Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Smart Print - The evolution of the modern digital office

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

DuGone are those days when we wanted to print a document from our smartphone, but had to dismiss the idea because it seemed far too unrealistic. Thanks to the concept of mobile printing, employees can now print anything from anywhere, on the go, making them more productive.

Did you know…?

Only one out of four SMEs in the GCC has a facility to print from a smart device.

However, according to a recent survey carried out by Canon Middle East among 1,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) throughout the GCC, only one out of four businesses has a facility to print from a smart device.

Mobile printing empowers business owners, managers and employees to print on the go. With the help of cloud printing, it connects all web connected electronic devices to mobile printers that can access the cloud and/or the web. Simply put, mobile printing allows anyone to print by way of the Internet no matter where they are. This ability holds significant value as the world of business is moving towards mobile solutions.

According to experts at Canon, employees are keen to explore the concept. However, the conventional method of clicking that print button from the desktop and lack of awareness about the actual advantages of mobile printing is hindering people to warm up to the idea.

Also from among the organizational challenges are: How do you manage enterprise printing from many different types of mobile platforms, manage users, track both users and mobile devices, and flexibly address diverse mobile and cloud printing requirements? At the same time, how do you reduce printing costs while improving enterprise-printing efficiency, and ensuring information and document security?

To address this, Canon offers a number of mobile print solutions that help deliver simple and secure ways to print and scan from mobile devices, while allowing more secure printing from almost anywhere using a cloud service.

Did you know…?

Using The Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile application, users can print e-mails, email attachments, as well as images from their photo album, directly from their mobile device to a Canon imageRUNNER printer.

The Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile application is designed to meet the growing demands of on-the-go professionals, who need to keep pace with their fast-changing work environment, and provides them with a streamlined mobile print and scan solution. The solution revolutionises how businesses operate in the region by reducing their work loads, ensuring better coordination and saving and meeting demands on time.

“For businesses in the region that are always burdened with work demands and time-strapped, the app can be a revolutionary change helping them expedite their process and meet demands in timely manner. There is a clear opportunity for companies in the region to make simple, cost-effective IT changes that will have a dramatic impact on their business while also reduce costs and improving workforce efficiency,” said Hendrik Verbrugghe, Marketing Director, Canon Middle East.

With the mobile application, users can print e-mails, email attachments, PDF, TXT, JPG, and TIFF files, as well as photos and images from your photo album, directly from your mobile device to a Canon imageRUNNER or imageRUNNER ADVANCE system. The application allows users to scan hard-copy documents from Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs to their mobile devices. Users can save and manage Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs on their mobile devices while also e-mail files and images from their mobile device (i.e., existing files and images or those scanned via Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile application).

For more information on Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile, visit http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/office/products/software/mobile_solutions/direct_print_and_scan_for_mobile

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About Canon Middle East

Canon Middle East, a subsidiary of Canon Europe, is the operational headquarters for Canon in the Middle East and North Africa and is based in Dubai, UAE.

Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realize their own passion for image.

Further information about Canon Middle East is available at: www.canon-me.com



Rijosh Joseph



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