There are many benefits to using the cloud, most notably the ability to quickly and easily tap computing, storage, software, development and network resources. Cloud storage allows you to securely access documents across devices. Convenient, yes? This enhances productivity by saving time spent “transferring” files and making everything accessible. Cloud-based file storage solutions are hosted in state-of-the art Internet Data Centers within various networks. Rather than having a physical hard drive holding all your important docs, a virtual cloud can keep your data safe without filling up your computer’s memory banks.
Cloud ready printers are a new technology that connects printers directly to the web. As engineers develop ever more powerful cloud-based applications and web-connected mobile devices, consumers have come to expect the same capabilities from all of our everyday office equipment, printers included. Using the cloud to print, you can make your printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day. Most cloud printers will work seamlessly with your phone, tablet, PC and any other web-connected devices you may want to print from. Imagine being able to print anything from any device, to any cloud-affiliated printer. Cloud printing makes sharing printers with family and coworkers easier than ever before. It also lets you track print jobs all in one place and modify or revoke sharing rights at any time.
Cloud ready printers don’t require a specific PC to setup. You can connect to them in seconds and immediately start printing. Just connect to your at-home or at-work wireless network. When you print through the cloud, your file is securely sent to your printer over the web. In general, it can be sent whether you’re in the same room as your printer or miles away, like an email to your printer. You know it’s secure because after a job is completed, the associated document is deleted from network servers. Because they’re always connected to the web, cloud printers keep their drivers and firmware up to date automatically, without a semi-annual intervention.
At Superior Document Solutions, most of our cloud ready, business ready printers also come with these handy features…
- Network printing abilities
- Advanced security options
- Large paper trays
- Heavy duty print cycles
- High page per minute (ppm) outputs
- Built-in copier/scanner
- Touch screen control panels
If you’d like to learn more about what a cloud ready printer can do for you and for your business, give us a call!