Sensitive and confidential information on paper is the same as sensitive information on computers. Both need to be protected from unauthorized access. Both need to be protected with the same diligence and if printed documents are lost or misplaced, they should be traceable back to the person who authenticated the release from the printer.
A major 630 bed teaching Hospital, with an emphasis in Cardiac and Respiratory Medicine, was progressing towards wireless infrastructure and tablet-based applications. To take advantage of greater mobility, a Mobile Clinical app was developed inhouse to enable Clinicians to prescribe and print pharmaceutical prescriptions as they move about the hospital. Government regulation required pharmaceutical prescriptions to be printed on special paper.
What that meant was the Clinician, being anywhere in the hospital, would need to find a printer loaded with the appropriate paper, discover which paper tray was loaded with it then select that printer and paper tray and print to it.
That was a problem. With so many brands and styles of MFP’s and Printers, most optioned with multiple paper trays, that method would be too cumbersome and detract from the benefits of the Mobile App. So, what to do?
Back in 2012 Celiveo received a call from a printer vendor telling them:
A large multinational company who has many, any sites, wants
a MFP access control and pull print solution
that does not rely on any server, fully works even if WAN connections
are down and by the way it must ensure nobody prints emails in color...
The size of the project? Well, around 9000 printers and MFPs used in 9 countries in Europe and Latin America, over around 980 sites. For such a deal you can imagine all printer vendors and integrator were on the starting line, ready to show their best technology.
You are using printers and a powerful print and copy jobs tracking solution such as Celiveo, and the printers page counter differs by 1 to 10% from the total number of pages your tracking software reports.
Here are some explanation for that mystery:
We can read everything and its opposite on the Internet on Green-IT, and are often asked for trusted sources of information on the true environmental cost of printing.
Total cost of pollution can be split in paper, printer hardware and supplies (toner, maintenance, energy).
Here we are going to list and document the cost to environment when more printers are used than necessary.
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