If you’re a typical business owner, you probably spend your time running your business, not worrying about your print environment. Until there’s a problem. The fact is, if your team is working with outdated technology you could be missing out on the cost-saving, productivity-boosting power new print technology offers. Or you could be at risk if your current device lacks the built-in security features needed in today’s increasingly connected world.
If you see these signs, it’s time to upgrade your print devices.
Costs have gone up.
There are ways to cut costs without limiting output. If your team is relying on outdated technology, it may no longer be meeting their needs. If this sounds like you, it’s time to replace outdated desktop printers with a new cost saving, energy-efficient device.
Your current device doesn’t offer the latest built-in security.
A 2017 report from smallbiz.com found that 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses. One of the major vulnerabilities? An unprotected office printer. If your printer doesn’t have these built-in security features, it’s time to upgrade:
- Authentication – Users must verify using a PIN or other identifier at the device to output a document.
- Print Encryption – Data is encrypted when it travels to and from the print device.
- Password Protected Scanning – Today’s smart MFPs offer password protection for scanned documents so only the right people have access to the data they need.
It doesn’t improve workflows or productivity.
The right device should streamline your office workflows and increase productivity. Many new devices use app-based technology to boost productivity making printing fast, easy and efficient.
It isn’t cloud compatible or mobile ready.
To be productive means having print access from anywhere, anytime on any device. The latest mobile print solutions offer cloud based storage and make mobile print access easy.
It’s not scalable.
Your printer should grow with your business as your needs change. Look for features like mobile tools allowing clients, visitors, and your team to print without a network connection, remote scanning, built-in security and automated updating.
Want to learn more about the advantages of the latest print technology? Give us a call today and let us show you how new printer technology can help you grow your business.