A recent global business survey from Xerox shows an estimated 82% of the workforce will return to the workplace in just over a year’s time. So the question you should already be asking is “Are our Managed Print Systems ready for a post-COVID-19 world?”
COVID-19 has hit us all hard. At Altodigital, we have seen our engineers on the frontline within the NHS creating COVID-19 ready print environments, we have had to adapt contracts to support our customers and we have ensured our support team have been available throughout the pandemic. We have seen several smaller business customers close their doors never to re-open.
As we look to the “new-normal” here are three key areas around print and technology that all CoreTrust Europe members should have on your radar.
1) YOUR APPROACH TO PRINTING WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
Early conversations with our clients have already seen a drive towards no contact printing, trying to limit the touch points on devices and increasingly exploring mobile authentication and printing. An indication that the world of print is changing. Plans to coat devices with super-strength products that reduce the viability of Norovirus would have felt absurd just a few months ago, but now they are front and centre of customer priorities. In short, the way we print may never be the same again. At Altodigital we are fully ready for this transition and have the technology in place to implement these changes to boost your productivity, maximise efficiency and prepare you for life after the pandemic.
2) REMOTE WORKING IS HERE TO STAY – THE PANDEMIC SIMPLY ACCELARATED THE PROCESS
We were already witnessing the early stages of a technological, socioeconomic and demographic revolution that will inevitably lead to a new era for humanity. COVID-19 has just sped the process up. Our people will work from where they want, when they want and collaboration and interaction will be the way of the world. 80% of IT Managers in the UK have an increased confidence in home working and right now, one of your employees is debating whether they can continue to work with ‘Homes Under the Hammer’ in the background and still be productive. All indicators of the path that lies ahead.
The need for organisations to support a hybrid workforce is here for the foreseeable future. Our job as technology providers and your job as employers is to ensure employee productivity and efficiency increase and doesn’t decline. We can help you deliver this by assessing your current approach to Managed Document Solutions and Remote Working and ensuring you are future proofing your business for the new world we are about to enter.
3) TECHNOLOGY PURCHASING PRIORITIES ARE SHIFTING TO BETTER SUPPORT EMPLOYEES.
COVID-19 is feeding digital transformation plans and companies are placing a renewed focus on meeting employees’ needs with both hardware and software. In preparation for a return to work, companies are investing in new resources to support a hybrid remote / in-office workforce, with 56% increasing technology budgets and 34% planning to speed their digital transformation as a result of COVID-19. As a result of technology gaps uncovered by having a mostly remote workforce, 70% of IT decision makers globally are re-evaluating their budget spend. At Altodigital we can help you with this transition. We want businesses to succeed. When one business fails, we all fail, but together we can all prosper.
As your Managed Document Solutions Framework recommended supplier, we would like to talk to you in the coming weeks about the above and how we can help you to recover from the impact of COVID-19 through a cost analysis and free audit of your Managed Print and technology requirements. Please click here to request a telephone call to discuss your requirements.