Cloud Printing – Simplify IT, Reduce Costs, Provide Better Service

Cloud Printing

Go one step further and really benefit from cloud printing. Focus on a company with many years of experience in printing and simplify your print-related IT operations, reduce printing costs, and enable new services. In our previous articles we highlighted the most important reasons why printing should be dealt with as a private cloud service that is centrally run and managed, with users connecting as and when needed:

  • 5 Reasons Data Center Transformation is Good for Printings: Over the past few years, applications, data repositories, management of all types of devices, and more has been centralized. Unprecedented savings have been generated thanks to server virtualization. Customers have access to secure, reliable and convenient services, and printing should not be an exception.
  • Printer Drivers: The Fewer the Better: In this article, we’ll tell you about printer drivers which are large, complex and resistant to change – basically IT dinosaurs. But they can be managed and given a dedicated space within the private cloud that is built to suit their needs and eccentricities in order to best utilize their strength.
  • Reduce Printing Costs and Resources: Here we focus on how to save IT resources and reduce printing costs by treating the printing process like a private cloud service that is centrally run and managed.
  • High Availability: Highest Levels of Printing Reliability: This article shows you how printing operations can be brought back up and running following a failure thanks to ThinPrint’s high availability and load balancing.

But what conclusion can be drawn from this information? Would you like to print centrally without having to entirely build your own printing service in the company and learn the required specialist knowledge? Then we have the right solution for you – cloud printing from ThinPrint.

How it works is really simple – the existing print infrastructure can be connected to the cloud service using an agent that’s run on existing print servers or central workstations like a receptionist’s computer. If neither is available, a simple, inexpensive computer costing less than $300 can be installed to serve a location like a larger branch or remote site. User administration is simply part of the cloud service and groups of users can be assigned to groups of printers with just a few clicks. Users will install a simple, easy to use application on their machine that will connect them to the printers assigned to them and the printers will show up as usual in the “print” menu of their application. This is just one aspect that helps keep training requirements to a minimum. iOS and Android apps are available and this enables users to print from their mobile devices to the printers assigned to them.

ThinPrint Cloud Services include a billing component to track print volume and enable end users to be charged, for example in guest printing scenarios such as printing in schools, university campuses, public spaces, coworking spaces and other shared spaces looking to provide billable printing services to their users. Cloud printing is one of the newer options in the cloud services space but perfectly suited to simplify IT operations, reduce costs and enable new services and scenarios.

Henning Volkmer
Henning Volkmer is the president and CEO of Cortado, Inc., driving the execution of the company's strategy as the leading innovator across print management, enterprise mobility, and improved collaboration for teams. He has established a broad technological background and has been at the forefront of technology trends for the past seventeen years. In addition to holding various positions within the Cortado group, Henning Volkmer served as part of a project team focused on reducing costs in the network infrastructure division with what is now Nokia. Under Volkmer's direction, ThinPrint brand has increased its lead as the premier print management software, while Cortado brand has become recognized as a pioneer business solution, shaping the future of the cloud desktop. Originally from Berlin, Germany, Henning currently resides in Denver, CO and spends his time away from work with friends and family, traveling or exploring restaurants.