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Center for Business Innovation Provides New Cost Savings Solution to Dearborn Public Schools

Kyocera Mita America’s Energy Efficient ECOSYS Printers Replace 1,127 Legacy Devices

DEARBORN, Mich. and FAIRFIELD, N.J. – November 15, 2011 – School districts throughout Michigan are being hit hard with budget cuts and financial obstacles. One Michigan technology service provider is offering a solution that assists school districts in managing their technology expenses. Center for Business Innovation (CBI) introduced their print.Reliance solution, Managed Print Services (MPS), to Dearborn Public Schools (DPS), the fifth largest school district in the state of Michigan. DPS will save nearly 14.6% on their technology costs with CBI’s solution.

The print.Reliance solution will help DPS control and reduce their print costs, streamline their consumables, increase the productivity of the administrative staff and facilitate teachers in the classrooms. The solution includes cost-effective devices through a Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) setup. CBI assumes ownership of all the devices as well as the responsibility and management for them, in turn reducing the technology expenses for DPS. CBI is also able to remotely manage the print devices and consumables throughout the entire school district.

“We placed DPS on a pre-set cost-per-print contract. Between our print.Reliance cost structure and our HaaS setup, we eliminate the need for DPS to have capital expenditures for these devices,” says Jim Rainsberger, vice president of CBI.

CBI determined that the energy efficiency of one legacy printer left on and running was equivalent to 80 Kyocera ECOSYS print devices set on sleep mode. CBI replaced 1,127 legacy printing devices with energy efficient Kyocera ECOSYS printers with scanning capabilities. These devices were also configured to work with the innovative SMART boards (electronic white boards) in the classrooms.

The print.Reliance solution enables the DPS technology staff to be able to reallocate their time and focus on other technology related projects. The administrators also have a complete solution that effectively manages their costs, without compromising classroom or teaching quality.

“Over the past 20 years of working together, I have always been able to count on CBI, regardless of how complex the project is. What makes them unique is their ability to follow through and complete the project in such a timely manner. They stay true to their word from beginning to end. I wouldn’t work with any anyone else after having worked with them. Their services are impeccable,” says Orest Dub, director of purchasing for DPS.

Dearborn Public Schools have used Center for Business Innovation’s print.Reliance solution (Managed Print Services) to reduce technology costs and responsibilities for the technology staff. It has also allowed the school district to benefit from new, more efficient and functional printing devices in the classrooms. More importantly, it has revitalized learning in classroom.

Dearborn Public Schools (DPS) is the fifth largest school district in the state of Michigan. They have more than 18,000 students that occupy 39 elementary, middle and high schools, as well as several additional administrative staff buildings, in the town of Dearborn, and in the surrounding area. DPS partners with families and their communities in educating all students to high academic standards within a safe, stimulating environment and ensure they are prepared to become productive citizens.

Center for Business Innovation (CBI) is a single point of contact technology service provider, offering products and services from desktop and server management and support to Managed Print Services and Cloud Computing to data loss prevention and email encryption. CBI was established in 1952 and has six Michigan statewide locations.

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of the Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Mita America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $15 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2011.