As a sysadmin, you’re asked to do miracle work at a rapid pace. You’re tasked with helping your company drive forward (sometimes on a tight budget) and are in charge of making critical decisions on which solutions can solve all the pain points plaguing you and your end users.
What if we told you there is a tool you can add to your toolbox to simplify the end user’s experience and reduce your workload?
On July 25th, two of our experts, Katie and Kayla, collaborated to discuss the Best SysAdmin Tool You’re Not Using and uncovered how making a few subtle changes to your print environment boosts productivity and positively impacts your company’s bottom line. The webinar recording is below to catch anything you missed, and we summarized the key points for easy reading.
Watch the webinar
Eliminating print servers to reduce costs
What’s the key to reducing print costs? Moving your current print infrastructure to the cloud.
Switching to a serverless printing infrastructure allows you to streamline print management and minimize IT intervention by helping you take the following steps:
- Migrate your existing printer objects from your print servers to a cloud-native platform.
- Manage all printers, drivers, and settings from a centralized Admin Console.
- Deploy printers, updates, and changes to end users—without scripts and GPOs.
- Print securely by keeping print jobs on the local network and utilizing robust features.
And if it sounds too easy, that’s because it is. You no longer need print servers and can manage all of your printers from a single pane of glass. Additionally, you may find underutilized printers in your fleet that you can throw out—translating into more savings.
Enhancing the overall printing experience
Serverless printing boosts productivity for both IT teams and end users by providing a few key features to streamline printer deployments and installations. For admins, all printer drivers can be deployed from a centralized Admin Console which provides admins with granular control over which users have access to which printers. Plus, you can configure automated deployments based on IP address if you employ a mobile workforce to allow easier access to printers on-the-go.
But what’s in it for end users?
For an even more hands-off approach to deployments, admins can empower users to install printers themselves without calling the helpdesk via the Self-Service Printer Installation Portal. All the user has to do is click their desired printer on a floor plan map or dropdown list. Productivity increases and users can move around the organization knowing they don’t need IT for printer installs. This feature alone has reduced print-related helpdesk tickets by up to 95% for PrinterLogic customers.
Bolstering security with advanced features
Many companies are on the fence about cloud-based print management because of their industry’s strict security requirements. But with PrinterLogic, you can meet industry compliance standards and achieve a Zero Trust print environment with features that protect confidential documents and information, including:
- Secure Release Printing (pull printing)
- Off-Network Printing
- Integrations with major IdP providers
In addition to security features, PrinterLogic’s SaaS solution is certified by ISO 27001:2013 and SOC 2 Type 2, meaning we have the systems, people, and processes in place to keep your customer and company data secure on a global scale.
Freeing up your time with serverless printing
Saving money and strengthening security is great and all, but how does that translate into more time for sysadmins?
Well, instead of worrying about hardware refreshes, security patches, and Windows 2012 Server end-of-life, you can finally start pursuing other projects to help drive your business forward. Overall, print-related issues decrease because users no longer have to call the helpdesk to have printers installed. Plus, you can start tackling digital transformation or other Zero Trust initiatives since printing is already checked off your list.
And remember that new important project you talked with your team about a while back? Yeah, you can finally do that too.
The top 5 reasons you deserve PrinterLogic
The truth is, you deserve a way out of print-related issues so you can finally start doing tasks that promote company growth and provide ample opportunities for you and your team to succeed.
So what are you waiting for?
It’s time to spoil yourself a little and simplify the way you manage print for these five reasons:
- You can reduce costs.
- You can be more proactive rather than reactive.
- You can better support end users.
- You can bolster your organization’s security.
- You can have more free time to focus on more impactful projects.
If you have more questions about eliminating your print servers, tune in to the Q&A portion of the video where many of your peers’ burning questions are answered by Katie and Kayla.
Learn how much you can save on printing
Want a breakdown of how much you’ll actually save on print management by eliminating your print servers?
We’ve developed a free print savings calculator tool that accounts for time spent on print-related helpdesk tickets, annual print server costs, and paper usage to help you learn how much you can actually save on printing by moving to the cloud.