On the one hand, there is IT security. Today it is unthinkable to install a printer that is not connected to your LAN, either by cable or wifi. The mere connection does not represent an added risk for the customer, since the network is being managed and its protection covers all devices. But it does if, in addition to printing, the printer is engaged in sending data outside the network. This acyclic fashion (we have seen it come and go on at least two previous occasions) of inserting a data collection agent inside the printer is foolhardy to say the least. Firstly because the agent is often hidden from the LAN manager. Secondly, because it forces the network manager to keep an eye on all the agents, which is the same as keeping an eye on every single printer. And thirdly because there is a much less invasive and honest solution for the end customer: install a single collector agent responsible for monitoring all the printers on the server specified by the customer, controlled by the customer and which he can deactivate in a controlled manner if necessary.
In addition to security, print experts are also faced with changes in the new office model and energy consumption for supplies and hardware and software upgrades are a good example of this, in addition to maintenance and good service.
In addition to consumption, the time spent on maintenance and other supplies is also important. For this reason, it is recommended to link MPS printing services to any leasing or purchase of printers.
The “All-in-One” solution seems to be the best way to provide integrated management, as it can offer innovative printing technologies such as the use of decentralized resources to meet the productivity needs of teleworkers, recommend efficient hardware and access to services that fit the customer’s needs. For the internal department controlling security and printing costs, a single solution would be your best option and would give you more time to cover other needs; for the external provider, it means increasing your profits and building customer loyalty: an all-in-one solution will allow you to meet the upcoming technological challenges in the new hybrid environment.
Nubeprint has the most flexible technology platform in the industry, allowing any MPS service provider to tailor its services. Nubeprint supports automated cost-per-copy services, proactive delivery of consumables, with or without technical alert management.
The Nubeprint platform fully manages contracts and adds value to end customers through customized interfaces with the reseller’s logo and colors. In addition, Nubeprint’s apps optimize cost savings, through bundled shipments, offline/obsolescence printers, and profitability/coverage are just a few examples of the total 27 apps available
SOURCE: theimagingchannel.com/post-covid-mps-challenges / Nubeprint.com