Articles in category: Cloud/Mobile Printing
Cloud computing services, whether software as a service (SaaS) or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), are subject to taxes, whether your cloud provider tells you or not when you purchase them. Reid Okimoto, senior manager in the state and local tax practice at KPMG, shares tips to help you understand the real cost of cloud computing.(Read Full Article)
U.K. and U.S. companies are focusing more on mobile app strategies in the cloud than traditional PC app strategies as bring your own device (BYOD) take-up widens, according to research among 1,300 companies.
The study has found that 60 percent of UK companies say their employees are demanding more business-level apps which they can install on mobile devices to access corporate IT systems.(Read Full Article)
About half of the world's companies will enact BYOD (bring your own device) programs by 2017 and will no longer provide computing devices to employees, a new Gartner report predicts.
Ultimately, only 15 percent of companies will never move to a BYOD model, while 40 percent will offer a choice between BYOD and employer-provided devices, according to the report by Gartner analyst David Willis, which was announced Wednesday.(Read Full Article)
The average number of connected devices per knowledge worker in 2014 will reach 3.3 devices, up from 2.8 in 2012. To accommodate the explosion of smartphone, tablet and other mobile device use in the workplace, Xerox DocuShare®, a Xerox enterprise content management (ECM) offering focused on content management and business workflows, introduces DocuShare Mobile, an offering that allows its existing customers the ability to edit, search and share business content in DocuShare from a mobile device.Mobile workers can access a DocuShare ECM repository securely from their mobile device to search, view and download documents, or share ...(Read Full Article)
Is cloud computing really catching on in the enterprise? Well, that depends on who you talk to, recent surveys have found.
RightScale, a company that acts a broker between end users and public cloud service providers, released the most recent results of its annual State of the Cloud report and found that about 75% of respondents surveyed were using the cloud in some capacity.(Read Full Article)
Ricoh Americas Corporation is hosting its next Business Information Solutions Conference at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago on Thursday, April 18. Entrepreneur and author Scott Klososky will be the featured speaker, discussing “Trends, Technology and Taking the Lead.” Klososky will address the new set of challenges affecting today’s organizations and how they manage information, including an increasingly mobile workforce, new generational work styles, mounting cost pressures, information overload and(Read Full Article)
Given the risk of data breaches and the duty to maintain client confidences, is it ethical for lawyers to use cloud computing? Among the state bar associations that have considered the issue, the consensus is yes—with a catch.
The New Hampshire Bar Association is the latest to address cloud computing in the practice of law. Its Advisory Opinion #2012-13/4 allows lawyers to use cloud computing consistent with their ethical obligations, so long as they take “reasonable steps to ensure that sensitive client information remains confidential.”(Read Full Article)
Doxee to showcase Cloud solutions for MPS and BPO services at the 2013 Xplor User Conference and Vendor Forum
San Jose, CA – April 11, 2013 – Doxee, a pioneer of Cloud solutions for Customer Communication Management services, announced today its participation in the 2013 Xplor User Conference and Vendor Forum to be held at the TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel & Conference Center.
Doxee Enterprise Communication Platform enables the design, development and delivery of mission-critical customer communication applications for businesses in telecom, banking, utilities, insurance and other sectors.(Read Full Article)
Synnex is joining other distributors in enabling solution providers to capitalize on the mobility trend by forming a new division that will provide resellers with products and support in selling devices, transport services and complementary technologies.(Read Full Article)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of a cloud-based document management solution that integrates with Konica Minolta's bizhub MFPs. KM Document Genius is designed to simplify document management for small to medium business or corporate departments that need to scan and manage paper-based documents alongside electronic information in a seamless fashion.(Read Full Article)
CompTIA's second annual Trends in Mobility study found that 64% of companies allow, or mandate, the use of employee-owned devices, with most stating that improving productivity is the main driver.
