Midway, KY - Organizations considering a move into managed print services (MPS) have a lot to gain -- and a lot to learn. The average firm cuts cost by 30 percent, but these MPS savings do not happen overnight. MPS is a more complex and far-reaching undertaking than most realize. In his Print and Imaging Summit keynote, Photizo Group CEO Edward Crowley helps CXO executives understand the complex issues – and powerful advantages – of a corporate MPS initiative.
Crowley is founder and CEO of Photizo, the worldwide authority on MPS trends and techniques, and the leader in MPS data collection, analysis and reporting. In the opening keynote on Tuesday, May 3, 4:15 – 5 PM, he brings valuable guidance and perspective to the corporate market. He will introduce MPS concepts, explain the challenges of embarking on MPS projects and acquaint the audience with benefits they may not have considered, such as reducing CO2 emissions and improving IT productivity. He will also share insights on what's next in convergence of IT outsourcing and MPS, with IT and business process optimization.
Crowley explained that the average reduction of hardcopy fleet carbon emissions after implementing MPS programs can be as much as 60 percent. It takes an average of about 3,700 IT support hours per year to manage a firm's hardcopy fleet for a firm. After implementing MPS, an average of 10 percent of an IT firm's hours are freed for other priorities.
"Getting a handle on printing costs and identifying opportunities for potential savings is why most organizations become interested in managed print services, but MPS does not stop at cost savings. MPS is part of a total IT strategy that boosts business optimization. Businesses that adopt MPS to cut costs soon realize a dramatic boost in IT efficiency," said Crowley. "I'm looking forward to sharing ideas that CXOs can use to get their MPS strategies off to a good start and realize benefits in all categories."
CIO Panel Takes on MPS Success
In addition to Crowley's keynote presentation, Dr. David Cameron, a member of Photizo's Preferred Consulting Partner Program, will moderate a CIO Panel on the topic of "Successful MPS Implementations: What It Takes to be Successful and What to Avoid"
The CIO panelists joining Dr. Cameron are:
- Earl Beauvais, Former head of major aerospace manufacturer's MPS program
- Jennifer Klassen, Director, Insight Enterprises - Winner of 2010 MPS Leadership Award
- Theresa Muller, Director, University of Calgary