Enterprise cloud printing is fast becoming a popular choice for organizations that want to stay on the cutting edge. And not without good reason. Cloud printing, like cloud services in general, makes us more mobile. It frees us from the traditional constraints of the fixed workspace. It also can potentially save on the costs of print infrastructure and increase basic print manageability and oversight.
Before we get too far into specific solutions, let’s first take a brief look at what enterprise cloud printing is and what it means to have the equivalent of a cloud-based print server.
Cloud printing solutions like Google Cloud Print generally take the “brains” of the print infrastructure and move it outside of the organization. For the most part, this lifts the responsibility of maintaining that physical infrastructure, because instead of an on-premises print server taking up space in a server room, you now have a cloud-based print server hosted offsite. Interoperability is a nice advantage, too, as you can sometimes get cloud print for Windows, Mac and other operating systems through a single solution. Using this basic setup, off-network cloud print devices can then send jobs to a default local printer without constant reconfiguration. That’s a huge benefit to mobile employees.
The drawbacks to enterprise cloud printing are a little more subtle. And they can get lost in the excitement over all the imagined advantages of implementing cloud print for Windows or your preferred OS. Some of them are:
With Mobile Printing from PrinterLogic, your organization can have all the pluses of both enterprise cloud printing and familiar print management solutions with none of the minuses. Our next-generation print management solution seamlessly integrates with any existing environment, including Citrix and VMware, with the smallest possible footprint and features like powerful centralized management, self-service printer installation and automated printer deployment. As for Mobile Printing specifically:
Mobile Printing from PrinterLogic is the only enterprise cloud printing solution that gives you security, control, ease of use, flexibility, cost-effectiveness, reduced infrastructure, unprecedented uptime and powerful printer and driver management in a single package.