Cloud Computing is a business and networking revolution. IT vendors, are often concerned that clients’ needs for hardware like printers will change drastically. However, here are some things that a cloud can’t replace. Here are three of them.
1. Clients Still Need Devices for Input and Output
Saving and transferring files using cloud computing is all well and good. But at some point, you must input that information. Businesses still need computers or tablets to do this. Likewise, on the back end, that information needs to be received on a device as well.
In a world increasingly reliant on new electronic products, sustainability concerns become more complex as discarded electronics present new sources of environmental contaminants. However, new developments in the industry are leading towards the establishment of a “reverse supply chain” that finds new use for old electronics. Companies that go green and follow the Responsible Recycler (R2) Standard, such as Xerox, employ these strategies to help fight against e-waste.
Often an overlooked aspect of cybersecurity is the protection of hardware. The increasingly interconnected nature of our society is leaving things that were previously immune to cyberattack vulnerable. Printers and copiers in the office are some examples. Most offices have networked inkjet or laser printers, aiding in productivity and output of the business. These devices are connected to the company’s server and to the workstations that provide it with print jobs. More often than not, one or more of these stations are connected to the internet leaving printers open to attack.
In this increasingly mobile world, business accommodations to increase productivity change as rapidly as do the latest trends in smartphone and tablet design. Mobile technology has interconnected the world on the go, and the capability to mobile print has been integrated into the business space. Mobile print benefits include:
When your job includes frequent travel, you may be looking for ways to increase productivity while away from your home office. You may still need to collaborate with associates to keep projects moving steadily ahead during your absence. Here are three ways to help improve efficiency and communication while working remotely.
As you’re securing your business against online threats, make sure you don’t forget about multifunction printer security. There are several steps included in commercial security plans, and it’s easy to remember as well as fail to understand how devices like your printer play a part in your security. Now’s the perfect time to educate yourself and protect your business.
Technology is something that seems to be in a constant state of flux, and it’s understandable that your employees might be unwilling to want to change or do away with habits they might have had trouble originally integrating into their workflow. That being said, their unwillingness to adjust their workflow to new app technology could cost you both. Here’s how to help you both get over the hump.
One of the biggest changes to hit corporate technology and security is the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolution. BYOD refers to employees using their own technology on corporate networks and infrastructure, and is becoming ever more common in an increasingly interconnected world where your office can travel in your back pocket. BYOD is changing how companies do business, creating a more agile, dynamic way to work.
In an increasingly digital world, it’s important for businesses making the transition from paper to digital document management to have a formalized, structured process in place. That process benefits from the adoption of effective tools that make the document digitization process as streamlined as possible.
When it comes to document management, your organization has done things on paper for years. While you may be tempted to keep things as-is, there are many benefits that come from switching to an electronic document management system.
When you decide to go digital, you essentially put all of your paper records into digital form. These forms are then stored in an easily accessible content management system. Document management systems provide the following advantages: