Search

MORE NEWS
MARKETS & INVESTING | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong
Published: 07 Mar 11
552 views


Empowered Biz

If you have ever found yourself searching for that lost document on your computer system or in a stack on your desk you are in good company, and it may be costing you more time and money than you think.

According to research firm IDC, the average knowledge worker spends 3.7 hours per week searching for information or recreating content that can’t be found, and this can cost the average company with 1000 knowledge workers $6 million annually.

Streamlining business processes and document work flows is an increasing trend, and one that imaging company Ricoh says can be helped only with a comprehensive approach to managing documents and devices on a network.

TC Chao, of Ricoh Hong Kong, said in one actual case example with a major Hong Kong conglomerate Ricoh was able to actually reduce the number of end use devices such as printers and photocopiers by 51 % from 852 units to 433 units. This saved the company 36 % under a ‘pay as you go’ 5 year outsourcing contract.

“Companies appreciate the flexibility of not having to worry about their devices, storage and technical support as we offer all of that, which frees them up to focus on doing their business,” Chao told Hong Kong Business.

And for the CFO it means the cost can go to operational expenditure rather than capital expenditure, which has positive implications for the balance sheet and budget. Plus the new machines are also much greener which helps many companies meet their CSR goals, added Chao. Consolidating and monitoring printing equipment in an office under a managed services agreement is popular for many companies now looking to reduce costs, he added.



Sign up for our newsletter

 

Do you know more about this story? Contact us anonymously through this link.

Click here to learn about advertising, content sponsorship, events & rountables, custom media solutions, whitepaper writing, sales leads or eDM opportunities with us.

To get a media kit and information on advertising or sponsoring click here.

Tags: Hong Kong end use devices, Hong Kong Ricoh 2011, Hong Kong knowledge worker

LATEST MARKETS & INVESTING JOBS »
PRINT ISSUE »

Subscribe Now
Hong Kong’s 20 hottest startups to watch out for in 2015

112 views

Chinese shoppers snub HK stores

62 views

Hong Kong’s top 5 work from home jobs

61 views

MOST READ EXCLUSIVES

This startup builds Hong Kong's first fully online lending platform

This startup builds Hong Kong\'s first fully online lending platform

The company has raised USD20m in just a year.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
25 Mar 2015 | 633 views
 
close Don't Show Again

STAY INFORMED! Get our free weekly newsletter