One way businesses can reduce costly hardware in their IT print infrastructure is by using ‘server-less’ print management solutions.
That’s according to Adam O’Neill, managing director of Y Soft Australia. He says these solutions can be attractive for organisations looking to reduce costs but it’s also important to understand how they work in order to choose the right solution.
“By eliminating servers, businesses can bring down the total cost of ownership compared with solutions that require a print server,” he explains.
“But not all ‘server-less’ pull-printing options are the same. It’s important for businesses to choose one that suits their specific needs.”
O’Neill has identified eight things businesses should look for in a ‘server-less’ print management solution:
“While true ‘server-less’ pull-print solutions are actually somewhat of a myth, there are ways to significantly reduce and eliminate many servers. A client-based pull-printing approach lets spooled print jobs be stored in different locations such as on end-user workstations, file servers or cloud storage,” he explains.
“This lets businesses reduce the number of dedicated servers for printing while maintaining convenient user access to printing from any printer in the network. All while meeting the eight requirements listed above.”