Ed Gala, Vice President of Marketing
U. S. Client Operations, Xerox Corporation

As offices small to large look for the next big thing in productivity and cost reduction, managed print services (MPS) is rising to the top of the list. So say experts like Angele Boyd, vice president, Imaging/Output Document Solutions and SMB, IDC who joined Xerox clients and thought leaders from across the Midwest at a recent “Focus Forward” event in Minneapolis. I listened as Angele shared her thoughts on the advantages of MPS and recommendations on implementation. You can see some of these in her IDC Insights Community blog post.

During the event, clients from Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Medtronics, and others shared experiences and best practices. Decision makers from IT and procurement – normally on opposite ends of the spectrum – joined panel discussions and actually agreed on something: managed print services uncovers untapped opportunities to better manage information and technology while increasing efficiency. Not surprisingly, office solutions like mobile printing and scanning also fit into the picture as MPS tools that speed business process and document workflows.

It was amazing to hear about the results that managed print services is driving at all kinds of organizations and industries, from government and education to health care and financial services. And when a crowd of clients and thought leaders got together in Minneapolis, the ideas and innovations started to flow. It was inspiring.

Join us for a Focus Forward event in a city near you. If you can’t attend in person, ask a question or leave a comment here. We’d love to hear from you.