As we get comfortably settled into 2018, we are also settling firmly into the age of the cloud. Now, even businesses who initially resisted the concept are embracing cloud printing functionality with open arms. Indeed, it’s hard to find someone who isn’t using cloud printing services in one way or another in everyday life. One of the things to boost this acceptance is the rise of Software as a Service (or SaaS), which allows businesses everywhere to save time and money on resources they need to run their business.
For a long time, print has been one of the more expensive elements of general business running. Between the cost of units and upkeep and the complex infrastructure needed to keep it all going, a decent enterprise print solution was out of scope for a lot of businesses. But now, cloud print functionality has removed that barrier, opening up the world of enterprise print to every business, no matter what their size or budget.
We asked our partners at PrinterLogic what their top 3 cloud print benefits were to businesses, and they replied in their article:
- “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.
- 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 non-existent.
- 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.”
By utilising a cloud print solution, like PrinterCloud, you can be sure you are always dealing with a uniform, up-to-date software platform that has been tailored and perfected to meet your needs. Cloud services mean that your business will always have access to the most up to date technology, without having to assign a member of staff to keep up with it yourself. Instead, just enjoy the benefits, without any of the work.
At Tipac, we work closely with PrinterLogic to develop and sell their products within our solutions. Widely regarded as the best in the industry, PrinterLogic has helped us provide robust, streamline solutions for our customers for many years. For more information, or to book your free demo, just get in touch with the Tipac team today.