Businesses looking to outsource printer ink decisions

2010-06-07 12:26:28

Published on 2010-06-07 12:26:28

Growing numbers of businesses are opting to outsource their printing operations, HP has reported.

According to the latest figures posted by the IT giant, revenues generated by its print services arm increased by 20 per cent over the past year alone.

While many managers may be waking up to the importance of investing in cheap printer ink cartridges and ensuring that their staff don't print pages unnecessarily, Lidia Ngengebule, HP's newly-appointed HP managed enterprise service country manager for South Africa, has explained that many more are looking for specialist help to assist them in reducing their outgoings in this area.

"From an IT infrastructure point of view, one of the biggest trends we're seeing is that companies are looking to outsource their entire printing environment in order to control costs," she told South Africa's IT Web site.

"Our customers are looking at both price and the long-term benefits of moving into the managed printing services market."

These comments come soon after HP, which also manufactures its own printer ink, acquired the mobile technology firm Palm.

By Jamie Foster

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