Mobile devices have changed the way we do business, allowing us to do our jobs from almost anywhere, whenever we desire. No longer do people need to be at their desk, or even in their office, to access what they need to do what is required of them. Yet this freedom to work remotely was not absolute.Being able to access documents and files on our mobile devices only motivates us to print them. Despite all of the advancements in technology in the digital age, we still need to print, and will continue to do so. One of the major limitations of mobility was printing, and providing remote employees to a printed copy of a document.

Mobile technology now provides us with the ability to print files from our tablets, smartphones, and laptops.Mobile printing can be accomplished in one of two ways:

• Third-party apps and software
• Cloud-based print services

Apps and software such as Apple’s AirPrint, Xerox Mobile Print, FingerPrint, and PrintBureau enable you to connect your mobile device to printers. However, these solutions do have their limitations. They are not optimal for anyone concerned about print quality, and security protocols often prevent mobile devices from accessing corporate networks.

Cloud-based print services such as ePrint by Hewlett-Packard and Google’s Cloud Print allow you to send the document from your device to almost any networked printer over the Web via email. Cloud-based services provide users with much more flexibility, enabling them to access a wider range of printers, without restrictions on options such as double-sided printing, color vs. black and white, etc.

Advancements in mobile technology allow you to print wherever your job may take you, providing freedom and convenience, without sacrificing security. Contact us today to learn more about how you can print business documents from your mobile device.