Xerox has added managed service features to its Mobile Print app to allow users to reduce the costs of remote printing.
The app will now easily incorporate existing managed print service features, allowing users to print documents at remote locations from PCs or mobile devices, but have the cost and volume of printing monitored by administrators.
These features are part of Xerox’s “next-generation managed printing services strategy,” said Mike Feldman, president of Large Enterprise Operations at Xerox. This strategy revolves around improving print security, reducing costs and better infrastructure resource utilisation.
Feldman says the app will allow businesses to track, report and manage documents printed by public locations like postal outlets; this will allow firms to better negotiate external printing costs as they will be easier to quantify and report.
Xerox is building more and more managed print service features into its mobile print strategy to give firms more cloud printing flexibility, including further audit and security functionality.
This includes the ability to securely print from SD cards or use maps to locate authorised printers globally. System administrators will also be able to track the type of document being printed and enable secure printing. Xerox will now rival Hewlett-Packard and Google for advanced remote printing services.
Xerox will also offer “production assessment services”, allowing users to analyse paper volumes and types of equipment being used, with recommendations on how to cut costs and improve utilisation of printers and copiers.
Customers can also check infrastructure to make sure it meets specified security standards in the managed print service infrastructure, with a feature to automatically send alerts to review passwords changes on devices every 90 days.
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