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implementation the ROI is within 1.5-2 years and thus many organisations save approximately 25-30% on their print cost. MPS provides an assessment of the existing device fleet, analysing print usage and then determining a consolidation and on-going management strategy and implementing workflow solutions. CIOs chart the top priorities as Reducing costs: MPS can deliver high performance whilst helping to control costs and allow companies to benefit from an optimised print infrastructure with minimal (or often no) capital investment. Reducing risk: Information security is high on the agenda for every CIO which can be easily mitigated by implementing solutions such as uniFLOW & eCOPY which ensure documents are only released on authentication, encrypting hard drives of MFPs and auditing usage of features such as scan to email, print or copy. What makes the Asia Pacific region different when it comes to the issue of managed print services and how much is government compliance an

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“There are no Indian government compliances on MPS model; It is an organisation’s internal decision on streamlining their processes”

existing pressure on MPS? Managed Print Services is in an intermediate stage in the Asia-Pacific region. In Europe & USA, the MPS model has been existent for many years. In the Asia Pacific region, the managed print services focus only on Document Workflow (Input/Output) and related areas (Hardware & Software) whereas in Europe & USA, MPS has gone beyond this and is providing end-toend document related solutions to organisations. i.e., Mail Room Services, Customer Feedback services etc. MPS in Asia Pacific will gradually move into that stage and will provide value added services to customers. As such there are no Indian government compliances on Managed Print Services model; it is an organisation’s internal decision on streamlining their processes; however government initiatives in Green-IT are compelling more and more organisations to go for MPS models. Recent corporate frauds world-over have also compelled the government to tighten corporate governance and confidentiality of information in an organisation, which has become a major driver for the adoption of MDS.

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