Are you spending too much time fighting with a printer that’s acting up? Do your print jobs feel like they take longer than they should? It could be a sign that it’s time to upgrade your office equipment.
Just like the computer on your desk and smartphone in your pocket, printers and copiers have a life cycle. And, in the same way upgrading your computer can improve productivity, a new multi-functional device can save your business time and money in the long run.
Here are three signs that it’s time to upgrade your business office equipment.
1.You’re losing time to office equipment issues
The printer’s primary job is to print, and a printer or MFD in its prime should be able to complete that task without you having to fidget with the machine every step of the way.
New technology can act up as well, but if you find you’re often having to unplug the printer, wait for small print jobs to complete, or resend a document to the machine multiple times, it’s likely a sign that your printer or copier is on its way out.
2.You’re spending too much on hardware maintenance
When a repair bill arises, it’s easy to look at it as a necessary quick fix to get your business office equipment back up and running. However, repairs for older machines add up quickly. If your hardware is in constant need of maintenance, it’s worth the investment to upgrade to a new multi-functional device.
Think of a vehicle. As a car ages, the maintenance costs rise. Older vehicles also lack the new technology and innovation that improves comfort and fuel efficiency. The same concept applies to your office equipment.
3.Your office equipment is a security risk
When you think of protecting your business against cybersecurity attacks, your computer, phone network, and data backups are often the first considerations. However, your printer or multi-functional device can also be targeted by cybercriminals.
Modern hardware and managed printing solutions providers offer improved security, such as password protection, file encryption, and authentication at the printing destination.
At innov8 Digital Solutions, our combined team of Managed Print and IT services can help you determine what business office equipment is ready for an upgrade through our free office hardware and technology assessment.
Want to learn more about how you can make the most out of your new office equipment? Read our blog: PaperCut Printing Solutions Saves Your Business Money on Printing & Copying.
Contact us at innov8 Digital Solutions for help choosing the right business office equipment that meets your needs.