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5 More Ways Law Firms Can Cut Costs Through Printer Management

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

 My last blog post, 5 Ways Law Firms Can Achieve Savings Through Print Fleet Management, was the first of a 2-part series with some helpful tips for law firms looking for cost-control or cost-recovery solutions through managed print services.

Most of the issue is a general lack of awareness about efficient business process management as it relates to printing, and the fact that print-related costs are often unmanaged or under-managed. From eliminating personal desktop printers, to scanning more and eliminating excessive creation of paper files, there are many simple ways that businesses can increase their office productivity, while also increasing their office savings.

So, here are five more ways that a law firm — or virtually any other organization — can employ a print management system with a managed print services program to "go green" while saving green:

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5 Ways Law Firms Can Achieve Savings Through Print Fleet Management

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

It seems that "green" sentiments have seeped deeper into our consciousness and have begun to influence more day-to-day processes and decisions, including those in the legal industry.

Every once in a while, ABA Journal posts success stories about how law firms across the country are moving towards being green; both from an operations standpoint and an added perceived benefit for clients.

Not only can a firm, or any other organization, "go green" by adopting a print fleet management program, but they can also focus on cutting down unnecessary costs for your company. This can include toner/ink expenditures, which commonly place a large burden on a firm’s accounting books. By gallon, the price of toner can be more than 10x the price of gas, depending on printer model.

I've compiled a list of 10 ways a law firm, or virtually any other organization, can employ a print fleet management program, or managed print services, to "go green" while saving green. Here are the first 5: 

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4 tips for making your office more energy efficient

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Even simple changes can have a significant impact.

Today's business world is becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the environment. 

If you're interested in reducing your carbon footprint and making the planet a healthier, safer place, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to do that. By pursuing green business practices and making your office more sustainable and energy efficient, not only will you be improving the atmosphere, but you'll also be boosting the appeal of your brand.

Below are four easy ways you can enhance your office's efficiency:

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The Top 5 Most Popular Office Technology Blog Posts of 2015

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

As we spring into the New Year, one of the best ways to ring in 2016 is to recap a few of the most popular posts published on our blog in the previous year. 2015 brought many successes and steady growth for the Meridian family. We showcased everything from ways small to midsized businesses can benefit from vCIO services, techniques that allow your business to “go green” to ensure environmental sustainability, along with a host of other blogs, which gave comprehensive access to information that could benefit you and your organization.

Most of our blog posts are aimed at answering questions we commonly hear from clients and prospects. Read on to take a look at the five most popular blog posts of 2015 — you may just find some answers to questions you've been wondering about, or ones you haven't even thought of yet!

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Best Practices for Secure, Responsible Disposal of Computers & Devices

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

Many people will purchase or receive new computers and devices this holiday season. In fact, according to ForbesIDC predicts the worldwide smart connected device market will accelerate past 2 billion units by the end of 2015. If you're among the lucky owners of new computers and devices this year, you or your company may be planning to get rid of the old computers or devices, which have been replaced by newer versions. If so, I urge you to do so with caution!

Along with a collection of potentially harmful toxins, computers and other connected devices house vital information including passwords, registration numbers, account information, addresses, telephone numbers, and a host of other private information. Your hard drive is a goldmine for identity thieves and it is important to use proven methods to wipe this data from existence, before disposing of devices. Simply throwing the devices or their hard drives away could potentially cause more harm than good.

Below, we reveal the proper techniques to dispose of computers and devices, guard against identity theft, and protect the environment:

  1. Backup significant files and information
  2. Sanitize your hard drive
  3. Dispose of your computer

Read on to learn more about each step.

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Top 5 Office Technology Blogs of April 2015

Claudia Alvarez

Posted by Claudia Alvarez
Thu, May 14, 2015

April was a month of variety and pleasant surprises for our readers. We covered all the way from BYOD to the introduction of our new Sustainability Solutions. So, without further ado, check out our top blogs of April.

Your Biggest Threat to BYOD Security Could Be Your Employees

Posted by Jan Carreon on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

When the cellular phone was first introduced, it served only one purpose — to make and receive phone calls. Over the years, we have watched the device evolve and incorporate more and more features. Its evolution changed the way we communicate with texting, video chatting, and email capabilities. It has replaced everyday items such as watches, calendars, the boom-box, CD/mp3 players, books, and cameras. It’s next victim? The wallet.

A cellular device is arguably a one-stop shop for almost everything, and a necessary tool for professionals today.

Mobile devices are a staple in today’s world, contributing to the rise of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). By now, you are probably well aware of some of its advantages and disadvantages. One of the biggest concerns of BYOD is security, with the largest threat arguably being a company's employees. Here are the ways employees are unintentionally making sensitive work data more vulnerable to a breach.

Read on to learn more!

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Meridian Introduces Sustainability Solutions, Offering a Turnkey Green Business Toolkit for the DC Metro

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Alexandria, Va. –  April 22, 2015 To mark Earth Day 2015, Meridian Imaging Solutions introduces a Sustainability Solutions package to equip DC metro area businesses with the necessary tools to operate in the most environmentally conscious manner. The package, comprised of a reforestation program, enterprise power management software, secure document disposal and shredding, and toner recycling, also includes a media kit.

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Green is Good for Business: 4 Easy Ways to Go Green at Work

Robert Bruce

Posted by Robert Bruce
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Greening your enterprise is a win-win situation. Earth Day is here again, and it reminds us that the modern office presents a wonderful opportunity to simultaneously conserve natural resources and save money. Because we are at the office so much, it is a natural starting point to incorporate sound environmental policies. It is estimated that the average American office worker spends about one quarter of their waking hours at the office—and that doesn’t include commuting a half hour (or more) each day. So what are some of the things we can all do to help Mother Earth get healthier and at the same time save our respective enterprises a little green as well? Here are four easy, simple ways to green up your office life.

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How Going Green in Our Warehouse Helps Save Baby Seals

Neil Clark

Posted by Neil Clark
Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Recently, it was brought to my attention that the packing peanuts we had been using to ship supplies to our customers were not friendly to the baby seal population—and were expensive to boot. My manager, Karouna, and I kicked around a few ideas, but none seemed to fit. One morning, our Inventory Control Manager noticed that we had switched to bubble wrap. I explained to him the reason for the switch, and my frustration with it—bubble wrap was the worst. You see, it takes a lot of bubble wrap to fill certain boxes and makes the process slower and much less efficient. He then made the suggestion that would end all my woes…biodegradable packing peanuts!!

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