Business Issues -> Costs
Released: 4th April 2013
London - 4th April 2013 - Verdiem, a leader in IT energy management software, today announced the general availability of its new software product, Verdiem Print & Power Analyser, which builds on Verdiem’s market leading IT energy management and efficiency platform to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs of an organisation’s end user computing and print environment.
With Verdiem Print & Power Analyser IT organisations can accurately measure end-user print activity, identify both local and networked printers, characterise costs, and analyse the data to uncover opportunities to optimise the print environment. This often results in reduced enterprise print costs of up to 30 percent or $20 to $60 dollars per user per year.
“IT organisations are experiencing increased pressure to improve service delivery and reduce costs, but they typically have little to no visibility into the costs and utilisation of their print environment,” said John Scumniotales, CEO of Verdiem. “Industry benchmarks show that most organizations easily spend $300 dollars or more per employee per year on printing. Verdiem Print & Power Analyser exposes end-user print costs and provides IT organisations the critical data needed to significantly lower print costs.”
In the August 2012 Gartner report by Ken Weilerstein, titled, “Overcome Your Printer Fleet Optimisation Challenges Through Needs Assessment,” Gartner has told clients that they can reduce their office printing costs by 10 to 30 percent. Weilerstein states, “We know the message has gotten through, too, because we regularly speak with clients who have achieved just that. In fact, a fall 2011 survey about Managed Printer Services (MPS) across three world regions showed that 63 percent of respondents involved in MPS projects expected to see a savings in the 10 to 30 percent range, and most of the rest project a larger savings, up to 40 percent.”
With Verdiem Print & Power Analyser, IT organisations gain visibility into printer inventory, utilisation, and costs via a single dashboard view. Verdiem enables organisations to:
IT devices typically consume more than 25 percent of commercial electricity; with approximately 15 percent of that due to printers. Typical network printers draw significant energy when printing a page – about 700 watts. In addition, producing and disposing of paper has a large resource impact: one sheet of paper requires 13 ounces of water; 10 percent of industrial energy consumption goes to making paper; and - in the US - 30 percent of municipal solid waste is paper-based. But with the right data, it’s possible to lower print volumes and significantly reduce an organisation’s impact on the environment. For example, a 10,000 person organisation with 4,000 pages printed per employee per year that cuts print volumes by 10 percent, saves nearly 500 trees, reduces CO2 emissions by 1,400 tons, and takes the equivalent of nearly 300 cars off the road. This is a major improvement for the environment and a significant win for an organisation’s sustainability programme.
Published by: IT Analysis Communications Ltd.
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