3 ways wireless printing can help prepare you for the digital age

Has your business fully embraced the digital revolution? Even if you think you’re already there, you might still have a bit of catch up to do.

According to a Deloitte report, less than 10 per cent of Australian companies are truly prepared for the future of business in a digital age. Yet eagerness to enhance the office environment for employees is high, with 85 per cent of report respondents claiming their top priority is to create a better working experience.

Finding ways to embrace the digital age while making sure your employees are happy may seem like a difficult feat, but it is a lot easier to achieve than you might think. One of the easiest and most effective ways is to invest in mobile and wireless printing.

Investing in mobile and wireless printing isn’t only a smart business option; it’s a necessity in an age where spending 9-5 in the office is no longer the norm.  Remote working conditions are also commonplace, particular amongst the rising number of entrepreneurial women who are looking for more flexibility in their careers. No doubt, the fact that one in four Aussie start-ups are now founded by women (up from 1 in 6 in 2011) is a testament to this.  

There are three key ways in which mobile and wireless printing can help drive your business into the new digital era. These include: the ability to work itinerantly, print more rapidly, and connect via multiple devices.  

  • Anytime, anywhere business options

More than half of Australian workers regularly work away from the office. Meanwhile, the notion of a physical office is becoming a thing of the past for many businesses, which is why it’s critical to be prepared for mobile employment. Mobile printing can provide great support and boost productivity for staff by removing the time wasted transitioning work from their mobile device to a PC for printing purposes.

Wireless printing allows several people to connect to a printer at one time, from just about anywhere. The best thing is, employees can print from anywhere at any time without having to worry about printer drivers or needing to know its IP address or network location.

Results from a recent Fuji Xerox Printer survey in fact shows that many small to medium sized business are increasingly realising the benefits of mobile and wireless printing, with 36 per cent of employees now accessing WIFI/mobile capabilities from home. When it comes to the office, mobile printing is popular, with over half of the survey respondents claiming mobile printing at work to be either somewhat to very important and wanting the capability to print from a smartphone or tablet at work.  

  • Faster printing

As suggested in the points made above, wireless printing is much more productive than traditional printing. With the amount of emails, documents and online information we go through on our mobiles, it becomes much easier and faster for managers, mobile employees and contractors to wirelessly print from wherever they may be working. There is no wasted time by connecting cables or installing hardware.  

  • Flexible connections

An incredible benefit of mobile and wireless printing is the flexible connection options. Wireless printing at its most basic means you can print from an electronic device without physically having to connect a wire to the printer. All you need to do is set up your printer, connect to Wi-Fi and print.

Using traditional USB and wired Ethernet connectivity allows you to still get urgent print jobs done if you lose Wi-Fi connectivity. Or, if you often use your mobile, Wi-Fi Direct allows you to directly connect to the wireless printer by peer-to-peer connection so you can print without a wireless access point or router. Mobile and wireless printing therefore is a great asset for your company to improve workplace flexibility and boost productivity.

Please click here to view Jac Bowie’s review of her new Fuji Xerox.

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