By Kerstin Woods, Toshiba Business Soltions: As I wrote about A FEW WEEKS AGO, we surveyed more than 500 people across the United States and found 75%+ of respondents believe printed materials help them be more efficient, more productive, and more focused/less distracted. But let’s face it – printing isn’t always easy.
I’ve almost always had global jobs that required me to work from anywhere. I’ve even had years where my primary office was the location I visited least. However, no matter the size or scale of company, nor the size of the IT department, I’ve never found it very easy to print. And, as you learned about in that same blog, I benefit greatly from printing both work and personal materials.
Unfortunately, the consistent experience at every company I’ve worked for, from small start-up companies to Fortune 500 tech giants, is that printing isn’t easy. At my primary work location I typically only know how to print to the one MFP by my office and that’s because the IT team helped me set up that one printer driver and IP address when I first joined the company.
When I’m travelling to different offices, or heck, even to the other side of the building – I have no clue how to print (which IP address? how do I set it up? what’s our IT number?). So, I end up emailing documents to someone at the closest desk I can find near the printer I want to use. Clearly, that is neither efficient nor secure! I want to work from anywhere and be at my best wherever that may be, but frankly, I can’t.
The good news is cloud changes the game and makes it possible to get out of the constraints of on-premises networked printers and IP addresses. Last week WE ANNOUNCED A CLOUD PRINT TOOL that makes anywhere printing simple and reliable.
SOURCE Toshiba America Business Solutions