New year resolutions in document solutions: Part 2

New year resolutions in document solutions: Part 2
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We hope you are having a successful 2018. Welcome back as we continue with our new year document solutions resolutions series.

Capital is keen to help you with any improvements you may feel you want. We’ll do our best to cater to your needs.

We’ve considered seven resolutions that we often want to make this time of year, and how we can help you.

Resolution 5: Spend more time with your friends and family


Finding a suitable balance between work and daily living is a challenge that all workers face, but with technology becoming increasingly mobile, there are ways of spending more time at home, without worrying so much about the office.

The solution:

We offer mobile printing, which supports document printing from virtually any device – smartphone, iPad, tablet, laptop – even when guests aren’t set up on your network.

How does mobile printing work?

  • Via app – these apps are often specific to a printer manufactures and usually the mobile device is connecting directly to the printer/multifunctional device (MFD), although some apps can be routed via Print Management Software.
  • By email – an email address is assigned to a particular printer/MFD with Print Management Software.
  • Via webpage – Print Management Software means you can upload the document to print, or download.  Customised drivers enable guest printing from your mobile device.

Whatever method, we have the expertise and also the local presence to help you get the most from your devices. Contact us to let us help you with you document needs.

Resolution 6: Take better care of the environment


The latest data on the UK’s carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint shows a continuation of the decrease in carbon dioxide emissions*.  Let’s keep it that way.

The solution:

When you’re with Capital, you know that you’re with a company that takes environmental responsibility very seriously. We’re also proud that all of our branches have the Environmental Accreditation BS EN ISO 14001.

We have specific policies on waste reduction, recycling and only supply Energy Saving equipment. You are dealing with one of the most environmentally committed firms in the industry.

What we do:

  • Energy Star Dealer – we only promote accredited products. We customise energy saving features in line with your energy saving objectives.
  • Waste packaging – we recycle all waste packaging and compact waste to reduce our environmental impact.
  • End-of-life products – low mileage devices are fully refurbished in our extensive workshops and re-sold. High mileage devices are also sold for re-use within the industry or our Recycling Centre strips these devices for re-use of individual components. Any remaining elements are recycled.
  • Our environmental brands – recycling is integral to our suppliers. Customers can return toner cartridges directly to them for reuse or recycling.  Also they design products in a manner which minimises their environmental impact. They promote extensive programmes of environmental management based on pollution prevention and control, energy conservation and waste reduction, reuse and also recycling.
  • Parts recycling – our Field Engineers remove used/replaced service items for return to our Recycling Centre. Defective parts are returned to manufacturers for recycling.
  • Helping you reduce your carbon footprint – we can make your devices run more efficiently and using print management software we can significantly reduce document wastage.

Have a look at our accreditations for more information.

Resolution 7: Feel more secure


Finally, security is an issue that must constantly be addressed. GDPR rolls out on 25th May 2018, and nine out of 10 firms are still not ready. With the digital age ushering in a world of rapidly growing communications, the risk of serious damage from security breaches is rising dramatically.

The solution:

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation. It’s the new EU-wide data protection legislation that will replace the 1998 Data Protection Act. It also ushers in a new regime for the protection of personal information.

Before May 2018, many organisations will need to invest heavily in systems to ensure they will be compliant. We are experts in data, document and also device security. We can review your information processes and also improve your data security and efficiency.

Call us on 0800 844 744 or book a visit to find out more about how we can help.

Know your your devices’ weak spots, which are:

  • Output tray – think about how many confidential documents you see on a daily basis lying unclaimed at the printer? To eradicate this, the simplest solution is to ensure users authenticate themselves at the device so the document can be released securely and confidentially.
  • Hard disk – printers and MFDs are capable of storing files sent to print on a hard disk. When these printers and MFDs leave your business and are returned at the end of a lease, it could leave with a drive full of your company’s confidential information. The solution is to ensure your hard disk drives are encrypted, erased or removed.
  • Network – it’s surprisingly easy to intercept print jobs as they travel across your company network to the printer or MFD. Be sure to encrypt all print jobs sent over your network.
  • Fleet control – actively assessing, managing and auditing print security across your entire printing environment takes time and know-how. The best solution is to continuously audit your print environment. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.  Fleet management software is ideal for this task as you can manage your entire fleet from a single PC.

Many of our clients use intelligent Print Management Software to help them secure their confidential documents.  Not only are they good at enhancing security, they are also ideal for reducing print costs by sometimes as much as 30%.

For a chilling bite of reality and also an account of just how easy it is to overlook document security, have a look at HP‘s The Wolf in action:

*From Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



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