Xerox’s new solution to reduce print wastage

xerox, printers, logoXerox, a global business services, technology and document management company, has launched the new Xerox Print Awareness Tool in order to help enterprises reduce their carbon footprint and encourage workers to be more environmentally responsible.

Created by Xerox’s Research Centre Europe, the tool uses gamification technology and provides real-time print metrics and tips on how to change behaviors. Employees can voluntarily track how their efforts support company-wide print reduction and print smarter goals, said a statement.

An easy-to-use interactive desktop software widget monitors and analyses print history and wasteful habits.  Fun factors, including peer competition and incentives, can also be used to encourage participation, it added.

Mike Feldman, president of Large Enterprise Operations, Xerox, said: “Printing less isn’t just about using less paper – it’s about working smarter, improving productivity, connecting with clients faster and using data to bolster business.”

“At first thought, we may be an unlikely source to say ‘print less’, but we bridge the digital and paper worlds to help enterprises better understand, protect and use information more intelligently,” he added.

Xerox Print Awareness tool is part of Xerox’s three-phased approach to MPS – assess and optimise, secure and integrate, and automate and simplify, it added.