processes. Enter Lexmark.
The deal comes with all the usual software and service goodies, including Lexmark's "Print Release" cloud-based management service, which allows employees to print from a mobile device, IT managers to track all the printing going on within the enterprise and the company to automatically purge forgotten print jobs.
That's good news for whoever at the USDA manages paper inventory.
Since IT tends to drive the most value within an organization, dollar for dollar, the Lexmark deal seems to a be a good way to save some money without making deeper cuts into the department's various programs.