Digital Technology is Advancing at a Very Fast Rate

THE INCREASINGLY FAST PACE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Research carried out by The Global center for Digital Business Transformation revealed that top management execs worldwide realize the importance of the digital revolution. Over fifty percent of the executives surveyed revealed that there has been a significant level of digital disruption when compared with two years ago.

Productivity is on the rise due to the evolution of digital products. Several organizations are beginning to see the importance of using digital services in running daily business activities.

One of the most notable technologies playing a significant role in digital disruption is Managed Print Services (MPS). MPS has been around for a while although the underlying technology has undergone significant improvements overtime. Initially, providers of MPS produced useful data in operations, like monitoring the number of service calls and keeping accurate data of pages printed. However, this information was of little importance to senior management executives or in business advancement.

Currently, with the aid of partners in cloud analytics, HP has been able to change the importance of MPS from providing minor printing services to a very useful tool for business. Organizations now have access to relevant information as it relates to printing behaviors, printing cost and how printers are being utilized to increase efficiency and productivity.

MPS has helped to digitalize the processes involved in the use of papers, this has served as the foundation for developing a truly digital organization. By scanning documents, organizations can share information effectively while reducing overhead cost, increasing collaboration, improving productivity and speeding up the customer on-boarding process.

Another section that is ready for automation is invoicing. Invoices can be created electronically and sent via an automated process for review or it can be scanned and stored on an enterprise content management system (ECM). Asides being time efficient, replacing conventional paper processes with digital technology helps to eliminate errors that may arise from moving data from one paper to another.

Using digital technology also helps to produce relevant information. Digital processes can be investigated to get a better view of performance, cost and risks. Inculcating this into Big data will help to ensure management are presented with relevant data which helps to improve the decision-making process.

Being able to manage fleets intelligently will also help to reduce cost and the workload on information technology while improving the productivity of employees in the process ensuring you can print securely whenever the need arises. Improvement in results have led to an astonishing 98 percent increase in MPS subscription by its current customers.

Projections made by the Transparency Market Research project indicates that the MPS market worldwide will be worth an estimated value of 95 billion USD in 2024. Report from Quocirca also reveals that 72 percent of organizations surveyed feel MPS is an essential tool in driving digital transformation.

 

 

Rules Based Printing

  In the world of Managed Print Services, one of the hot button topics is Rules Based Printing… which is loosely defined as enforcing cost saving policies easily and changing user behavior. Beyond the productivity, control and information gains that a rules-based printing environment brings, you can also reduce your overall print footprint. A footprint […]

Cloud-based Print Management: 3 Reasons to Adopt Cloud Printing

With all the talk about software as a service (SaaS) and cloud-based software solutions, you might be wondering if now is a good time to start migrating your organization’s printing away from traditional print management to cloud print management. To be honest, that migration is long overdue. For years, PrinterLogic’s on-premises enterprise print management solution has allowed organizations both large and small to completely eliminate their print servers—along with all their cost and headache—while enjoying a print environment with more stability, more convenience, more control and more cost-effectiveness.

As organizations continued to roll out our software and their praise continued to roll in, we at PrinterLogic realized that a cloud printing solution made a lot of sense for many of our current and future customers. So we developed PrinterCloud, an enterprise cloud printing SaaS solution that took our acclaimed on-premises software and effectively turned it into a cloud print server—but, of course, without the typical shortcomings of print servers on account of its direct IP printing backbone.

What are the advantages of cloud print management? The list could easily number into the dozens, but in this short space, we’d like to touch upon three important reasons why your organization should seriously consider adopting cloud printing. And, perhaps not surprisingly, some of them echo the reasons hundreds of organizations have already found the ideal enterprise print management solution in PrinterLogic.

  1. Effortless centralized management of your entire organization’s print environment. By implementing enterprise cloud printing—and specifically, PrinterCloud as your cloud print management solution—the window into your print environment gets a whole lot bigger. From a single pane of glass, you can easily update drivers, edit profiles and deploy printers anywhere in the organization on a per-device basis or as device pools. And with PrinterCloud, deployments don’t require pesky group policy objects (GPOs) or scripts.
  2. Even less physical infrastructure. PrinterLogic is already a single-server solution. Cloud print management using PrinterCloud reduces even that tiny footprint without compromising reliability and access. That’s because, unlike other enterprise cloud printing solutions, PrinterCloud leverages direct IP technology to create one-to-one connections between clients and printers, all but eliminating the need for a constant WAN connection once the printer–client link is established. Although it’s tempting to think of PrinterCloud as a cloud print server that functions like a centralized print server, the fact is that the usual WAN traffic (and vulnerability) of a consolidated print environment is almost nonexistent.
  3. Seamless integration with virtual solutions. PrinterCloud, much like its on-premises counterpart, can easily introduce the advantages of cloud printing and cloud print management into a virtual environment like Citrix or VMware, regardless of whether you’re using zero clients or fat clients. That means you get an ease of printer and driver management that is almost unheard of in virtual printing—not to mention the ubiquitous availability of an enterprise cloud printing solution.

A more general benefit of PrinterCloud is that you’re dealing with a uniform, always up-to-date software platform. The multitenant architecture of cloud print management solutions like PrinterCloud means that your organization has ongoing access to the latest updates and features from PrinterLogic. It also means that you have immediate access to the features that have made PrinterLogic a leading enterprise print management solution for organizations who want to eliminate their print servers—features like self-service printer installation, detailed print auditing and cost analysis, and SNMP monitoring.

Coupled with the high availability and advanced management features of PrinterCloud, the benefits of cloud printing offer a compelling case for adoption. It unites the power of PrinterLogic’s on-premises print management solution with the convenience of SaaS.

This Blog article was written by Brad Harker (Director of Sales Training & Automation at PrinterLogic).