A managed print service was introduced in 2007, which included the deployment of multi-functional devices, many of which have scanning and fax capabilities and which replaced most of our photocopiers. Prior to the introduction of this service, the Department had 93 photocopiers.
The Department also has local reprographic units on its London estate, which are used for bulk copying. These local reprographic units have a total of nine photocopiers for this purpose.
Historical information regarding the numbers of scanners and fax machines is not held. As at July 2009, there are 179 faxes and 98 scanners on the estate.
Since the managed print service has been introduced no new scanners and four fax machines have been purchased in the last three years.