BYOD Printing: 5 Reasons Why You Need to Deploy Follow Me Printing
Deploying Follow Me Printing
As you may already know, with the adoption of cloud and mobile technology, there has been an increased trend with organizations looking for tools and applications that support employee mobility and the adoption of digitally influenced tech that people use in their daily lives.
BYOD users and guests should be able to easily and securely print from both corporate and personal mobile devices, while you retain the ability to control what and how each user prints.
Security is obviously a big challenge and the use of follow me printing software along with mobile printing has many potential cost savings and security features which will benefit organizations in the long run.
Below are five reasons why follow me printing should be a part of your mobile printing strategy.
1. Increase End User Mobile Print Security
The use of follow me printing software with mobile printing is starting to rise, due to their potential cost savings and security features.
By requiring mobile authentication at various printers, it adds another layer of protection from confidential documents being accidentally or purposely taken.
In this way, follow me printing assures that your physical print outs are not left behind.
2. Reduce Wastage
The price of a printer is a one-off cost, but the constant replenishment of ink, toner and paper is a cost you cannot avoid.
It is estimated that the average employee uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year.
A study conducted by Lexmark found that an average of 17% of printed pages was considered not needed.
This means on average, 1700 printed pages for a single user, are considered waste each year.
Deploying a mobile follow me printing solution prevents your documents from automatically printing everything, in case you may have accidentally clicked the, “print” button more than a few times.
Forgotten and wasted documents also won’t be left by accident at the printer and end up in the recycling bin.
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3. Secure Guest Printing
IT departments spend a lot of time dealing with printer related challenges around BYOD, guest printing and security.
Implementing follow me printing can ultimately increase productivity and workflow as it enables you to release your print jobs, on demand, from any enabled printer near you through your mobile device.
Batch printing is also a great way to save time. Print jobs are held in a single virtual queue, which can be then be released later, when you may need to print all your documents throughout the day in one trip to the printer.
4. Reduce Your IT Print Infrastructure
Follow me printing allows you to remove expensive personal printers that require a lot of maintenance and reoccurring costs.
Industries like healthcare, finance and insurance will benefit by having every enabled printer on their network be secure while being able to freely printing documents from their mobile.
5. Reduced IT Support Costs
IT printing problems are one of the most common help desk calls system administrators receive.
By implementing a mobile follow me printing solution, you will be able to reduce those calls by simply providing your users the ability to print and release their documents through your mobile to another nearby printer, if the current one is not working.
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