Smart mobile information management
Embracing mobility creates a future-ready smart office where the staff is no longer limited by technology or their environment. However, the agile and mobile-friendly workplace tends to be reserved for laptop-equipped employees who can easily move from one spot to the next.
Industries such as architecture, engineering, and construction have been slower to get on the mobility wagon, due to a lack of portability in their complex information and workflows. But now they can go mobile too, thanks to advanced information management software that lets them share, review, and print detailed plans among decentralized teams across different locations.
An example is an architect sending a new design in electronic format to remote stakeholders, who produce a detailed hard copy on a large-format multi-function printer (MFP). The design is then marked up with amendments, scanned by the MFP, and returned for further work. A face-to-face meeting is not required, and the design can be printed from any wirelessly enabled laptop or tablet.
Print management software allows end-users’ print needs to be controlled from the same centralized user interface. Jobs can be sent to local printers or even to an external print provider. The print workflow can also be automated using preset rules so that the job is sent to the most suitable printing device depending on things like format, color, or job size.
Complex industries that deal heavily in physical assets often struggle to embrace mobile or flexible working. But thanks to advancements in IoT, remote printing and information management, they too can now harness mobility to achieve a more agile and profitable operation.