Print Management Insider Blog

2015, 2016, & 2017 User and Device Printing Statistics

Posted by West McDonald on Jul 10, 2018 10:39:18 AM

We’ve just compiled the 2017 User and Device Printer BI Dashboard and one thing's for sure: Print behaviors are changing in dramatic ways compared to any previous year that we’ve studied.  This is the 3rd year we’ve run the numbers and some trends are becoming clear. In this blog we’ll explore those trends and share what some of the most telling differences are between the 2017, 2016 and 2015 data sets.

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Topics: device monitoring, bi dashboard, business intelligence, infinite device management, print industry, printing statistics, statistics

5 Reasons Not Tracking Every Device Could Cost You A Fortune

Posted by West McDonald on Jun 25, 2018 10:42:07 AM

I’ve worked with a ton of dealers over the years helping them with their managed print programs. One of the cornerstones of any good managed print program is a good remote monitoring and management platform. Compared to other expenses in the business, remote monitoring is extremely inexpensive yet many dealers insist on only monitoring and paying for the devices they are managing. As soon as the assessment is over, they “clean” out the unmanaged devices and only continue to pay to monitor the devices under contract. Here are 5 reasons that decision could be costing you a lot of business:

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Topics: selling, sales tips, sales, premier members, Managed Print Services, managed print, assessment, intel, device monitoring, infinite device management

What’s New In Print Audit Infinite Device Management 3.22

Posted by Scott Robinson on May 29, 2018 10:59:41 AM

We are pleased to announce the release of Infinite Device Management 3.22 which features a variety of enhancements and improvements over the previous release. A full list of enhancements and fixes can be accessed through the online help in Infinite Device Management under Help → Latest Release Notes.

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Topics: infinite device management, release update, print tracking, print management, Managed Print Services, managed print

Why I Work At Print Audit And Why Maybe You Should Too

Posted by West McDonald on Feb 27, 2018 8:53:34 AM

 I’ve been in the managed print services businesses for over 15 years.  I started before managed print was even a thing.  Back then the only way people bought toner and service was by buying cartridges and service packs.  The market looks a LOT different today and for those that were lucky enough to make their careers in this space it’s been a wild and rewarding ride!  My own career has taken me from selling device monitoring software to conducting and training others on selling with MPS assessments to leading kick-butt teams at creating marketing campaigns and materials to developing new markets.  To say I’ve been lucky would be an understatement.

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Topics: infinite user management, infinite, sales, selling, careers, infinite device management, device monitoring, seat based billing, SBB Road Show, SBB

What’s New in Print Audit Infinite Device Management 3.20

Posted by Scott Robinson on Jan 22, 2018 2:12:11 PM

We are pleased to announce the release of Infinite Device Management 3.20 which features a variety of enhancements and improvements over the previous release.

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Topics: print audit, infinite device management, product release, release update, print tracking, print management, device monitoring

Official: Print Audit’s Take On The ECi Software Solutions Acquisition of PrintFleet in 3 Concise Bullets

Posted by West McDonald on Jan 10, 2018 12:13:58 PM

We’re getting a lot of requests from folks to get our take on the ECi Software Solutions acquisition of PrintFleet. As Print Audit is one of the 3 largest device monitoring platforms (sorry, now 1 of 2!) people seem to think we have some thoughts around this news.  Of course we do!  Here is what Print Audit thinks of the acquisition in 3 concise bullet points:

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Topics: print audit, print management, print tracking, acquisition, ECi, printfleet, infinite device management, device monitoring, premier members

Top Secret: Print Audit 2018 Strategic Initiatives

Posted by West McDonald on Dec 14, 2017 10:54:54 AM

What you are about to read is “Eyes Only” and contains content not designed for consumption by a general audience.  It contains statements and forward thinking content that are highly ambitious and bold in nature.  Those not looking to grow in 2018 should stop reading now.

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Topics: Managed Print Services, seat based billing, Per Seat Billing, Cost Per Page, print costs, print management, Growth, business growth, Business Tips, sales, infinite device management, print servers

Infinite Device Management: Introducing SNMPv3

Posted by Scott Robinson on Jun 7, 2017 10:47:03 AM

With the release of Infinite Device Management 3.18 and ICE 1.30, Print Audit is pleased to announce the introduction of SNMPv3 for scanning print devices.  We encourage to check out our online tutorial on configuring SNMPv3 in IDM.

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Topics: infinite device management, IDM, print management, print audit, device monitoring, print tracking

What’s New In Print Audit Infinite Device Management 3.17

Posted by Scott Robinson on Mar 21, 2017 12:07:22 PM

We are pleased to announce the release of Infinite Device Management 3.17 which features a variety of enhancements and improvements over the previous release.

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Topics: print audit, infinite device management, IDM, print management, print tracking, managed print, Managed Print Services

Eating Crow: 6 Reasons It Will Help Your Career

Posted by West McDonald on Jan 30, 2017 2:10:25 PM

Whether you’re new to the office or a veteran closing in on retirement, one of the least appreciated skills is eating crow and it’s one of the most important skills required for a successful career.  It’s uncomfortable, often embarrassing, yet comes with more benefits than most people understand.

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Topics: print audit, infinite device management, sales tips, sales, selling, Business Tips, leaders

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