Look what the wind blew in! We were at HIMSS 2015 to talk to the show’s more than 38,000 attendees about how we Eliminate Print Servers. Doing so empowers IT to manage their entire print environment from a single pane of glass and enables end users to install printers with one click through our Self-Installation Portal.
From our perspective, printing from mobile devices was top of mind with attendees. They were excited to hear about our Mobile Printing solution that allows mobile, guest and BYOD users to print from any device and release their print job to any network printer—whether they are on network or off.
In addition, they wanted to better enable doctors, nurses and the staff to more easily print as they move from floor to floor. Because we centrally manage direct IP printing, IT is able to install and remove printer drivers by subnet. So if hospital personnel move from one floor to another, the drivers they need to print can be installed and removed automatically as they move from one subnet to the other.
Another hot topic was with printing with Epic. Most of the customers we spoke with had to edit, delete or add printers manually on each of their Epic Print Servers. We solve this problem by centrally managing the printer environment, giving IT the ability to edit, delete or add printers from a single web-based administrator portal and automatically make changes across all Epic Print Servers, saving time and reducing human error.
From coast to coast and around the world, there is nothing better than spreading the word about eliminating print servers. It was great to see our friends and customers in the healthcare industry this year at HIMSS15. We look forward to continuing the lively discussions we had.
Interested in learning more about Eliminating Print Servers, centrally managing direct IP printing, empowering end-users to install their own printers with a single click or printing with Epic? Click here to set up a time to discuss your challenges with one of our engineers.
At the enterprise level, size often means complexity. Sure, the idea of streamlining your print environment sounds fantastic—but then you think of all those hundreds or even thousands of print servers deployed throughout your organization, each one tailored to its own micro-environment using GPOs and scripts. Suddenly it seems like less hassle to stick with the devil you know. It may seem like you’re simply too big to simplify.
Well, eliminating print servers really can be as straightforward as it sounds—no matter how many printers or print servers you have. A recent TechValidate survey of PrinterLogic customers revealed that 42% manage more than 500 printers. Over one-quarter of them manage more than 1,000 printers, and 10% have more than 2,500 printers. And despite the size of these organizations, they’ve eliminated print servers and centrally manage their printers with PrinterLogic—a single, infinitely scalable solution that makes print servers look like ancient history.
In fact, the more printers you have, the more compelling a solution PrinterLogic becomes. Here are just a few reasons why:
Wake Forest Baptist Health—which deploys more than 6,400 printers to 30,000 end users—says the ROI “has been incredible” with PrinterLogic. Why? When you eliminate print servers, you’re saving money on hardware as well as all the man-hours spent troubleshooting, managing and developing custom code. The cumulative savings (an ROI of over 300% in some cases) is impressive, and it naturally grows with each print server you eliminate.
Whether you have one print server or one thousand, PrinterLogic takes care of all the hard work. GPOs and discrete scripts? No longer necessary. The intuitive web-based admin portal allows you to deploy printers by group, container, IP range or a host of other criteria. And, of course, there’s seamless support for Citrix, VMware, and other virtual technologies.
Management en masse:
With PrinterLogic, you can create or modify five, five hundred or five thousand printers in one fell swoop. The find-and-replace function allows you to change a number of attributes such as assignments, drivers, ports and comments efficiently. Or maybe you just want to hone in on a single office printer in the Walla Walla branch? A simple device tree lets you target individual printers with a few clicks.
You could definitely file this one under “cost savings” as well, but its advantages are worthy of a separate highlight. The at-a-glance reporting of PrinterLogic makes it easy to determine which printers are used most heavily. Data points like date, time, printer, user, computer, color and document name are all readily available, enabling you to track usage throughout your entire organization in an incredibly granular way.
So maybe it’s true that size equals complexity—as long as you’re still using print servers. As our surveys and case studies have clearly shown, the larger your organization, the more complexity you stand to shed by implementing the PrinterLogic enterprise printer management solution.
Check out our comprehensive white paper that goes into much more detail about the advantages of PrinterLogic and the ease with which you can eliminate print servers throughout your entire organization.