There have been a number of recent studies on mobile adoption in the enterprise, and their findings tend to point to one thing above all else—namely, the ever-growing importance of mobile adoption in the enterprise.
By 2020, for example, Gartner is predicting that 75% of all smartphones used in the enterprise will be BYOD, marking a significant increase from today’s figure of 40%. And a Samsung-commissioned study by Oxford Economics found that close to 80% of the senior IT and business leaders who were surveyed said that their employees could not function effectively without a mobile phone. That rate and influence of mobile adoption naturally has serious implications for mobile printing and mobile print security.
What exactly is mobile printing?
Mobile printing is simple in theory but tends to be far more challenging when it comes to implementation. At its most basic, mobile printing can be summarized as the ability for any user with a mobile device, such as a Chromebook, smartphone or tablet, to print directly to a desired printer with as much (or even greater) ease as conventional printing from a desktop workstation.
Pretty straightforward, right?
Where it gets tricky is that this vision of mobile-printing functionality isn’t always fully supported by traditional enterprise print-management solutions. Finding a robust print-management solution that natively offers universal mobile printing capabilities can be just as difficult as finding a dedicated mobile-printing solution that will integrate seamlessly with your current print environment, including any mix of BYOD devices and legacy printers that you might have.
And that creates a serious problem in the enterprise. For companies that want to prepare their workplace for the future by providing their users with the most up-to-date tools to succeed, this obstacle to implementing organization-wide mobile printing can really restrict the scope and effectiveness of their mobile-adoption strategy. At best, it limits users’ options and flexibility. At worst, it keeps them tethered to an outdated IT model of traditional workstations.
The features and benefits of PrinterLogic mobile printing
PrinterLogic’s enterprise print-management software excels at transforming traditional print environments into next-generation print environments that no longer require nearly as much administrative overhead or infrastructure to enjoy cutting-edge functionality such as mobile printing. Our approach to mobile printing provides users with a simple, highly-available way to print their documents from their smartphones and tablets along with versatile print-release solutions that can actually increase mobile print security.
Some of the most compelling advantages of mobile printing with PrinterLogic include:
A proven path to effortless mobile printing
Instead of treating mobile printing like a challenge that has to be overcome, PrinterLogic turns it into a seamless extension of your enterprise print-management capabilities. Customers like Seventy Seven Energy (read the case study here) and the large US-based law firm Hunton & Williams (read the case study here) have discovered that they were able to use PrinterLogic to quickly and easily accommodate the rapidly growing internal demand for BYOD devices—all without deploying specialized infrastructure, sacrificing mobile print security or investing more time in administering the mobile-printing component of their print environment.
It’s just as easy to see if PrinterLogic’s mobile printing is the right solution for your organization. Take a few minutes to sign up for a free trial of our serverless print-management software and you’ll have the chance to test it in your own environment for thirty days.