Print is one of those industries that tends to stay very static. Over the last few years, not much has evolved (with a few notable exceptions). And still, most organisations are approaching print management the way they always have – either struggling with print servers or struggling with conventional direct IP printing. But as the world of business evolves, there is more of a demand for a modern, flexible printing approach, while reducing waste and overhead cost. To keep up with the new requirements, print solutions are being forced to evolve. And today, we have a few predications on where print management trends for 2018 are going to go next.
3 Upcoming Print Trends
Our partners at PrinterLogic have explained a few ideas in their article:
“Cloud-Based Solutions: Industry analysts such as Gartner are projecting a $162 billion global spend—up from $67 billion in 2015—on cloud-computing initiatives in 2020, and cloud-based enterprise print management will certainly be a part of that. A rapidly increasing number of organizations are starting to recognize the exciting benefits that cloud services have to offer, such as convenient and predictable software-as-a-service (SaaS) pricing models, reduced physical infrastructure, and ubiquitous access and administration.
BYOD and Mobile Support: From an anecdotal standpoint, IT professionals tell us they’re seeing a sharp uptick in enterprise mobile computing initiatives. These tend to arise from and stimulate increased requests for BYOD use and guest access. The analytical data backs that up. One research firm expects that the BYOD enterprise mobility market size will reach $73.3 billion by 2021, more than doubling the 2016 figure of $35.1 billion.
Print Security: Security has always been a priority for system admins, but recent high-profile data breaches have put it at the front of everyone’s mind. Those concerns have extended to the way that organizations approach day-to-day printing as well as managing printers. On the backend, they want better 10,000-foot oversight, more auditing capabilities and more insight into specific printing habits. On the frontend, they want convenient methods of secure printing for their end users.”
Based on these trends, we predict that in 2018, organisations will start focusing even more on print security and considering ways to implement effective, user-friendly secure printing functionality, such as pull printing, through their print management software.
So Where Does PrinterLogic and PrinterCloud Fit In?
So how can print companies work to provide solutions for these new, modern demands? For us, and our partners at PrinterLogic, it’s simple:
“Well before these trends established themselves, PrinterLogic was revolutionizing print management software with its next-generation on-premises enterprise print management solution, which is now complemented by a powerful cloud-based SaaS solution, PrinterCloud. Each solution integrates quickly and seamlessly with your organization’s existing environment (including Citrix and VMware), enabling you to eliminate print servers completely while enjoying direct IP printing uniquely coupled with centralized management.”
At Tipac, our strategic partnerships with companies like PrinterLogic allow us to create tailored, unique print management solution that fit your business, instead of trying to make your business fit our solutions. We can mix and match capabilities to ensure you get the best solution for your business and achieve all your goals. If you would like to find out more, or book your free demonstration, just get in touch with us today