Does your office share and print documents often? How do you handle that with employees working from home? With cloud printing solutions.
Your business can print in the cloud. But isn’t Google Cloud Print discontinued? Yes, but it wasn’t the only game in town.
What’s required to set up printing via the cloud? An internet-connected printer and a web-connected device, including a mobile phone or tablet. The most important decision is choosing the best provider for your business.
A serverless solution may save money for a small business with few workstations and printers. Compression of print jobs or local handling of part of the job means better security. A solution with identity and access management (IAM) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) is necessary for good security.
Directprint.io is a SaaS solution that supports macOS, Chromebooks, and Windows environments. It works with all printers and will connect to your local network. You can track costs and reports on usage for each printer.
Ezeep has been an alternative to Google Cloud Print for years. It offers many of the same features. You can print from mobile devices, and advanced security options are available.
Are you looking for free cloud printing only? PaperCut Mobility Print allows local and remote printing by users. Works on mobile devices, Chrome, Macs, and Windows. The downside is no tracking or printer control.
Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on Medium.com and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.