Rethink Print: Remote Monitoring with Managed Print Services

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Remote work, remote employee, remote printing--the last thing we need is one more "remote," right? Well, the truth is that you'll want to take a closer look at this one. Remote monitoring helps bring all those other elements together, offering the visibility and transparency you need to make savvy decisions in this new reality--and it's all part of rethinking print.

Let's take a closer look.

What is Remote Monitoring?

Remote monitoring isn't a tool to spy on your employees or micromanage how your remote workers organize their tasks. Instead, it's a way to do all that for your printers.

That's right: Remote monitoring allows you to keep a close eye on your machines, like a high-tech babysitter (because we all know printers can be as fussy as toddlers sometimes!). Your managed print services provider acts as a guardian, watching over every device and taking note of usage habits, supply needs, machine health, maintenance schedules and more. They then use that information to recommend best practices and solutions for your biggest printer pains.

This is just one of many ways the savviest businesses are starting to rethink print, which is especially important with so many employees working from home. By viewing your printers as active, relevant parts of your work environment, you can turn them into tools for enabling efficiency and flexibility--even in a remote or hybrid workforce.

Benefits of Remote Monitoring with Managed Print Services

So, why use remote monitoring through managed print services? Here are just a few big benefits!

You can better understand each remote employee.

It can be tricky to know what remote employees are printing and when. Remote monitoring helps you better understand what their print requirements look like by learning which supplies they need the most, what their busiest times are, and how you can support their remote work.

You'll save money.

Remote monitoring helps you realize when your habits are becoming wasteful. It also gives you insight into what your supply needs actually look like, so you can be sure you're ordering the right amount of ink, toner, and paper every time.

Your printers will be healthier.

You may not be a printer-whisperer, which means you're likely not able to catch every little issue with your machine. However, your managed print services provider knows just what to look for--which means they can stay on top of proactive maintenance and quick repairs to minimize downtime, protect your investment, and keep those printers healthy.

In conclusion, remote monitoring with managed print services helps turn printers into a power instead of a hurdle. It's just one way to rethink print--and as remote and hybrid workforces become the new standard, that's something you'll want to get ahead of.

To learn more about remote monitoring through managed print services, contact us today!


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