Managed Print: Flavours of print management

Different providers offer different definitions of managed print, but all agree that there are obstacles as well as big benefits to adoption. Ian Campbell reports.

31st August, 2013
Martin Deignan, director of sales and marketing at Oki Systems: 'We think of MPS as managing a fleet of hardware.' Photo: Maura Hickey

For more than a decade Irish businesses have been outsourcing their print and output estates to achieve savings of anywhere between 10-40 per cent. Yet, according to Quocirca research, small firms remain stubbornly resistant to its appeal, with adoption as low as 20 per cent in Europe compared to 45 per cent among larger companies.

In a bid to sell firms a managed print service (MPS), a race to the bottom on price has seen the cost-per-page...

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