Could HP’s use of Firmware Updates and Their New HP Wolf Security be Considered Extortion or Coercion?
Are printer companies like HP trying to protect your device, or are they just extorting more money from you, or getting their consumers to buy-in to their Wolf Pro Security through coercion?
QUALITY IMAGING SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES IT HAS BEEN AWARDED WBE CERTIFICATION THROUGH THE WBENC!
Quality Imaging Solutions is proud to announce that we are certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women.
How Procurement can help Heal the Earth through Sustainable Strategic Sourcing
Remanufactured printer cartridges are an excellent way for companies to become more sustainable and meet their Scope 3 #ESG goals. By using remanufactured printer cartridges, companies can reduce their environmental impact while still getting the same quality of print output — or better. Furthermore, these remanufactured cartridges also cost significantly less than new ones, which makes them an attractive option for businesses looking to save money.
So what's the BIG DEAL about Lowering Scope 3 Emissions?
#Scope3Emissions are a type of emissions that fall under the category of Environmental, Social and Governance #ESG initiatives. These emissions are associated with activities that occur outside an organization’s direct control, but still have an impact on the environment. Scope 3 emissions are divided into three broad areas: indirect energy use, purchased goods and services, and waste generated in operations.
What Procurement can Learn from the 2008 Financial Crisis as a Post-COVID Recession Looms
One of the worst global economic declines – also known as The Great Recession – officially began in December 2007 and ran through June of 2009. The complete collapse of the housing market caused this 18-month economic hardship affected not just young adults in their 20s and 30s but also many Americans ages 50 and older as they were all directly or indirectly affected by rising unemployment, falling home values and a decline in the stock market. It is easily seen that all three have already started happening and those who choose to ignore these recession signs will be in for a startling reality check.
How the Pandemic Disrupted Ink & Toner Indirect Spend When We Weren't Looking
The pandemic allowed commerce to continue with companies allowing employees to #WFH and continue even with #HybridWorkEnvironments.....giving out home-office “allowances” for purchases like monitors, keyboards….and yes, you guessed it….better work from home office printers. The downside of this was that specifically printer ink and toner spend became #RogueSpend as there were no requirements for printer model standardization.
Supply Chain and Environmental Sustainability: Do you know where your aftermarket printer cartridges come from?
There are countless articles being written these days about the ways companies are improving their environmental footprints on the world, from PepsiCo reducing its use of plastics to Goodyear's journey to a zero-waste landfill. But have CPOs thought of the impact illegally-cloned Chinese printer toner cartridges have on the environment or on their supply chain? Probably not.