Leighton Contractors extends HP Managed Print Services contract

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hewlett- Packard (HP) today announced that construction company Leighton Contractors Pty Limited has extended its HP Managed Print Services (MPS) contract.

HP continues to help drive down costs by optimising Leighton’s imaging and printing infrastructure and effectively managing the total imaging and printing environment, while helping to reduce the company’s environmental impact. Leighton Contractors, one of New Zealand’s leading contracting and project development groups, has internal policies which mandate that the company manages and minimises their environmental footprint.

“Our current HP infrastructure supports 9,000 of our staff across New Zealand and Australia,” said Diane Fernley-Jones, CIO, Leighton Contractors. “We have decided to renew our Managed Print Services contract with HP because our existing HP printing infrastructure has reduced the cost of our printing, improved staff productivity, and reduced our environmental footprint.

This is largely due to the various software solution tools and features in the printing devices that we use across the organisation.”
Leighton Contractors is utilising various environmental printer solutions across HP Multi-Function Printers (MFPs) and HP LaserJet devices across the organisation. With the renewed HP contract, Leighton Contractors will be utilising HP’s Access Control solution, which allows the organisation to control who has access to which printers in the office.

It also allows the IT department to monitor and report on usage to identify areas for optimisation and control; improve productivity; and minimise environmental impact.
Leighton Contractors is also utilising other HP printing solutions across the organisation, including:

·         HP Web Jetadmin (WJA), which enables customers to install, configure, troubleshoot and manage all of their networked imaging and printing devices. This can enhance management efficiency and provide environmental benefits at the network level, such as setting printer sleep and wake modes to reduce their entire printing fleet’s energy use.

·         With HP LaserJets, the company could save up to 50% on energy and paper. Instant-on Technology found in HP LaserJet printers provides up to 50%(1) energy savings over traditional fusing.

·         Pull Printing solution, which stores print jobs and releases them only when users provide identification at the printer. This is a form of user-authenticated printing solution. Not only does such a solution improve security and compliance, it can also reduce wasted paper and energy.

“We have better control over copying and printing by restricting printer access and usage within the organisation. The HP solutions reduce unnecessary printing and paper wastage, as uncollected jobs are never actually printed,” said Fernley-Jones.

HP reduced Leighton Contractors’ printer fleet from a seven-to-one user to printer ratio to a 10-to-one and in some cases, 15-to-one ratio. The HP printers are ENERGY STAR(3) qualified, produce less heat and reduce cooling loads by 15 per cent, and up to 30 per cent in warmer climates as tested by Leighton Contractors. 

The printers use approximately half as much electricity as competitor laser printers – cutting utility costs by half and helping Leighton Contractors meet their goal of continued environmental sustainability across the organisation.
The printers used by Leighton Contactors’ employees automatically go into “sleep” mode after periods of inactivity, further helping the organisation become more energy efficient.  Proprietary HP Instant-on Technology uses cutting-edge fuser technology to produce the first page faster when a printer is coming out of Powersave mode so the print job is done sooner and allows Leighton’s to achieve a 50 percent energy savings over competing laser printing devices1.

In January 2009, HP announced that Leighton Contractors had signed a Managed Print Services contract with HP, which included the organisation’s participation in the HP Carbon Offset for LaserJet Printers programme. 
“We don’t want customers to have to choose between environmental responsibility and saving money – we’re delivering products, tools and services that allow them to do both,” said Richard Bailey, Vice President Imaging and Printing HP South Pacific.
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