Posted by Andrew Miller
You know that familiar saying about guests and fish? The inventive guy who coined it—Benjamin Franklin, as it happens—clearly had the unrelenting demands of hospitality in mind, but the sentiment behind it could just as easily apply to enterprise print environments.
No, guest printing has never been particularly pleasant for anyone. Guests either have to go through the long, complicated and often frustrating process of installing printers and their related drivers on their personal machines while the IT staff scrambles to make sure they have the necessary access, or they have to find some way to transfer their files to an authorized workstation for someone else to print. Mobile devices add even more difficulties to the mix. All these roadblocks demonstrate why guest printing problems are widespread.
PrinterLogic changes all that with Mobile Printing—a mobile, BYOD and guest printing solution that brings incredible ease, convenience and security to what was once a challenge. Here’s what makes PrinterLogic’s Mobile Printing revolutionary:
With a guest printing solution like PrinterLogic, all your guests—among them contractors, freelancers, consultants, and even mobile or BYOD employees—can print any file type with the same simplicity as sending an email. From any device. On- or off-network. It doesn’t matter whether your organization employs 10 or 10,000 employees, whether it’s distributed over two cities or two continents, or whether you’re running legacy devices or cutting-edge hardware. And there are no print servers or proprietary third-party software or printers (e.g., iOS, Google Cloud Print) to install or add.
Does that sound far too simple to eliminate guest printing problems? The strength and security of PrinterLogic’s Mobile Printing solution actually lies in its simplicity. To print, all guests have to do is follow three easy steps:
It’s so straightforward, in fact, that it’s been repeatedly shown to cut down on the number of print-related service desk calls in real-world scenarios. That saves your guests time and energy, boosting their satisfaction and productivity, and it also saves your IT staff from having to field calls about installation woes and other guest printing problems.
Yet there isn’t a trade-off when it comes to oversight. Guest jobs via Mobile Printing can be audited according to criteria such as user, file type, and printer—just like jobs initiated from a workstation. Plus you can set any number of limitations: monochrome-only printing, for example, or restricted access to certain paper trays.
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