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Comprehensive Print Management Across a Healthcare Environment

Trying to manage printing in large healthcare environments can be complicated for IT administrators and confusing for end users. And when you factor in mobile applications and remote users, it becomes even more critical to ensure your security and compliance measures are in place to safeguard sensitive information and patient records.

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With the hurricane season in full swing, you may soon be preoccupied with 24-hour live weather forecasts and dramatic video of the short-straw news guy reporting from an overtopped sea wall.  Yes, the one that stayed behind during a mandatory full evacuation, risking life and limb so you can see the water splashing about...  Unfortunately your business can ill afford downtime, much less days or weeks it might take to rebuild.  If you care at all about your business and livelihood, you better have a business continuity plan.

With today's concerns about data security, management simplification, and cost reduction, implementing a virtual desktop solution is very appealing. All sensitive data is kept in a centralized data center. The thin clients at user desks are not caching actual data being used in the virtual machine. This drastically reduces the risk of losing sensitive data if a thin client goes missing. The cost of desktop replacements is also reduced as only the data center hardware needs to be replaced to improve performance. However, this centralized desktop management solution fails to solve some of the basic workstation problems while introducing some of its own.

Problems like this happen more often than anyone would like to admit. Imagine employee reactions if this error appeared when printing out a batch of paychecks. Or picture patients in the ER backing up because the spooler crashed and printing wristbands came to a halt. Print delays and crashes affect everyone in the office, not to mention those in charge of fixing them.

A system administrator is the person who is responsible for building and maintaining the data center infrastructure of a business. Their role can vary from one organization to the next, but they are usually responsible for installing, supporting, and maintaining the various systems in the office. With so many system administrators out there competing for work, what's going to make you stand out from the rest?

Since the inception of the user profile, system administrators and end users alike have been plagued with corrupt profiles. But has it all been a terrible misunderstanding? Are profiles getting a bad rap for causing mass sorrow and hassle among millions of companies? Let's take a look.

From personal use to enterprise-sized businesses, scanning is the new wave of the future. Not only does it play a huge role in the green movement, but it also cuts costs, saves space, and can free up hours of managing high-maintenance printers and storage rooms. Industries that thought they could never go paperless have discovered new technologies that safely and efficiently reduce the use of paper, storage, ink, and man-hours.

Whether you are running local, mandatory, or roaming profiles, it may be time to reevaluate your profile environment to determine whether it is still suitable for the present and future plans of your company. To decide if you are running the ideal profile environment, let us help you determine your priorities moving forward. Two important factors to consider are security and the user experience, when tailoring your profile environment to your business also consider whether you have mobile workers, do their jobs require access to multiple applications, do they need to customize and save their settings, and do they need to comply with any set of regulations?