Posted by Devin Anderson
It’s a familiar story. Maybe it starts with a company adding a new branch. Or two firms merging. Or an oversized department being split and moved into a different location. Then, as the IT environment rearranges itself to accommodate the changes, the attention turns to the easiest way to provide printing capabilities to this new pool of workstations. All too often the answer comes back: “Print servers.”
Truth be told, print servers have never been ideal. They started out as a common response to enterprise growth and print management requirements because they were considered to be cost-effective and scalable. But if we take a step back for some perspective, print servers are actually stopgap and piecemeal—as inefficient as constructing an apartment building one room at a time.
Although conventional wisdom holds that print servers are still the best method of enterprise print management, the reality is that people have simply learned to live with their many drawbacks.
Let’s briefly consider some of them:
In light of those issues, it’s a wonder why organizations continue to use printer servers at all—especially when there’s a solution like PrinterLogic.
Unlike print servers, PrinterLogic really does improve your print management in ways that you can both see and measure. It gives you access to effortless printer deployment and configuration from a centralized Web-based console, increasing the transparency, reliability and efficiency of your print environment. And by enabling your organization to eliminate print servers altogether, it can save you all the headache and cost that accompanies them.