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Don’t let your printer management go to pot

PaperCut advises businesses to extend monitoring and control to remote workers

Steve Holmes, EMEA Regional Director of print management specialist PaperCut, is urging businesses not to forget good practice and lose control of printing as home working becomes the new normal.

He said: “The new normal means that returning to our place of work will often be punctuated by periods of having to work from home. While many businesses have done a terrific job in helping their staff to work from home effectively, our concern is that the sort of print processes and print discipline displayed in the workplace may fall through the cracks when people work from home. This leaves companies vulnerable to security breaches as well as suddenly escalating costs.”

Holmes added: “We’re advising companies to keep best print practice and intelligent print management solutions on the agenda even when their staff are working remotely. By doing so, they will enjoy better ways to keep their data secure, reduce their print costs and waste and find more flexible and touch-free ways to operate in a post-pandemic world.”

PaperCut advises organisations to take the following four steps: Do you need to introduce new print policies to protect confidential documents while users are working remotely?

*1.Review your IT print policies. Do you need to introduce new print policies to protect confidential documents while users are working remotely?
*2.Update training.  Kick off some refreshed employee training on the importance of GDPR compliance and minimising waste to keep costs under control.
*3.Embrace the cloud.  Look for a cloud-based solution like PaperCut Views to track home printing.
*4.Print securely.  Add a secure flexible printing solution like PaperCut Mobility Print for employees who need to print securely over the internet and release their print jobs when they arrive at the office.

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2018