Machine-to-machine or M2M communication is changing business, and MPS companies are already embracing it to help clients save money and be more productive.
The Relationship Between M2M and MPS
Many companies who currently take advantage of print services in Las Vegas are looking to the future and what the Internet of Things will mean for them. This is an exciting time for all types of businesses. Managed print services are having a similar transformative and positive effect on business, but machine-to-machine communication and MPS aren’t isolated concepts.
Greater Operational Efficiency
One way in which M2M and MPS are interrelated is in terms of operational efficiency. M2M allows for remote monitoring and analysis. Having printers and copiers linked this way can eliminate the need for routine maintenance, and maintenance as needed reduces print costs even more. This level of communication allows for as-needed delivery of materials and supplies as well as reduced downtime. It’s even possible in many cases for equipment to be serviced and reconfigured remotely.
Improved Service Quality
M2M lets a business collect data from assets to serve their clients better. It also allows them to be better served as clients. Benefits include more accurate billing and taking advantage of proactive maintenance and supply models. Collected data can also be used to derive usage patterns, which can then be used to determine necessary equipment and services and pay as little as possible for them.
Businesses can also use real-time data to optimize the energy and other resources consumed by these processes. That not only minimizes environmental impact but also reduces energy costs and wear. Machines can, for instance, enter into various levels of sleep, or even be turned off entirely, in an automatic fashion based solely on patterns of user interaction.
The Future Is Now
Managed print services and those that consume them stand to benefit greatly from these advancements. The Internet of Things is still in the early stages, but it’s growing at a phenomenal rate, and with that growth will come reduced costs and greater access. That’s why so many companies are working now to position themselves to claim those benefits as soon as possible.