ROCHESTER, N.Y., – Colleges and universities take note: a closer look at the way students and staff are printing documents could go a long way in stretching the budget. For example, Ohio-based Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will save nearly $2 million using Xerox Corporation's managed print services (MPS) to control costs associated with printing across its three campuses.
Tri-C signed on for a five-year Enterprise Print Services contract to better handle how its more than 32,000 students were using printers, copiers and fax machines. Working with Xerox, Tri-C eliminated approximately 400 outdated or unused devices and simplified the print environment to help students and staff direct jobs to the most cost-effective, energy-efficient machines.
"Xerox delivered a strategy that has an immediate impact on our bottom line and our sustainability efforts. In the first year alone, we'll save up to $400,000 across campus offices and print centers, and we'll reduce paper and energy use by 34 percent," said Al Moran, vice president, Marketing, Tri-C.
Xerox will measure progress using tools such as its Sustainability Calculator to pinpoint new opportunities to reduce paper use and power consumption. Education efforts are underway to help staff and students understand the environmental benefits of the new print strategy.
"Our primary mission is the education of students and to train and retrain the workforce in Northern Ohio – not managing documents. Xerox clears the way for us to focus on what's important," said Jerry Hourigan, vice president, IT, Tri-C. "They also understand that how we communicate and execute MPS across campus is just as important as cost savings and other benefits."
Xerox was positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide1, and was recognized as a leader in IDC's Worldwide and U.S. Outsourced Print and Document Services Forecast and Analysis2 and in IDC's 2010 MPS MarketScape report3. Xerox was also named a managed print services market leader in Quocirca's European Vendor "MPS Comes of Age" report 2010.