3 Signs Your Printers Need to be Updated

Printers are such an integral part of most businesses that many people forget just how important it is to ensure that they are in tip-top condition. They’re generally long-lasting enough to be taken for granted. We might not even notice the first signs that a printer is past it’s best and heading rapidly for its’ sell-by-date, but in today’s’ climate of paranoia around data protection, it will pay more than ever before for you to stay on top of things.

It’s probably unfair to say that the interest in data protection is a kind of paranoia…it’s not. It’s founded in the very real risks which every one of us are facing today thanks to increased incidents of data breaches.

Even on a small-scale, data breaches are a potentially expensive mistake to make…and on more than one level.

With new, hard-hitting legislation due to come into force across Europe at the end of May 2018, more and more businesses and organisations will need to ensure that they’re on-top of updating their printers.

So, take a look at these 3 unmistakable signs that your printer needs to be updated.

1: Regular breakdowns or glitches

Breakdowns cost time and money which most businesses can ill-afford. Throwing a spanner in the works, a broken printer can grind productivity to a halt and not only that but poorly maintained equipment is bad for morale.

Staff want to be able to complete tasks on time and when they need to be tackled. They don’t want to stand around complaining that things aren’t working as they should be.

If you find that your printer is breaking down more often than once a year, then it’s definitely time to review your options.

2: Your needs have changed

This one is something which can creep up on you. As your business evolves and your needs change, you discover more incidences where your printer simply doesn’t offer what you want it to.

It’s things like remote capabilities and speed which are most commonly complained about as lacking and let’s be honest, the ability to communicate with your printer remotely is fairly important in today’s’ high-speed world.

Your business needs what it needs in order to succeed so this is a fairly important issue for most businesses.

3: Out of date tech which opens your data up to leaks

It’s worryingly common even in larger organisations for technology to be years out of date which of course, puts sensitive data at risk.

Your printers need to be as tight as possible when it comes to security so that your business isn’t at risk. The new GDPR legislation coming into force May 25th, 2018 will mean much more serious consequences for businesses and organisations who don’t take responsibility for their clients’ sensitive information.

Staying up-to-date and ensuring that your business or organisation is well equipped and ready for all possibilities is vital, so watch out for these issues affecting your day-to-day productivity. Or even better, get there before they do!

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This post was written by Anwen Haynes1

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