The office workplace has undergone a dramatic change in recent years. The key trends of mobility, BYOD and the cloud have driven users to expect more rapid access to corporate applications and services. The traditional IT delivery model is adapting to support these requirements, with businesses increasingly turning to cloud computing and managed services, attracted by the cost and efficiency benefits.
The business print infrastructure is often characterised by underutilised hardware, inconsistent hardware types across dispersed locations and high IT costs. Leveraging the private cloud as part of a managed print service model can have a positive impact on reducing costs and improving efficiency.
This paper discusses how extending a managed print services to the cloud, through standardisation of infrastructure, virtualised server resources and automated processes, will be a major paradigm shift for the future of MPS.
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