Dow Chemical selects Xerox

The regional arm of global science and technology firm Dow Chemical has outsourced its document management to printing specialist Xerox.

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By  Administrator Published  February 15, 2007

The regional arm of global science and technology firm Dow Chemical has outsourced its document management to printing specialist Xerox.

The arrangement is part of a global agreement between Dow and Xerox whereby the vendor supplies and manages all the devices for printing, copying, faxing and scanning throughout Dow's offices around the world.

Under the leasing agreement, Dow has cut the number of printers it uses worldwide from 8,000 to 5,000 through utilising multi-function devices such as the Xerox WorkCentre Pro 123, Phaser 4500 and Phaser 8550.

Rose Anwar, regional IT manager for Dow Chemical, told IT Weekly the company had consolidated its printer count in the Middle East from around 20 down to 15.

"We are looking to see improvements in total cost of ownership (TCO). Earlier we either bought the printers or leased them, and there was also the cost of maintenance on top of that," Anwar explained. "Now we are charged per page and that should reduce the cost."

Anwar said the consolidation had already happened at Dow's offices in the UAE and Egypt, and would take place in Oman and Kuwait this year.

"We worked closely with Dow to ensure that this project was a success," said Andrew Hurt, general manager of Xerox Emirates.

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