As Australian businesses continue to transform and evolve in the post covid economy, one thing has been asked repeatedly of us, What will become of the humble office printer?
Yes, Printers are our business. And yes there is some uncertainty at the moment, but one thing we are sure of is that the office printer is also evolving.
However, if they’re a multi-function printer (MFP) that can copy, scan, print, email, fax, optimising and managing the flow of documents in a swift and secure manner and fully integrated into your business’ IT systems, then their future is as secure as the documents they’re processing.
These technologically enhanced MFPs play an important part in the digital transformation taking place across businesses here in Australia. These devices process sensitive information and should be protected like any other device within your IT systems.
Canon’s Therefore allows users to group documents together allowing you to free up physical space by securely capturing, saving and indexing documents. The software is user intuitive, allowing documents to be shared and edited without confusion. Big business has been using this kind of software for years, and it is now available to small to medium size businesses at a fraction of the cost.
Toshiba have also released the latest version of Kodo App for Sharepoint which allows users to scan industry standard documents in multiple formats and editable types. With no limit on users or scans and a tablet style interface, this application requires virtually zero training.
Ricoh on the other hand offers their Dynamic Workplace Intelligence where the humble office printer has reached new heights with print hardware, smart software, and scalable technologies making your workplace workflows seamless, regardless of where you are in the office or remote working.
We are confident in saying that the office printer is now much more than that. It is a necessity in the modern post covid world to unite your team and increase communications.