Some professionals mistake busyness for productivity when nothing could be further from the truth. Making a whole list of "busy work" may make you feel accomplished, but it can be incredibly unproductive and often is. Meetings, emails, and simple tasks are often bread-and-butter of the typical day in the office, but these tasks can obscure crucial other opportunities. Here are a few ways you can revolutionize your daily productivity, all backed up by experts and research.
Last week, we discussed the potential benefits to be earned from implementing a print strategy in your business, including lowering your overall costs, managing print output, better environmental outcomes, and less burden on your IT staff. These benefits are often what attracts companies to developing a print strategy. If these advantages are appealing to you, it's time to get serious about implementing a print strategy in your business.
It doesn't matter what industry you're in; you rely heavily on documents. Documents are a key driver in business processes, keeping information secure, easy to access, and simple to share. But documents aren't only a benefit to the modern business; they're also a burden. Estimates suggest that document production consumes between 1-3% of an average company's annual revenue, and this cost is steadily growing.
Topics: Print Strategy
Awesome, you're back from spring break or your family vacation! Welcome to work. Here are 348 emails to respond to. They're all marked "urgent." Good luck!
Sound familiar? The grind of the daily email inbox woes is a typical experience for modern workers; we often email rather than walking down the hall to get a question answered. Email isn't always the most efficient mode of communication, but besides texting, it's probably the most popular. It's tempting to declare email bankruptcy and just erase all those unread emails—but that's not a real-world solution. Here are a few solutions that could help you dig out of the mess and stay on top.
Many IT directors, administrators, and facilities managers have heard of managed print services. Managed print service (MPS) providers will take over the management of your print fleet and handle all maintenance issues. Sounds great right? Well...
Topics: Tech Assessment
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I have never been a salesperson nor a sales manager. I have, however, been a decision maker many times in a B2B selling environment. A recent experience has inspired me to share some advice for direct sales people who work hard on a deal, but end up losing the sale. If you are a professional sales person, read more!
If you've been hearing the buzz surrounding printer standardization, you may be wondering if the solution is right for your company. Maybe you're on the fence since it seems like your business is doing alright as far as printing goes.
Passwords. For many business professionals, they're nothing more than that pesky gateway between you and your email account or company website. But for security purposes, passwords can be one of your strongest defense mechanisms against hackers. Passwords are essential for keeping business data safe and secure, and yet too many professionals use weak passwords—or none at all.
Topics: Quality IT Support
Printer standardization is an important process for every company, but sadly few have the expertise to standardize fully. Printer standardization refers to a process of print environment optimization with the ultimate goal of increasing efficiency, enhancing workflow, and cutting costs. Every company needs printer standardization to some extent.
Topics: Printer Standardization