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The IT Pro Guide to Choosing the Right MFP



As an IT professional, you have more than enough on your plate: Security, business continuity, data management, user errors, plus…everything else. Your printer shouldn’t make your job even harder—nobody’s got time for paper jams!


But how do you go about choosing the right multifunctional printer (MFP)? Businesses in today’s interconnected world need more than just printing, copying, scanning and faxing capabilities from their MFPs. They also need flexible software and hardware product options that have the interoperability to help manage their documents. A recent Spiceworks survey of 160 IT pros across industries reveals the key factors IT pros consider when assessing MFPs:



BIGGEST MFP CHALLENGES

The biggest challenges they face is finding reliable devices that are easy to use and manage (while keeping maintenance costs low):




CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE YOU BUY

(percentage of those who rated the factor as very iportant or critical on a 5-point scale)



EVALUATING MFPs

While roughly three-quarters rely on previous experience when evaluating MFPs, here are a few other helpful sources to consider:


  • Independent ratings and review

  • Online communities

  • Product datasheets and technical specifications

  • Peer recommendations / word of mouth

  • Vendor / manufacturer websites

  • Supplier / dealer recommendations




At GFI Digital, we understand your goals and the issues that thwart your focus on strategic objectives. Our close relationships with our partners and customers lay the foundation for our success in finding the best solution for every business.


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