Gartner Research

Emerging Technology Analysis: Printer/Copier Asset Management

Published: 22 December 2009

ID: G00173241

Analyst(s): Vishal Tripathi, Ken Weilerstein


After years of looking the other way, large numbers of enterprises are beginning to use software to manage their office printing more closely and more actively. The comprehensive management and tracking the need will result in a new, more-comprehensive class of software.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Technology Description
    • What Printer/Copier Asset Management Is Today
    • What Printer/Copier Asset Management Is Becoming
    • Why Printer/Copier Asset Management Software Suites Are Needed
    • Early Signs of Consolidation Into Suites
    • More About the Transition
  • Technology Adoption
    • Factors Driving Adoption
    • Factors Inhibiting Adoption
  • Technology Impacts
    • Market and User Impact
    • Potential Technology and Market Extremes
  • Actions
    • What Actions to Take Now
    • What Action to Plan for the Future

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