I've talked before about security, which is one of the BIG issues with document management and managed print services. The Doc's current prescription: download this white paper from CDW entitled "Surprising Security Threat: Take Steps Now to Safeguard Print Devices and Printed Data."
The paper is available through Bitpipe, where it's free after a brief registration. You'll learn that:
"Shared access, made possible by networking, lets IT replace and consolidate single-user desktop printers with a smaller number of workgroup or departmental devices. These products typically offer far better cost-per-page, higher page-per-minute speeds, reduced service costs and better print quality."
"Shared printers also make it easier and more affordable for companies to offer color, both document-quality and graphic quality, larger paper capacity (which can accommodate larger print jobs), and document-finishing options like folding, collating, stapling, and binding."
"But shared network printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) also open the door to security threats that many IT departments haven't properly addressed. Read this paper to learn how you can evaluate printer requirements and risks and help find solutions that match your business needs."
And remember, if you print this white paper out, keep it securely hidden in that bottom drawer under the take-out menus.