Back in 2020, the pandemic opened up a conversation about remote working and its benefits for both businesses and its employees. Since then, the number of remote and mobile staff has only increased, which means that employees need to have the ability to work on documents regardless of their location.
One of the most reliable solutions to this is the adoption of cloud and mobile technology, which helps remote employees find the support they need while working away from an office. These types of technology provide them with the tools and applications necessary to finish their tasks on time.
Another benefit of this technology is that employees are able to easily and securely print from both their corporate and personal mobile devices. Imagine having everything you need for work on a single handheld device—doesn’t that sound convenient?
But how exactly does mobile printing work? How should it be used? We’ll cover these and more below—so keep reading!
FollowMe’s mobile printing technology brings powerful printing to mobile phones and retains the user’s ability to print securely even if they’re on the go. Documents can be submitted via email, web client, or from any mobile phone or tablet.
This “driverless” technology offers users the freedom to print without the need to connect to a computer or a printer driver. Remote workers no longer need to plan their time around when or where they can print.
FollowMe’s mobile printing solution also integrates with Apple AirPrint, where the user can simply tap “print” on their iPhone or iPad. This enables the device to automatically send documents via WiFi to any enabled output device without any additional software. All in all, it’s a user-friendly tool that makes printing effortless and efficient.
Here are some more reasons why FollowMe’s printing should be a part of your mobile printing strategy:
The use of FollowMe’s printing software is becoming increasingly popular, which is likely due to its document security features.
The software requires mobile authentication before use, adding another layer of protection if you’re sending confidential documents. Leveraging mobile printing can also help prevent the loss of physical files while on the go.
Investing in a high-quality printer is a one-time cost, but the constant replenishment of ink, toner, and paper is an expense you’ll never be able to avoid.
According to some studies, an average employee uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year. However, an average of 17% of printed pages are usually considered unnecessary. This means that an estimated 1,700 printed pages for a single user are wasted each year.
A mobile printing solution helps you manage your printing needs more effectively so that you can prevent accidental prints.
IT printing issues are some of the most common help desk calls that administrators receive. A mobile printing technology in place will help you reduce the time spent handling those issues. This is done by providing your users with the ability to print and release documents through their mobile phones to another nearby printer in case the current one is unavailable.
Users must first submit their documents for print from any PC. Once that’s done, the print jobs are typically held securely until users are ready to print.
Then, users will have to authenticate the print job at any FollowMe-enabled printing device to release the print job.
If you want to print from your mobile phone, you should submit a print job securely using your mobile device before using an authenticated FollowMe printing device to release the print job. Wasn’t that easy? And don’t worry—you don’t have to download any other application on your phone. FollowMe’s mobile printing software also integrates with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print to make printing as user-friendly as possible.
Alternatively, you can submit print jobs via the web as well. Just load the documents you need to print and follow the same steps mentioned above. With web printing, you can also print from any location as long as you have an internet connection. You also don’t need to be connected to one or more computers to use FollowMe’s mobile printing technology.
A tried and tested way of sending print jobs is via email, and it also follows the same procedures as above. Just email the documents you need to the printer’s special address, and the FollowMe authenticated printer will hold the print job securely for you until you give it the approval to finish the print job. What’s great about this is that you can submit print requests quickly while on the go, and it’s also compatible with most document formats.
Times have changed—the popularity of remote working proves that a job doesn’t have to be done within the confines of an office. With Integr8, you can support your employees from wherever they may be by implementing the best custom-made FollowMe mobile printing solution for your business.
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