How IT found savings by tackling (instead of cringing at) photocopiers

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IT leader finds big savings and new opportunities by saying 'yes' to printer oversight

Most IT leaders cringe at the word "photocopier." They have visions of highly skilled workers wasting time changing toner cartridges and undoing paper jams. But for Karl Collins, vice president of technical services and infrastructure at SavaSeniorCare Administrative Services, IT's newfound ownership of enterprise-wide photocopiers has resulted in $739,000 annual savings and increased visibility among executives.  

"Nursing homes run on paper charts as everything has to be documented and recorded," Collins says. "In addition, Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies all require a tremendous amount of documentation for billing and claim reimbursements."

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