UniPrint Infinity 9 Review by Network Computing
Network printing is a constant pain point for support departments and even more trying for businesses running core services such as thin client computing, remote desktop and VDI
Network Computing gives a review of UniPrint Infinity 9, which simplifies and secures business-wide printing with its patented Universal Print Driver (UPD) PDF-based solution. It targets a wide range of applications including Citrix XenApp, Microsoft RDS, VMware Horizon View plus XenDesktop and provides a single driver for any printer, in any environment.
Printing Challenges in a Virtualized & Cloud Environment
Life was easier with Windows, with the provisioning of a printer driver on the client machine and a printer connection. However, innovations including server-based computing, virtual desktop and cloud computing have, over time, put IT departments on the back foot, often leaving them struggling to meet the associated printing challenges.
Hundreds of desktops from one virtualised server with thousands of drivers installed on the application server, create multiple incompatibility issues, printer mapping challenges, and rogue printers can cause servers to crash.
Arron Fu, CIO of UniPrint.net, explains what can be done to overcome the printing challenges in a virtualised and cloud-based environment.
Mobile Device Management and Mobile Security
A recent survey by International Data Corporation (IDC), predicts that the number of mobile workers in the U.S. will increase from 96.2 million in 2015 to 105.4 million by 2020. They estimate that by this time mobile workers will make up 73 percent of the U.S. workforce.
With more employers adapting a mobile strategy that gives employees the freedom and flexibility to work in different remote locations within their office or outside of their home office, how can companies control who has access to data in remote locations?
Mobile Device Strategy and Mobile Security
A recent survey by International Data Corporation (IDC), predicts that the number of mobile workers in the U.S. will increase from 96.2 million in 2015 to 105.4 million by 2020.
While this is an astonishing prediction confirming our world and workforce is becoming ever more mobile, how can companies, especially healthcare facilities, control who has access to data in remote locations?
Sunrise Health Region Focuses on Security and Privacy
There’s a critical need for solutions that address patient record confidentiality and government regulations in the healthcare industry. Sunrise Health Region, Canada is of no exception. The regional healthcare service provider turned to virtual desktops and optimized them with the UniPrint Infinity secure print solution to boost privacy and security, while cutting costs and improving efficiency.
The initiatives have paid off handsomely – it takes seconds to print a document, as opposed to taking 15 minutes from logging in to print before, thereby increasing the number of records handled from approximately 10,000 per month to upward of 50,000.
Because UniPrint Infinity is printer-agnostic, Sunrise was also able to save more than $100,000 Cdn. on printer hardware acquisition costs over the last 18 months.