One of the earliest uses for a network was to be able to share printers, back when printers cost as much as a small car. But as prices dropped on printers and GM goes into bankruptcy, there are still compelling reasons and plenty of different models to choose from.
As your business grows – assuming that at some point our economy is going to turn around – you need to reassess your printer fleet. You probably will be spending too much on desktop printers and can justify replacing a few of them with more expensive network printers, based on the operating cost savings. You can read more about this in my column in PC World here.