A New Kind of Hybrid IT: Inkjet and Laser Printers Coexisting
Office printers are not likely to be the first things that you think of when you hear the term ‘hybrid’ in an IT context. But like other hybrid solutions, the blending of centralized, color multi-function devices (MFDs) and business-class inkjet printers allows for the best of both worlds that cover all needs of the efficient, modern office.
The Aha! Moment
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While many IT departments believe they can put to rest their costly printing concerns with centralized printing, there can be a number of shortcomings to this approach.
A Place for Business Inkjets
According to IDC2 as of 2016, inkjet office unit shipments were at 48% vs. laser, and, it’s estimated that inkjet will comprise 60% of office unit shipments by 2021.2 The projected growth of business inkjet will come from workgroup applications where inkjet augments existing printer fleets, allowing IT managers to deploy overall solutions that better meet the performance, cost and flexibility needs of the office.
It’s clear that there is a very viable, new kind of hybrid IT available for your customers that is gaining versus laser in all markets. Learn more about this solutions-enabled technology and new business models with Epson at https://epson.com/epson-partners-program.
1 Worker, Interrupted: The Cost of Task Switching. Kermit Pattison, University of California,
Irvine. Fast Company, July 28, 2008