We are looking for people to take part in a group discussion in London for 90 minutes about printing equipment and printer usage within your work place.
Tuesday 8th September or Wednesday 9th September 2015
5.30pm or 7.45pm (depending on answers)
Please answer the questions below.
How many employees are there in the company you work for in total?
How many employees are using a computer connected/linked to a printer within your workplace?
Which of the following statements best describes your role in the purchasing of printers used within your workplace?
I research all the available alternatives and conduct competitive reviews, but do not decide on brand/model and do not set budget
I am the key decision maker/influencer in determining printer requirements and I am fully involved in the purchase process bit I do not set the budget
I am the key decision maker/influencer in determining printer requirements and I am fully involved in the purchase process and I also set the budget
I set budget and sign off on recommendations made by my staff members to whom I have delegated such tasks, but I do not get involved in choosing brands and models
None of the above
Which of the following best describe your IT department within your workplace?
We have a full time IT department with full time IT staff
We outsource our IT services to a 3rd party
We use a VAR Reseller, IT consultant or retail company that supports our IT
These responsibilities are handled primarily by non IT professionals at our workplace
These responsibilities are handled primarily by someone else other than the business owner or Office Manager
Other – Please specify
Do you enter in to contracts with suppliers/vendors whereby they provide the printers for your company and you are charged on number of pages your company prints each month? Yes/No?
Which of the following types of printer does your company currently own?
Multifunction Printer (shred with over 30 employees)
Workgroup printer (shared with 5-30 employees)
PLE printers (shared between 1-5 employees – Printer costing under £300 All In One or Single function)
Other – Please specify
If you have a PLE printer, which of the following apples to your printers in your company?
We have these printers as part of our contract
We bought these printers ourselves, outside of our contract
Some of the printers we bought were purchased ourselves but the majority are part of a contract
Some of the printers are part of a contract but the majority we bought ourselves
If your company does not currently own any PLE printers, which of the following applies to you?
We plan to purchase PLE devices (shared between 1-5 employees) for individual users printing documents
We are planning to replace centralised or departmental machines for smaller workgroups (shared between 1-5 employees)
We are planning to augment centralised or departmental machines for smaller workgroups (shared between 1-5 employees)
Which of the following best describes your company’s attitudes towards colour printing?
Less than 305 of our printing is in colour and this is not expected to grow
Less than 30% of our printing is in colour but this expected to grow
30% or more of our printing is in colour but we restrict access to certain users and departments
30% or more of our printing is in colour and we do not restrict access
Please forward this on to anyone you know who may be interested.
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