The Cloud Printing Service was initially launched to address two different major challenges. The first is the incapability of the mobile devices for printing and one more is the expensive nature of the color printing process. Video Screens were replaced by paper, which makes it a standard output to produce the printed content could be consumed by the daily users. Printing sometimes demanded special or high quality paper, bound documents and such which would have been better accommodated by an offset printer but is actually challenging for a peripheral printer attached to an individual computer.
Why is Cloud Printing Unique?
According to Pete Basiliere, a Research Director, Cloud printing is similar towards the other services offered by the Cloud, but the only difference is the fact that hardware such as an IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) can be used along with storage services and also SaaS product workflow software.
The main goal introducing Cloud Print is to separate the print functionality from the device and Operating System tyranny. Also the upcoming devices in the cloud-space acquire almost all their applications and data from the foriegn. They do not have a specific operating systems like those seen in the laptops, in which the print system itself needs turn out to be provided as other service.
Pros of Cloud Printing
Launching printers into the cloud facilitates a smoother, simpler and efficient business. This is because we would prefer not to be involved with carrying network cables and printer drivers during our travel. The convenience lies in really that any document can be printed from any device with just a world wide web connection. Also current printer apps enable us to automate regular tasks might involve scanning, faxing etc. with just one button press.
Privacy is one important aspect which keeps us worrying if a secure data is stored on a physical server, since the info has to travel back and forth in the cloud. But Cloud printing doesn't just support printing documents, but assures confidentiality of secures data. For example the subscription services support an additional security layer offer you confidentiality to the mandatory users. When the authorized users for you to these services, they benefit by accessing through a secure tunnel into our business VPN, operating behind our company's firewall.
3. Access Control
Apart from the above two advantages, Cloud Printing Service also facilitates for us to control the what, who, where and when of our business document printing making the company employees don't waste ink and valuable time on the print work opportunities.
In general it is difficult to keep all among the computers in our company updated with one of the most recent device drivers. Assigning printing jobs to the cloud overcomes the compatibility issue correctly. The print rendering functionality which is generally taken care via desktop print drivers are instead taken care by the print web server. This allows us to print just anything on any device at any place getting a worry about the print drivers.