Mr Shadi Bakhour, General Manager, Canon Emirates
Canon Emirates, a subsidiary of Canon ME, a world leader in imaging solutions, is a platinum sponsor of the region’s annual IDC IT Security Roadshow 2014, and will showcase the advanced technology safeguards available to businesses and the value of Managed Print Service (MPS) for improving document security, outputs, workflows and reducing environmental impact.
The 10th regional IDC IT Security conference, under the theme of ‘The Rise of Predictive Security’ is being held on 10th April 2014 at Sofitel Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Canon Emirates will host a presentation on the benefits of MPS and how organisations can seamlessly integrate new systems to increase efficiency, achieve cost controls, as well as maintain the highest level of information security and reducing environmental impact by printing control.
Mr Khaled Bou Antoun, Managed Print Services (MPS) Manager of Canon Emirates, who will present the benefits of the services, said: “Our advanced printing solutions and services not only offer cost savings and improved efficiency but, most importantly, enhanced document security. In addition to providing the best industry services, our role is to increase industry awareness of the technology safeguards available to businesses.”
According to data released at the IDC Middle East CIO Summit last year, Information Data Loss Prevention (IDLP) is high on the agenda for information security professionals. Almost half of those polled rated maintaining security as their second biggest challenge. Increased threats and security breach incidents are fuelling investments in IT security solutions, with organisations now adopting predictive rather than reactive strategies when it comes to protecting business infrastructure.
Canon’s advanced document management software systems address several security concerns with features such as hard disk encryption, secure password printing, hard disk removal and scanner locks. As part of adopting new print policies, MPS customers also benefit from the review service which assures operational visibility, in turn supporting the goals towards managing the environmental impact of their business operations.
Mr Shadi Bakhour, General Manager, Canon Emirates, said: “One of the key drivers in uptake of MPS is the role played in environmental sustainability, one of the core pillars of our organisation, reflecting our corporate philosophy of ‘Kyosei,’ meaning living and working together for the common good.”
He added: “Canon proactively ensures that an organisation’s printer fleet is managed to be profitable, flexible, as well as reducing the entity’s overall carbon footprint through less printing and lower power consumption, therefore helping organisations be more productive and achieve their corporate social responsibility targets.”
On a software level, Canon’s Uniflow system enables customer to visualise environmental impact by calculating how many trees are saved by controlling their documents. Organisations can also create a greener working environment through MPS by embracing electronic paper workflows, controlling printed outputs and saving power.