When business data provider Lexis Nexis set out to make sense of its complex network of over 200 printers and 26 copiers, IS support manager James Gunning knew that consolidation was needed.

Gunning instituted a review of how printers and copiers were being used to cut waste, with users being interviewed as to their usage patterns. He ended up replacing the entire estate with about 70 multifunction devices from Canon. "We got an energy-efficiency gain, not only because we were running fewer devices but also because we bought state-of-the-art new machines with better ‘sleep' modes," he says.

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