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UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL JANUARY 20, 2016
Independent Studies Confirm Corporate Dependence on
Printers, Scanners, and Related Devices
Greater than 70 Percent of Business Decision-Makers Rely on Their Printer Devices at Least
Four Times a Day
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., January 20, 2016 ‐‐ For the past forty years, businesses have pursued the promise
of the “paperless office.” Even with advances in imaging technology, companies of all sizes continue a
heavy dependence on printing as a key element of their workflow. Two separate studies completed for
Brother International Corporation underscore corporate reliance on printers and devices that combine
printing, scanning, and other functions.
“Although technological advances and electronic communications have changed how companies
operate, the results confirm that printing is still a critical and essential element in the business
environment,” said Dan Waldinger, Director, Services and Solutions Marketing at Brother. “So it is vital
that business owners and decision-makers ensure printing is efficient and productive within their
A Brother-commissioned survey conducted by Wakefield Research confirms that business owners and
decision-makers use their printers more often than commonly thought, while a concurrent Brother
study by InfoTrends highlights document management and printing as vital corporate investments.
Key among the findings of the recent Brother-commissioned research:
Seventy-three percent of business owners and decision makers at companies with 500
employees or less use their printer devices at least four times a day, according to a survey by
Internal corporate departments such as human resources, accounting, and legal rely heavily on
hardcopy documents for processes like employee onboarding, invoicing, and notetaking,
according to a study by InfoTrends.
The average company spends $34,843 annually on printing, and the amount varies by industry.
Companies are investing heavily in document work