In 2019, it’s all about efficiency and security for enterprise software, and printing and scanning devices will play a large part. This may seem like nothing new, but the trends we saw in 2018 are revving up to be even bigger in 2019 as companies strive to maximize profits and keep ahead of competition.
Here are 4 trends in smart printing technology that are on the rise in 2019.
Cloud-based managed print services
Managed print services (MPS) gives small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) access to technology and capabilities that large businesses have been taking advantage of for years. The benefits of using MPS for your business are huge, and cloud-based solutions will become even more prevalent in 2019.
Cloud-based MPS solutions for SMBs offer cost-effective, highly efficient solutions for storage and retrieval of information, collaboration, security, and more.
Increased integration of print and digital
Businesses are transitioning to digital and automated solutions for operational tasks from HR to document management to streamline operations. Most workplaces, however, aren’t ready to go completely paperless just yet (if ever).
Using a combination of digital and smart print solutions is a happy compromise that will allow businesses to become more efficient in 2019.
Enhanced print security
Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important in the IoT (internet of things) world we now live in. Network printers are a prime target for internet hackers because
- printing devices store sensitive information such as financial reports, and
- printers using cloud technology can provide network access.
Your printing devices may seem harmless, but they should never be overlooked when it comes to identifying and mitigating security threats.
Artificial Intelligence in the workplace
Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of science fiction movies. AI, also referred to as smart technology or IoT, has made its way into our homes and offices.
AI capabilities are being used in everything from fridges that tell you when you’re out of milk to voice recognition in smart printers. The efficiencies realized by AI mean we’ll see its increased use in 2019 and beyond.
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