We work in a global economy, and many people are constantly on the move – travelling for business or on vacation – but still in need of access to their information. Laptops, smart phones, and tablets facilitated the mobilisation of offices; now cloud computing is enabling people to not only stay in contact but to do their job from almost anywhere, by providing access to their files and information, even when they’re nowhere near their desk.
When you upload and store your data in the cloud, it can be accessed from almost anywhere — the airport, a hotel room, another office, or even in a meeting at a client’s facility. But what happens when you need to print your documents while you’re out of the office?
Mobile printing provides you with access to actual hard or paper copies of your electronic files. With on-demand, mobile printing you can print any type of file from many remote locations. Being away from the office no longer means being away from a printer.
Mobile printing (also known as cloud printing) is achieved in one of three ways:
- Emailing your document to the desired printer’s unique email address, and receiving in return a release code to enter into the device to permit your documents print
- Uploading your document to a website, selecting a printer from a directory of nearby locations, then being given a release code to enter into the printer to print your files
- Using an app on your mobile device to locate a printer, email it your document, and have it provide you with a release code, then entering that code into the printer to print your files
Mobile printing eliminates the need to install print drivers, and is a tremendous resource for remote employees, mobile workers, and on-the-go executives. Imagine being out of the office and realising you need to edit a document that you’re presenting to a customer later that day? Mobile printing enables you to access the source file remotely, make the desired revisions, then print out new copies of the updated document from virtually anywhere.
This convenience empowers you to freely and successfully work independent of your office, and that’s why there’s such a buzz about mobile printing.