Print is a fundamental dial tone service that employees need and expect to work. However, for large enterprises, managing a multi-vendor print fleet and print infrastructure is often a complex and time-consuming task for their already strained IT staff. To help alleviate burden on IT staff and help drive productivity, forward-thinking organizations are:
- Migrating print infrastructure to the cloud as core part of their digital transformation efforts. Moving print infrastructure to the cloud can eliminate much of the ongoing maintenance costs—managing servers and print drivers, for example—and centralizes the management of printing within an organization to increase operational efficiency and drive down costs. Well-designed cloud platforms also offer the scalability to adjust to evolving organizational needs, the flexibility to add new devices or capabilities as needs change, and provide the high availability required by large enterprises.
- Centrally managing print operations. Modern print management platforms enable an organization’s IT staff to manage and control their enterprise-wide print environment behind a single pane of glass via a web browser, automatically discover and auto-populate new printers discovered on the network, proactively monitor device health and supplies so staff can stay informed on device health, and run a more efficient fleet.
- Taking an approach of user-self-service. Modern platforms reduce the burden on IT by enabling users to discover and add printers on their own–even without administrative access to their workstations, invite guests/contractors to print, and conveniently print from their mobile devices.
- Leveraging universal print drivers. Managing vendor print drivers and print queues can be a time consuming hassle for IT staff, particularly if the organization has a large multi-vendor fleet. Universal print driver support thousands of printer models—from low-volume, single function printers to high-volume, multifunction devices across all manufacturers—requiring only a fraction of the administrative overhead of traditional driver management. In addition, universal drivers provide a common user interface and print experience–even across different printer manufacturers to simplify the user experience, reduce training requirements, and reduce troubleshooting vectors for the Help Desk.
|0-6 points||You have significant opportunities to drive IT efficiency|
|7-14 points||You’re on your way but there are still significant opportunities to drive the efficiency of your IT staff|
|15-19 points||Well Done! You are taking proactive steps to improve the efficiency of your IT team. Keep up the great work!|