Saturday, June 12, 2010

Managed Print Services Association LinkedIn Group Passes 3,000 Members in Less than Eighteen Months

Social networking site plays role in launch of association.

Mount Laurel, NJ – June 9, 2010 – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) announced that the MPSA LinkedIn social networking group has passed the 3,000 member mark, reflecting the phenomenal growth of the Managed Print Services (MPS) industry. The site rocketed to 1,000 members shortly after its launch in January 2009, and has experienced steady growth every since. This parallels the growth of the MPS model, and demonstrates the ongoing need for dynamic contact and communication within the MPS community.

“We believe this is the first social networking site that has played a key role in founding an association - the Managed Print Services Association. It was used to vote on original officers and served as the original communications platform. The site was founded by Photizo Group, and then turned over to the MPSA to provide a platform to further facilitate the growth of the industry,” stated MPSA President Jim Fitzpatrick.

What Photizo Group started as a LinkedIn group has morphed into a larger industry community spanning a wide cross section of the industry. The MPS Group is open to vendors, customers, resellers and dealers, and others with a desire to learn more about MPS practices and opportunities.

“This site has contributed to the growth of the association in a way not possible through any other forum. It’s an example of the unique power of social media to nurture communities and their interests,” said Fitzpatrick. “Obviously, with 3,000 members and counting, we are reaching the right audience with the right information.”

The LinkedIn format provides a dynamic, immediate forum for discussions and sharing best practices. The group facilitates interaction and lets members network with other MPS professionals. The site has become a forum to share industry insights, job postings, discussions, and news related to managed print services.



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About the Managed Print Services Organization

The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) serves the emerging Managed Print Services (MPS) Industry through development of standards and industry best practices. MPSA unites the different segments of the industry that bring value to MPS. For more information, visit www.yourmpsa.org

About Managed Print Services

Managed print services is the active management and optimization of document output devices and related business processes.

This includes fleet planning and financing, deployment, and management, assessing the fleet, developing hardcopy strategies, supplies replenishment, service, call center support, and other essential fleet deployment and business process optimization.

Contact:

Jim Fitzpatrick | President

Managed Print Services Association

jim.fitzpatrick@yourmpsa.org

856-912-0989 Click to email me.
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