Mobile-Based Work Common in Most Midsized Organizations

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Mobile-Based Work Common in Most Midsized Organizations

Employees using mobile devices daily for work:• <30% of employees - 45%• 30% or more of employees - 50%

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'Work on the Road' Also Common in Midsized Organizations

Employees on the road on any given day:• On the road - 21%

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Most Employees Can't Imagine Printing from Mobile Devices

In 69% of midrange companies, employees think mobile printing is "somewhat" or "very" difficult

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Employees Want to Print Plenty, Though

Top types of documents midrange employees want to print:• PDF files - 76%• Emails - 72%• Microsoft Office Files - 65%

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Bluetooth Has Not Solved the Problem

In midrange firms on average nearly nine out of ten (87%) employees printing from their mobile devices do NOT use Bluetooth as part of the process

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The Solution: Cloud Printing

In cloud printing a document:• Is uploaded securely and privately to the cloud service• Provides instructions as to which cloud-connected printer should be utilizedThis differs from mobile printing which could use any mechanism to print from a mobile device.Even so, it is most likely that mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, etc.) will be the initial cloud printing clients.

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25% of Midrange Firms Adopting Cloud Printing

• Will start using, next 12 mos. - 9%• Already using - 16%

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Even More Are Considering Adoption

• Considering it - 32%

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And Even More ... Clueless about Cloud Printing

• Don't Know - 38%

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Top Three Benefits Cited for Cloud Printing

• Shifts management of printer drives to the cloud-printing service - 22% of respondents

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Top Three Benefits Cited for Cloud Printing

• It is self-service so IT support needs are reduced - 22% of respondents

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Top Three Benefits Cited for Cloud Printing

• Mobile Devices can print from anywhere to the printer the user selects - 37% of respondents

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Want to Know More about Cloud Printing?

Email Guy.Currier@eweek.com with any questions about this slideshow, and be sure to check back here for more about cloud—and mobile—printing.

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