Imagine what would happen if communication in your office were to completely shut down. What if you couldn’t transfer information from one employee to another? Or between employees and customers? Work would come to a halt – and so would revenue.

The Mobile and Cloud Revolution

Mobile and Cloud technologies have revolutionized the way we store and share information, opening up a whole new world of possibilities. It’s estimated that in the next five years, more than three quarters of small and medium businesses (SMBs) will have fully adopted cloud computing. That’s double the number that have adopted it today. And why wouldn’t they? Cloud storage services such as Dropbox and productivity tools such as Google Apps for Work and Microsoft Office 365 offer smarter ways to collaborate, communicate and scale as you grow, and they’re each offered at price points that will keep you agile and efficient.

There Are More Mobile Devices Than People in the World

Growing just as quickly is our reliance on mobile devices to get the job done. As of this writing, there are more mobile devices than there are people in the world, with the total figure expected to top 10 billion in the next three years (and just imagine all those chargers!). These changes all point to a rise in the remote workplace, a trend currently playing out in nearly every vertical across the world. However, even with the convenience and cost efficiency of these technologies, traditional hard copy documents are still integral to every business – and bridging that gap can create unexpected challenges.

Bridging the Gap Between Cloud, Mobile and Real World Workflow

The secret to optimized document workflow is in the intersection of cloud, mobile and real world document workflows. Executed well, smarter document processes can boost your employees’ productivity and simplify your workload. But where to start? Here are just a few things you’ll need to consider in order to bridge the gap:

  • Remote printing. Just because they aren’t in the office doesn’t mean your employees don’t expect the same level of convenience and immediacy. Salespeople want the ability to print proposals on the move, and printing from devices is a must for everyone – including visiting guests and customers
  • Enabling mobile print raises some important concerns. Will your network be secure? With employees printing from myriad locations, how do you prevent important documents being left in print trays
  • With more options comes more confusion. You need a plan in place to standardize your practices so people spend more time printing and less time asking IT how to print.
  • Tying your print fleet to mobile and cloud strategies. This is a big one. Mobile and the cloud are now essential to the way we work. It is perfectly natural that your users should expect the print infrastructure they’ve relied on for so long to integrate seamlessly with the mobile devices and cloud apps they’ve come to depend on.

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optimize_your_cloud_and_mobile_workflows-gettheebookhereThe flow of information is core to the success of any business. And the security and simplicity of that information flow is core to your success. By integrating your cloud and mobile workflows with your print infrastructure, you give your employees smarter, simpler ways to work.

We’ve made this easier than ever by breaking down the process and telling you everything you need to know in six simple steps. Simply download our ebook How to Optimize Your Cloud and Mobile Workflows: 6 Ways to Boost Information Flow with Smarter Printing and follow the tips.

Together we can make your workplace more productive – and your job a whole lot easier.

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