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"Most CIO's have squeezed costs on their server farms dramatically over
the last few years, but are just now starting to look at other areas of
consolidation and cost savings, said
As much as 2 percent of organizations' revenue is used for printing costs. Hard costs such as paper and consumables equate to 10 percent of this figure, where the additional back office maintenance and support make up the other 90 percent. Given that these are for the most part "hidden" costs, they could be significantly reduced if a print management program were put in place, Bollmann said.
What a lot of organizations do not realize is that reducing these costs by implementing a print management program routinely leads to "green savings" and a reduction of their carbon footprint. Preventing paper waste saves many trees and limits the number of toner cartridges in landfills as well as increases electricity efficiency. "FollowMe users agree they have seen a significant reduction in their printing operations' carbon footprint," Bollmann said.
In organizations large and small, FollowMe can be easily implemented to impose cost-saving initiatives, such as restricting color printing, forcing duplex printing and applying print quotas. These and other printing policies can be automatically enforced per user, department, cost center or application, helping to remove any unnecessary burden to self-monitor usage.
Ringdale's FollowMe provides organizations an all-in-one solution composed of FollowMe Printing (pull printing), print roaming and print accounting that is vendor and device independent. In addition to managing user activity, FollowMe enables organizations to provide confidentiality and security for printed output through user authentication at the device.
"FollowMe offers a one-two punch," according to Bollmann. "With today's emphasis on "going green" and saving costs, FollowMe can become an important aspect of any organization's sustainability program to reduce their carbon footprint and advance good corporate citizenship, while at the same time eliminating unnecessary expenses."
For ordering information on FollowMe, call Ringdale in
About Ringdale, Inc.
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marketing of network enhancing connectivity solutions for over three decades.
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