Posted by Devin Anderson
Bring your own device (BYOD) and email printing isn’t just a casual request in today’s workplace. It’s a philosophy. A movement. More and more employees are arriving with their own tablets, laptops, netbooks and smartphones, and they’re expecting to use them alongside—or even instead of—their company-issued devices.
What’s more, whether they’re contractors, mobile employees, freelancers or guests, they expect their personal devices to work seamlessly, both on and off the corporate network. They don’t want to have to install drivers, call the service desk, or fiddle with configuration settings in order to print an email at the office. They assume that the same ease of use they experience with their mobile devices at home will apply to the enterprise scenario too.
That mindset presents IT departments with no end of challenges, not least when it comes to printing:
- How do you accommodate such a wide variety of hardware?
- How can you ensure compatibility of your print environment with the different operating systems and apps running on those devices?
- How can you retain control over where and how much users print?
- And even if printing were to function smoothly and consistently for all users, how can you maintain enterprise-grade security?
PrinterLogic provides a single answer to all these questions. Its native email-to-print capabilities provide the versatility, simplicity, security, and oversight required to meet any enterprise-level requirements.
Unlike traditional print management solutions, PrinterLogic doesn’t require any expensive and finicky workarounds to deliver effortless Mobile employee, BYOD and guest printing. There’s absolutely no extra software or add-ons to install. Any device that can send an email also has the ability to print via PrinterLogic: All the mobile user has to do is obtain the dedicated email address for a particular printer and then email the documents or images.
That means freelancers who are onsite for a week or mobile employees who are at a branch office for a day can print without having to call the service desk or configure their devices at all. The employee working from home can easily print documents on her departmental printer for her colleagues. And all these users can print any kind of file, too, thanks to PrinterLogic’s support for universal file printing.
As unbelievably straightforward as that is, you still remain in complete control. PrinterLogic’s powerful authorization features allow you to set quotas for how much guests can print, where they can print, the file types they can print, and what printer settings (such as paper trays and color options) they can access. You determine which guests have the network printers’ email addresses, and you retain the ability to block certain domains outright. Even better, BYOD and guest email printing is subject to the same comprehensive auditing as workstation printing, so you can keep tabs on consumables usage and more.
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