Leighton Contractors has extended a contract with HP for managed print services after increasing the scope of its original contract earlier this year.
"We have decided to renew our Managed Print Services contract
with HP because our existing HP printing infrastructure has reduced
the cost of our printing, improved staff productivity, and reduced
our environmental footprint," Leighton Contractors chief information
officer Diane Fernley-Jones said in a statement.
HP has already reduced Leighton Contractors' printer fleet from
a seven-to-one user printer ratio to 10-to-one, and in some
cases 15-to-one. Leighton has a fleet of around 700 HP LaserJet
printers which support 9000 staff.
"We have better control over copying and printing by restricting
printer access and usage within the organisation. The HP solutions
reduce unnecessary printing and paper wastage, as uncollected jobs
are never actually printed," Fernley-Jones said.
A spokesperson for HP said that the extension was "multi-year" as
was the previous deal, but would not say how much it was worth.
In January, the company had increased the scope of its former
multi-year contract with HP to include taking part in the HP Carbon
Offset program to improve the company's environmental footprint.