You have been working on this project for several months. It is important and today you are presenting your data to your company’s stakeholders at the main office. Problem: You’re running late to your meeting. When you arrive at the main office across town you realize that you left the documents at your office. You have no time to return and get them. All the work and late nights preparing for this event may have just been for nothing. What to do?
Fortunately for you there is a solution. Follow-Me printing. For those not familiar with it, Follow-Me printing allows you to send your print job to a general print queue, then release it to any printer in the enterprise. Often called Pull Printing, Follow-Me printing is becoming more prevalent in corporate America as it increases productivity and allows users to:
However, Follow-Me printing is often difficult to implement effectively. Printer manufacturers often only develop their Follow-Me solution to work with their own brand of printers. This only adds to the complexity when implementing such solutions into mixed fleet environments where the customer has multiple brands of printers.
To make matters worse, traditional Follow-Me printing solutions are server based, forcing all print jobs to be directed to a centralized hold print queue on a server. This creates a single point of vulnerability. In the case of an intentional or accidental security breach, all print jobs of the enterprise are now considered at risk.
How Follow Me printing, or pull printing, works in PrinterLogic. The user sends a print job from her device to the pull printer. The job is held in a queue on her device until she authenticates her identity at the desired printer, then released and printed.
PrinterLogic, a company that helps IT professionals deliver a serverless print infrastructure, has taken the industry lead in developing the next generation of Follow-Me printing. PrinterLogic has developed technology:
PrinterLogic’s pull-printing solution is designed to reduce your print environment security risk and be minimally disruptive to your organization’s network. For example, there’s no need to upgrade or replace your printers to fit PrinterLogic’s solution or to increase user adoption.