According to IT managers recently surveyed by Epson, the need to invest in new technology (58%), reducing costs (51%) and investing in new talent (42%) were cited as the top three business pressures placed on organisations in the past two years. While 38% stated they were under considerable pressure to improve CSR performance, tight budget restrictions have left 37% unable to employ new staff.
Epson argues that switching from one type of printer technology to a modern alternative could unlock invaluable resources within the corporate sector. The company says that a simple move away from laser printing to business inkjet technology has the potential to save European corporations over 1 billion Kwh in energy consumption, cut costs by €134 million and reduce CO2 emissions by 409 million kg each year.
Phil Sargeant of IDC, said: “Over recent years we have seen the rise of the business inkjet, from manufacturers such as Epson and HP and to a lesser extent, Canon and Brother. The penetration for inkjets is increasing almost 2% a year. Inkjets have become a solidly mainstream choice. Now one in three devices being sold into an office environment is a business inkjet. If you look at some markets in Europe, the penetration is as high as 40%.”