The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has selected Xerox to help drive forward its vision of a more sustainable future, through the implementation of Xerox’s Managed Print Services.
The new five-year contract, procured through the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) RM6174 Framework, will see Xerox supporting the MOD with its aim to meet Government Greening targets for net-zero carbon emissions before 2050, and a reduction in paper consumption.
To realise these goals, and as part of a broader move to a circular economy model for its ICT, Xerox will deploy its Managed Print Services to reduce device numbers, energy consumption and the volume of printed and photocopied material. The service will provide management information and analytics on service consumption, allowing more informed decisions to be made over the whole contract period as information is centrally collated.
In conjunction with the partnership and to ensure enhanced social value, Xerox will also enroll the MOD in both its PrintReleaf reforestation program and its Eco Box service that provides for the return of used imaging supplies.
“This win marks a continuation of Xerox’s 10 year plus relationship with the MOD and it’s a true testament to the team that we are now seen as such a trusted advisor,” stated Darren Cassidy, Managing Director, Xerox UK&I. “As part of the new contract, Xerox take over services supporting 35,000+ print devices, for over 200,000 users, across 866 locations and 21 countries. During 2022 and 2024 we will be transitioning, scoping, testing, and securing devices to maintain print and copy quality and productivity, whilst supporting MOD’s operational requirements. Additionally, we’ll work with the MOD to heighten understanding of the environmental impact and costs of printing, encouraging users to truly think about whether it is necessary.”
Xerox’s Workplace Suite pull print management solution will increase awareness and reduce the risk of IT security and information governance breaches, due to its enhanced device authentication that removes the risk of documents being left on devices by accident.
To further enhance accessibility and productivity, users will have the ability to scan directly to their authenticated OneDrive and email account enabling secure scanning activities. Data will further be used to informatively display whether printing is necessary and show where alternatives may be more practicable.
The transition process will begin in Spring of 2023 and continue until Spring of 2024.
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