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Published on: February 09, 2012
Type of content: ANALYST BRIEF
Length: 9 pages
The consumerisaton of IT, due in part to ‘bring your own devices’ initiatives, is accelerating the adoption of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in the workplace.
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As the office extends to an ever-wider range of work locations and businesses find themselves supporting a diverse range of mobile platforms, the print infrastructure is extending to the mobile worker, improving both employee and business productivity.
However, due to the diversity of mobile platforms and printer hardware, implementing an enterprise mobile print strategy is far from simple. Organisations face a complex array of hardware, software and service offerings, which vary both by mobile platform and printer device.
Businesses cannot afford to ignore the consumerisation impact on enterprise printing. If they do, consumers will bypass IT and potentially use consumer printer apps which offer IT no real levels of corporate security or control on what is printed.
This report highlights the market drivers for mobile printing in the business environment, discusses some of the main offerings in the market and suggests some best practices for building a mobile print strategy
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Quocirca is a research and analysis company specialising in the business impact of information technology and communications.