Here’s a brief overview of Quocirca’s findings, a business and IT analyzing specializing in the impact of information technology and communications.
The workplace is going digital but still relies on paper
Workers are embracing mobile devices: 91% use a smartphone for work and 44% use a tablet. So that means paper is obsolete, right? Not quite: more than half of respondents to the Quocirca survey said that printing is essential to many business activities.
Mobile printing increases productivity
Companies that offer mobile printing to their employees add flexibility and convenience to the work environment, which in turn increases productivity.
Security is a top priority in mobile printing
More than half of organizations in the study have experienced data breaches through printing. In bringing printing to different devices and platforms, secure print job releases and authentication are therefore necessary to minimize the risk.
A standard cross-platform solution is needed
The current available solutions either only support a certain brand of printers or a certain mobile device. A universal mobile print service that works with all types of printers and across all platforms is therefore needed.