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The Digital Workspace Ecosystem Alliance (DWEA) conducted a survey to assess the state of the digital workplace. Based on the responses from 2,660 IT decision makers, DWEA's "State of the Digital Workspace 2023" report provides a roadmap to help you make better informed decisions as you hone your strategies.
Based on the results of this survey, DWEA has released a webinar series on a number of topics, including “Moving Printing to the Cloud Is Becoming an Essential Piece of Cloud Migration Strategy”. In the Cloud Printing webinar, Andrew Parlette (CTO, Tricerat) and Philip Sellers (Solutions Architect, XenTegra) utilize the survey results to discuss a range of topics.
Cloud printing is a technology that allows users to print documents from anywhere, at any time, using cloud-based services. It involves sending print jobs from a device connected to the internet to a printer that is also connected to the internet, without the need for any physical cables or software installations. Cloud printing can be done using a variety of devices, including smartphones, laptops, and desktop computers, and supports various file formats, including PDF, Microsoft Office, and image files. This technology eliminates the need for physical proximity between the printer and the device, making printing more convenient and efficient for users.
There are multiple benefits to cloud printing, including:
Despite its benefits, cloud printing also has some challenges that organizations and users may face:
With all of these benefits and challenges, organizations have a lot to think about when moving workspaces and printing to the cloud. Top of Form Cloud printing has many of the same challenges as on-prem VDI, plus the higher likelihood of untrusted devices or mobile use cases. According to the DWEA report, 93% of organizations view cloud printing as part of their overall cloud strategy, 97% of respondents manage printing environments, more than half report issues with hybrid workforce and remote locations, and about one-third struggle with driver management. Because of these challenges, many organizations are considering print management solutions.
Print management software is a tool used to manage and control printing operations within an organization. It provides a centralized platform for monitoring and controlling printing tasks, such as printer usage, printer assignments, driver management, and job prioritization. The software can be used to optimize printing processes, reduce printing costs, and improve document security.
Print management software can be used to:
Overall, print management software can help organizations improve their printing operations by providing greater visibility, control, and efficiency.
To hear more on the topic of cloud printing, click below to watch the webinar.