While the BYOD (bring your own device) push has received a lot of press coverage lately, the majority of companies still provide at least a subset of devices to employees. One-third of companies strictly mandate which devices can be used for work purposes and don't allow the use of any type of device brought in by the employee, according to the survey conducted by the Computing Technology Industry ...(Read Full Article)
Canon Demonstrates Imaging Solutions For Entrepreneurs And Small Businesses At GROWCO 2013 Conference
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be one of a select group of exhibitors at Inc. Magazine's GROWCO.(Read Full Article)
The distributor’s “Seeding the Cloud” program aims to help solution providers build out their marketing around building their cloud practices, while its Cloud Desk looks to add to deepen VARs’ technical benches.(Read Full Article)
Mobile-device security startup Averail makes its debut today with its "containerization" software and service intended to give IT managers control over mobile-device apps and their content.(Read Full Article)
Forrester Research predicts that with the "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend expected to increasingly include laptops in addition to smartphones and tablets, the approach to managing those devices is in for some big changes.
Forrester analyst Chenxi Wang in the report calls mobile-device management (MDM) a "heavy-handed approach -- more and more IT professionals have told us that they don't want to manage employee-owned devices. ... For these reasons, technologies such as mobile VDI, containers, app wrapping, and device virtualization have emerged to deliver personal-to-corporate segregation." However, at the same time Wang concedes that today "many of these technologies diminish ...
Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that it has started offering an updated version of “PageScope Mobile” (Ver. 3.0) application for iOS mobile devices worldwide, to work with Konica Minolta MFP*1 “bizhub” (bizhub) through App Store, free of charge.
MFP and mobile connection
“PageScope Mobile” launched in April 2011, is an application that connects bizhub with mobile devices, allowing users to browse, read, scan and print selected documents and images.
This version upgrade enables “PageScope Mobile” for iOS app to connect to existing file servers*2 for the first time in ...(Read Full Article)
Everyone in the business world knows freelancers, contractors and temps contribute greatly to overall U.S. productivity.
But did you know that up to 33 percent of today’s U.S. workforce is comprised of such independent workers? That’s up from 6 percent in 1989, according to management consulting agency Accenture, as reported in a recent smartplanet.com article.
I’ve worked as both a freelancer and an onsite, long-term contractor. Most of my freelance work consisted of piecemeal collateral for various clients, whereas my tenure as a contractor saw me manage multifaceted projects with numerous deliverables.(Read Full Article)
HP today unveiled a new print offering built within select Samsung devices to provide users an easy way to print directly to more than 180 HP network printer models across the HP inkjet and HP LaserJet portfolios.
“Customers continue to look for ways to print from their smartphones and tablets,” said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Inkjet and Printing Solutions and Graphics Solutions Business, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP. “This partnership with Samsung is the latest example of how HP is making it easy to print what you want from wherever you are.”
- KIRKLAND, Wash. —A new study of loyalty among mobile phone users in the U.S., released today by WDS, A Xerox (NYSE: XRX) Company, has worrying implications for wireless carriers. The WDS Mobile Loyalty Audit 2013 reveals that 36 percent of U.S. customers are considering leaving their mobile carrier in the next 12 months. The study, which integrates new survey data from research specialist TNS, also finds that only 13 percent of customers show the level of loyalty required to protect them from competitive offers and service disruptions.(Read Full Article)
The managed print services (MPS) market is showing more signs of progress. The latest moves involve EFI (NASDAQ: EFII) launching PrintMe Mobile 2.4; Level Platforms integrating with DocuWise managed print services; and Auxilio (OTCBB: AUXO) promoting MPS in the health care vertical. Are we finally starting to see managed print going main stream? Let’s start with PrintMe Mobile 2.4. The dashboard includes search, filters, tags, and data export/import features to identify, configure, and check the status of hundreds of printers from a central, single location. Also, administrators can track mobile printing usage in job accounting software ...(Read Full Article)
Imagine an organization where employees are given several consecutive months of vacation every year. It sounds like a dream, but in the era of BYOD, it could also be an IT exec's worst nightmare.(Read Full Article)
Despite the best efforts of cloud service providers and industry groups like the Cloud Security Alliance, cloud security remains a troublesome issue for IT execs.(Read Full Article)