BUISINESS GOES MOBILE
Make life easier for employees (and even customers)
by enabling mobile devices to print.
“I can print that.”
Despite the vision of paperless,
borderless offices, most work
processes still rely on documents.
Quite often those documents need to
be printed. That’s why people want to
print from their mobile devices.
Fortunately, the technology has
Unfortunately, there are many options
and the choices can be confusing.
Mobile print: 2 main categories
• An organization must buy a dedicated
server to run mobile print jobs through.
•Once it’s set up by the IT team, users
can simply send a file to a custom
email address right from their
smartphone or tablet. (App may or may
not be necessary.)
•The user then goes to any enabled
printer on the network and releases the
•It’s a closed, “in-network” system,
which means you can control any
•This approach offers a little more
mobility and may be more affordable
because there’s no server to buy.
•Print jobs are run through a provider’s
cloud and the cost is based solely on
•The print network can extend beyond
an organization’s network to include
participating airports, hotels, coffee
•Users download an app, which helps
manage security and authorization.
They can find the nearest printer using
Shrinking IT budget doesn’t rule out
Mobile printing may be
a highly visible, highly
you can build into a
“1.4 million patrons now have access to printing, copying,
scanning, faxing and mobile printing using their library card.
It’s better service and one-stop shopping.”
Larry Finnegan, Director of Information Technology,
Cleveland Public Library
• In addition to the many employers are adding
mobile print, Google has a cloud-based mobile print
service targeted to consumers.
• According to Gartner, more than 60% of mobile
users have expressed the desire to print from their
devices. Soon that desire will become an
• Consider a plan to support your own mobile workers
with mobile printing today that is scalable and
December 3, 2013
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